About time, and it always takes a major attack to get politicians to act….somewhat.
H/T & upload: Vlad
This article about how serious is France in the war against Muslim terror first appeared in Israel National News and republished here with the author’s consent.
Many tough words have been used by President François Hollande and other French leaders after the terrible massacres in Paris on November 13. “Even if France is wounded, she will rise,” Hollande said. “Even if we are in grief, nothing will destroy her.” He also called the massacres an “act of war.”1 Prime Minister Manuel Valls said “we are at war.” The government has also called a state of emergency which it now wants to extend for three months.
The French government gives the impression that it is going to undertake a huge program to fight the Islamic State. French planes have already bombed the Syrian city Raqqa, the de facto capital of the organization. As an aside one might mention here that a summer 2014 poll found that 16% of the French population viewed ISIS favorably at that time.2
France or indeed any other country going to war, has to assess the battlefield. In a post-modern society this is radically different from classic warfare, as it is not limited to a geographically defined area. The battlefield includes a disparate collection of many individuals with seditious intentions. Radical Muslim ideology is widespread in France and elsewhere in Western Europe. The Islamic State variant is just one among several others.
Some of the terrorists came from the Molenbeek quarter, a radical Muslim hotbed in Brussels. The Belgian government has admitted that it has lost control over the area.3 France has temporarily closed its borders. However, instituting permanent border controls is a prerequisite in any effective fight against radicalized Muslims. Such a measure will inevitably undermine the Schengen open borders agreement, one of the major achievements of the EU.
France’s leaders have given no indication, in what we have heard from them thus far, that the country intends to deal with the entire battlefield. On the contrary, after the January 2015 murders of the Charlie Hebdo journalists and the Jews in the Hyper Cacher supermarket, Hollande stated: “these fanatics have nothing to do with the Muslim religion.”4 He thus nonsensically claimed that when a Muslim with intent to murder shouts “Allahu Akbar” as a battle cry it has nothing to do with Islam. Valls spoke more truthfully when he commented on the minority ghettoes at the time. He said that there is a “territorial, social, and ethnic apartheid” separating these neighborhoods from the rest of France.5
These attacks pose a problem far greater than that faced in January this year, as the target is clearly no longer limited to journalist and Jews. The whole of France — and by extension Europe – its population and culture, is under attack.
Problems in the French Muslim community have multiple aspects, as for instance pointed in a study by Gilles Kepel.6 It is probable that only a small percentage of the anti-democrats among the Muslims in France currently harbor terrorist intentions. However, many more are susceptible to radicalization, and therefore must be seen as potential terrorists. Convincing a few more French Muslim leaders to condemn the murders is not going to help much. The real postmodern war against violent and other antidemocratic Muslims requires a master plan that goes far beyond interim measures such as the closure of radical mosques.
This means reclaiming the lost territories in French cities and society, a move tantamount to the elimination of defined urban areas currently ruled, to all intents and purposes, by Sharia law, where French law has been marginalized. It would mean the end of “no go zones” where the police can only enter in large numbers on an ‘ad hoc’ basis.
To state explicitly that government control would have to be restored in self-contained Muslim enclaves would verge on the sacrilegious for a socialist politician in France. This is not the result of a conspiracy of silence on the part of the French government and politically correct media. Such avoidance has its origins in something more insidious: a sanitization of public expression encouraged by the establishment’s main actors, both social and political. The absence of any clear mention of problems specifically related to the French Muslim population and to Islam, allows for the fallacious belief that such problems are not major.
Are you satisfied with this life you have, staying home, sitting at your place?’ ‘Are you satisfied with this life you are having? This humiliating life whether it’s in Europe, Africa, Arabic countries, America? Are you satisfied with this life? This humiliating life where you call yourself Muslim? You still dare to be called a Muslim?’ ‘Look for pride and honour – you will only find it in your religion… you will only find it in your religion, in jihad.’
This is the reason why Islam has to be treated as inherently violent ideology, and detrimental to any society that allows it entrance or curries its favor.
