Forsane Alizza is dedicated to fighting “Islamophobia.” But that is just part of their stealth jihad. “French Police Seize 10 Suspected Islamic Militants,” by Scott Sayare and Alan Cowell for the New York Times, April 4:
PARIS “” Police were reported on Wednesday to have detained 10 suspected Islamic militants in early-morning raids across France “” the latest in a series of measures apparently designed to display a forceful response to the killings seven people in the southwest of the country last month….
News report quoted unidentified police sources as saying the 10 people arrested were suspected of either planning to travel to or returning from Afghanistan or Pakistan for training. The 10 were said to be individuals rather than an organized network and to have the same disaffected, loner’s profile as Mohammed Merah, 23, the Toulouse gunman who claimed to have ties to Al Qaeda….
The 13 individuals, members of the Islamist group Forsane Alizza, or Knights of Pride, were arrested in raids across the country on Friday.
Disbanded earlier in the year on government orders, the group hailed the deaths of Western soldiers in Afghanistan and called for an end to the French ban on the Muslim full facial veil, but its leader has denied any plans to commit violence.
Investigators recovered three Kalashnikov assault rifles in the suspects” possession, along with several handguns, according to FranÃ§ois Molins, the prosecutor.
Members of the group had in recent months participated in “physical training” in public parks and forests near Paris, Mr. Molins said, and had undergone “religious indoctrination.”…