The “heart of the land of non-belief”? You’d almost get the impression that their hatred of the U.S. and Europe has something to do with Islam. But I am sure that Abdul Cader Asmal and Omid Safi are working hard to set them straight.
“U.S. faces new Al Qaeda threat as terror group’s ‘strike map’ is revealed,” by Simon Tomlinson for the Daily Mail, January 31:
Al Qaeda has issued a new threat to carry out ‘earth-shattering, shocking and terrifying’ attacks on the U.S. and Europe, it emerged today.
In a posting on a jihadist website, the terror group said the ‘coming strikes’ would target the ‘heart of the land of non-belief’ as well as countries aiding France in its crackdown on rebels in Mali.
The unidentified writer claimed the attacks would be ‘group and lone-wolf operations, in addition to the use of booby-trapped vehicles’.
U.S. officials say they are taking the threat seriously.
The message, posted on the Ansar al Mujahideen network on Sunday, carried the headline: ‘Map of Al Qaeda and its future strikes’.
‘The answer for it, in short: The coming strikes by al Qaeda, with God’s Might, will be in the heart of the land of nonbelief, America, and in France, Denmark, other countries in Europe, in the countries that helped and are helping France, and in other places that shall be named by al Qaeda at other times.’
The message, translated by The Washington Times, says the attacks will be ‘strong, serious, alarming, earth-shattering, shocking and terrifying.’
All attacks would be recorded and published, it added.
It goes on to warn France and those supporting its assault on Al Qaeda insurgents in Mali that they are facing a ‘long war of attrition’….