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  • France to open hate crime office after Jewish cemetery vandalized

    12/04/2019 5:24:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.04.2019 | es/sms (AFP, AP)
    France’s Interior Ministry vowed on Wednesday to create a dedicated office for combatting hate crimes after more than 100 Jewish graves were found desecrated at a cemetery near the city of Strasbourg. “The republic itself has been desecrated,” said Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said after a visit to the 16th-century cemetery. “Hatred has struck; there is hatred on our national territory. We will do everything so that the people who have done this are convicted.” […] According to national statistics, police reports of anti-Semitic incidents rose 74% in 2018 compared to the previous year, prompting widespread concern in the country...
  • Vandals desecrate 90 Jewish graves in east France ahead of marches

    02/19/2019 8:37:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 19, 2019 8:56 AM | Luke Baker, Mayaan Lubell
    Vandals have daubed swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on around 90 graves in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials said on Tuesday, shortly before planned marches nationwide against a surge in anti-Semitic attacks. French President Emmanuel Macron visited the cemetery on Tuesday in the village of Quatzenheim, near the city of Strasbourg, following the overnight desecration, walking through a gate scarred with a swastika as he entered the graveyard. […] Many French political leaders are due to join Tuesday evening’s march in Paris against anti-Semitism. Macron will visit the national Holocaust memorial with the heads of the Senate and...
  • Protesters attempted to storm City Hall as Yellow Vest protests entered 9th week in France

    01/13/2019 2:29:38 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    More than 84,000 people took part in the protests in Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Strasbourg, and other French cities on Saturday. Clashes eventually erupted at the iconic Champs Ulysses and Arc de Triomphe, with police using tear gas and water cannons to calm the angry crowds, RT reports. In Paris alone, 156 people were arrested during the standoff, with most of them put in custody, the law enforcers said. In Nimes, protesters attempted to storm City Hall and police deployed tear gas against them. Clashes were also reported in Bourges in central France, where the local authorities said that 5,000...
  • France: Mayors Panic, Call on Macron to Help Them Deal with Tsunami of Migrants

    12/19/2017 8:25:57 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-19-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Seven mayors from France called on President Emmanuel Macron to step in and help them deal with the flow of (illegal) immigrants from Africa and the Middle East. French daily Le Monde published a letter written by the mayors of Strasbourg, Grenoble, Rennes, Nantes, Toulouse, Lille, and Bordeaux. In the letter, the mayors say that they are forced to take in "several thousand" refugees every month. This tsunami is creating massive social problems, they go on to explain. They feel that they're "backed up against a wall" and "completely saturated." The mayors want Macron to establish a "solidarity network" between...
  • Hero civilian fifth victim of Strasbourg Christmas market attack

    12/19/2018 5:27:29 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    News.Com.AU ^ | 12/19/18
    A fifth victim wounded during an attack at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg has died, authorities and relatives said. The prosecutor’s office confirmed on Sunday (local time) that a Polish national had died after being injured by Cherif Chekatt in Tuesday’s rampage. “My brother Barto Pedro Orent-Niedzielski has just passed away. He thanks you for the love and strength you have given him,” the brother of the 36-year-old victim from the Polish city of Katowice wrote on Facebook. Chekatt, 29, attacked Christmas market shoppers armed with a gun and a knife, before being killed by police...
  • Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer .. Terror Attack in France Is a Fresh Reminder of Why We Need the Wall

    12/18/2018 10:00:34 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Minnesota Sun ^ | December 14, 2018 | Lt. Col Tony Shaffer
    The terrorist attack on a French Christmas market should serve as a wakeup call to America. The stakes are too high for Congress to keep playing political games with border security. We need to build the wall. Americans awoke Wednesday to yet another awful reminder that we still live in a world beset with radical Islamic terrorism. In the night, the crack of gunfire and the all-too-familiar cry of “Allahu Akbar” rang out in a French Christmas market. At least four people who came out to enjoy Strasbourg’s famous Advent traditions are dead. As President Trump so astutely noted in...
  • France and the Media During the Jihadist War

