And what did George Bush say?
"According to the French academic Gilles Kepel Bin Laden's holy war, as originally conceived, is failing."
Yes. Kepel's right. And the reason it's failing it this: The expert, brialliant, and resolute leadership of one man--George Bush.
"The principal goal of terrorism - to seize power in Muslim countries through mobilisation of populations galvanised by jihad's sheer audacity - has not been realised."
Right. Because George Bush has more audacity, is smarter, and is on the side of God.
"The battleground may be shifting to Europe."
It is. Because President Bush and the American people have shown the jihidis that they cannot succeed in the U.S.--though they have never stopped trying.
9/11 has never been repeated--dispite the jihidis best efforts--despite the Super Bowl and the 2004 elections and everything else. The reason--George Bush and his supurb leadership!
Europe, on the other hand, led by confused, corrupt appeasers, lost, uncertain, and bogged down in a quagmire of decadence, is an easy mark.
"The most important battle in the war for Muslim minds during the next decade will be fought not in Palestine or Iraq but in communities of believers on the outskirts of London, Paris and other European cities."
They won't be fought in American cities. That's for sure! Thanks to President Bush and the people of the American Heartland!
"The challenge for Europe is thus how best to integrate these Muslim populations."
What if they don't want to be integrated?
"The so-called 'clash of civilisations' is moving closer to home."
Yes. It is. And so far, many European leaders are still in denial that it even exists. Lotsa luck!
Al Qaeda aimed to knock us to our knees on 9-11, and they did. What they didn't expect is that we would stay on our knees only long enough to ask God's blessing for what we had to do and then we rose back up, as a nation, and struck them with the sword of justice. THAT they didn't expect. That, they won't find in europe.