Of course, French authorities didn’t say “jihad attack,” but it is clear that that’s what they meant. Oddly enough, they just don’t seem to be as concerned about Christian extremists as they are about Islamic jihadists. Moral equivalence is fine as a rhetorical trick on rigged chat shows, but it doesn’t fly when it comes to evaluating genuine threats.
“France warns citizens: ‘terror attack in Britain highly likely,'” by Henry Samuel in the Telegraph, October 6 (thanks to all who sent this in):
France has issued a warning to its citizens travelling to Britain saying the risk of a terrorist attack was “highly likely”.
A notice posted on the French foreign ministry website said the threat warning was coming from the British government.
“We advise (travellers) to be extremely vigilant on public transport and at popular tourist sites,” read the ministry message posted on Tuesday night.
The warning came after the British government raised its terror alert level for travellers to France, along with Germany, from “general” to “high”, while leaving its domestic threat level unchanged at “severe”, where it has been since September 22.
“The French saying an attack is highly likely is true because that is where our threat level is,” said a spokeswoman for London’s Counter Terrorism Command….