Friday, September 15, 2006

France and the Jihadis

Evidence, if any were needed, that the Leftist strategy of trying to appease the crocodile doesn't mean that you won't get eaten- just that you won't be devoured quite so quickly.

Deputy al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged a militant Algerian Islamist group to punish "crusader nation" France, even though it vehemently opposed the US-led war in Iraq, a newspaper said on Thursday.

So it seems quite clear that it's not the war in Iraq which is causing all this jihadist violence. Gee, I wonder what else it could be?

It [terrorist group GSPC- the Salafist Group For Preaching and Combat] is viewed as a major threat by the French security services and sources quoted by Le Figaro said it had switched its focus to taking part in the international jihad -- which means holy war in Arabic -- after losing influence at home.

Many French people believe their country is less of a target for Islamist-inspired attacks because of France's stance over Iraq, but officials say that cuts no ice with militants.

It's a real puzzler, isn't it?

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