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  • As anger rises, Muslims protest French cartoons

    10/30/2020 1:03:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 10 30 2020 | ISABEL DEBRE
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world. Hardline Islamic groups across the region have seized on the the French government’s staunch secularist stance as an affront to Islam, rallying their supporters and stirring up rage. SNIP In Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore, an estimated 10,000 followers of the radical Islamic Tehreek-e-Labbaik party celebrating the Mawlid, the birthday...
  • France's Showdown with the Islamic World

    10/30/2020 9:15:14 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 36 replies
    BESA Center ^ | Oct 2020 | Dr. Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen
    The beheading of schoolteacher Samuel Paty, which occurred two weeks after a momentous speech by President Emmanuel Macron in which he unveiled a plan to defend French secular values against “Islamist radicalism,” marked the start of what might turn out to be an all-out war between France and the Islamic world, with Turkey’s Erdoğan leading the Muslim charge. By taking a stand against Muslim extremist violence and suppression of freedom of speech, Macron might find himself facing a new wave of Islamic terror.
  • The Middle East 'Normalization' Train Keeps Moving: Even Top Lebanese Figures Talk of Peace with Israel

    10/29/2020 6:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/29/2020 | P. DAVID HORNIK
    On Sunday, Claudine Aoun Roukoz — head of the National Commission for Lebanese Women and a prominent personality in the country — said that if Israel and Lebanon were to resolve issues involving borders and Palestinian refugees, “I do not mind that the Lebanese state makes peace with Israel…. Are we required to remain in a state of war? I do not have an ideological dispute with anyone, but my dispute is political.” Roukoz has been expressing such views on Lebanon’s national TV. Back on September 24, she wrote: “We all support the principle of peace and I hope to...
  • As anger rises, thousands of Muslims protest French cartoons

    10/30/2020 5:52:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2020 | By ISABEL DEBRE
    DUBAI - Thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world. Demonstrations in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad turned violent as some 2,000 people who tried to march toward the French Embassy were pushed back by police firing tear gas and beating protesters with batons. Crowds of Islamist activists hanged an effigy of French President Emmanuel Macron from a highway overpass after pounding it furiously with their shoes. Several...
  • French PM details new restrictions on cusp of nation’s second Covid-19 lockdown

    10/30/2020 4:59:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    France24 ^ | October 29, 2020
    French people will only be allowed to leave their homes for food shopping, medical appointments, pressing family reasons and to commute to work when the job cannot be done from home, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday ahead of a new Covid-19 lockdown starting at midnight. The nationwide lockdown will be enforced initially until December 1, though health experts have warned a longer clampdown may be necessary. Detailing the new restrictions, Castex said people will be allowed outside for just one hour of exercise per day and no further than one kilometre from their homes. For every outing, they...
  • Welcome to Europe: Smiling Tunisian terrorist poses for photo on the day he arrived in Italy on a migrant boat - just a month before he beheaded a woman and killed two more Catholics in church massacre in France

    10/30/2020 4:32:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 30 2020 | CHRIS PLEASANCE and JACK WRIGHT and NICK FAGGE and PETER ALLEN
    Pictured smiling just weeks before massacring three people at a Catholic church in Nice, this is the face of terrorist killer Brahim Aoussaoui as he entered mainland Europe. The picture was taken by authorities in the Italian port city of Bari, where Aoussaoui was taken ashore on October 8 having spent 20 days in coronavirus quarantine - first on the island of Lampedusa, where he landed on September 20, and then on board the Italian quarantine ship Rhapsody. The ship, carrying some 800 migrants, had been moored off the coast of Bari for 15 days where fellow migrants say Aoussaoui...
  • Escape from Paris: City is gridlocked as tens of thousands flee, stations are packed, violent protests break out and shelves are stripped ahead of month-long lockdown that BANS travel

