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Three mosques shut down in anti-terror raids as officers seize 330 war weapons - France

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posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
They shut those mosques down for some reason...and it had to have been a pretty damn good one.


Actually, not really. From what I understand, the "state of emergency" under which France is operating and conducting these raids means that they can basically do anything that they want without necessarily abiding by due process. But I may be misunderstanding it.




posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: queenofswords

That's what I think is happening too.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: network dude

From what I understand, at least from hearsay that I've heard in interviews, is that the peaceful ones don't speak out because then they would become targets themselves.

Makes sense, although I don't know how accurate that is or if it's a general reality shared by most peaceful Muslims.



I have read that it is against their religion to speak out against another muslim. I guess that means even if they're planning to kill hundreds of innocents in the near future, it's a worse sin to tell on them. Sheesh! Religion!!



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe


So in 15 days and only 3 mosques, they found 1/3 the qty of "war-grade" weapons than normally seized in one year. There are over 2300 mosques in France, and while these 3 represent only a fraction, they held what seems to be a lot of weapons and documents related to jihadist activity.


Do you find 334 weapons in 2,235 homes and buildings shocking? Surely not, you live in Georgia. I'm from Georgia too and if you raided the three homes of my immediate family, you'd find somewhere north of three dozen. What's being done here is conflation to sensationalize the story. From the sounds of it, they found some ammo and a revolver in a mosque and the rest was found at people's homes/businesses. There's no details of why they were confiscated, again they rely on conflation to give the impression that the weapons were confiscated because they're part of a potential terrorist stockpile of some sort.

What is a "war-grade" weapon? Sounds like the French version of "assault weapon" to me. The only example given is a revolver. I suppose that might have been a "war-grade" weapon a hundred years ago. Then again, two hundred years ago a musket was a "war-grade" weapon.


Just some food for thought for those that continue to state Islam is peaceful....and wondering still why this has not made headlines....agenda driven maybe?


Why is this article so bereft of details and full of conflation? Oh, it's the Express UK, an overtly fear mongering tabloid. What happened to denying ignorance? Are we so weak that we're going to be complicit in letting in the fear mongering of tabloids and orange haired buffoons who would have us cast aside our own values of liberty and the rule of law and give religious fanatics the holy war they're wanting?

We should be better than this.
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posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

I don't care if all they found was puppies and kittens, close em all...



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 11:46 AM
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It hasn't gotten wider attention because too easy an argument can be made for self defense. Not like anyone over there is burning mosques…



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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War Grade weapon?...That is a new term...What Century we talking about...could be Swords and shields, bows and arrows for all we know.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Neither your source nor the france24.com source in the existing thread Here, say that anything was found in a mosque.

After large scale searches, spanning 2,235 homes and buildings searched, 334 weapons seems to be a small number.

Anywho, the OP is misleading.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: queenofswords

originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: network dude

From what I understand, at least from hearsay that I've heard in interviews, is that the peaceful ones don't speak out because then they would become targets themselves.

Makes sense, although I don't know how accurate that is or if it's a general reality shared by most peaceful Muslims.



I have read that it is against their religion to speak out against another muslim. I guess that means even if they're planning to kill hundreds of innocents in the near future, it's a worse sin to tell on them. Sheesh! Religion!!


You have read this where? We have Muslims in the US Armed Forces and surely they are bombing in areas where other Muslims live--and yet you say they can't even 'tell on' another Muslim planning something nefarious?



Sometimes, remaining quiet about the grievance is not allowed, like when it leads to emboldening the wrongdoer to continue in his iniquities against others. In some cases, it can be the cause of great reward – the reward of striving in Allah’s cause – when the wrongdoer is a person of strength or power and speaking out against him will lead to preventing him from abusing the people.


There is a whole lot about that here source
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posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire

originally posted by: mikell
Nah can't be true that would make Trump look a lot smarter than the other candidates!




What does this have to do with Trump?


Check out recent posts. There's a thread covering trumps latest statements which actually relate to this subject directly. It's on the top as I type.

