Video: Zawahiri threatens France

posted at 7:07 pm on September 14, 2006 by Allahpundit

To paraphrase one of their intellectual icons: they may not be interested in war, but war is interested in them.

Note his appeal to non-Muslims fighting “under [their] own banner.” Anti-Americanism: the tie that binds.

Don’t miss this fascinating piece in the New Yorker about AQ’s master plan, such as it is. Quote:

Alone among Al Qaeda theorists, Naji briefly addresses whether jihadis are prepared to run a state should they succeed in toppling one. He quotes a colleague who posed the question “Assuming that we get rid of the apostate regimes today, who will take over the ministry of agriculture, trade, economics, etc.?” Beyond the simplistic notion of imposing a caliphate and establishing the rule of Islamic law, the leaders of the organization appear never to have thought about the most basic facts of government. What kind of economic model would they follow? How would they cope with unemployment, so rampant in the Muslim world? Where do they stand on the environment? Health care? The truth, as Naji essentially concedes, is that the radical Islamists have no interest in government; they are interested only in jihad.

An Israeli professor of Islamic studies told a counterterror conference in Herzliya today that there won’t be peace between Israel and the ummah — ever. The treaties with Egypt and Jordan would seem to belie that conclusion, but then again

The world’s best hope might be American Muslims:

German counter-intelligence officials are dismayed at how passive German Moslems have been towards the threat of Islamic terrorism. A tip line for Germans to call in information about suspected terrorist activity has received little use by the 3.5 million Moslems living in Germany. The tip line has German, Arabic and Turkish speaking operators available…

Meanwhile, the Europeans can only envy the FBI, which has a very active tip line. Despite a large number of American Moslems who are not happy with the war on terror, they do report anything that appears to be terrorist activity. This program has been so successful that the number of terrorist prosecutions is declining.

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Is he doing a remote for Countdown tonight?

JammieWearingFool on September 14, 2006 at 7:19 PM

Didn’t anyone tell him that France opposed the war on terror? Those nice Mulsim folks should leave France alone, they hate America and Bush.

Oh wait, my bad. I just woke back up.

Sacre Bleu! They will sever the heads of French people too!

rightside on September 14, 2006 at 7:30 PM

Jeez! Are they in such dire need of a successful slauter that they have decided to pick on the French now? The Jihadists are turning into wimps.

DannoJyd on September 14, 2006 at 7:44 PM

Uh-oh! Our liberal friend “The Drifter” isn’t safe anymore. Hmm… what else can you do to make them happy? I think it’s time for the burkas to come out and sharia law to be implemented… maybe then they’ll leave you alone. That’s all we have to do, remember? Convert to Islam, the more radical the better. Is that so much to ask?

By the way, I’m having a brain fart here… does anyone remember if it was France, or what European country it is that pays Muslims immigrants something like $6,500 to return to their home countries? I just read about it the other day, but for some reason can’t think of where or remember the exact details. I’d appreciate a link if anyone remembers what I’m talking about.

RightWinged on September 14, 2006 at 7:53 PM

I would assume that their notion of “Health Care” would be extermination of gays, Christians, Jews and anyone who is not a Muslim. Economic growth would backed by mass productions of American flags to burn. Agriculture would be, of course, opium and that weed that all those Somalian fighters chew on during down time. Trade would only be reserved for 12 year old girls and fully clothed wives.

Jiggity on September 14, 2006 at 8:10 PM

As time goes on, Islamism will become more and more EUROPE’S PROBLEM.

You can pretty much bet your ass on that one. Muslims are invested in the spread of their religion – and they are looking nowhere more seriously than they are Europe.

The European population is weak when it comes to defending their own regional interests, and what’s worse aren’t even bothering to have enough children to replace themselves 10, 20, and 30 years down the line.

The muslims may be crazy – but they aren’t stupid. Unless something drastic changes in the European psyche muslims will overrun them – one way or the other.

venmax on September 14, 2006 at 8:18 PM

Well, it took them long enough to figure out that mere threats are enough to cause France to lay down arms and surrender. And, like the Germans, they are doing it without having to cross the Maginot Line.

BTW, they are slowly taking over Europeon countries by large scale immigration, followed by bully tactics, coupled simultaneously with claims of being profiled/mistreated/abused. The PC weenies there, as well as here, feel compelled to cater to them and welcome their new overlords.

Bellicose Muse on September 14, 2006 at 9:36 PM

French Guns For Sale! Good Condition! Never Fired and Only Dropped Once!

Bleh. France. Okay, they’re not much of an allie, and haven’t been for a couple hundred years, but they’re still an allie. Good luck with that France. Be sure to let us know when we’re back on your friends list so we can be sure to come to your rescue… again.

By the way, the above video is informational and all, but this one’s much more entertaining.

SilverStar830 on September 14, 2006 at 9:39 PM

Some on the Left suggest that fighting terrorism as Bush has done will only increase the terrorism. So how do the explain this?


GT on September 14, 2006 at 9:41 PM

GT, that is simple. It is a fact that we Americans just do not understand the religion of peace. [sarcasm off]

DannoJyd on September 14, 2006 at 9:46 PM

Couldn’t happen to nicer peeps. France shafted us at the end of the American Revolution, wanted to split our nation in two during the Civil War, buddied up with the Soviets during the Cold War, quit NATO in the 1960s, and continues to harrass the Bush administration in the war on terror.

