Al-Qaida has for the first time announced a union with an Algerian insurgent group that has designated France as an enemy, saying they will act together against French and American interests.
In his video, Al-Zawahri hailed "the joining up" of the GSPC with al- Qaida as "good news."
"All the praise is due to Allah for the blessed union which we ask Allah to be as a bone in the throats of the Americans and French Crusaders and their allies, and inspire distress, concern and dejection in the hearts of the traitorous, apostate sons of France," he said.
Now this makes me wonder, what part of France's policy had lead to this, and what made al-Qaeda consider France an enemy that must be fought and brought into submission?
Could it be the neo-conish, hawkish, Zionish policies of President Chirac?(’xcuse my French!)
Nah, France is a peaceful, thoughtful, tolerant and (dare I say chicken?) country and there's no way that France's policies pushed al-Qaeda to ally with that insurgent group, right?
But why should France be so concerned about this new alliance? I'm sure Paris can give time for diplomacy, initiate dialogue and negotiate to reach a compromise with those guys, right?
After all, the France is not illegally occupying any Muslim lands and is sympathetic to Arab and Muslim causes.
Anyway, let's see what options France should consider in response here:
First and foremost, the French, peacefully and willingly, can all convert to Islam (Salafi Islam that is) and endorse Sharia Law instead of their crusade constitution.
Or, the French could fight and defend Paris from al-Qaeda's invasion (scrap that, non-applicable).
Or, The French can opt to pay the Dhimmi Jizya, I think al-Qaeda would appreciate annual tributes of French cheese and perfumes...(no?!)
Or, maybe the French can pretend they converted to Islam to please al-Qaeda but retain their current beliefs, i.e. use the Taqiyya for a while until they find a way out…?
I really don't know, but I know for sure now that there is something wrong with France's policy that Islamists are considering her an enemy.
I assume the French government knows better which part is and maybe it's time to consider changing that part instead of telling other countries to change theirs.