France Declares War Against Al-Qaida

Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy


France is starting to get fed up with terrorists:

France declares war against al-Qaida in response to aid-worker’s death
AP – July 27, 2010

PARIS (AP) — France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network’s North African branch, after the terror network killed a French aid worker it took hostage in April.

The declaration and attack marked a shift in strategy for France, usually discrete about its behind-the-scenes battle against terrorism.

“We are at war with al-Qaida,” Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Tuesday, a day after President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the death of 78-year-old hostage Michel Germaneau.

The humanitarian worker had been abducted April 20 or 22 in Niger by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, and was later taken to Mali, officials said.

France has already taken steps like moving to ban burqas (see LCG: France Burqa Ban Just Received Cabinet Approval).

A divide between Islam and the nominally-Christian Europe is going to become more and more real.  This declaration in France is simply another demonstration of that.

What many within Islam seem to have failed to consider is that the Europeans are much less tolerant of Islamic matters, and displays that suggest aggression, than the North Americans have been.

Al-Qaida probably hopes for the rise of the Imam Mahdi or some other Islamic leader to try to turn the world Islamic.  While the Europeans may speak with and even make deals with such an Islamic leader (cf. Daniel 11:27, 9:27; Psalm 83:5-8), when he pushes a little too hard (Daniel 11:40), it will be the end of Islam as a major force (cf. Daniel 11:40-43).

France is giving the Islamic world a hint of that now, though most will tend to dismiss this as mainly political anti-terrorist talk.  Those embracing Islam need to remember that the Crusaders came from Europe, and that Europeans are busy putting together the foundation of what many believe will be the re-emergence of the old “Holy Roman Empire”.  An empire with little tolerance for Islam.

Four articles of possibly related interest may include:

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?  What role might non-Arab Iran play?
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?
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?

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