In the undated short clip which was uploaded to social media Beligian Islamist Abdelhamid Abaaoud (pictured) addresses the camera as the sound of gunfire is heard in the background. In the chilling 55-second video Abaaoud, who also operates under an assumed name of Abu Omar al-Balgiki, calls on Muslims to join jihad. Abaaoud appears disorientated and slurs his words throughout the 55-second clip. It is currently unclear if it was filmed before yesterday’s shoot out in the north Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis where he and his cousin are believed to have been killed.
In their sights: Police move in on the apartment where the female suicide bomber blew herself up after firing an AK-47 machine at officers. At least one other jihadi is also dead since the stand-off started at dawn
By MARTIN ROBINSON and SIMON TOMLINSON and KEILIGH BAKER FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 04:48 GMT, 18 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:46 GMT, 18 November 2015
A female terrorist wearing a suicide vest has blown herself up and another jihadi is dead as more than 100 police and soldiers were today involved in a gunfight with up to six suspected Paris terrorists including the mastermind behind Friday’s massacres.
SWAT teams and special forces have surrounded an apartment in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis – close to the Stade de France – in a siege that started at 4.30am this morning.
French media are reporting the architect of the plan that killed 129 people, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, is alive and inside the flat – until now it was thought he was in Syria orchestrating the Paris attacks from ISIS capital Raqqa.
A woman who may be Abaaoud’s jihadi bride is said to have fired her AK-47 at police before blowing herself up as an assault squad stormed the apartment block. Survivors of the Bataclan massacre where 89 people died insisted there was a female shooter.
As she tried to kill police this morning a rooftop sniper shot dead another terror suspect through a window. Police have confirmed that three people in the apartment were taken alive and arrested while two others were held ‘nearby’ with security forces still trying to ‘neutralise’ more holed-up in the flat.
An innocent person on the street may have been killed in the crossfire and at least five police have been injured in the ferocious gunfight. The terrorists also shot and killed a police dog.
One of the nine suspected massacre shooters Salah Abdeslam, 26, who has been subject to an international manhunt focussed on Belgium, may also be inside.
Teams of armed police appeared on a street outside the Saint-Denis flat before dawn today and then at least three trucks of soldiers and special forces arrived as back up.
Witnesses told MailOnline there have been periods of intense machine gun fire and at least seven large explosions, caused by the suicide bomber and possibly hand grenades, as the siege continues. There are no hostages involved.
Read more: h/t: buck
5 devout muslims arrested, police deny them their islamic jihad experience.
Paris (AFP) – French police have carried out “more than 150” raids on suspected Islamists since the attacks on Paris, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Monday, as a source in the southeastern city of Lyon said an arsenal of weapons had been seized there.
Police sources in Paris said “several dozen” pre-dawn raids were carried out in French cities on Monday, including in Bobigny, an eastern suburb of the capital.
Thirteen raids were carried out around the southeastern French city of Lyon, a local police source said.
They led to five arrests and the seizure of “an arsenal of weapons,” including a rocket launcher, a Kalashnikov assault rifle, bulletproof vests, handguns and combat gear, the source said.
Too bad the French can’t carry weapons.
And in Finland, our police and government officials are telling us presently, that there are at least 300 muslims (who are here as asylum seekers) that they’re following and that there’s nothing to be alarmed about.
Police have announced the name of the French terrorist who attacked the Bataclan theater.
The police will investigate terrorists’ identities. (Lehtikuva / AFP)
The attacker has been identified as 29-years of age, Omar Ismail Mostefai.
The man of Algerian descent had a criminal record. He had been in the French intelligence service registry since 2010 due to radicalization.
The trail to Mostefai was reached on the basis of fingerprints. His former home was in the South of Paris, a poor suburb of Courcouronnes.
Mostefai’s 34-year-old brother, told The Guardian that had not been in contact with his brother for many years. Recently the man had heard that his brother had left Algeria with his family.
Mostefai drove to the theater in a Volkswagen Polo, which was registered in Belgium. Two other participants in the Bataclan terrorist attack have not yet been identified.
Like fish in a barrell.
