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  • Marine Le Pen’s niece enrolls in the ARMY as she calls on France to 'kill Islamism'

    07/27/2016 7:53:16 AM PDT · by jpsb · 34 replies
    Express ^ | July 27, 2016 | Fraser Moore
    Marion Le Pen announced on Twitter she would join the French Army reserve after a spate of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks in Europe. The 26-year-old also blasted the "ineffective" French army as the country reels from the murder of 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel by two teenagers who said they were ISIS "soldiers".
  • Normandy Priest Slaughter: Europe Teeters On The Brink

    07/27/2016 4:06:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Still reeling from a truck attack in the French resort city of Nice on Bastille Day that left 84 dead and more than 300 wounded, France was hit yet again with Islamic terrorism, this time in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. The carnage began at approximately 9am on Tuesday when two knife-wielding Muslim terrorists, chanting their battle cry of “Allahuakbar,” burst into a church during morning mass and took hostages. They then proceeded to murder, Jacques Hamel, an 86-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot dead by police snipers. Another hostage, gravely wounded by the attackers, is...
  • France Church Attack: Normandy Priest Killer Was Tagged and on Terror Watch List

    07/27/2016 4:07:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 27, 2016
    One of the terrorists who cut the throat of a village priest in an attack claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isil) had been turne back from Syria and was under police supervision, wearing an electronic tag. -excerpt- It was also last night reported that the church had been on a "hit list" found on a 24-year old Algerian jihadi who had planned attacks last year in a Parisian suburb. Sid Ahmed Ghlam, a computer sciences student, was arrested by French police who are investigating whether he was directed to carry out attacks on churches by Isil.
  • Bin Laden may have arranged family's US exit: FBI docs

    06/20/2007 3:18:30 PM PDT · by RDTF · 22 replies · 997+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge Report ^ | June 20, 2007 | AP
    Osama bin Laden may have chartered a plane that carried his family members and Saudi nationals out of the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks, said FBI documents released Wednesday. The papers, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, were made public by Judicial Watch, a Washington-based group that investigates government corruption. One FBI document referred to a Ryan Air 727 airplane that departed Los Angeles International Airport on September 19, 2001, and was said to have carried Saudi nationals out of the United States. "The plane was chartered either by the Saudi Arabian royal family or Osama...
  • 'A war of religions': Fury in France over how known jihadists on terror watchlist

    07/26/2016 4:43:23 PM PDT · by orchestra · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/2016 | Imogen Calderwood
    ('A war of religions': Fury in France over how known jihadists on terror watchlist were allowed to murder priest as Sarkozy calls for 'a merciless response) Fury has erupted in France as the nation's current and former leaders call for a 'merciless' response to an attack that left an 84-year-old priest dead and a nun critically injured. Two knifemen burst into a Normandy church this morning before filming themselves butchering elderly priest, Jacques Hamel, and performing a 'sermon in Arabic' at the altar, according to a witness. French president Francois Hollande said the country is now 'at war' with ISIS...
  • Terrorist Who Murdered Priest In Normandy Was Under House Arrest For Previous Terrorism Charges

    07/26/2016 3:00:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    The terrorist who slit the throat of 85-year-old priest Fr. Jacques Hamel today in Normandy, France had previously been arrested on terrorism charges and was was sentenced to house arrest with an electronic monitor. He spent a year in prison after being arrested in Turkey attempting to reach Syria and join the Islamic State. He was granted unsupervised release periods from his parent's house between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The attack occurred during the church's 9 a.m. Mass.The church attacked on Tuesday morning was reportedly on an ISIS list of potential targets discovered in April 2015....
  • Pope Francis Condemns "Barbarous Murder" Of Priest In French Church

    07/26/2016 2:52:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    In a Vatican statement Tuesday, Pope Francis announced his “most radical condemnation” of the terrorist attack, in which two men slit the throat of a priest during morning Mass and took several other people hostage, seriously wounding one of them.
  • Marion Le Pen: Christians Must Stand Up To Islam; Young Patriots Should Join Military Like Me

    07/26/2016 2:46:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Raheen Kassam
    Marion Maréchal Le Pen, the 26-year-old niece of France’s Front National leader Marine Le Pen has urged her fellow countrymen to join the military in a series of tweets following the beheading of a priest in Normandy this morning.
  • Is Europe Helpless?

