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Unknown Muslim group 'Servants of Allah' threatens France

An unknown Muslim group threatened to attack France and its interests abroad, linking the threat to the government’s controversial ban of headscarves and other religious insignia in state schools, officials said. The threat by a group calling itself “Servants of Allah, the Powerful and Wise One” came in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and sent to two of the country’s newspapers, Le Parisien and Le Monde. Paris prosecutors immediately opened an inquiry upon receiving the two-page letter from Le Parisien, turning over the investigation to anti-terrorism police, the justice ministry said in a statement. The ministry said the message “included threats against both the national territory and our interests abroad.” Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy told AFP that experts were “in the process of analyzing” the threats — which came five days after Thursday’s devastating train bombings in Madrid that left 201 people dead. Full Story

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