As I have pointed out many, many times, there is no reliable way to distinguish a peaceful Muslim from an actual or potential jihadist. There is no Islamic group anywhere in the world that has pronounced takfir upon Muslims who hold to the idea that non-Muslims must be warred against and subjugated — that is, no Islamic group has declared such ideas to be un-Islamic. Consequently, the French patrol was foolish to entrust itself to this Afghan interpreter, whose loyalties they could not know.
“Leak may have led to Taliban ambush on French,” from France24, August 27 (thanks to Jihad Watch’s Marisol Seibold):
New information surfaced Wednesday on the death on August 18 of 10 French soldiers who, while on a reconnaissance mission in Eastern Afghanistan, were ambushed by Taliban insurgents. French satirical weekly Le Canard EnchaÃ®nÃ©, reputed for its investigative reporting and political scoops, suggested that the French patrol may have been betrayed by their Afghan interpreter.
“A few hours before the soldiers departed on their mission on August 18, the interpreter who was supposed to accompany the small patrol disappeared,” said an article on Wednesday in Le Canard EnchaÃ®nÃ©.
According to FRANCE 24 sources, this version of the facts was given to journalists by soldiers who had participated in the mission while they were being treated at the French military hospital in Kabul.
According to the newspaper, French officials speaking anonymously admitted that the insurgents knew about the French patrol’s mission “through the missing interpreter, or through Afghan police or soldiers.”
Franck Berruyer, FRANCE 24″s correspondent in Kabul, said that the presence of heavy artillery was clear evidence of an information leak. “Heavy mortars had been set up at the spot. The Taliban do not walk about with these weapons — you set them up when you know you”re going to use them.”…