Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Sudden Jihad Syndrome in France, Caliphate Link Sought.

"Fight & kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait & ambush them using every stratagem of war." So says Allah, in the most important verse in his entire ghastly Koran, the 'Verse of the Sword', number 9:5. 'Every stratagem of war' means what it says. A Muslim who takes this tosh seriously considers himself enjoined, by the supposed creator of the Universe, to do anything he can to fight & kill the disbelievers. If a tank is not available an AK-47 will do, if not, then a car, or an axe or a kitchen knife.

No experience is required for this Heath Robinson approach to jihad, culminating in the phenomenon that has come to be termed 'sudden jihad syndrome' by those people who have apprehended the problem posed by Islam & the immigrant Muslim communities. In the last few years we have witnessed instances of sudden jihad syndrome in Toulouse & Montauban, Ilford, Bradford, Edmonton, Afula in Israel, Manchester (twice now), Moore in Oklahoma, Quebec, Jerusalem (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Ottawa, New York, Mishor Adumim in Israel, Dijon & Detroit. Now we see another instance of this particular tragedy occurring in Paris, as reported by Sky News today (hat-tip to Tommy Robinson @TRobinsonNewEra):

Extremist's IS Links Probed After Paris Killing
Authorities are investigating whether a man accused of planning to attack churches in France and killing a woman had ties to IS.

A heavily armed Islamic extremist said to have been planning an imminent attack on one or more churches had documents relating to Islamic State and al Qaeda, French authorities have revealed.

Investigators also found evidence on the 24-year-old's computer that he was in contact with a man in Syria "who clearly asked him to target a church," Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.

Alongside the church plot, the Algerian suspect, named in French reports as Sid Ahmed Ghlam, is accused of killing a young young [sic] shortly before his arrest.

He was detained in Paris over the weekend after he apparently shot himself in the leg by accident and called for an ambulance, French officials said on Wednesday.

Police called to the scene found a trail of blood leading to his car, with loaded guns and notes about potential targets inside.

A search of the man's apartment in the southeast of the capital led to the discovery of more weapons as well as the Arabic-language documents.

The documents "prove, without any ambiguity, that the individual was preparing an imminent attack, in all probability, against one or two churches," Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

In a sinister echo of the Charlie Hebdo attacks earlier this year, authorities said the "arsenal of war weapons" found included handguns, Kalashnikov assault rifles, munitions, and bullet-proof vests.

The 32-year-old dead woman, Aurelie Chatelain, who had been visiting Paris for a work training session, was found shot in her car on Sunday morning.

The authorities believe she was killed at random.

The suspect is said to have lived in France for several years and had been "flagged" by the security services in 2014.

According to Mr Cazeneuve he is found to have expressed an intention to travel to Syria earlier this year, but authorities found no specific reason to open a judicial investigation.

The French prosecutor said one person believed to be acquainted with the suspect was arrested on Wednesday evening in the town of Saint-Dizier.

He gave no further details.

France has been on heightened alert since the deadly attacks in January on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in which 20 people were killed, including the three gunmen.

Jewish sites in France were already under increased protection following the 2012 attack on a Jewish school which left four people dead, three of them children.

"Terrorists are targeting France to divide us and our response must of course be to protect citizens but also to rally together, unite and to be hugely determined faced with this terrorist threat," French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said after a top government meeting.

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