Two Frenchmen? But didn’t they subscribe to the peaceful, tolerant, Europeanized, TariqRamadanized Islam? From AP, with thanks to Nicolei:
PARIS: A Pakistani man and two Frenchmen of North African origin charged with terrorism for their alleged roles in a network to recruit jihad fighters went on trial here on Wednesday.
Police apprehended the three in 2002 for allegedly providing logistical support to would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid. Investigators could not confirm that suspicion later.
French suspects Hassan el-Cheguer and Hakim Mokhfi told investigators that they had been recruited for jihad by Ghulam Rana (67), a Pakistani who heads the ‘Chemin Droit’ (Straight Path) humanitarian group in France. Rana denies the allegations.
A “humanitarian” group. That reminds me of Sayyid Qutb: “The foremost duty of Islam is to depose Jahiliyyah [the society and rule of unbelievers] from the leadership of man, with the intention of raising human beings to that high position which Allah has chosen for him.” Gee, thanks. How humanitarian of you.