In Europe, it is extremely bad form to suggest that anyone in the fast-growing Muslim immigrant communities there harbors any attachment to violent jihad. To do so will get you immediate charges of “racism,” as Brigitte Bardot, Oriana Fallaci, and others can testify. However, how long can they continue to ignore news like this? From AFP, with thanks to Jeff Lastname:
PARIS, Oct 22 (AFP) – Intelligence agents have identified the first French national known to have been killed fighting with the insurgency against US forces in Iraq, officials said Friday.
The 19-year-old, named as Redouane El Hakim, is believed to have travelled to Iraq via Syria at the start of the year and been killed in a US bombardment on Fallujah in July.
Officials close to the case, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Hakim was one of several French citizens of Muslim background who have gone to Iraq to fight along insurgents there.
“It’s difficult to estimate their number, but there mustn’t be more than around 10 or so,” one official said.
So far. After all, what is stopping them in France from recruiting and increasing their numbers?