    07/26/2016 12:38:17 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | 25 July 2016 | BRET STEPHENS
    ... Today, it mixes French political weakness with German moral solipsism. This is a formula for rapid civilizational decline, however many economic or military resources the EU may have at its disposal... ...More important, Europeans will have to learn that powerlessness can be as corrupting as power—and much more dangerous. The storm of terror that is descending on Europe will not end in some new politics of inclusion, community outreach, more foreign aid or one of Mrs. Merkel’s diplomatic Rube Goldbergs. It will end in rivers of blood. Theirs or yours?
  • Hollande Vows "All Out War" Against ISIS After Priest Killing

    07/26/2016 9:54:13 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 142 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | July 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Shortly after the latest terror attack on French soil by two ISIS "soldiers", President Francois Hollande, who was roundly disparaged 12 days ago for the country's lack of preparedness to the Nice truck terror attack which killed 84, vowed to wage war against the Islamic State "by every means". "We are confronted with a group, Daesh, which has declared war on us," Hollande said, using an alternative name for Isis. "We have to wage war, by every means, (but through) upholding the law, which is because we are a democracy."
  • Normandy Attack, A Note From Michael P. Ramirez

    07/26/2016 11:12:39 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 29 replies
    Michael P. Ramirez, editorials and cartoons ^ | 07-26-16 | Michael P. Ramirez
    By Michael P. Ramirez July 26, 2016 Once again, the vile and wretched refuse of mankind have attacked the innocent. ​ Our prayers go out for the families of Father Jacques Hamel, and the nun who is fighting for her life. We pray Our prayers go out for the people of ​France and for people everywhere who have fallen victim to these heinous acts of terror. The terrorists who continue to commit these brutal acts, attacking an 84 year old priest and a nun, demonstrate what they truly are, cowards, who prey on the weak, helpless and defenseless. ​ As...
  • ISIS knifemen 'forced French priest to kneel and filmed themselves slitting his throat

    07/26/2016 10:41:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 113 replies
    Mirror ^ | July 26, 2016
    The ISIS terrorists who carried out the France church attack forced a parish priest to kneel before filming themselves slitting his throat, it has emerged. Father Jacques Hamel, 86, was made to get to his knees before he was brutally butchered at the church in Normandy today, says a nun who escaped the attack. His two murderers captured the slaying on a mobile phone, according to Sister Danielle, who was one of several worshippers taken hostage during morning mass. They then performed a 'sermon' around the altar in Arabic - as armed cops rushed to the scene and terrified...
  • French workers 'pay the most taxes in Europe'

    07/26/2016 10:01:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 26 Jul 2016 17:02 GMT+02:00
    The French are paying the most taxes out of all of Europe’s workers, an annual report shows, but are they getting value for money? […] An annual study by the liberal think tank the Molinari Institute has concluded that French workers are the most taxed in Europe — above even the Belgians who have previously held the unfortunate title. […] Based on figures from EY (formerly Ernst and Young), French workers hand over some 57.5 percent of their salaries to the state in various kinds of taxes compared to 56.9 percent in Belgium. …
  • Attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray: ‘We don’t understand – why here?’

    07/26/2016 8:15:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    France24 ^ | 7/26/16 | Kalminthe Gomis
    Two men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group killed a priest and seriously injured another person in a church on Tuesday in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, a suburb of Rouen in Normandy. Our Observer, who describes his town of 30,000 residents as a quiet one where different communities coexist in peace, was taken aback by the attack. “The priest often lent a room in the church for other religious communities to use” Kalminthe Gomis, 39, is an entrepreneur who runs a Facebook page on which residents of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray discuss local events. He currently lives in Rouen, but spends a lot of his...
  • Elderly priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen shouting 'Allahu Akbar'

    07/26/2016 6:13:03 AM PDT · by orchestra · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/2016 | Peter Allen In France and Julian Robinson
    Elderly priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen shouting 'Allahu Akbar' after they took nuns and worshippers hostage at French church: Police shoot both attackers dead then search for bombs: A priest has been 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen who cut his throat after bursting into a French church and taking nuns and worshippers hostage before being shot dead by police. Five people including the 86-year-old priest, two nuns and two parishioners were held by assailants who raided the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy during morning mass at 9am. The clergyman, named as Jacques Hamel, is believed...
  • Robert Spencer in Breitbart: Does Islam Convert Social Losers into Time Bombs?