I got what this ATSer was getting at immediately.

ETA: link to thread,

www.abovetopsecret.com...

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Granted it is a hate on Trump thread, mike said, shhh it'll make trump look smart, roughly.
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posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

I think they are just using the new progressive PC terminology here.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical


Let me guess, these were merely 'research material' and not really meant to be disseminated or otherwise utilized?


You're deliberately left to guess. It might have been videos in a browser history. You have no way of knowing, that's the point. If they said they found a computer that had a handful of extremists videos in the browser history, that wouldn't be scary enough.

There are over 6 million Muslims in France, they apparently raided over 2,000 buildings and put 9 people on house arrest and another 22 on a no fly list. I'll do the math for you, that's .0005% of Muslims in France. What's the appropriate reaction to this information? Panic? Turn against the overwhelming number of non-jihadists until we in the West are throwing away all of the things that we claim to believe in only to become the would be destroyers of Islam of ISIS propaganda?

Stop and consider that last statement. Muslim extremist propaganda focuses on painting Western countries as waging a global war to eliminate Islam from the face of the planet. The more we overreact, the more we set aside our own values, the more we ostracize and demonize all Muslims — the more we become like the propaganda version of ourselves that ISIS and others are using to radicalize people into joining their cause.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: MaxMech
Jihadist documents were found in a mosque????
Weapons were found in Muslim homes???
OMG what a shock!!


It just can't be real... I still cannot believe it...

The religion of peace!!



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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That is one awesome title, war weapons lol, you really cant make this stuff up.
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posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

Yep, I was expecting tanks, heavy artilery, assault choppers and jet fighters.

On the other hand, they had to justify home evasions. Sloppy job by the cops.

Oh, and since people of France has been bombarded by msm propaganda, now is the good time for Hollande to cash in political points based on people's fears. Really sad state.

Rinse and repeat.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I thought France had some strict gun laws. Those were legally obtained weapons, right?


Of course not- that is why the people who had them could be detained and arrested.

If those had been legal firearms owned by permit carriers, we wouldn't be able to do anything.

That's the reason for weapon control.

Yes, I get the irony meant- it is repeated in every discussion about the situation in France.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
War Grade weapon?...That is a new term...What Century we talking about...could be Swords and shields, bows and arrows for all we know.



That is a translation from the french system of catagorization of weapons.
Catégory A- matériels de guerre.


a military firearm is a weapon which has a caliber used by the army since 1880. Some of them are prohibited; for example, fully automatic weapons, but semi-automatic rifles or handguns are authorised. Examples of military gauges in category 1 : 9×19mm, 5.56×45mm NATO, 7.62×39mm, 7.62×51mm NATO, .45 ACP, .50 BMG, .50 AE.


(wiki)

It includes missiles, grenades, military aircraft, etc.
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posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Muslim Preppers.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Hasn't US media and the left been saying Trump is crazy and racist for saying he would shut down radical mosques?



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: jadedANDcynical


Let me guess, these were merely 'research material' and not really meant to be disseminated or otherwise utilized?


You're deliberately left to guess. It might have been videos in a browser history. You have no way of knowing, that's the point. If they said they found a computer that had a handful of extremists videos in the browser history, that wouldn't be scary enough.

There are over 6 million Muslims in France, they apparently raided over 2,000 buildings and put 9 people on house arrest and another 22 on a no fly list. I'll do the math for you, that's .0005% of Muslims in France. What's the appropriate reaction to this information? Panic? Turn against the overwhelming number of non-jihadists until we in the West are throwing away all of the things that we claim to believe in only to become the would be destroyers of Islam of ISIS propaganda?

Stop and consider that last statement. Muslim extremist propaganda focuses on painting Western countries as waging a global war to eliminate Islam from the face of the planet. The more we overreact, the more we set aside our own values, the more we ostracize and demonize all Muslims — the more we become like the propaganda version of ourselves that ISIS and others are using to radicalize people into joining their cause.


Can you please just explain why you guys don't go to these lengths to defend the greater majority of peaceful right wingers or conservatives?



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