The North African Threat to Europe

(Israel Hayom) Dore Gold - French intelligence experts have traced the rise of jihadist forces in North Africa to Pakistani and Afghan preachers who began arriving in 2002-3 in Mali and Niger along with international jihadists who fled Afghanistan after the U.S. intervention drove them out. Niger is the sixth largest producer of uranium ore in the world. Western analysts do not understand the blind hatred of the West as a whole among all the jihadist organizations associated with al-Qaeda. Many times in Europe it is hoped that by taking a more critical position against Israel, European diplomats can lower the flames of radical Islamic rage against them. But these policies simply don't work because the jihadists' readiness to attack the West comes from a desire to eradicate Western civilization and not from the pronouncements any European official either for or against Israel.

2013-01-28 00:00:00

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