Quotations by Gijs de Vries

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Born: Wednesday, February 22, 1956
Profession: Politician
Nationality: Dutch


Europe has a long and tragic history of mostly domestic terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: History, Europe, Terrorism)

I have never come across a technology that doesn't change. This is inevitable. You have to adapt your systems as technology develops.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Technology, Change)

I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Europe, Freedom, Radical, Rest, World)

If information ends up in the wrong hands, the lives of people very often are immediately at risk.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: People, Information, Risk, Wrong)

If you combat an international phenomenon, it is indispensable to share information internationally.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Information)

If you exchange information internationally, you must strengthen data protection. Those are two sides of the same coin.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Information, Protection)

In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Intelligence, Work, Information, Limits)

In situations of military conflict, civil strife, lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations, terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Conflict, Rights, Human rights, Military)

In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep full control over their police forces, security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Intelligence, Control, Fight, Police, Security, Terrorism)

Indiscriminate attacks on civilians ought, under all circumstances, to be illegal in war as in peacetime.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: War, Circumstances)

It's important that we work very closely with moderate Muslim forces locally, nationally and internationally.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Work, Muslim)

Look at Iraq; look at Afghanistan, where at great personal physical risk people have gone to the polls and have rejected the appeal from Bin Laden and his allies to stay at home.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Home, People, Afghanistan, Iraq, Risk)

Muslim organisations tend to have a low level of organisation. The communities in Europe are quite diverse.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Muslim, Europe)

Our strategy should be to strengthen the hand of moderate Muslims.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Strategy)

Police forces collect information to be used in a public court to get people convicted. Security services gather information that does not necessarily lead to people being prosecuted and in many cases needs to remain confidential.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: People, Being, Court, Information, Needs, Police, Public, Security)

Terrorists always have the advantage of surprise.
- Gijs de Vries

Terrorists have failed in what is arguably al Qaida's most important objective - to trigger revolutions.
- Gijs de Vries

Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe. We should draw strength from that fact.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Strength, Conflict, Europe, Fact)

The central role in the fight against terrorism is with national authorities.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Fight, Terrorism)

The European Borders Agency in Warsaw has been created to help border forces in Europe cooperate more.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Europe, Help)

The idea is to have global standards. There is so much travel that if you just had a regional standard, it would probably ultimately have to be changed.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Travel, Idea)

The key to tackling Islamist fundamentalism and terrorism from the Islamist community is in the hands of moderate Muslims.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Community, Key, Terrorism)

The majority of the world's Muslims do not believe that terrorism is a legitimate strategy or that Islam is incompatible with democracy.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Strategy, Islam, Democracy, Majority, Terrorism, World)

The violent radicals do not legitimately represent the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Majority, World)

There are no automatic links between poverty and terrorism. Among millions of poor people in the world, only a few turn to terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: People, Poor, Poverty, Terrorism, World)

There is a series of sectors which could be severely disrupted by terrorist attacks, particularly if they were to happen in several member states simultaneously.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: states)

Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Fear, Democracy, Freedom, Tyranny)

We are familiar with terrorism. But indiscriminate, cross-border, religiously motivated terrorism is new.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Terrorism)

We have an integrated picture of the threat from outside and from within that is provided not only to our foreign ministers but also to our justice and interior ministers.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Justice)

We remain vulnerable. There is no such thing as 100 percent security against terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Security, Terrorism)

We still lack a global definition of terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Terrorism)

We're still stymied by the old stand-off between those who wish to fight terrorism and resistance fighters.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Fight, Old, Terrorism)

You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services.
- Gijs de Vries
(Keywords: Intelligence, Heart, National security)







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