Sunday, December 05, 2004

European radical muslims to launch jihad against US in Iraq

Radical Muslims in Europe are reportedly making a beeline for Iraq to launch a "jihad" against American-led occupation forces there.
The trend has sent alarm bells ringing among Europe's counter-terrorism officials as they fear that these youth will not only escalate the violence in Iraq, but also pose a major threat to continental Europe once they return from their 'jihadi' missions.
"There are cases of young Muslims from Western Europe going to Iraq to receive military training and that is an unfortunate and negative trend," the EU counter-terrorism coordinator, Gijs de Vries was quoted as saying.
Officials further acknowledge that Iraq's quick return to stability and normalcy is the only antidote for this trend.
"It is one of the reasons why it is very important to help Iraq stabilise so that peace can return and these (training) camps can be dismantled," he added.

Asian News International
Islamabad, December 4

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