    10/30/2020 4:12:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2020 | Jack Wright
    Tens of thousands of Parisians last night caused massive traffic jams in a desperate attempt to flee the French capital ahead of the start of Emmanuel Macron's new national shutdown. Video posted to Twitter shows huge numbers of Parisians attempting a mass exodus out of the city in a bid to avoid the 9pm curfew and the start of the second lockdown from midnight. The night air was filled with the sound of blaring car horns while social media users estimated that Parisians had created 'hundreds of miles' of gridlock to escape to their second homes in the country.
  • Tunisian carrying Quran fatally stabs 3 in French church

    10/29/2020 9:03:55 PM PDT · by xomething · 13 replies
    apnews ^ | 10/28/2020 | Lori Hinnant and Daniel Cole
    NICE, France (AP) — A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Quran attacked worshippers in a French church and killed three Thursday... The attack in Mediterranean city of Nice was the third in less than two months that French authorities have attributed to Muslim extremists, ... Thursday’s attacker was seriously wounded by police and hospitalized in life-threatening condition after the killings at the Notre Dame Basilica... President Emmanuel Macron said he would immediately increase the number of soldiers deployed to protect schools and religious sites from around 3,000 to 7,000. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor...
  • Police prevent Turks from "doing battle" in Armenian community bastion (France)

    10/29/2020 8:36:29 PM PDT · by xomething · 7 replies ^ | 10/29/2020 | Le Figaro avec AFP
    The police intervened Wednesday evening to prevent "several dozen" members of the Turkish community "to do battle" with Armenians in Décines-Charpieu, a bastion of this diaspora in France, announced Thursday October 29th. Prefecture. A large police force, with around a hundred men, was put in place "with the aim of restoring republican order" in this suburban town of Lyon which houses the Armenian genocide memorial. Nineteen vehicles were checked and the identity of all the protagonists was noted. Twitter: Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians."Calm returned at 11 p.m., two hours...
  • Muslims "have the right to kill millions of French people", Malaysia's former PM says after church terror attack in Nice

    10/29/2020 2:32:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct 29 | By TIM STICKINGS and JACK WRIGHT
    Malaysia's former prime minister today said that Muslims have the right 'to kill millions of French people', shortly after a knife-wielding Islamist killed three people in a deadly terror attack in Nice. Mahathir Mohamad, who lost power in February this year, said freedom of expression does not include 'insulting other people' as fury over satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed sweeps the Islamic world. The 95-year-old politician said he did not approve of the beheading of a French school teacher for sharing caricatures of the Prophet, but said: 'Irrespective of the religion professed, angry people kill'. 'The French in the...
  • Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians.

    10/29/2020 6:28:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Zartonk Media on Twitter ^ | October 28, 2020 | Staff
    Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians.
  • Terror Strikes France — 3+ dead, 2 beheaded in Allahu Akbar attack in Nice…

    10/29/2020 5:17:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on October 29, 2020 6:03 am
    A Muslim man armed with a knife killed three people and wounded several others at a church in the southern French city of Nice, police have confirmed to NBC news. The attack took place inside the city’s Notre Dame church at around 9:10 a.m. local time, 4:10 ET a.m. The suspect was wounded by police and is now in hospital. It comes 13 days after French middle school teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was killed in Paris. France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said he had chaired a crisis meeting at the Interior Ministry. He said a police operation was in progress...
  • Three dead as woman beheaded in knife attack in Nice, France

    10/29/2020 4:48:11 AM PDT · by · 42 replies
    The Jerusalem ^ | OCTOBER 29, 2020 | REUTERS
    A knife-wielding attacker shouting "Allahu Akbar" beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a suspected terrorist incident at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, police and officials said. Nice's mayor, Christian Estrosi, who described the attack as terrorism, said on Twitter it had happened in or near the city's Notre Dame church. Estrosi said the attacker had repeatedly shouted the phrase "Allahu Akbar," or God is greatest, even after he had been detained by police. One of the people killed inside the church was believed to be the church warden, Estrosi said, adding that...
  • Nice attack: Three dead and several injured in suspected terror assault on church

