Not that this has anything to do with Islam. “Al Qaeda says it abducted employees of French firm in Niger,” from CNN, September 22:
(CNN) — Al Qaeda’s North African wing, known as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, said it is responsible for last week’s kidnapping of five French nationals in Niger, the Arabic-language news network Al-Jazeera reported Tuesday.
The news agency broadcast an audio recording of a voice it identified as that of Salah Abou Mohammed, a spokesman for AQIM. CNN was not immediately able to independently confirm the report.
“Even though security was tight in the location and the security guards were many, the soldiers of Islam took control of all security and kidnapped five French nuclear experts that work at the company Areva. And we claim responsibility for this blessed operation,” he said, as reported by al-Jazeera.
“And we would like to tell the French government that the mujahedeen will make their demands soon. We warn you against taking any unwise actions.”…