    07/26/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | July 26, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Is Islam good for individuals? Is Islam good for societies? It is almost universally assumed by elites that Islam is good, and that even to ask such questions is offensive. But there is good reason to raise them anyway.
  • ‘Islamic State’ Chanting Attackers ‘Behead’ Priest During Morning Mass In France

    07/26/2016 5:40:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 16 | Oliver JJ Lane
    An elderly priest has been killed in a hostage situation in a church south of Rouen, Normandy, northern France this morning by alleged Islamist attackers. His killers, who are understood to have been shot dead by French police. UPDATE 1320 — Islamic State claims responsibility, French President François Hollande confirms terrorist attack Media sources associated with the Islamic State have claimed the Rouen terror attack as their own, remarking that two of their own “soldiers” were responsible. Shortly beforehand the French President François Hollande told press that it was an act of terrorism and that both attackers had proclaimed their...
  • Elderly priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen shouting 'Allahu Akbar' at French church

    07/26/2016 6:30:53 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 97 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 27, 2016 | Peter Allen
    Elderly priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen shouting 'Allahu Akbar' after they took nuns and worshippers hostage at French church: Police shoot both attackers dead then search for bombs Priest had throat cut while another hostage is fighting for life after knifemen burst into Normandy church at 9am Reports that one of the attackers shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as they launched attack at Gambetta Church near Rouen Vatican has condemned the 'barbaric' killing of the 86-year-old priest and an anti-terror investigation is underway ISIS claim responsibility for the atrocity while Francois Hollande says France is 'at war' with the...
  • Priest murdered, hostages taken during Mass at French church

    07/26/2016 5:35:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2016
    PARIS –  Two attackers reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" before slitting the throat of an 84-year-old priest and critically injuring at least one other person during a Tuesday morning terror attack on a church near the Normandy city of Rouen, officials said.The terrorists, who French President Francois Hollande said had pledged their allegiance to ISIS, were later shot and killed by police."[ISIS] has declared war on us," Hollande said Tuesday. "We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law -- what makes us a democracy." The priest, identified by Sky News as Jacques Hamel, was dead...
  • Priest's throat slit as hostage-takers storm French church

    07/26/2016 3:37:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 26, 2016
    A priest who was taken hostage by two armed men with knives at a church in northern France has been killed, a police source says. It appeared the priest's throat was slit, the source told the Reuters news agency. Two men, both armed with knives, took five hostages in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Rouen. Note: Details are still sketchy, but it appears that the four other hostages who witnessed the priest's murder were nuns.
  • Knifemen shot by police in Normandy after 'slitting priest's throat' and taking hostages

    07/26/2016 2:22:09 AM PDT · by djsunzi · 115 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 26 JULY 2016 | David Chazan
    Police have shot two men who took a priest and several others hostage at knifepoint at a church in north-western France. The men cut the priest's throat before being "neutralised," police said. Le Figaro newspaper reported that the priest died after his throat was cut. The men’s motives are still unknown. Elite police units rushed to the church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray after the men seized a number of people including a priest and two nuns. It remains unclear whether the hostage takers were killed in the police action. A police source told AFP that one of...
  • Ex-Georgia congresswoman: Israel responsible for Nice and Munich terror attacks (Cynthia McKinney)

    07/25/2016 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | July 25, 2016 8:43am
    A former Georgia congresswoman claimed that Israel was responsible for the recent terror attacks in France and Germany. Cynthia McKinney posted on Twitter Saturday night: “Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies. How likely is that? Remember the Dancing Israelis? …” […] Dancing Israelis refers to a conspiracy theory that five Israeli men were detained by police in New Jersey on 9/11 after being caught celebrating the attack on the World Trade Center. …
  • Restless Heart [charismatic Caucus]

