Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Al-Qaïda Connection


The riots of November 2005 are gone but not forgotten. A report from last year, posted at Ibloga, reveals the link with Al-Qaïda and of Sarkozy's awareness of the inevitability of the violence. The article begins with these words:

France's Transformation Into A Muslim State

In a classified report, the French military has concluded that a network of 25,000 Muslim fighters are participating in the worst violence in France in more than 40 years.

Nicholas SarkozyMission:
French interior minister
Whereabouts: Paris

French Interior Minister Nicholas Sarkozy has been trying to contain an Arab uprising whose fighters have been trained in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq and possess everything from light weapons to anti-aircraft missiles. In a classified report, the French military has concluded that a network of 25,000 Muslim fighters are participating in the worst violence in France in more than 40 years.

The report said the so-called mujahadeen, or holy warriors, have been trained in guerrilla warfare, light weapons and intelligence. Many of them are loyal to Al Qaida chief in Iraq, Abu Mussib Al Zarqawi and make a living from drugs, prostitution and loan-sharking. Sarkozy was not taken by surprise by the Muslim riots, sparked by the electrocution of two young Muslims fleeing police and hiding in a power substation in Paris.

Read the rest here.

Photo from the BBC.

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