A message was recently posted to a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated forum titled: ?With Terror, France is Fortifying its Arsenal of Anti-Terrorists,? by a group calling itself the ?Global Islamic Front for Defending Jihad and its People.? The message contains an article that seems to be from a news publication about a meeting between French President Jacques Chirac and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, discussing measures to combat international terrorism, and also, concerning domestic French surveillance procedures for those suspected of ties to terrorism.
Most important are the statements that follow from the author of the message, which allege that the steps taken by France to provide greater domestic and international security against terror are indications of ?fear,? and proof that they ?know their crimes against Muslims.? Further, the ?International Islamic Front for Defending Jihad and its People? prays for the destruction of the French culture and that they should be stricken with terror for thinking that they can ?stop the mujahideen?s strikes.?
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.