Al-Qaeda Is Blamed For Devastating European Fires

European officials are blaming recent fires across Europe on Al-Qaeda.

The Telegraph reported:

Al-Qaeda has been blamed for a recent series of forest fires across Europe, as the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service claimed they were set by arsonists as part of the group’s low-cost attack strategy.

“One should note that setting fires to forests in the countries of the European Union is a new tendency in al-Qaeda’s strategy of a ‘thousand cuts’,” Alexander Bortnikov said, according to state news agency RIA Novosti, at a meeting of heads of security agencies.

“This method allows (al-Qaeda) to inflict significant economic and moral damage without serious preliminary preparations, technical equipment or significant expenses.”

In linking al-Qaeda to the deadly wildfires, Mr Bortnikov pointed to calls to launch a “forest jihad” by various extremist websites which he said also publish detailed instructions about how and where to best carry out arson.

He said it was very difficult for special services to find and prosecute such arsonists.

Deadly fires have swept through forest land in EU countries such as Portugal and Spain over the past few months.

And, here we thought Obama defeated Al-Qaeda?

Get news like this in your Facebook News Feed,
Gateway Pundit

Commenting Policy

Please adhere to our commenting policy to avoid being banned. As a privately owned website, we reserve the right to remove any comment and ban any user at any time.

Comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal or abusive attacks on other users may be removed and result in a ban.

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments

  • Pingback: Al-Qaeda Is Blamed For Devastating European Fires | Born Conservative()

  • bigkahuna

    When will we learn to either simply kill them and attck them 100 times harder than they hit. Stop importing them and even start throwing them out. They are a disease…

  • Pingback: Al-Qaeda Is Blamed For Devastating European Fires|Politifreak()

  • Pingback: Al-Qaeda Is Blamed For Devastating European Fires()

  • do you think the enviromentalists will demonstrate againist al-qaeda?

  • Joe College

    Somebody understands Obama’s military policy. And that somebody is … The Guardian?
    “The president is like a roving emperor-warrior, ordering military action at will.”

  • Redwine

    Quite a lot of forest fires are deliberately set by terrorists. I am sure that some of the big fires here started that way. It has been happening this way in Israel for years. (During the 2006 war, the Hezbonazis also fired numerous rockets directly into the forests in the Galilee to set them on fire, endangering lives and homes.)

  • J. Knight

    The U.S. Government won’t admit it, but it is likely that most of the fires out west this year were arson fires set by Al-Queda. Their websites have been calling for this type of economic warfare for quite some time. The Russians have it right.

  • Sam Stone

    I say some of the big fires we have experienced have been terrorist or drug cartel related.

  • donh

    Al Quaida is a SCAPEGOAT…used by the corrupt and the cowards in the west bitterly clinging to their multicultural PC agenda….. It is a way of living in denial that ISLAM is a threat to every infidel everywhere in the world. Where is our response ? Why no sudden and mysterious fires in Turkey the day after this happened ? Why no random acts of rounding up and deporting 1000 muslims every time one of these soft terror events takes place ?

  • MT Geoff

    I’ve spent most of my life in Arizona, California and Montana. The US West has had major forest fires for as long as we’ve got history and there’s archeological evidence that wildfires are normal. It’s possible that terrorists have set forest fires but I’d want some real proof. The Japanese attempted this in WWII and never got a serious fire going.
    There have been a few serious arson-related wildfires in the US but very few.
    Wildfires of this kind may be a low-cost attack but they’re also a low-yield attack, all the more so when the terrorists aren’t even getting the blame most of the time. The high-damage wildfires have usually been of natural origin; a couple have been traced to common-or-garden arsonists.

  • GrimmCreeper

    Impossible. Hussein Obama choked the life out of every al Qaeda member single-handedly.

  • Sure would be a shame if something happened to Mecca or Medina….

  • bg


    Al Qaeda threatening to start wildfires in US

    can’t start a war via lying about a faux mo flick, try scorched earth.. hey,
    the pollution profits alone will make up for the global warming slips, not
    to mention giving the gaia mongers yet another excuse to yell fire in a
    crowded theater.. /s/


  • saveus

    Just like the muslims set fires in Israel.

  • Some men just want to watch the world burn…

  • Pingback: Mischief in the Land?()