Published: 14 Nov 2015 02:41 GMT+01:00
“I heard them shout something like, ‘This is for Syria’ and ‘This is for Iraq’. There were three of them. They were shouting at people not to move and if they did, they just shot them. They would shoot whenever a mobile telephone went off.
“There were people lying on the floor. There was blood everywhere. A man next to me was shot and he fell to floor. The friend I was with got some kind of shrapnel wound in her hip.
“I was watching what was was happening and just thought ‘I’m going to die’. The three gunmen then went up on to the balcony above the main hall and at that point we just thought, we have to move now. We ran out and I just remember seeing the police outside.
“I got outside and I was just happy to be out. I don’t remember what I saw, just lots of injured people. We got the Metro away from the area, but police advised us to go back to the Bataclan because we might have had some useful information.
“We are in shock. Total shock.”
The very same kind Israel is forced to use in Judea and Samaria and in Israel proper due to Islamic terrorists.
President Francois Hollande announced a state of emergency in France late Friday night, implementing border checks to the country
By CHRIS SPARGO FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and REUTERS
PUBLISHED: 03:38 GMT, 14 November 2015 | UPDATED: 06:19 GMT, 14 November 2015
President Francois Hollande announced a state of emergency in France late Friday night after a wave of terrorist attacks claimed the lives of over 150 people.
‘It’s a horror,’said President Hollande of the attacks that took place at six sits including two restaurants, a popular concert hall and a bar outside the Stade de France – where Hollande himself was watching a match between France and Germany.
‘This is a terrible ordeal that again assails us. We know where it comes from, who these criminals are, who these terrorists are.’
It was also announced that the country would implement border controls with checks at all crossings and entry points including roads, rails, sea and aviation.
A curfew has also been set for the city of Paris and Hollande said he will not attend the G-20 summit in Turkey on Saturday.
And yes, it very well could have been much much worse, if they (Islamic terrorists) had waited for the people to file out of the stadium after the game.
Supporters of both France and Germany are being held in the stadium until they can be safely evacuated
Despite the terrifying explosion, the game continued before thousands of the terrified fans gathered on the pitch at the Stade de France.
Shortly after the full time whistle of Friday night’s friendly game against Germany, fans were evacuated as further co-ordinated terrorist attacks were being carried out in the city.
By TOM WYKE FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 23:46 GMT, 13 November 2015 | UPDATED: 05:28 GMT, 14 November
Chilling footage has emerged as at least one suicide bomber detonated explosives outside the Stade de France, causing thousand of fans to desperately try to flee the stands during the France and Germany game this evening.
Filmed by a fan, the video shows a French player in possession of the ball before a huge explosion can be heard in the background.
At least one terrorist is thought to have detonated a explosive device whilst trying to enter Gate J of the stadium, killing at least three fans.
DEFIANT: Fans sing national anthem
Terrified and confused, fans wait on the pitch following the devastating attacks in Paris
Thousands of fans poured on to the pitch following the final whistle of the France vs Germany game
France and Germany fans are brought onto the pitch at the Stade de France after a terror attack in Paris
“Allahu akbar!” That all-too-familiar battle cry kicked off six Islamic acts of war on the people of France. Muslims set off on a murderous rampage in Paris Friday night, killing at least 166, including at least 100 concertgoers at a music hall featuring an American rock band. The death toll spread across six sites in the city.
Devout Muslims were celebrating the attacks on social media.
One of the apprehended jihadists reportedly stated, “I am from the Islamic State.” Hundreds of thousands of these savages have invaded the continent.
“Terrorist attacks of an unprecedented magnitude are in play in Paris. It’s horror,” French President François Hollande said. “We have mobilized all forces possible to neutralize the terrorists.”
At the concert hall, the merciless jihadis murdered their hostages one by one, as the non-Muslims begged for the lives of their loved ones. Paris police said that the siege ended when French forces killed at least two of the jihad murderers inside the hall.
Hollande ordered a state of emergency in Paris. He also closed the country’s borders. Too little, too late. After the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the subsequent murders at a Jewish grocery in Paris in January, what more warning did Hollande need?
