Monday, January 17, 2011

Global War on Terror is Truly Global

John R. Houk
© January 17, 2011

Al Qaeda is entrenched in Afghanistan and Pakistan fighting a terrorist war against American troops alongside their more powerful Taliban allies. The reason for the war is the Islamic desire to be superior over all non-Muslim aspects of the world by reigniting the evil days of Islamic conquest began by Islam’s founder Mohammed. Muslims such as the Taliban and al Qaeda fight to inspire those known in the West as moderate Muslims to believe in the Quran, Hadith and Sira in its literal sense which was used by Islam’s early Caliphs to build one of the largest empires known to earth.

I have been hearing a bit of news on TV about the rioting in Tunisia which is a small Muslim nation in North Africa squeezed between Algeria and Libya. I received an email from Move America Forward that adds a bit of clarity to the rioting and chaos enveloping Tunisia. Apparently the moderate Muslim government of Tunisia is failing and the al Qaeda interests in Tunisia are inciting Tunisian youths to foment more violence and chaos with the agenda of placing a pro-al Qaeda Islamic literalist government in place.

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) which has Algerian roots is the Islamic terrorist group promoting Mohammed style Islam in Tunisia. In recent years AQIM has reached out all over the African Continent to bring the early Islam of Mohammed to the Muslim population.

An AQIM leader Abu Mus'ab 'Abd Al-Wadud released two audios: one for Tunisia and one for Algeria. Abd Al-Wadud praises the rioters and invites them to join AQIM to overthrow the secular Muslim governments of Tunisia and Algeria:

On January 13, 2011, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leader Abu Mus'ab 'Abd Al-Wadud released two audio clips, produced by AQIM's media wing Al-Andalus and disseminated on various jihadi forums, in which he called on the Tunisians and Algerians, respectively, to escalate riots against their governments. The clips were released in light of fierce ongoing riots in Tunisia and recent riots in Algeria. 'Abd Al-Wadud called on the Tunisians to send their youth to join the ranks of his organization, where they could arm themselves and undergo military training. He added that those unable to join should carry out attacks on Western targets independently. (MEMRI)

Below is the Move America Forward email that speaks of Islamic terrorism in Tunisia.

JRH 1/17/11
Could Tunisia Be The Next Target for Al Qaeda Activity?

Sent: 1/16/2011 4:48 PM

The situation in Tunisia is so unstable and a possible threat to our own security. With the previous government completely overrun, groups are struggling to form a coalition interim government and stop the violence and chaos in the streets. It's a very dangerous time, and they're no telling how long it will take to form a government, or if the rioters will see it as legitimate. This is the ideal opportunity for Al Qaeda to try for a power grab.

Al Qaeda's brand in the northern part of African continent, AQIM, standing for Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, is actively trying to steer the outcome of the situation in Tunisia. In a video released last week, they made their intentions clear. They have been encouraging rioters, actively sowing the seeds of discontent and sparking the violence we're seeing in Tunisia. And they're trying to recruit Tunisia's disaffected youth for their Jihad against the America.

"send us your sons so that they receive military training...We offer our support and our comfort and our help in your distress and your uprising...we will sooner or later retaliate against your torturers and their masters"

Al Qaeda has a vested interest in seeing countries like Tunisia, nearby Algeria and any other weak government fall. They are encouraging the protesters to overthrow the somewhat pluralistic pseudo-democratic systems in favor of instituting Sharia Law.

This would undoubtedly lead to an exponential increase in Al Qaeda's power. A government run by radical Imams who Al Qaeda has direct control over is exactly what they had in Afghanistan, which we stopped, and exactly what they tried to do in Iraq, which we prevented.

Meanwhile, our troops are still fighting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and keeping the peace in Iraq. Our troops stand ready to fight the terrorists wherever they hide! Send a care package now to some troops who need our support!

So far it seems that the protests are based on economics, but does that mean that Al Qaeda simply using that as the easiest form of sowing discontent? They certainly aren't the ones calling for peace and calm rational problem-solving. In fact evidence suggests that AQIM has been working inside Tunisia for some time, perhaps trying to set up the right situation for an ugly destabilization to occur.

Way back in 2007, some security analysts could already see Tunisia becoming a base of operations for Al Qaeda in the future and they predicted a violent future for the poor developing nation.

"Counterterrorism officials on three continents say the trouble in Tunisia is the latest evidence that a brutal Algerian group with a long history of violence is acting on its promise to organize extremists across North Africa and join the remnants of Al Qaeda to become a new international force for jihad."  -- New York Times, February 2007

In 2008 Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of two Austrian tourists and the region has been on the CIA list of places too dangerous for Americans to travel, at least without taking extreme precautions.


We don't know enough yet to say if Al Qaeda is directly responsible for the uprisings, the killings, the turmoil in Tunisia and Algeria, but we do know for CERTAIN that the destabilization of these countries is something Al Qaeda wants to see, and will certainly try to capitalize on to broker a better position, expand their influence in those countries, and create a movement of religious extremists to take power there and institute Sharia law.

We can't let that happen, otherwise this simply becomes another case of Jihadist wack-a-mole, hopping from country to country. It's in our best interest to take a hard look at Tunisia and see how we can help, strengthen the government or assist in bringing in a new government, but one that does not sympathize with Al Qaeda. We just hope President Obama is paying attrition.
Global War on Terror is Truly Global
John R. Houk
© January 17, 2011
Could Tunisia Be The Next Target for Al Qaeda Activity?

A spell check was ran on the MAF email.

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