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November 07, 2005

Moderate French Islamic establishment blames Jews, Nazis

IslamOnline adds a bit of information on the Union of French Islamic Organizations fatwa against rioting that every other media outlet seems to have neglected to mention:

UOIF's chairman Lhaj Thami Breze cast doubt over the parties behind the accelerating violence.

He accused several parties, including far-rightists and Zionist lobby, of fishing in the troubled water to "smear the image of Muslims and Arabs".

The Muslim leader said many of the incidents involving the burning of public properties remain ambiguous.

"The rioting, which started as a spontaneous reaction, is not like that anymore. Some parties are feeding these incidents," Breze charged.

"The perpetrators of such actions can never be Muslims," he averred.

To clarify, during the announcement of a religious edict banning Muslims from rioting, the chairman of the questions whether Muslims are actually involved - instead blaming the Jewish-Nazi alliance that exists only in the minds of the deranged.

This from the French government's last, best hope for fostering a moderate, tolerant Islam.

Posted by Matt at November 7, 2005 10:17 PM

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2 comments, newest by Stehpinkeln

#1 ernest at November 14, 2005 10:20 PM

If sin caused the hurricane in New Orleans (and it might have) -- what caused the huge earthquake in Pakistan. The same area where Osama Bin Laden is hiding? Notice we haven't heard from Osama since the quake. Maybe God has removed Osama from the earth. Or buried Osama in the rubble...

#2 Stehpinkeln at November 19, 2005 11:52 PM

In military terms, the 'riots' in France were a 'reconnaissance in force'. Al Qaeda was probing the French to see what their reaction would be. This winter arms and munitions will be shipped into France and stockpiled withwhat is already there. About April or May, depending on the weather (the guerrillas will need good weather and a full moon to offset the night vision gear of the French army as much as possible), the Revolution will begin. Al Qaeda has shown an alarming ability to co-ordinate offensive actions over great distance. So I expect the first sign of the revolution in France will be trouble elsewhere. The Ivory Coast would be a good place, since it would involve the French and getthem looking the wrong way. Plus it has the advantage of creating a win-win for Al Qaeda. France doesn't have the military or the transport to fight in bothe Cote de' Ivory and France. Al Qaeda does. So even if the revolution in France fails (likly, it is a long shot) the one in the Ivory Coast won't. After the Elections in Iraq, this December, Al Qaeda will be desperate for a victory, even as meger a one as the Irorv Coast.
Plus it will force President Bush to send Marines to bail out France, will not be a popular thing to do.
There is also the possibility of a WMD attack in Europe. Saddam's arsenal went somewhere.