October 17, 2010
Religion of Peace Update: Saudis warn of al-qaeda threat targeting Europe - 'notably France'Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
Ironic. After the Saudis have spent so much money fostering wahhabism - the most violent form of Islam, now they're now warning of a new terrorist threat from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula targeting Europe, especially France:
[...] "Several days ago the Saudi services alerted their European counterparts that there was a terrorist threat on the continent, notably in France, coming from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula," Hortefeux told RTL Radio. The message indicated the branch of al Qaeda was active or about to become active in Europe.Meanwhile, radical Islamic extremism is being openly preached and practiced by Islamic students at City University in central London.
"The threat is real and our vigilance is intact," he said. France's terror alert level is at Reinforced Red, the second-highest level below Scarlette Red. "Vigilance is total," Hortefeux said.
At least two attacks were foiled in France in the past year, and 61 people are currently jailed for suspected involvement in terrorism, the interior minister said.
The new warning comes at a time of heightened security in Europe. Earlier this month, France warned its citizens about travel to the United Kingdom, saying British authorities believe a terrorist attack is "highly likely." Neither the U.K. nor France raised its threat level, but each issued warnings about travel elsewhere on the continent.
Not a day goes by that there isn't more news of the ever-growing threat from radical Islam, yet we who believe our eyes and ears, and what the Islamists themselves are saying, are called "Islamophobes."
(Hat tip - Robert Spencer)
Posted by Richard at October 17, 2010 10:48 PM
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