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A DISTURBING REFERENCE TO RECENT HISTORY

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Submitted by Bruce Josloff (United States), Nov 11, 2005 at 15:45

Here is a little history. In 2004 France foiled a plot to destroy passenger jets with the SA-18 Igla missile. An Al Qaida-aligned cell composed of Algerian and French nationals planned to shoot the missiles from near Strasbourg.

Information on the missile plot reportedly came from an aide to Al Qaida network chief Abu Mussib Al Zarqawi. The aide, identified as Adnan Sadiq, is imprisoned in Jordan in connection with an Al Qaida plot in the Hashemite kingdom.

The demographic expansion in France of North African muslim youth, with and without citizenship, creates a swamp of chronic insurrection that will inevitably be seeded and exploited by North African al Qaeda operatives whose intent is to undermine the cultural, social and political infrastructure of a major Western nation.
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