    12/14/2018 1:10:43 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 13, 2018 | Howard Rotberg
    It is safe to say that there are now two main fronts in what we need to term the Islamist War Against the West. The first has been for many years now the Western liberal democracy of Israel surrounded by genocidal neighbors; the second is France, followed closely by other European countries, Australia, and America. During the week of December 11th, 2018, two sad things happened and this essay shall attempt to enlighten by placing them together. The first is the recent terrorist attack in Strasbourg France, and the second is the signing by most of the world (with the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 12/14/2018

    12/14/2018 5:19:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The terrorist attack suspect in Strasbourg, France shot dead by police Thursday.... The latest polling in France for next May's European Parliament elections shows a lead for the National Rally party of Marine Le Pen.... And getting back to the "yellow vests" two representatives appeared before the media in Versailles France Thursday to announce that Phase 5 of the protest is on for this Saturday.... The Battle of Brexit. The word from the European Union summit in Brussels is that there will be no renegotiation or changes to the Brexit deal agreed to by the EU and Prime Minister Theresa...
  • Main suspect in Strasbourg attack has been killed - police sources

    12/13/2018 1:45:40 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, 13 December 2018 | Staff
    The suspected gunman, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, has been killed, two police sources said on Thursday, ending his 48-hours on the run. Cherif Chekatt was killed in the Neudorf/Meinau area of the city after a police operation was launched around 2100 hrs (2000 GMT) on Thursday about 2 kilometres from where he launched his attack on Tuesday. Chekatt was killed after firing on police officers, who returned fire, one of the sources said. Reuters reporters near the scene heard three to four gunshots after a huge police operation with armed forces from the BRI...
  • Strasbourg shooter was radicalized in prison, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ during attack

    12/12/2018 4:07:16 PM PST · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 12/12/2018 | John Sexton
    The Strasbourg shooter has been identified as Chérif Chekkat, a 29-year-old man born in France who has a long criminal history. Having been convicted 27 times for robbery and other crimes, Chekkat was sent to prison between 2013 and 2015. That’s where he became radicalized and was placed on a watch list by French authorities. From
  • France - Islam Cherif flees after Strasbourg attack: 3 killed and 12 wounded

    12/12/2018 2:14:04 AM PST · by Cronos · 31 replies
    Asia news ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Asianews
    The young 29 year old of North African descent, but born in the French city, fired at a Christmas market. He later collided with the security forces. He is wounded. Six injured are in serious condition. Cherif, 29 years old, born in Strasbourg, but of North African origins, the attacker who killed three people last night in the French city and wounded 12 others. Cherif was reportedly radicalized during one of his periods in prisons and was listed as dangerous on police records.  In fact security forces had wanted to arrest him just yesterday morning for involvement in a robbery...
  • (France)...Four dead and up to 11 critically hurt in shooting at Strasbourg Christmas market

    12/11/2018 3:07:27 PM PST · by caww · 154 replies
    dailymail ^ | 11 December 2018 | TERRI-ANN WILLIAMS
    The local fire department for the French city confirmed the casualties early on Tuesday evening The area has been cordoned off and trams have stopped running in the popular tourist destination The gunman had previously been shot by a soldier near the Christmas market and then fled the scene It is not yet clear if the market was a target of the attack or if there was any links to terrorism The Strasbourg-based European Parliament was on lockdown after reports of the shooting emerged Police have said they know the identity of the suspected gunman
  • UKIP's Steven Woolfe seriously ill after party 'altercation'

    10/06/2016 5:26:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Sky News
    Sky sources say Steven Woolfe has suspected bleeding on the brain after being punched in the face by a fellow MEP. ...-A party spokesman said Mr Woolfe was "taken suddenly ill" in the European Parliament building in Strasbourg on Thursday morning.
  • French police thwart terror plot, seven arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille

    11/21/2016 6:02:34 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 21 NOV 2016 | wire
    France said it had foiled a militant plot and arrested seven people in the southern port city of Marseille and the eastern city of Strasbourg. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the seven people of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin, aged 29 to 37, had been detained on Sunday. Two were arrested in Marseille. Most of the others, he said on Monday, were arrested in Strasbourg - a city where one of oldest and largest Christmas markets is set to open this week. “An attack has been foiled ... The scale of the terrorist threat is enormous and it is not...
  • Suspect in Frankfurt terror trial tells court he spent six months in Afghanistan training camps

