Yep, this is France.
THE ‘APPRENTICE JIHADIST’: ISLAMISTS CONDUCT MILITARY TRAINING IN FRENCH PARK
French police were called to local park to investigate a group of “bearded” men in traditional Arabic dress on Monday after they were spotted carrying imitation weapons and conducting military-style combat exercises, reports local media.
As officers approached, the group of six “apprentice jihadists” shouted “infidels” at them, and that they “would burn in hell”, reports theLocal.fr. When the men were questioned, their leader claimed they were training to “avenge the deaths of their Muslim brothers who died under gunfire”, and as they were searched they shouted “Allahu akbar” at the officers.
Despite the claims that they were training for revenge, French police in the city of Strasbourg made no arrests, dismissing the incident as a “provocation”. Regardless, the case has been passed to the French counter-terrorism police for further investigation.
France is home to Europe’s largest Muslim population, which is rapidly making the nation inhospitable to Jewish citizens, who are leaving the country in droves. Islamic anti-Semitism, and violent pro-Gaza demonstrations have been cited as a reason for the flight of Jews from France, with 100 deciding to move abroad a day.