Thursday, September 14, 2006

Al-Qaida joins Algerians against France

Now, France may learn that all their anti-Americanism, posturing and appeasement of Islamics really hasn't bought them the safety that they'd hoped it would

They've pushed away their allies and encouraged their enemies. Now they're likely to learn just how large a problem they have with millions of Islamics in their country and millions more outside, who want nothing more than the death of France and as many frenchmen as they can possibly manage.

Those "Islamic enclaves" are no-go zones for the french authorities and nobody at all has ANY idea of what's in them. But we may find out sooner, rather than later.

PARIS - Al-Qaida has for the first time announced a union with an Algerian insurgent group that has designated France as an enemy, saying they will act together against French and American interests.

Current and former French officials specializing in terrorism said Thursday that an al-Qaida alliance with the Salafist Group for Call and Combat, known by its French initials GSPC, was cause for concern.

'We take these threats very seriously,' Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said, adding in an interview on France-2 television that the threat to France was 'high' and 'permanent,' and that 'absolute vigilance' was required.

Al-Qaida's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, announced the 'blessed union' in a video posted this week on the Internet to mark the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States.

France's leader have repeatedly warned that the decision not to join the U.S.-led war in Iraq would not shield the country from Islamic terrorism. French participation in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon could give extremists another reason to strike.

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