| Congo President warns that the Islamic State could now “come into Africa to set up their caliphate”
| Monday, April 08, 2019
Jihad Watch : Félix Tshisekedi is correct that the Islamic State (ISIS) doesn’t
consider itself to have been defeated. It has lost in Iraq and Syria,
but it considers itself to be only the latest exponent of a
1,400-year-old war; it will never give up, it will just move somewhere
else and try again.
|Félix Tshisekedi |
“Congolese President Cites Threat from ISIS, Seeks US Help to Fight Terrorism,” by Ashish Kumar Sen, Atlantic Council, April 4, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
The Islamic State, pushed out of its strongholds in Syria
and Iraq, could seek to establish a caliphate in the heart of Africa,
Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi warned in a meeting at the Atlantic
Council in Washington on April 4. He sought a “strategic partnership”
with the United States, one of the pillars of which would be military
assistance to address the challenge of terrorism.
“It is easy to see how the defeat of Daesh, the Islamic State, in
Syria and Iraq could lead to a situation where these groups are now
going to come into Africa and take advantage of the pervasive poverty
and also the situation of chaos that we have, for example, in Beni and
Butembo, to set up their caliphate,” Tshisekedi said, referring to
cities in northeastern DRC which have been gripped by deadly violence.
Tshisekedi cited recent military intelligence that he said points to
an “Islamic threat” stemming from the ADF, a Ugandan-led militant group
based in the DRC
He blamed the violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on “local and foreign” armed groups.
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 9:17 PM