European Union looks to respond to threat of radical Islam

January 19, 2015 10:53 AM

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European Union looks to respond to threat of radical Islam

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU foreign ministers pledged on Monday to counter radical Muslims returning from Syria and Iraq with a better strategy at home and abroad, but ruled out sweeping new laws in the wake of the Jan. 7 Paris attacks.

Following the deadliest assault by militant Islamists on a European city since suicide bombers targeted London's transport system in 2005, Europe is seeking a united response without new legislation or a prolonged military presence on its streets.

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