The massacre took place at several different locations in Paris — near the site of the massacre of Muhammad cartoonists at the Charlie Hebdo offices in January. The jihadis focused on what would be prestige targets for them. They murdered several people in a restaurant, as well as at the concert hall. Some were killed in suicide bombings – a hallmark of jihad attacks. There was another bombing near the Stade de France, north of Paris.
One eyewitness said: “I’ve seen two terrorists from my point of view with AK-47s entering the concert room and firing randomly into the crowd. People yelled and screamed.” This witness said that the Muslim murderers calmly reloaded their weapons, then began killing again: “It lasted for 10 minutes. 10 minutes. 10 horrific minutes where everyone was on the floor covering their heads. We heard so many gunshots. And the terrorists were very calm…and they reloaded three to four times their weapons.” This recalls the Allah-worshiping young man who stabbed four people at the University of California Merced last week.
The witness added:
They didn’t shout anything. They didn’t say anything. They were in masks. They were wearing black clothes… And they were shooting at people on the floor. And I was luckily at the top of the stage. The front of the stage. So people tried to escape…and I found an exit when the terrorists reloaded their guns. And I climbed on the stage and we found an exit. And when I went on the streets I see 20 to 25 bodies lying on the floor. And people were very badly injured with gunshot wounds.
Most chillingly of all, the witness said: “I have some friends who are still inside… who are hiding… they are hiding in some kind of room in the dark. They text me and they are very afraid.”
WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: Paris was gripped by terror last night following a series of terror attacks which killed more than 150 people across the French capital. As many as 118 were massacred at a rock concert in the Bataclan theatre, where three terrorists were holding hundreds of people hostage. They detonated their explosive vests when police raided the theatre to rescue the hostages (top and bottom right). Elsewhere, 11 people were killed when fanatics opened fire on a Cambodian restaurant on Rue Bichat (main) and two suicide bombers blew themselves up near the Stade de France where the French football team was playing Germany.
President Francois Hollande had to be evacuated from the stadium and eventually declared a national state of emergency. He has deployed 1,500 extra troops in the city in the wake of the terrifying attacks which ISIS supporters have been celebrating online. Investigators said at least eight attackers were dead by the end of the violence – the bloodiest in Europe since the Madrid train bombings in 2004 – with seven of them having blown themselves up.
French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris
A soldier stands by victims in the 10th district of Paris where an AK47 wielding fanatic gunned down 11 people at a Cambodian restaurant
Reports are coming in from Paris on Friday afternoon of a shootout at a restaurant, and an explosion in a bar near the Stade de France stadium, where a soccer game between France and Germany was in progress. Multiple fatalities have been reported at the restaurant.
5:21 PM EST–The band playing at Bataclan Theater tonight, where the hostages are being held, is a Californian band called Eagles of Death Metal. Their new album, the band joked in an interview, was released because their absence from music caused “all sorts of Middle East troubles”:
And we realize that our lack of putting out a record, that absence of Eagles of Death Metal music, had a really negative byproduct. There were all sorts of Middle East troubles and all these other things, so we’re sorry for that. We didn’t wanna cause that by not putting out music, but we figured now that we’re gonna put this stuff out, most of the world should kind of come back together like before.
So essentially Zipper Down is the Eagles of Death Metal response to terrorism>
Yeah. We put out a record and human rights are better, the world feels better, people make more money, there’s less anger, people are more respectful to women and to homosexuals, and they’re generally nicer each other, they’re kinder to each other, and that’s why
How about a campaign at converting the French (coming from traditional christian backgrounds) back into their Christian faith, minus all the antisemtism that is?
Published: 07 Oct 2015 11:24 GMT+02:00
“I am doing this, because it makes me feel better and I want to call out to my son and tell him ‘We love you, your place is not there but here.”
These are the words of Veronique, whose 23-year-old son Quentin, converted to radical Islam before fleeing the family home in France to head to the Middle East a year ago.
