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Islamist plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled, say French police
The Telegraph ^ | July 9, 2014 | Henry Samuel

Posted on 07/09/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT by grundle

France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules.

French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as Ali M, and one of the highest-ranking members in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM.

According to Le Parisien newspaper, in April last year, the married father of two who went by the pseudonym Abu Jaji was asked by his AQIM contact, whose web alias was Redouane18, to make “suggestions concerning how to conduct jihad in the place you are currently”.

Ali M suggested targeting nuclear power plants, “planes at the moment of take-off”, and a string of French landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum in Paris.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; france; isis; islamists; terrorattack; terrorism

1 posted on 07/09/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Think ANY of our ‘world leaders’ will finally realize WE ARE AT WAR once chit starts blowin’ up?

Highly doubtful.

We. Are. Screwed.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 12:41:53 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: grundle

Good example of Muslim thinking — “Let’s destroy all the beautiful things in the Louvre. That will demonstrate our devotion to the Koran.”


3 posted on 07/09/2014 12:42:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: grundle

Modern Europeans have forgotten the hard lessons their ancestors learned at Tours, Constantinople,Grenada, Lepanto, Malta, and Vienna.


4 posted on 07/09/2014 12:46:14 PM PDT by allendale
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To: grundle

These muslims are demons from hell.

They couldn’t be more opposite what Jesus taught.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 12:47:02 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Do you remember?

1. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male.

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males.

3. In 1972 a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach, it was blown up shortly after
landing by Muslim males.

4. In 1973 a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome , with 33 people killed, when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.

5. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.

6. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.

7. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.

8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his
wheelchair by Muslim males.

9. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim males.

10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.

11. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim males.

12. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.

13. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one
crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.

14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.

15. In 2002, reporter Dan Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by-—you guessed it was a-— Muslim male.

16. In 2013, Boston Marathon Bombing 4 Innocent people including a child killed, 264 injured by 2 Muslim males.

No, I really don’t see a pattern here.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 12:48:58 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Bush’s fault? Make a lib read that list and I would bet that would run through their infantile mind.


7 posted on 07/09/2014 12:56:23 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: grundle

They were talking about blowing up the Louvre?... Yeah, sure thing, there is no evidence whatsoever they’d ever do something so dastardly as torch the library at Alexandria. How many times have we heard that?


8 posted on 07/09/2014 1:02:53 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Aria

Only 15% of Islamist want to kill you. The real problem is that the other 85% are O.K. with holding there jackets when they try. If you stand by and say nothing you are a part of the problem and will be treated the same. Islam has no place in the civilized world.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 1:03:46 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Don Corleone

They left out a BIG one, Godfather:

15(a). In 2008 a Muslim male was elected President of the United States of America. (And AGAIN in 2012!)

As I said before and will say again and again until I go down fighting: We. Are. Screwed.

This ‘normalcy bias’ which infects Americans WILL be the death of us. Our leaders REFUSE to see what we are up against, which makes them COMPLICIT, IMHO!


10 posted on 07/09/2014 1:04:18 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: grundle

The Tour de France is going on right now, I doubt anything will happen.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 1:55:39 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Fightin' in a basement)
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To: BenLurkin

I remember when some black muslems planned to blow ..”That old bitch in the harbor”, the Statue of Liberty.

About the same time, some French radicals did set off a bomb in the Louvre destroying some of DAVID’S works of art.

This was all about the time when Bill Ayers was also doing his bombing.


12 posted on 07/09/2014 2:15:15 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: grundle

They were inspired by events in the movie “Team America: World Police”


13 posted on 07/09/2014 2:50:08 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: grundle

But, this cannot happen...Isn’t Islam the “Religion of Peace”? I guess not, Skippy.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 5:19:50 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: grundle

” 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as Ali M, and one of the highest-ranking members in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM. “

A butcher... who would suspect a butcher...

And the US couldn’t manage to monitor the Tsarnaev brothers even after being warned several times by the Russians..

How many terrorists do we already have and how many are coming in over our borders that are planning and waiting for an opportunity...

But we mustn’t profile... even if all the terrorists just totally coincidentally are muslims...


15 posted on 07/10/2014 2:48:55 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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Islam is a war plan.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 2:50:21 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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17 posted on 07/10/2014 2:52:47 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Don Corleone

You’re stereotyping Muslim males.

/lib rant


18 posted on 07/10/2014 5:33:58 AM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
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To: grundle

Anybody who could seriously plan to blow up the Louvre deserves to die.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 6:23:23 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: wally_bert

“Bush’s fault? Make a lib read that list and I would bet that would run through their infantile mind.”

Probably before the day is over, some faux conservatives will post some BS re Bush’s fault.

They remind me of out of control teenagers, who are unable to mentally function in the real world.


20 posted on 07/10/2014 7:35:35 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democrat voters and His Katrina Moment!)
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To: grundle

I predicted the Arab/Muslim problem in France a long time ago. Like a cancer, they have multiplied & overrun Western Europe.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 8:17:42 AM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Monuments Men”—Islam-style.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 8:49:49 AM PDT by CDB
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To: grundle
Did they call in Team America?

"Dirka dirka Mohammed Jihad!"

"Take THAT terrorists!"


23 posted on 07/10/2014 12:32:32 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: grundle

I wonder if you could have seen the Effiel Tower as it orbited the earth?


24 posted on 07/10/2014 5:21:37 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: allendale

Modern Europeans were probably never taught any history that included the problems inherent in the mohammedan “tradition”....

I never learned any such history in public school here in the U.S.A fifty years ago.


25 posted on 07/10/2014 7:45:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: grundle
Let this be a lesson to some of the morons on this forum who want to completely gut the NSA. We need all the resources feasible to deal with Muslims, Democrats, illegals, and liberals. Without the surveillance the French government did, they could kiss several hundred lives and tourism to Paris good-bye.
26 posted on 07/10/2014 8:27:08 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: Objective Scrutator

I think it’s clear that we will need a whole new set of martyrs, as the one’s from both 911s are just a memory.

What will it take? The bombing of the Eiffel Tower? The Hoover Dam? The San Francisco Bridge? The Empire State Building? Some American GIs in Iraq hijacked and tortured before out eyes?

It will eventually come, and it will unleash fury like you’ve never seen in this country. What we’re seeing here in the years of Obama, is an aftermath that will resonate for many many years.


27 posted on 07/11/2014 6:40:58 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: MeshugeMikey
I never learned any such history in public school here in the U.S.A fifty years ago.

You did, but not in any detail. Remember "From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli?" Tripoli was because of Muslim piracy in the Mediterranean, which was state supported.

28 posted on 07/14/2014 1:31:55 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The song we knew....the hisrory of the Places In the song werent brought up. It wasn’t until America was attacked in 2001...that I knew what the mention of Tripoli was about...


29 posted on 07/14/2014 7:32:35 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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