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France: National anti-terrorism prosecutor warns of elevated jihad terror threat

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National terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard’s warning comes in advance of “the opening of the trial of eight suspects in connection with the 2016 Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead.” He also warns that the jihad threat has been escalating since 2020. 

The jihad threat throughout the West is not dependent on the news cycle. The danger has been consistent and upward trending, as jihadists work through a careful subversion of the West, using manipulation, fear of insulting Islam and Muhammed (violence for “blasphemy” could come from anywhere at any time), the “Islamophobia” subterfuge (relentlessly conditioned by Muslim Brotherhood operatives), and uncontrolled immigration (the hijrah), with jihadists having infiltrated the illegal and unvetted migrant streams. 

Many jihadist groups have backing from powerful Islamic countries including Iran and Wahhabism-exporting Saudi Arabia. Add to that the Turkish weaponizing of refugees. 

“French prosecutor warns of elevated terror attack threat,” Associated Press, September 2, 2022:

PARIS — There is an elevated threat of terror attacks on French soil by Islamic extremists coming from Iraq and Syria, France’s national anti-terrorism prosecutor warned Friday.

Jean-Francois Ricard said in an interview on French news broadcaster BFM TV that terrorist acts carried out “by individuals coming from areas where terrorists are operating, especially the Iraqi-Syrian area” cannot be ruled out.

Ricard’s comments come ahead of the opening of the trial of eight suspects in connection with the 2016 Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead.

Ricard said the extremist threat has increased since 2020. “For two years, we’ve been able to see how the Islamic State group was regaining some pieces of territory, was restructuring itself” in Iraq and Syria.

He pointed to the January attack in Syria by Islamic State militants of a prison holding suspected extremists in the northeastern city of Hassakeh.

Individuals convicted in France on terror-related charges and are set to be released pose another threat, Ricard said.

“Very often they have abandoned none of their convictions,” he said, adding however that France’s judicial and intelligence services will keep a close watch on that released inmates…..

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