After a family weekend, the young Frenchman told his parents he was going to Germany, but disappeared without a trace.
One month later he eventually called them. Although he declined to say where he was, the GPS on his phone revealed he was in Syria.
“Our son lived in a privileged environment. He loved music, sport and he used to do sketches…And today he is in Syria,” Veronique tells the camera.
French mayor actually doing what should be done:……
Thanks to Oz-Rita for translation, and Vlad for the upload
Published: 15 Sep 2015 12:36 GMT+02:00
Robert Ménard, the mayor of Beziers in southern France, has become a household name in France since being elected in May last year, thanks to his inflammatory acts.
The latest incident to provoke a storm and strong criticism from both the public and politicians saw him visiting Syrian refugees living in his town telling them “you are not welcome in this town”.
One French newspaper described it as “the hunt”.
Ménard is seen surrounded by police and other elected officials entering the homes refugees are allegedly illegally occupying, where, with the help of an English language interpreter, he tells them to leave.
The scene was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube by the official account of Beziers Town Hall. It has since clocked up more than 160,000 hits.
And the parents too ignorant to put a stop to their fascination with the death cult.
A woman whose daughter was in his class added: “His father was a bus driver. The boy studied hard. We don’t understand what went through his head.”
Drugeon – by now a bombmaker for an Al-Qaeda offshoot — was believed killed once before, in an airstrike in November 2014. This time his death has been established beyond doubt by US officials.
Born in 1989 into a middle class family in the Brittany town of Vannes, he became passionate about football and would travel to the southern city of Marseille with his father to see his favorite team, OM, play.
When his parents divorced in 2002, Drugeon and his brother Cyril drew close to ultraconservative Salafist Muslims who would gather in their neighborhood.
The two brothers quickly converted to Islam and David – who was just 13 at the time – became known as “Daoud,” started learning Arabic and studied the Koran.
On his page on “Copains d’avant,” a Facebook-style French website, he is seen posing in a white shirt, unsmiling.
On the list of countries he “dreams of visiting,” he wrote: “Afghanistan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria.”
“He was a sweet guy who didn’t cause any trouble. A football enthusiast,” a former classmate in Vannes who wished to remain anonymous told AFP.
In other words, the family was clearly in the minority, in a sea of young muslim male settlers.
The President of the French Red Cross, Jean-Jacques Eledjam greets refugees in Champagne-Sur-Seine. Photo: AFP
Published: 09 Sep 2015 13:22 GMT+02:00
French authorities welcomed 200 refugees from Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, the first of around 1,000 who are expected to travel to France from Germany over the next three days.
The images below show some 93 Syrian, Eritrean and Iraqi migrants arriving from Germany in Champagne-sur-Seine, to the south east of Paris, before temporarily settling at the Armade student residence.
They were met by members of the French Red Cross who will provide food and care before they are relocated.
(Journalists film some of the ninety-three Syrian, Eritrean and Iraqi migrants coming from Germany. Photo: AFP
(Some of the ninety-three Syrian, Eritrean and Iraqi refugees are seen here waiting before being directed to their rooms. Photo: AFP)
(Refugees queue for refreshments in a tent of the French Red Cross. Photo: AFP)
And those of us who warn regularly about Islamization are routinely dismissed as bigots and conspiracy mongers, all the while example of what we are warning about is there out in the open.
by LIAM DEACON 8 Sep 2015
On August 13th this year, a French court upheld a local authority decision to stop offering alternatives to pork when it was served in schools. The mayor of Chalon-sur-Saone, Gilles Platret, tweeted at the time: “A first victory for secularity,” Religion News reports. The ruling was seen as setting a precedent for other school across France, and religious campaigners having been searching for a way around it since.
This is amazing. You have to see this to the end to understand the extent to which a person can self delude despite daily harsh evidence that they are just plain wrong. My favorite example of this is when she claims its a consumer society to blame for them throwing away her food gift when of course, they do not come from a consumer society. Its just that they aren’t starving and they are not who she thinks they are.
Too bad. Personally, I would like to have seen what the goods were that they had on the mustard.