Jan 12, 2015
A nationwide manhunt for the suspects of France’s deadliest terrorist attack in more than 50 years ended in a barrage of gunfire on Friday. After days of searching, French police stormed two separate locations where the terrorists were holed up and killed the men responsible for murdering 12 journalists at a satirical magazine and four hostages.
The terror attacks last week in Paris are a stark reminder that the West’s 14-year war on terrorism is far from over. But is there anything western countries can do to halt the increase of Islamic terror attacks?
Some suggest a good place to start is the 751 “no go” zones located in France that operate under some form of Sharia law. These Muslim communities operate on the outskirts of most cities in France and it is where radical Islam is allowed to incubate and flourish. In addition, Britain is already home to 85 Sharia courts that enforce Muslim religious law over western law. And finally, terrorism analyst and founder of ACT for America Brigitte Gabriel claims more than 100 Sharia courts operate inside the U.S. So far seven states, Arizona, Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Louisiana, North Carolina and Kansas have passed laws to prevent any form of Sharia law to be practiced in their state.
In a rare comment French Prime Minister Manuel Valls left political correctness at the door and said; “It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity.”
The French government also added an additional 1,000 troops on the streets over the weekend amid preparations for a giant unity rally in Paris. More than 40 world leaders attended, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The most prominent Muslim leader that attended was Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Perhaps the most newsworthy leader to attend the Paris unity rally was Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi who’s harsh words to Egypt’s Muslim clerics caught the attention of western nations. The authoritarian leader implored moderates to “revolutionize” its religion in an effort to slow the growth of radical Islam responsible for murder and terrorism.
Notably missing from the Paris unity rally- U.S. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.
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