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Al Qaeda threatens to attack Germany
« on: September 20, 2009, 13:06:31 »
Hopefully this is just an empty threat.

Al Qaeda warns Germany
By Nick GraceSeptember 19, 2009 8:24 AM
A senior al Qaeda leader has threatened to attack Germany just days before the nation will go to the polls to choose a new Chancellor.
Bekkay Harrach, alias Al Hafidh Abu Talha al Almani, resurfaced Friday in a chilling new video produced by al Qaeda's al Fajr Media Center and distributed across the major jihadi Web forums. Dressed in an ill-fitting black blazer, blue tie, and shoulder-length greased hair - looking more like a teenager dressed for his first job interview - he slammed Germany for its military presence in Afghanistan and warned that if Chancellor Angela Merkel is reelected on Sept. 27, Germany will be directly attacked.

His previous warning to Germany, on Jan. 17, 2009, coincided with a massive car bomb attack on the heavily guarded German embassy in Kabul that was orchestrated by the notorious Haqqani Network. Four Afghan civilians and an American soldier died in the attack.
"The vote on September 27 is more than a choice between a man and a woman," he warned in the new video, which was acquired by the Long War Journal. "As an old aphorism says, 'Security is foremost.' In the democratic system, only the people can return the soldiers to their homeland. If the people insist on continuing the war (in Afghanistan), they sentence themselves to retaliation and clearly show the world that civilians in the democratic system are not innocent people."

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