The Arab-European summit was held in Sharm El-Sheikh under the slogan “Investing in stability”.
Its agenda included many security, political and economic issues, but perhaps the most important issue for Europeans in their approach to the Arab world today is the issue of illegal refugees who move from the north Africa to Europe through the Mediterranean, and “Daesh” terrorists of European nationalities who are detained in the territory north of Syria, which Trump calls on the European countries to take them back and try them or he will set them free.
But the dispute between Italy and France, according to writer Leila Nicola, seems to be just the top of the iceberg.
The crisis began as Italian deputy prime ministers accused France of perpetuating poverty in Africa, causing a large influx of immigrants into Europe, and that France was extracting wealth from Africa instead of helping countries develop its economy.
Thus, it is important for Europeans to urge Arab states to prevent these refugees from riding the Mediterranean to reach Europe.
The most serious issue for the writer is the return of Daesh European fighters, as some Western researchers say that the Europeans want to make Syria the new “Guantanamo.”
European concern may be understood, as “al-Qaeda” extremism continues to be a terrorist threat to the entire continent, and there is a constant fear that “lone wolves” may perpetrate acts of terrorism at any time.
The fallacy of the Western media is the approach of terrorism in Europe from the perspective of asylum that took place after the Syrian crisis.
The in-depth research indicates that the vast majority of those who carry out terrorist acts are second-generation and third-generation immigrants to these countries, and not of new refugees.
It seems that the problem facing the Europeans constantly is radical extremism, which the Europeans have not had a solution for in the past, and they do not seem able to find a solution at the moment.
If we eave aside the issue of the return of the ISIS Europeans fighters, or keeping them in Syria under the control of Erdoğan in the Syrian north, European societies face the problem of stimulating extremism, whether Islamic Jihad or radical right-wing extremism, whose share is soaring in Europe. Which are two European problems that need a great courage to be met, according to the writer.