    07/25/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-25-16 | Jesus The Author and finisher of our faith
    First and for most as Creator of your heart I am the mentor you seek as to how to walk in loving kindness for this "IS" your heartbeat. So any time your heart seems out of sorts truly it is because you have left this foundation to walk in un-forgiveness or judgment of another heart that I created to walk in this very thing the commandment to love me first and others in this very same manner for I am Judge and Savior not man, woman or child . Therefore guard your heart by living in My love but to...
  • 'It's their own fault' — Trump slams France and Germany (barf alert)

    07/24/2016 12:08:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    AFP via The Local ^ | 24 Jul 2016 16:40 GMT+02:00
    Republican White House nominee Donald Trump has said that France, Germany and other nations hit by recent terror attacks had only themselves to blame “because they allowed people to come into their territory.” Trump was asked in an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to expand on his proposal to suspend immigration from what he calls countries “compromised by terrorism” until vetting mechanisms are in place. “I’m going to be coming out over the next few weeks with a number of the places,” said Trump according to an excerpt of the interview. “We have problems in Germany, and...
  • France to Send Aircraft Carrier to Aid Coalition Fight Against Daesh (aka ISIS)

    07/23/2016 5:43:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 87 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 7-22-16 | unattributed
    France will send artillery to Iraq and its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to assist the US-led coalition’s efforts in Syria and Iraq in the coming months, but will not deploy its troops in these countries, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. France will also send artillery to Iraq in August to help the Iraqi army fight Daesh terrorists, the President added. "The Defense Council and I made a decision this morning to provide Iraqi forces with artillery as a part of anti-Daesh efforts. The artillery will be delivered in August," Hollande said. The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle...
  • Hollande defends minister under fire over Nice attack [5 suspects formally charged]

    07/22/2016 2:02:03 PM PDT · by Styria · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 22, 2016 | Clare Byrne
    Paris (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande on Friday defended his government from accusations it relaxed its anti-terror defences after the Euro championships, and announced plans to arm the fight against the Islamic State group which claimed the Nice attack. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been the lightning rod for accusations that authorities dropped their guard after the June 10-July 10 football tournament, leaving the Bastille Day celebrations targeted in last week's massacre in Nice exposed. Five suspects have been formally charged over the July 14 truck attack in the French Riveria city that killed 84 people.
  • Nice attack: City refuses police call to delete CCTV images

    07/22/2016 7:47:22 AM PDT · by orchestra · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/22/2016
    The local authorities in Nice have refused a request by French anti-terror police to destroy CCTV images of last week's lorry attack. The Paris prosecutor's office said the request had been made to avoid the "uncontrolled dissemination" of images. But officials in Nice have responded by filing a legal document, arguing the footage could constitute evidence. It is the latest evidence of a growing dispute between the local and national authorities in the wake of the attack. More than 80 people died when a Tunisian man, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, ploughed a lorry into crowds out celebrating Bastille Day on 14 July....
  • A Guantánamo 'à la française' on an idyllic French Island?

    07/21/2016 11:00:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 21 Jul 2016 17:35 GMT+02:00
    As France searches for ways to deal with the threat from jihadists, lawmakers are suggesting radical ideas with one suggesting a French Guantánamo should be opened on an idyllic island off the west coast. The tranquil island of Ile de Ré, which lies just off the La Rochelle on France’s west coast, is used to welcoming tourists from the UK and France in search of peace and quiet. […] George Fenech, MP for center-right Les Republicains party, believes a Guantánamo à la Française could be set up on the island to house all those jihadists who are expected to return...
  • Hollande: France is committed to Israel-PA peace

    07/21/2016 3:20:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/16 | Elad Benari
    French President Francois Hollande told Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Thursday that his country is committed to leading international efforts to help secure peace between Israel and the PA, AFP reported. Hollande confirmed "France's commitment to building on the momentum created" on June 3, when Paris hosted senior diplomats to work towards organizing an international conference to reboot talks by the end of the year. The French leader "expressed his concern over the the fragile situation in the Middle East and escalating violence", a statement from the presidency said. "While the latest report from the Quartet...
  • Nice truck attacker had accomplices, plotted for months: French prosecutor

