Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Al-Qaeda wants hostage swap for Theo van Gogh’s killer

Does Al Qaeda think it is a government entity?

Truthfully they are already doing this to free hostages taken by Al Qaeda of North Africa. Because these African governments want to resolve the matter ~ they exchange these jihadi militant prisoners for the mostly European hostages. Emboldened, they have now asked for the Dutch-Moroccan who killed Theo Van Gogh. Van Gogh made the Obsession movie along with Hirsi Ali to highlight the oppression of Muslim women. Obviously oppression was preferable. A radical preacher started to run his mouth and one of his tag team youth-league took out the Dutch filmmaker.

Al Qaeda of North Africa is just trying to push the west's buttons.

It is hard to get your mind around war ~ or being in a state of war. The Radio Netherlands' article below is more interested in quelling those fears.

“Al-Qaeda wants Theo van Gogh’s murderer” we learn from De Telegraaf. North African terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) apparently has plans to try and swap Western hostages for Mohammed Bouyeri, jailed in the Netherlands for killing the outspoken Dutch Islam critic and filmmaker Van Gogh in 2004. The news comes in a report by the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism, presented to parliament on Monday. The report says AQIM’s plans don’t represent a direct kidnapping threat for Dutch citizens, but if Dutch hostages are taken the group may try to use them as bargaining chips to have Bouyeri released.

The counterterrorist organisation concludes that “International terrorist groups still see the Netherlands as hostile to Islam and thus an ‘attractive and legitimate target’, in particular due to the remarks made by Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders,” says De Telegraaf. What’s more, in recent months several Dutch Muslims have been under observation because they had plans to join the armed struggle abroad. Nevertheless, the report hardly paints an alarming picture of radical Islam in the Netherlands. It stresses that “an extremely limited number of people” are involved. And although the Somali community in particular remains a potential source of violent extremists, “there are few incidents of violent radicalisation in the Netherlands”.

Radio Netherlands

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