Al-Qaeda Tape Makes France a Target

[Reuters/Washington Post] Deputy al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has urged the militant Algerian Islamist GSPC to punish "Crusader nation" France, even though it vehemently opposed the U.S.-led war in Iraq, Le Figaro said on Thursday. In a tape released Monday, Zawahri also urged the group to sow fear "in the hearts of the traitors and the apostate sons of France." On Monday, Pierre de Bousquet de Florian, head of the DST domestic security service, said: "For our Islamist adversaries, our country is frankly in the Western camp, the 'Crusaders' in their words, and we will be spared nothing."

2006-09-15 01:00:00

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