Al-Qaeda Threatens France and Sweden with New Terrorist Attacks
In the latest issue of their propaganda magazine, Sada al-Malahim, the Al-Qaeda group in the Arabian Peninsula (AQPA) has issued threats of terrorist attacks against Europe, singling out Sweden and France as their primary targets, as reported by Le Figaro on Friday.
The organization stated, “It is now evident that Sweden has taken a lead role in the conflict against Islam and Muslims within the European Union, competing with France, Denmark, and others in opposing Allah and His Messenger.” This statement was made in reference to incidents of Qur’an desecration in Sweden.
The propaganda publication features a chilling image of a hooded individual armed with a rifle, standing before two distraught police officers. It provides specific details regarding potential attacks orchestrated by the terrorist group, stating, “Sweden, France, and other nations opposing Allah… do not grasp abstract words. They fail to understand the language of dialogue and communication… They will not understand or take heed until they hear reports of events such as the Swedish embassy being demolished following a violent explosion or an armed assault on a ministry in Paris,” warns Al-Qaeda.
In another section of the text, as reported by BFMTV, the terrorist organization appeals for the protection of “Muslim children, raised under the care of their parents.” This passage, coupled with a threat aimed at a ministry in Paris, suggests a possible reference to the recent ban on the abaya in French educational institutions. However, it is not explicitly mentioned in the publication.
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin expressed deep concern only a few days ago regarding the resurgence of the terrorist threat in France, particularly referencing the Bataclan theater Islamic attack. “For a long time, we believed such an event couldn’t recur. However, the situation in Afghanistan, the Levant, and Africa is providing resources and means for a projected threat. That is what causes us concern,” he explained during an interview on France 2. The threat level appears to be escalating.