    07/21/2016 1:33:45 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 24 replies
    The Tunisian man who killed 84 people on the French Riviera by ploughing his truck into Bastille Day crowds had been planning the attack for months with the help of at least five accomplices, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday. “The investigation under way since the night of July 14 has progressed and not only confirmed the murderous premeditated nature of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel’s act but also established that he benefited from support and complicity,” Francois Molins told a news conference. The prosecutor said he had placed the five people - an Albanian couple, a Tunisian man and two Franco-Tunisian...
  • FRANCE FORCES MIRAGE 2000DS TO FIGHT ON AND GO LOW

    07/21/2016 12:40:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Airheadsfly.com ^ | 2016/07/20 | Marcel Burger
    Despite having about 100 Dassault Rafale B/Cs in the Air Force inventory, France sees itself forced to keep its older Mirage 2000D operational to keep the ground attack capabilities of the Armée de l’Air at proper levels. It even wants the Deltas to drop below altitudes they were not meant to do when designed – learning from recent missions in the skies of Southwest Asia. Dassault Aviation received the order – by French defence procurement agency DGA – to renovate 55 Mirage 2000Ds. The modification include weapon system updates, the gun pod and Mica missiles of the aircraft version of...
  • Good Guys with Guns Stop Bad Guy with Truck

    07/20/2016 5:32:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This picture of the truck used in the horrific Bastille day attack in Nice, France shows numerous bullet holes in the windshield.  Presumably, the bullet holes are from police, as it is nearly impossible for ordinary people to legally carry defensive firearms in France.  It appears to be a case of good guys with guns were required to stop a bad guy with a truck.  The latest reports show 73 dead, and scores, maybe hundreds, more injured.  The death toll is likely to rise. From reuters.com: The paper published a photograph of a damaged, long-distance delivery truck, which it...
  • Nice attacker used dating sites to pick up string of men and women, police interview 73-year-old ‘ma

    07/20/2016 4:05:22 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 23 replies
    UK Telegraph, AP via National Post Blog ^ | July 18, 2016 | Henry Samuel and David Chazan
    PARIS — Police in Nice have questioned a 73-year-old man described as the Bastille Day killer’s “main lover” as investigators described him as a “sex maniac” and “ultra-violent sadist,” according to French reports. The revelation came amid revelations that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had displayed a “clear, recent interest in the radical jihadist movement,” growing a beard only in the last eight days after a previous life drinking alcohol and eating pork. Francois Molins, the French prosecutor, said the Tunisian, who killed 84 people when he plowed into crowds on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais last Thursday, had searched on the Internet...
  • Pile of Garbage Sits Where Nice Terrorist Was Killed

    07/19/2016 10:12:44 PM PDT · by r_barton · 27 replies
    newsmax ^ | 19 Jul 2016 | Jason Devaney
    People in Nice, France are dumping garbage at the spot where the terrorist who killed dozens of people last week died in a police shootout. According to The Local, the pile of trash, rocks, and messages lies at the site where Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was shot dead by police after he killed 84 people using a 25-ton truck as his weapon. More than 300 people were injured in the attack.
  • Moroccan immigrant stabs French mother and 3 daughters for wearing shorts

    07/19/2016 1:47:10 PM PDT · by Rod Rammer · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/19/2016 | MARIA SANMINIATELLI
    PARIS (AP) — Authorities in southern France have detained a Moroccan man they said stabbed a woman and her three daughters Tuesday at an Alps resort. Jean-Marc Duprat, a deputy mayor for the town of Laragne-Monteglin in the Hautes-Alpes region, says the mother and her girls, aged 8, 12 and 14, were vacationing at a nearby resort when a man from a neighboring apartment attacked them Tuesday morning as they ate their breakfast. Duprat initially said the man was upset that the girls were wearing shorts and T-shirts. The youngest girl, who was the most gravely wounded, was out of...
  • Mum and three daughters stabbed for being ‘scantily dressed’ in French holiday resort

