France’s massive commitment to the war in Iraq has made it enemy No. 1 of radical Islamists:
An Algerian Islamist organisation, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), has issued a call for action against France, which it describes as “enemy No 1”, intelligence officials said on Tuesday.
“The only way to teach France to behave is jihad and the Islamic martyr,” said the group’s leader, Abu Mossab Abdelwadoud, also known as Abdelmalek Dourkdal, in an internet message earlier this month.
He was quoted as saying: “France is our enemy No 1, the enemy of our religion, the enemy of our community.”
If only France had not become involved in Hurricane W. Hitlerburton’s terrible racist war. It might also have saved them from all those bombings in 1995. Actually, it turns out that French fighters are in Iraq—just on the wrong side:
About a dozen French youth are currently in Iraq preparing to become suicide bombers in the country’s insurgency, French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday.
“At this very moment, we know that there are a dozen French youth who are in Iraq, ready to become suicide bombers,” Sarkozy told France 3 television.
According to French intelligence services, seven French nationals have died in Iraq, in combat or in suicide attacks, and three are prisoners of the US-led multinational coalition forces.
In other shocking Euro news, Germans are depressed:
Young Germans talk of emigrating, and middle-aged architects plan to move to the countryside to raise children, breed chickens and escape the sense of decline. The economy, which was supposed to splutter into life next year after a long recession, now looks likely to grow by less than 2 per cent.
High time, then, to mount a E30 million ($47 million) campaign to restore the nation’s damaged pride, an undertaking reminiscent of the I’m Backing Britain project designed to offset Britain’s economic gloom in 1968. Dubbed You are Germany, the aim is to present Germans with successful role models and encourage them to do something positive for the country.
The Spanish national holiday, October 12, commemorating Columbus’s discovery of America, will see all the Latin American countries, including Cuba and Venezuela, participate in the traditional military parade. The holiday is two days before the Ibero-American summit, to be held in Salamanca. The armies of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez will march through the streets of Madrid. In 2003, at the very same parade, then opposition leader Zapatero refused to stand up as the United States flag passed by as a protest against the Iraq war.
You’ll see him raising, that’s for sure.
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