    10/29/2020 5:39:51 AM PDT · by Patriot_MP · 6 replies
    EuroNews ^ | 29 OCT 2020 | Alasdair Sandford & Alice Tidey
    Three people have been killed and several more wounded in a suspected terror attack in the southern French city of Nice on Thursday. The aggressor is said to have attacked people with a knife inside the Notre-Dame basilica in the heart of the city. A suspect has reportedly been arrested; a police source said he was injured as security forces intervened and has been taken to hospital. Two people -- a man and a woman -- were killed inside the church and a third person, seriously injured, died in a bar nearby where they had taken refuge, AFP reported quoting...
  • ‘Allah Akhbar’: Man With ‘Handgun’ Shot Dead Just Hours After Nice Terror

    10/29/2020 10:25:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 10/29/2020 | Oliver JJ Lane
    An “Allah Akbar” shouting man has been shot dead by police in a second, separate attack in France in one day, according to reports from the city of Avignon. Police responded after a man was seen with a handgun shouting threats in Avignon in Provence on Thursday morning a little after 1100 Paris time (0600EST). French newspaper Liberation reports the would-be assailant shouted “Allah Akbar” and was shot dead in an exchange of fire by officers. Police are investigating the circumstances of the shooting and have not yet declared it to be a potential terrorist attack. The attack came a...
  • Malaysian ex-PM Mahathir says Muslims 'have right to kill French'

    10/29/2020 10:24:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 10 29 2020 | Staff
    Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday that Muslims had a right "to kill millions of French people", shortly after a knife-wielding man launched a deadly attack in Nice. Three people were killed at a church in the southern French city, with the attacker slitting the throat of at least one of them, in what authorities were treating as the latest jihadist attack to rock the country. Shortly afterwards, Mahathir -- who was prime minister of Muslim-majority Malaysia until his government collapsed in February -- launched an extraordinary outburst on Twitter. Referring to the beheading of a French teacher...
  • 3 dead in church attack, plunging France into dual emergency (Muslim Terrorism; Troops in the Streets)

    10/29/2020 10:02:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 10 29 2020 | LORI HINNANT and DANIEL COLE
    An attacker armed with a knife killed three people inside a church Thursday in the southern French city of Nice, prompting the government to raise its security alert status to the maximum level hours before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. It was the third attack in two months in France that authorities have attributed to Muslim extremists, including the beheading of a teacher. It comes during a growing furor over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were republished in recent months by the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo — renewing vociferous debate in France and the Muslim world over the depictions that...
  • Woman decapitated as knife-wielding man kills 3 in suspected France terror attack [updated]

    10/29/2020 8:44:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    N Y Post ^ | October 29, 2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A woman was decapitated and two other people were killed by a knife-wielding “terrorist” who shouted “Allahu akbar!” at a church in the French city of Nice — one of three attacks targeting the country on Thursday. Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the vile attack occurred at the Notre Dame Basilica in the Mediterranean city and that police had detained the assailant. Two people were killed inside the church, an elderly woman who was beheaded, and a man whose throat was cut, according to the BBC. A wounded woman managed to flee to a nearby café , but died...
  • Malaysia PM: Muslims have right to ‘kill millions of French people’

    10/29/2020 7:30:50 AM PDT · by karpov · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 29, 2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    The Prime Minister of Malaysia said Muslims have “a right to be angry and kill millions of French people” just hours after an attacker yelling “Allahu akbar!” beheaded one woman and killed two others in a church in France. The incendiary comments were part of a tweetstorm from Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, who railed against Western culture and French President Emmanuel Macron for refusing to denounce the caricatures of Prophet Mohammad that have sparked three attacks in two months in France. Macron has also vowed to fight “Islamist separatism” in wake of the beheading of school teacher Samuel Paty in a...
  • Guard stabbed with 'sharp tool' at Saudi French Consulate with suspect arrested

    10/29/2020 3:59:55 AM PDT · by xomething · 2 replies ^ | 10/29/2020 | Tanveer Mann
    The attack comes just hours after a woman was beheaded and two others killed in the French city of Nice A man has been arrested after attacking a guard with a 'sharp tool' in Saudi Arabia. The attack took place at the French Consulate in Jeddah. According to reports, the man used a "sharp tool" to stab the guard. The attack comes just hours after a woman was beheaded and two others killed in the French city of Nice.