    07/19/2016 11:03:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | July 19, 2016 | REBECCA FLOOD
    A YOUNG girl is fighting for her life after being knifed in a popular tourist destination for Brits because of the way she was dressed.The eight-year-old is said to be in a critical condition after the attack in Laragne in Hautes-Alpes, in southern France. She was air-lifted to a nearby hospital in Grenoble with a punctured lung. According to police the knifeman fled the scene immediately after the attack, which took place on Tuesday around 10am local time.
  • Man 'knifes French woman and her three daughters' in Alps resort

    07/19/2016 7:34:57 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 66 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 July 2016 | Tom Morgan Camilla Turner, et al...
    A French woman and her three young daughters were severely injured when they were stabbed at a holiday resort on Tuesday by a Moroccan-born man who reportedly shouted that they were too scantily dressed. The man was arrested after the attack at the Alpine resort of Colombe, near Laragne, in southern France. The youngest girl, aged 8, was rushed to hospital in Grenoble with a punctured lung, according to initial reports. Her mother, 46, and sisters aged 12 and 14, are being treated at the hospital of Gap, closer to the scene of the attack. Their injuries are serious but...
  • Armed man, hostage situation in a hotel in Bollène, France

    07/19/2016 7:05:25 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 27 replies
    Alert One Breaking News ^ | 07/19/16 | staff
    Armed man, hostage situation in a hotel in Bollène, France. SWAT on the site
  • Mother and three daughters, aged between 8-14, are STABBED 'by Muslim' in French holiday [tr]

    07/19/2016 5:57:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    A mother and her three daughters have reportedly been stabbed in France because they were 'scantily dressed'. The family were attacked while on holiday in the village of Garda-Colombe in the Hautes Alpes near Montpellier in the south of France. The mother, 46, and her daughters aged between eight and 14 were targeted before the knifeman fled the scene, although he was later arrested by police.
  • Crowds Boo Ministers At Memorial In Nice

    07/18/2016 6:56:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Sky News ^ | 07/18/16
    The French Prime Minister is booed and jeered before and after a minute's silence to remember victims of Thursday's truck attack. Crowds jeered the French Prime Minister as he arrived for a minute's silence to remember victims of the attack in Nice. Boos rang out as it emerged that confidence in the government to combat terrorism had plummeted to an all-time low. Prime Minister Manuel Valls joined thousands packing the seafront, close to the scene of the Bastille Day carnage. With flowers in their hands, crowds stood on the rocky beach for a minute of silence in homage to the victims....
  • After Nice, France Grapples With How to Combat Terrorism

    07/18/2016 6:21:14 AM PDT · by milton23 · 27 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/17/2016 | Nolan Peterson
    The Nice terror attack spurred finger pointing among France’s political elite about insufficient security during Bastille Day celebrations, as well as a sober acknowledgment that the threat of radical Islamist terrorism has become a day-to-day reality for life in France. The terror attack that killed 84 along the French Riviera on France’s independence day, July 14, has challenged the political discourse in France on how to combat terrorism. Focus has partially shifted away from eliminating terrorism’s root causes toward finding ways to effectively mitigate the terrorist threat through better security.
  • French PM Manuel Valls booed ... in Nice

    07/18/2016 6:06:06 AM PDT · by Mr Radical · 27 replies
    rt.com ^ | 18 Jul, 2016 11:09
    France’s premier Manuel Valls was booed by crowds that had gathered for a minute of silence in the city of Nice to honor the memory of the 84 killed in the deadly attack on Bastille Day. “Resignation!” “Murderers” was shouted by the crowds before and after the ceremony.
  • France: The Coming Civil War

    07/18/2016 2:26:46 AM PDT · by Bratch · 34 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | July 16, 2016 | Yves Mamou
    "We are on the verge of a civil war." That quote did not come from a fanatic or a lunatic. No, it came from head of France's homeland security, the DGSI (Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure), Patrick Calvar. He has, in fact, spoken of the risk of a civil war many times. On July 12th, he warned a commission of members of parliament, in charge of a survey about the terrorist attacks of 2015, about it. In May 2016, he delivered almost the same message to another commission of members of parliament, this time in charge of national defense. "Europe," he said, "is...
  • OUTSTANDING Marseilaise

