An individual who described himself as belonging to a group of Muslims agitating for the implementation of theÂ shari’a in Belgium wrote to the senior salafi jihadi sheikh Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi with a request for guidance. Al-Maqdisi, who lives in Jordan, is best known as the mentor of Abu Mus’ab Al-Zarqawi; more recently he has provided guidance to the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus,salafi jihadis in Nigeria, and probably to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb as well. In his reply, Al-Maqdisi told the Belgian Muslims to support the active jihads by providing funding, men, or however else they could, but counseled against carrying out attacks in Belgium as long as they are incapable of mounting a sustained conflict.
Belgian Muslim Abu Imran on April 9 Demonstration in Paris:
What caused the riots? Karim Boudouda was an authentic bad guy, no doubt about it. He’d piled up a stack of convictions for armed robbery in his 27 years, and when he held up a casino in the little French town of Uriage-les-Bains last month, he was armed to the teeth with an Uzi submachine gun and a Swiss-made assault rifle. Fleeing the police, the Algerian-born French citizen headed for his home turf in a dilapidated housing project filled with immigrants on the outskirts of Grenoble. In the shootout that followed, Boudouda died with a bullet in his head. For three nights the neighborhood where he’d taken shelter erupted in the kind of violence that swept outer-city slums throughout France in 2005. Dozens of cars went up in flames as young thugs taunted the cops, who poured in by the hundreds. Somebody fired live rounds at the police, which is rare in a French riot, but nobody else died. None of the cops were wounded. This time there was no chain reaction. The violence didn’t spread. The fires died. Â More from Newsweep>>
The Battle for France byÂ Stephen Brown What a difference a riot can make. The three nights of armed mayhem in a Muslim quarter ofÂ Grenoble in July that saw numerous cars burned,Â police officersÂ fired upon and their families threatened has ignited an unexpected and energetic response from France’s politicians. In what may be the last chance to halt France’s slide into anarchy as well as an indication of how endangeredÂ the FrenchÂ socialÂ order is, the country’s center-right ruling party, the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (Union for a Popular Movement (UMP)), is set to introduce twoÂ constitutional amendmentsinto the National Assembly next month to deal with the country’s deterioratingsocialÂ situation. Both concern cancelling French citizenship for convicted criminals. France’s immigration minister,Â Eric Besson, the person responsible for drafting the amendments, said revoking French citizenship is not anti-constitutional and therefore will receive clearance from France’s constitutional council. The forfeiture of French nationality, Besson says, currently exists in France, but only for convictions for serious offences like terrorism and espionage. Before 1998, however, it was allowed under common law “for a certain number of crimes.” “It is relatively simple,” said Besson. “It suffices to return to the law that prevailed until 1998. That is not anti-constitutional.” Frontpagemag
Qaeda’s north Africa wing calls Sarkozy ‘enemy of Allah,’ wants revenge against France
DUBAI (AFP) – Al-Qaeda’s north Africa branch called for revenge against France and labelled its President Nicolas Sarkozy an “enemy of Allah” over a deadly raid last month, in an online message seen by AFP on Monday. On August 2, jailed AQIM leader El Khadim Ould Semane also threatened France and Mauritania with retaliation. “I say to the infidels and French Crusaders… (we) will not rest until French blood has been spilled,” Semane had said. (Yahoo News)
Abdul Hakim Muhammad, the man who killed one soldier and wounded another at a Army recruiting center in Little Rock last year, attempted to firebomb the rabbi of a synagogue in Nashville before he paid his murderous visit to Little Rock. This news has been publicly revealed for the first time, based on revelations in a psychiatric evaluation of Mr. Muhammad.
The Weekly Prayer Demo’s paralyze whole streets in Paris….
PARIS // France’s most prominent Muslim leader has called for the number of mosques in the country to be doubled to 4,000, sparking fresh debate on the secular status established in French law a century ago.
Sarkozy with ‘moderate’ Islamofascists….
Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Grande Mosque of Paris and formerly president of the French Council for Muslims, believes a sharp increase in facilities for worship is necessary to give Europe’s largest Muslim population a chance to pray in dignity and comfort.
In a revealing interview in the daily newspaperÂ France-Soir, the contents of which were confirmed by his office, the Algerian-born cardiologist stressed the social benefits of easing the “pressure, frustration and the sense of injustice” felt by many French Muslims.
France under Islam: images thanks to Barenaked
“Open a mosque and you close a prison,” said Dr Boubakeur. If this seems a colourful way of justifying a major programme of mosque-building, he can point to a powerful ally: the president, Nicolas Sarkozy.
Wherever there are mosques Â the prisons are full with Mohammedans. But hey, connecting the dots makes you a ‘bigot racist Islamophobe’…..
Fox provides an illuminating profile of the young convert to and Misunderstander of Islam, demonstrating yet again the jihadists’ consistent tendency to portray themselves as the exponents of authentic, pure Islam — and featuring Hamas-linked CAIR’s Honest Ibe Hooper pretending that he never heard a jihadi speak before. “Road to Radicalism: The Man Behind the ‘South Park’ Threats,” by Joshua Rhett Miller forFOXNews.com, April 23 (thanks to JW):
There cannot be liberty, equality, or fraternity in a society where a segment of the population will not or cannot show its face to the rest. An update onÂ this story. “Sarkozy to submit bill banning Islamic face veils,” by Sylvie Corbet for theÂ Associated Press/Jihad Watch
That’s funny, just around the same time an Islamic headbanger in Sowdi Barbaria calls for the cyclops burqa:
If the world doesn’t act to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear arms, it could be responsible for a war between Israel and the Islamic Republic, French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned on Monday night, as the Nuclear Security Summit opened in Washington.
“I would not want the world to wake up to a conflict between Israel and Iran quite simply because the international community has been incapable of acting,” the French president told CBS News.
An IAF strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be disastrous, he warned.
“It would be a disaster. I don’t even want to think about that possibility,” Sarkozy said. “And the best way to avoid this disaster scenario is to take measures in order to get Israel to understand that we are determined to ensure its security.”
Then comes the qualifiers:
“And Israel, furthermore, must equally make the necessary effort in order to bring about a fair and lasting peace with their Palestinian neighbors.”
REUTERS – France reiterated its opposition to European Union membership for Turkey during a visit by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, and a minister said the two countries had agreed to disagree. More
Not wanting to feel left out,Â the AFP attacks Israel for the unhelpful planned construction of a synagogue in a settlement…actually the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem.
I’m sure Gush-Shalom is drooling over all these attacks on Israel. Its probably one of their activists that complained to the British ASA in the first place.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan has criticized French President Nicolas Sarkozy over his opposition to Turkey joining the European Union in an interview to mark the launch of the Euronews television channel’s new Turkish language service.
In his first interview with the European TV channel Euronews on Saturday, ErdoÄŸan spoke about a range of topics, from Turkey’s negotiations aimed at eventual full membership in the European Union to Cyprus, relations with Israel, and questions on Kurds and Armenia.
The Turkish prime minister said some of the EU member states were not acting honestly during Turkey’s ongoing negotiation with the bloc. “This is where a problem arises. Why am I saying this? Because they are trying to corner Turkey with conditions that do not exist in the acquis communautaire [the total accumulated body of EU law]. This is really wrong,” he said.
For months the French have been embroiled in a public debate centered on their national identity and a possible ban on the burqa. Immigration Minister Ã‰ric Besson, a former Socialist, is the man behind the aggressive debate, making him one of France’s most controversial politicians.
Temperatures were below freezing and the winter sky was a frosty gray when French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived at the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette military cemetery in northern France last Tuesday. He had come to pay his last respects to another Frenchman, a man named Harouna Diop, a soldier and father of six children. Born in Senegal, Diop was only 40 years old when he died in Afghanistan on Jan. 13, when insurgents blew up his armored military vehicle.