Jihad i Frankrig

Et dybere billede af Frankrigs situation med “unge mennesker, som keder sig i vinterferien” – I ved besked.

FRANCE’S WAR WITH JIHADIS

Dr. Walid Phares
Middle East Times – 10/14/2008

France’s war with the jihadis is more intense than most Americans or even most Europeans would imagine.

With French troops engaging the Taliban in Afghanistan often coming under attack, jihadist cells have started targeting France as well as French presence in the Sahel, the north African Sahara.

In a recent interview with Parisian daily Le Figaro, French Interior Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie, provided significant revelations.

During a recent lecture tour of Europe I had the opportunity to meet with French defense and counterterrorism officials as well as with legislators, particularly members of the French National Assembly serving on the Afghanistan’s committee.

According to Alliot Marie members of a terrorist group in Central Asia have recently been arrested in Mulhouse, in the east of France, where they were apparently undergoing military training.

This shows that active jihadist cells are indeed deploying inside France as they are inside many other Western European countries. The minister said: “I can tell you that 89 Islamic activists were arrested in France in 2007.”

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Ramadan på Rådhuset i København

Rådhus og ramadhan (det er ikke lykkedes mig at finde et link, beklager)
Af Mikael Jalving, kommentator Berlingske Tidende 17.10.08

Forleden inviterede hovedstadens socialdemokratiske integrationsborgmester Jakob Hougaard godt 100 muslimer til Københavns Rådhus for at fejre afslutningen på den islamiske fastemåned, ramadan. »Glædelig eid mubarak«, sagde borgmesteren til de fremmødte på rådhuset, og i den personlige invitation til bl.a. islamiske ambassadører og Islamisk Trossamfund hed det ifølge Politiken: »Jeg ønsker at vise min og bystyrets anerkendelse af alle muslimer i København ved at markere en af muslimernes vigtigste højtider eid ul-fitr.«

Avisen spurgte efterfølgende borgmesteren, hvorvidt politik og religion skal blandes sammen. Hertil svarede han: »Nej, det skal adskilles«, og fortsatte så: »Men jeg synes, at der i den hjemlige debat er opstået en hysterisk forskrækkelse af, at det ikke må have noget med hinanden at gøre«.

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