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originally posted by: slip2break
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric
I agreed with the sentiment but don't have any firm evidence it happened. Do remember stories about violence against Muslims being up-- a few mosques were definitely torched-- and I remember one story about a Sikh being killed. Don't feel like digging right now-- but it would be counter intuitive to believe it didn't create a spike violence in against Muslims.
originally posted by: Metropolis1927
If you mean Jihadi John the evil be-header, I would think not. This is well planned and would take longer than 24 hours IMO a reply to: Kuroodo
originally posted by: EternalSolace
I'm getting kind of perturbed at some of the commentary from some of these "experts". One of them made the comment, "Welcome to the new norm."
No, this is not the norm. It should never be considered the norm. I will never consider it the norm. I know emotions are high, but these commentators need to be more careful with their words.
originally posted by: WalkInSilence
Have we learned nothing from history?
I am ashamed to be human. Or perhaps just to be alive as the predator I am.
We are a ridiculous bunch of emotion, hormone driven entities.
originally posted by: Kuroodo
Question, could this attack be revenge for the death of the guy the US killed?
Forgot his name/title.
wonder what happened to this guy as the article implies a concert was the primary target. like i said older link but relevent. wonder if the guy they caught was a decoy or set up to see how tight the french securty was following their operatives
A French national suspected of planning a terrorist attack in France after returning from the Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa was arrested last month, officials said Friday. The man admitted to police that he had been instructed to carry out an attack on French soil – “preferably” during a concert – but has denied that he had any intention of following through with the plan, according to a judicial source. He was not immediately identified by police, but the source told AFP that he was a 29-year-old who had spent one week in Raqqa. He was arrested on August 11 at his home and charged with “criminal association in relation with a criminal terrorist enterprise”. “This is one of those cases in which individuals want to carry out terrorist attacks,” Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters during a trip to the northern city of Roubaix on Friday. The suspect did not have a police record and was unknown to French intelligence services before his trip to Syria, the judicial source said.
The new legislation, to be presented to parliament “in the coming days”, will also make it easier to target “lone wolves” and create new powers to force internet providers to block Islamist hate propaganda. It will also allow investigators to use pseudonyms to go undercover in pro-jihadist sites. Marc Trevidic, one of France’s highest-profile anti-terror judges, said the case of Ali M was far from being isolated. “There are doubtless others on our soil programmed to harm French interests,” he told Le Parisien. Some 800 French nationals or residents are thought to have left to fight in Syria since the start of the civil war.
[Latest developments, posted at 8:38 p.m. ET]
• At least 153 people were killed in the Paris and Saint-Denis shootings and bombings, French officials said. Among the victims, 112 were killed at the Bataclan concert venue, according to the Interior Ministry. Saint-Denis is home to the national stadium where the match was being played.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Necrose
It's possible. There are patterns to the mistakes made.