Autor: Christopher Caldwell
Thus far in 2006, 30,000 'boat people' have landed on Canary Island beaches--already six times last year's tally. The great majority come from Senegal. There are also Malians and Mauritanians, Gambians and Guineans, Congolese and Cameroonians, and others whom Spaniards don't usually think of as their neighbors, but who now consider Europe just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
In the 1980s and 90s, a hands-off government allowed London to become a haven for radicals and a center for calls to jihad. Culturally and politically, London ranks among the capitals of the Muslim world and is certainly its chief point of contact with the United States and the rest of the West.
Pujol said in his office in Barcelona in mid-April. 'The victory is legitimate. That cannot be discussed. But without the bombing, the other party probably would have won. March 14 was a legitimate victory but it was also a victory for terrorists.'