fredag, februari 01, 2013

Al Qaedahot mot Frankrike och Danmark

A jihadist website posted a new
threat by al Qaeda this week that
promises to conduct “shocking” attacks
on the United States and the West.
The posting appeared on the Ansar al
Mujahidin network Sunday and carried
the headline, “Map of al Qaeda and its
future strikes.”
The message, in Arabic, asks: “Where will
the next strike by al Qaeda be?”
“The answer for it, in short: The coming
strikes by al Qaeda, with God’s Might,
will be in the heart of the land of nonbelief,
America, and in France, Denmark, other
countries in Europe, in the countries that
helped and are helping France, and in other
places that shall be named by al Qaeda
at other times,” the threat states.
The attacks will be “strong, serious,
alarming, earth-shattering, shocking
and terrifying.”
Under a section of the post on the method
of the attacks, the unidentified writer said
the strikes would be “group and lone-wolf
operations, in addition to the use of booby-
trapped vehicles.”
“All operations will be recorded and published
in due time,” the message said.
“Let France be prepared, and let the
helpers of France be prepared, for it is
going to be a long war of attrition.”
The reference to France appears linked to
the group’s plans for retaliation against
the French-led military strikes in northern
Mali in operations to oust al Qaeda
terrorists from the North African country.
The Ansar al-Mujahidin network is a well-
known jihadist forum that in the past has
published reliably accurate propaganda
messages from al Qaeda and its affiliates.
U.S. counterterrorism actions over the past
10 years have prevented al Qaeda from
conducting major attacks. However, U.S.
officials warn that the group continues to
be dangerous, despite the killing of its
top leaders in drone strikes and special
A U.S. official said the threat is being
taken seriously by the U.S. government.