    09/17/2002 2:44:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 337+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 16 2002 | MELISSA EDDY
    FRANKFURT, Germany - One of four Algerians accused of plotting to blow up a French Christmas market told a German court Monday that he had spent six months in training camps in Afghanistan, and said he met two of the other defendants in neighboring Pakistan. In nearly four hours of questioning by Judge Karlheinz Zeiher, Salim Boukari said that on his journey back to Europe, he met co-defendants Aeurobi Beandalis and Fouhad Sabour in a guest house in Pakistan that was a base for people traveling to and from the Afghan camps. The three, along with fourth defendant Lamine Maroni,...
  • Prison Time Sought at German Bomb Trial (Algerians wanting to kill 'enemies of allah')

    02/11/2003 4:48:48 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 206+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | Februari 11 2003 | AP
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors sought prison sentences Tuesday of up to 12 1/2 years for four Algerians accused of plotting to bomb holiday crowds they considered ``the enemies of God'' at a French Christmas market two years ago. In nearly five hours of closing arguments, prosecutors disputed claims laid out in testimony by Aeroubi Beandalis, Salim Boukari, and Fouhad Sabour that they, along with Lamine Maroni, had planned to attack an unoccupied synagogue. ``They were fully aware that many innocent people — including children — could die or at least be injured,'' said prosecutor Volker Brinkmann. He asked...
  • UK: Sheffield asylum seeker jailed (Algerian plotting bomb tourists at a French Christmas market)

    03/10/2003 12:11:34 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 334+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | March 10 2003
    An Algerian who sought asylum in Sheffield has been jailed for plotting to bomb tourists at a French Christmas market. Lamine Maroni has been sentenced to 11 years in Germany. Three other men were also jailed for between 10 and 12 years each. They were found guilty by a Frankfurt court of conspiracy to murder scores of people outside Strasbourg Cathedral on New Year's Eve 2000. Prosecutors said they were part of a network of mostly North African extremists called the Non-aligned Mujahadeen, with ties to al-Qaida. Maroni had arrived in Sheffield as an asylum seeker in August 2000 and...
  • Europe Has Imported Its Own Death Squads

    08/21/2016 11:39:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Advice Goddess Blog ^ | August 20, 2016 | Amy Alkon
    Stoyan Zaimov writes at Christian Post of a Muslim man, the 16-year-old son of Imam Sheikh Alami, a local radical cleric with Dutch and Moroccan citizenship, who had voiced some nice gentle thoughts while he marched around Verviers, Belgium:
  • BREAKING: Jewish rabbi stabbed by man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in French religious attack

    08/19/2016 6:30:34 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    The Express (UK) ^ | August 19 | Tom Batchelor
    The attacker, who is understood to have been arrested, shouted the Islamic phrase meaning God is great during the attack, according to reports in French media. The 62-year-old victim, who is described as belonging to the orthodox Hasidic sect, was injured in the attack in the Jewish Quarter, 500 metres from the Great Synagogue of Strasbourg. Named locally as Chalom Levy, he took refuge in a nearby bar befofe being taken to hospital. Mendel Samama, a Strasbourg rabbi who visited him at the hospital, said Mr Levy described surviving the attack as a “miracle”.
  • EU Security Scare: Islamic State Propaganda Found on Parliament Drivers (i.e. chauffeurs)

    04/19/2016 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 18, 2016 – 11:07 AM | Peter Müller
    The administrative authority of the European Parliament has expressed security concerns after the discovery of CDs containing Islamic State (IS) propaganda in the possession of two chauffeurs with its external driving service. Several sources with knowledge of the situation told Spiegel that one of the discoveries had been made in Strasbourg, where the parliament holds its plenary sessions, and the other in Brussels, where most of its work is conducted. Both employees of the private chauffeur service were fired and police are investigating. After obtaining information that other chauffeurs in the service had criminal records, the European Parliament Presidium made...