[Michel Germaneau, a 78-year-old French aid worker, was beheaded by the North African wing of al-Qaida. French President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned the killing and vowed revenge on Monday.]
That’s the nature of the beast, Islam, that the west is fighting against, no matter how peaceful they (the Muslims and their apologists) say the ideology actually is. Yes there are peaceful Muslims, but that’s due to influence from the west, and the reluctance by some to adhere to all that is written. So its arbitary behavior due to outer influences, not the ideology itself, that explains moderation or peaceful behavior. KGS
NICE, France (July 26) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed today to seek revenge on the North African wing of al-Qaida for beheading an elderly French aid worker after a joint Franco-Mauritanian raid to rescue him last week failed.
Michel Germaneau, 78, a retired engineer who had been helping build a school for Tuareg nomads, was kidnapped April 19 in northern Niger. The area is in the volatile “Red Zone” on the southern rim of the Sahara desert.
His captors told French officials on July 11 that they would kill him in two weeks unless France agreed to a prisoner exchange.
“I condemn this barbarous act, this odious act which has put an end to the life of an innocent man who was there to help the local population,” Sarkozy said today in a televised address. “This crime committed against Michel Germaneau will not go unpunished.”
Sarkozy also warned French nationals not to travel to the desolate desert region that includes Mauritania, Mali, Niger and southern Algeria. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is an Islamic insurgent group that aims to overthrow the Algerian government