Valiant on September 14, 2006 at 9:50 PM

France is weak and therefore a prime target. Muslims are still following the same playbook mohamed wrote 1,300 years ago. Study the koran, France, it’ll tell you what they’re gonna do to ya!

Tony737 on September 14, 2006 at 9:50 PM

Has France surrendered yet?

speed647 on September 14, 2006 at 9:51 PM

Oui… surrender immediatement.

The Nuge had it right… hilarious too.

MT on September 14, 2006 at 10:23 PM

Are we giving away Europe in a fit of absentmindedness? Maybe I should “fact-check” Mark Steyn before relying on him, but I’ve been inclined all along to accept his representations about the near or entire irretrievability of Europe’s demographic decline and its passing into muslim control. But if he’s right that the Europeans are losing Europe, it seems the Americans should consider whether they really must allow muslims to inherit it and turn it into a sewer like their homelands. If it continues to become clearer and clearer that the Europeans and their liberal democracies are passing away, it seems much better for the Americans to take Europe for themselves and turn it into States 51 through 80, say, than for them just to stand back and let the imams acquire Europe, European technology, and millions of European dhimmis.

Kralizec on September 14, 2006 at 11:35 PM


France stepping up deportation of illegals…

Entelechy on September 15, 2006 at 2:00 AM

While I like to pick on the French as much as any, it must be noted that Chirac has openly threatened states like Iran with nuclear retaliation for acts of terrorism.


PARIS, Jan. 19 — President Jacques Chirac said Thursday that France was prepared to launch a nuclear strike against any country that sponsors a terrorist attack against French interests. He said his country’s nuclear arsenal had been reconfigured to include the ability to make a tactical strike in retaliation for terrorism.

“The leaders of states who would use terrorist means against us, as well as those who would envision using . . . weapons of mass destruction, must understand that they would lay themselves open to a firm and fitting response on our part,” Chirac said during a visit to a nuclear submarine base in Brittany. “This response could be a conventional one. It could also be of a different kind.”

The French president said his country had reduced the number of nuclear warheads on some missiles deployed on France’s four nuclear submarines in order to target specific points rather than risk wide-scale destruction. [Snip]

In this he joins the United States in postulating at which point that the retaliation against terrorists will include nuclear weapons. See: National Security Presidential Directive 17.

And NSPD 17 clearly puts terrorists and their state sponsors on notice that America WOULD use nukes in response to any WMD.

In addition, I refer you all to Wretchard’s posting at the Belmont Club concerning the “three conjectures.”

georgej on September 15, 2006 at 2:23 AM

The French citizenry are selfish deluded turds, but the French counter-terror guys are some of the best in the world. Right behind the Israelis and Arabs. And they cooperate with us better than any other EU country next to the UK on intel sharing and operations disruptions. They are major league hardasses. Ashcroft and the French counter-terror guys got along so well you’d think they all grew up in the same Methodist church. Strange, but true.

The Apologist on September 15, 2006 at 2:42 AM

Yep, Ol France is doing a great job of avoiding any Islamic troubles by not being in Iraq now aren’t they…

Break out the white flags and start selling French weapons (only dropped once) on Ebay…

E L Frederick on September 15, 2006 at 11:06 AM

Pay Moslems to LEAVE FOREVER -RIGTHWINGED, here are links:

This is all I could find, it isnt the same as I read originally, but its there.

shooter on September 15, 2006 at 11:13 AM

Pray that Zawahiri gets saved, pray for his soul.

ar_basin on September 15, 2006 at 1:05 PM

Pray the same for Binny, as well.

ar_basin on September 15, 2006 at 1:05 PM

If ever there was proof that we are kicking Al Queda’s butt this is it. Zawahri realizes he needs a quick victory to show some progress and what better place to start then Fwance. It you can’t get Fwance to surrender in under 30 days it may be time to rethink this whole jihad thing.
PS Happy Ramadan frogs

LakeRuins on September 15, 2006 at 1:43 PM

France’s homegrown “terroristes” are a REAL problem. When I was there right before the war, the Govt had to shut down the “Peace” marches because they were too violent! WHO was committing all the violence? The Muslims! Against shop owners, vandalizing everything in mobstyle. Also robbing other youth in the marches of their purses and cellphones.
This will only solidify what the Muslim “youths” believe. All grievances are settled by’s the Jr Jihadi way!

labwrs on September 15, 2006 at 2:48 PM

Hey, anyone else notice he’s wagging his finger at us in almost an identical motion as Rosie is, below?

NTWR on September 15, 2006 at 6:36 PM

Hey Valiant, good points, but I think you forgot that little incident when France asked us to help them out with their colonies in VIETNAM. Why is it that no one ever remembers that those Frenchy Froggies were the reason we ended up in that war in SE Asia??

I’m French! Why do you think I have this OUTRAGEOUS accent, you silly king.

tickleddragon on September 15, 2006 at 11:29 PM

thanks Entelechy and shooter for those links

RightWinged on September 16, 2006 at 1:14 AM

MT- thanks for the link. I’d given a lot to see the look on the reporter’s face after Nugent said that.

Abigail Adams on September 16, 2006 at 1:52 PM

My oh my, more ticked off Muslims.

Love the crescent moon on that dude’s forehead. Is that a tatoo?

Lady Heather on September 16, 2006 at 10:49 PM

Well so much for the French policy of kissing the Muslims’ ass at every opportunity…..

Abigail Adams on September 17, 2006 at 1:15 PM