A NEW video posted on YouTube on November 23, shows a bearded militant, identified as Abu Tayssir El Faransi, demanding that the people of France should tell their government to withdraw from the war in Syria unless they want to suffer more terrorist attacks.
Speaking in French, in the video which has been posted by Europa Press the man says “Know that this is not the last operation, it’s not our last meeting…unless…unless you pressure your government as the Spanish people did several years ago against the war in Iraq.”
This is a direct reference to the bombing of multiple trains in Madrid on March 11 2004, just three days before the Spanish general election. Having promised that his party would withdraw from Iraq, José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was duly elected and within just over one month had complied with his promise.
Whether this threat to the people of France will have any effect remains to be seen, but with the general mood of governments around the world, it seems unlikely.