    I'm a big fan of the Marseilaise in Casablanca but this might be better. Roberto Alagna demonstrates why world class trained singers are the ones who are world class. Follow the link provided. ML/NJ
  • VIDEO (French) - Attack in Nice: "If we do not kill Islam, it will kill us" Marion Maréchal-Le Pen

    07/17/2016 5:25:38 PM PDT · by orchestra · 29 replies
    RTL.fr ^ | 7/17/2016 | Geoffroy Lang
    "Dear compatriots, Islam strikes again", asserts Marion Maréchal-Le Pen in the preamble of a filmed speech of nearly 5 minutes. In this video, the National Front MP Vaucluse adopts a tone very hard or warrior like at times, to impeach the right and left after the attack by a Tunisian 31 years on the Nice English at Promenade, 14 July. The attack claimed by Daesh left at least 84 dead, while more than fifty injured are still in critical condition. "It is no longer the time of the white steps, candles, 'I'm Nice", asserts the Regional Councillor of the PACA...
  • Driver in Nice truck attack researched route ahead of massacre

    07/17/2016 3:17:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 17, 2017
    The Tunisian man who plowed his truck through crowds in Nice had researched the route ahead of the attack that killed at least 84 people and injured scores of others as they were celebrating Bastille Day, according to French media reports. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, was killed by police after ramming his truck through crowds of people who were walking along Nice's seafront promenade after a holiday fireworks display Thursday night. Six unidentified people have been detained in connection with the killings as of Sunday, authorities said. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it's unclear...
  • An Armed Citizenry Can Frustrate and Deter Vehicle Attacks

    07/17/2016 9:54:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    The Islamist terror attack in Nice France, carried out by a jihadist in a heavy truck, should be yet another blow to the Democrat gun control movement in the U.S., and an indictment of the Euro-socialist model of government that the left adores. First and most obviously, the attacker used a commonly available, useful, but potentially dangerous tool to slaughter many more people than his fellow jihadist in Orlando managed with firearms. Are we to ban heavy trucks now? It is probable that some Islamist nutcase in America will try to imitate his French co-religionist. When that occurs will President...
  • U2's Bono caught up in Bastille Day massacre- was rescued from restaurant by anti-terror police

    07/17/2016 10:56:59 AM PDT · by dennisw · 62 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 17 July 2016 | Peter Allen
    Rock star Bono was caught up in the Bastille Day massacre and had to be rescued from a Nice restaurant by anti-terrorist police, it emerged today. The 56-year-old U2 lead singer was on the terrace of 'La Petite Maison', next to the seafront in the French city when mass murderer Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel struck. After Bouhlel drove a hired lorry into crowds enjoying a holiday firework display, killing 84 including 10 children, Bono and other diners were gripped by fear. 'Suddenly I saw people running, without shouting,' said Anne-Laure Rubi, the owner of the upmarket restaurant, which is popular with...
  • 84 killed in France and Justin Trudeau goes tweet tweet tweet

    07/17/2016 8:29:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Pressaa ^ | 07/17/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    Justin Trudeau is completely satisfied to tweet out his shock and utter vague generalities about fighting terrorism. He won’t even recognize who the terrorists are even after they win There is nothing inherently wrong with politicians and elected leaders using Twitter and other social media platforms to express their thoughts, even though they sometimes get into a lot of trouble that way. But as soon as news of the attack in Nice surfaced, Canadians knew it would not be long before the Prime Minister would hit Twitter. As with death and taxes, it was a certainty Trudeau would use the...
  • An Open Letter to ISIS

    07/16/2016 11:28:00 PM PDT · by pboyington · 16 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 16, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Members of ISIS: You undoubtedly believe that you’re having quite a year now: Paris, Brussels, Nice, Istanbul, San Bernardino, Orlando and the list of butchering goes on. You have literally gotten away with mass murder, rape, torture and terror because the President of the United States is a feckless, left wing ideologue sympathetic to Islam; and the so-called political elite in Western Europe are spineless, do-gooder fools who believe that cowardice, political correctness and diversity are the sinews of war. You have taken advantage of the benevolence of comfortable, soft, wealthy European nations and one country’s universal guilt for...