Now that Osama bin Laden has become the Foreign Minister of Spain, we’re going to see a lot more threats designed to influence policies in Europe and elsewhere. From Reuters, with thanks to Filtrat:
France has received threats of a possible attack against French interests from an Islamist group, the Justice Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
The ministry said it had received a warning which spoke of possible attacks within France and against French interests abroad from a group called “Servants of Allah the Powerful and Wise.”
“These are threats articulated in such a way that they are being taken very seriously,” a judicial source told Reuters.
The ministry statement said the Paris prosecutor’s office had immediately launched an inquiry.
“It is obviously not yet possible to comment on the value of this document,” the statement concluded.
Security experts say France is a target because of its cooperation with authorities fighting Islamic militants in its former North African colonies Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.
Several members of hard-line Algerian Islamic groups are currently being held in French jails.