Terrorist Threat Assessment for the Netherlands 54

At present, there are individuals in the Netherlands who are becoming radicalised or who are already highly radicalised and could pose a threat to national security. There are currently no indications that individuals in the Netherlands are preparing attacks, though it is conceivable that a lone actor could decide to commit an act of violence. In the past few years, attacks in Europe were mainly carried out by lone jihadists or Islamists whose extremist ideology was often accompanied by psychosocial or psychiatric problems. The attacks in France and Austria in the autumn of 2020 illustrate the kind of threat that lone actors can pose. For this reason the threat level has been maintained at 3 (on a scale of 1 to 5). These are some of the key conclusions of the 54th edition of the Terrorist Threat Assessment for the Netherlands, published by the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV).