VIENNA, Austria – Islamic extremists are certain to carry out more terrorist attacks in Europe, and any country that engages itself militarily in Iraq or Afghanistan is a likely target, the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Friday, according to an Austrian news agency.
Radical Islam is making deeper inroads into Europe through young, disaffected Muslims who are receptive to the message of militancy, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi said in an interview, according to the Austria Press Agency.
“The only solution to contain radicalism is the rapid departure of Western troops from Iraq as well as Afghanistan, and a solution to the Palestinian question,” Gadhafi was quoted as saying.
He said more terrorist attacks were inevitable if European forces do not withdraw, and suggested that even offers of economic or humanitarian assistance could subject Western nations to strikes by extremists, according to the report.
Gadhafi also described the situation in Pakistan as “very dangerous,” and warned of the consequences if Islamic extremists take power in the country, which he noted has nuclear weapons, APA reported.
Gadhafi was in Austria at the invitation of Joerg Haider, former leader of the rightist Freedom Party.