Al-Qaeda Threatens Germany

Angela Merkel


Apparently Al-Qaeda does not like German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

Al-Qaeda Threatens ‘Rude Awakening’ for Germany
Israel National News – Sept 22, 2009
A new Al-Qaeda recording threatens the start of “jihad in Germany” should the electorate return Chancellor Angela Merkel to power next week. The spokesman in the video appeared again one day later in a second video discussing his personal devotion to Islam and death for Allah.
German authorities and most terrorism analysts are taking very seriously the mounting threats to Germany by the international terror organization.

In a video released into jihadist forums on Friday, an Al-Qaeda spokesman known as Abu Talha al-Almani (“the German”) warned that if Angela Merkel wins the German national elections on September 27 2009, the result will be “bitter” for the German people. They can expect a “rude awakening,” he said in a German-language recording. If Merkel is reelected, Abu Talha warned, Germans “have [signed] their own verdict.”

Addressing Muslims in Germany, the jihadist warns, “Stay away from anything vital for two weeks after the election” if the electorate refuses to take his warning seriously. However, he also personally guarantees that “the city of Kiel will remain safe irrespective of how long the conflict will last in Germany.”

“I am telling the youth of Islam in Germany: my dear brethren in Islam, should the jihad begin in Germany, let Al-Qaeda do its job first,” Abu Talha said. “If there should be any need later and we would have to move on to the next phase, we will tell you, inshallah (‘Allah willing’), what every one of you can do to participate in the jihad in Germany.”

The Al-Qaeda jihadist places an additional condition on ending the organization’s conflict with Germany: “With the withdrawal of the last German soldier, the last mujahedin (‘jihad fighter’) will also be withdrawn from Germany.”

The Abu Talha release gives additional weight to an earlier jihadist communication this month that included an explicit threat of a 9/11-like attack in Germany. The communication declared that “everyone knows” that the “next strike is very near, a strike that will surprise everyone in its effect, which will be much more shocking than that of 9/11/2001.” At the time, analysts from the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response commented that the recent Al-Qaeda communications have been unusual in explicitly specifying the timing and type of an attack on Germany and German assets…

Germans Defiant or Unaware?

Current polls would seem to indicate that the German people are either unaware of or defiant against Al-Qaeda’s latest threats.

A public opinion survey by Forsa for Germany’s RTL Television released Tuesday showed that Angela Merkel’s parliamentary bloc (Christian Democratic Union, Christian Social Union, the Bavarian CSU, and the Social Democratic Part) and the Free Democrats Party (FDP) could form a leading coalition in next week’s elections.

No combination of major left-wing parties was able to garner enough support in the public opinion poll to indicate that a serious coalition challenge could be mounted.

In light of the increased jihadist chatter and activity focused on Germany and the coming elections, Berlin has raised the national terrorism alert level.

These threats are unwise on many fronts.  First, they would more likely have the opposite effect that Al-Qaeda wants as they would tend to rally support around Angela Merkel.  Secondly, an attack would galvanize Germany to take stronger steps against Al-Qaeda, as well as to get it to likely strengthen its military.

But thirdly, the Bible warns of a time when a likely Muslim leader (called the King of the South) will push at a European leader (called the King of the North) and this will result in a taking over of lands by the European power.  Notice the following:

40 “At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. 41 He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels (Daniel 11:40-43).

Muslims need to be cautious about pushing against the Europeans in general and Germany in particular–as the European economy is being driven by the Germans.  And the Germans will have major roles to play in the emerging European military power.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? What is ahead for Europe?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans?

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