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Fear risks trumping civil liberties in a Europe rattled by Islamist terrorism.

Fear risks trumping civil liberties in a Europe rattled by Islamist terrorism.

  the French-Algerian brothers who allegedly launched a lethal shooting raid Wednesday on the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, an irreverent French magazine that routinely lampooned sacred cows, including the Prophet Mohammed. Fearing blowback from homegrown jihadis radicalized by foreign wars, especially the Syrian uprising, Britain, France, Germany, Spain, and several other European countries have started stepping up intelligence-sharing and passing far-reaching laws meant to strengthen counterterrorism capabilities. While Europe has struggled with domestic and Islamist terrorists for decades, the influx of trained...

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