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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Al-Qaeda threatens US and Europe, promises 'earth-shattering' attack — RT

“Where will the next strike by Al-Qaeda be?” a message on the Ansar al-Mujahidin network read, followed by: “The house of disbelief: America, France, Denmark and other countries in Europe, and in the countries that helped and help France and other places.”
The message threatened attacks that will be “strong, serious, alarming, earth-shattering and terrible,” which will be carried out both collectively and individually.
The post also singled out France, telling the country to prepare for a “long war of attrition.”
The threats against France may be connected to the French military’s recent operation in Mali against pro-Al-Qaeda militants.
French troops patrol on January 30, 2013 along the Niger river in the northern city of Gao. (AFP Photo / Sia Kambou)
French troops patrol on January 30, 2013 along the Niger river in the northern city of Gao. (AFP Photo / Sia Kambou)
The commentators on the forum praised the message, and said they hoped to “hear the news of these strikes soon.”
The Ansar al-Mujahidin network is a well-known jihadist forum that has previously published messages affiliated with Al-Qaeda and its supporters. In April 2012, the NYPD launched an investigation into a 3-D image posted on the forum that said Al-Qaeda would soon return to New York City.
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‘Al-Qaeda threat used by NATO as smoke screen for re-colonization of Northern Africa’

With more western countries getting indirectly involved in the conflict in Mali, there’s increasing speculation about their motives. Journalist and broadcaster Neil Clark told RT, that the intervention has ‘only economic reasons’.
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Algerian hostage crisis death toll tops 80 as Al-Qaeda claims responsibility

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Al-Qaeda leader calls for more anti-US protests

With the number protests outside US embassies declining, Al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri urged “zealots of Islam” to “continue opposition.” He said a US-made Islamophobic film is “American crusader Zionist aggression,” and cannot be forgiven.

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