Germany: al-Qaida posts video with new threat

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    Life in Europe must be pretty hard wondering each day what the Jihad will threaten. Speech, Voice, Vote, Behavior. Living under threat of violence every day should the wrong Person or Group be offended. What are the Fruits of Jihad, creating Tyranny within It's Realm, Fear, Terror, and Chaos within It's Sphere of Influence. I can't help but feel that Muhammad, had a learning disorder, and got the message a bit distorted.



    BERLIN (AP) - Al-Qaida has posted a new video threatening Germany, highlighting an increased threat level ahead of national elections and prompting authorities to step up security, the Interior Ministry said Friday.
    The ministry gave no details of the al-Qaida posting, but said in a brief statement it underlines the fact that the Sept. 27 elections offer "a particular background for propaganda and operational actions by terrorist groups."
    It said authorities believe there is an "increased threat situation" to which they are responding with "adjusted security measures in particular at airports and stations."

    ARD television reported that the video features a German-speaker who has featured in previous videos over the past year, issuing a threat connected to Germany's troop presence in Afghanistan.

    "If the people decides for a continuation of the war, it has delivered its own verdict," the channel quoted Bekkay Harrach, who uses the pseudonym Abu Talha, as saying in the video. "The parliamentary election is the people's only opportunity to shape the policy of the country."

    He adds that "with the withdrawal of the last German soldiers, the last mujahedeen also will be withdrawn from Germany."

    IntelCenter, another company that monitors terrorist propaganda, said Harrach warned that, if Germans do not vote for a change of government, there will be a "bad awakening" after the election.

    He asked his Muslim "brethren" to "stay away from anything not vital for two weeks after the election," the group said.

    Germany has more than 4,200 soldiers in Afghanistan. The deployment is unpopular, but has not been a significant issue in the election campaign.

    Only one of the five parties in parliament, the opposition Left Party, advocates an immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan, and it has no realistic chance of joining the next government.

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    Jews in Europe have been terrified for years. They suffer beatings and attacks on the streets.

    Do we ever hear about it? Nope.
     
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    Wow! I just found this Article from 1/6/6/2009. Shocking in effect and the news black out too.



    Germany: al-Qaida posts video with new threat



    “In 2002, some 2,300 Jews left France for Israel because they felt unsafe. Even in normal times, anti-Semitic incidents are not uncommon.”

    PARIS (AP) - Government officials and Jewish leaders are panicked as the conflict in Gaza spills over into violence in Europe, with attacks reported against Jews and synagogues in France, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and Britain.

    Assailants rammed a burning car bomb into the gates of a synagogue in Toulouse, in southwest France, Monday night, while another car bomb was set to go off in the synagogue’s yard.

    A Jewish congregation in Helsingborg, in southern Sweden, was attacked Monday night by firebombers who threw an explosive device through a synagogue window after smashing it, said police spokesman Leif Nilsson. On Sunday slogans, including “murderers … You broke the cease-fire,” were smeared on Israel’s embassy in Stockholm.

    In Denmark, a 27-year-old Dane born in Lebanon to Palestinian parents severely wounded two young Israelis last week in a shooting police are certain is linked to the Gaza crisis.

    In Britain, the Community Security Trust, a Jewish defense group, said it had seen a rise in anti-Semitic incidents since the start of Israel’s offensive against Gaza. The group said it recorded 20-25 incidents across the country in the past week—a sizable increase from 2-3 incidents usually reported to the group over the Christmas-New Year period.

    Police are investigating an arson attempt Sunday on a synagogue in north London. Assailants covered the door with gasoline and set it on fire, retreating only as police arrived.

    In another incident last week, a gang of 15-20 youths walked along the main street in Golders Green, a largely Jewish neighborhood in north London, shouting “Jew” and “Free Palestine” at passers-by, threatening violence until police arrived, said Community Security Trust spokesman Mark Gardner.

    In Belgium, pro-Palestinian “protests” ended in violence against Jews, and arrests. As a result, police in Antwerp and Brussels are on “an increased state of alert.”

    France has Western Europe’s largest Jewish and Muslim communities and a history of anti-Semitic violence flaring when tensions in the Middle East are high. In 2002, some 2,300 Jews left France for Israel because they felt unsafe. Even in normal times, anti-Semitic incidents are not uncommon.

    President Nicolas Sarkozy warned in a statement Tuesday that France would not tolerate violence linked to the Gaza crisis. A day earlier, his interior minister said she was concerned about the prospect of contagion and met with the heads of the two main Muslim and Jewish groups and police officials to stress the need to “preserve national unity.”

    Damage to the synagogue in Toulouse was limited to a blackened gate. Police said unlighted gasoline bombs were found in a car nearby and in the synagogue’s yard. A local Jewish leader, Armand Partouche, said he believed the assailants fled when the building’s alarm went off.

    Local authorities promised Tuesday to boost security for synagogues and other Jewish sites in the city, Partouche said.

    “We really fear that anti-Semitism will spring up again and that the current conflict will be transposed to our beautiful French republic,” Partouche said.

    French Muslim leader Mohammed Moussaoui condemned the attack, saying no motive could justify an assault on any place of worship.
     
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    Just think, we had the opportunity to kill Bin Laden and wipe out al-Qaida.

    Instead, we leveled Iraq, help them create a constitutional theocracy and stood by while they wiped out or chased away more than half of their Christians. Fox commentators O'Reilly and Beck call this a "success". Go figure.
     
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    where in europe?
     
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    I think we tried to do both. Obama doing any better on Bin Laden?

    The Constitutional Theocracy bothers Me too, for a few reasons. We have a poor history with Christians in the Middle East. Look to Lebanon and It's history. We blew that big time. Look at the history of Iran and the Shah. What would Iran look like today, had Jimmy backed the Shah. How Technically advanced would they be today? How Culturally advanced?


    You are quick to throw stones, it's good to consider the possibilities, the answers are not always the choices that are shoved in our faces from either side.
     
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    you did not link to your copy-paste. let me help you, "black out" of the anti israel violence as reaction to cast lead:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/06/world/europe/06iht-france.4.19132225.html
     
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    The Link was at the top of the article. Thanks though.
     
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    you linked to the OP, the breitbart thing, not to the stuff you pasted. no problem though, maybe the other link was still in your cache when you copied it.
     
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    In Germany, this guy is regarded as a bit scarier than the last dudes, mainly because he is ability to articulate himself in a coherent way. The last "German Taliban" had signiciant grammar mistakes which added a certain humurous sidenote to their intimidiation attempts.
     

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