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  • 3 young Jews wearing yarmulkes attacked w/ a hammer & iron bar [racist Arabs, France]

    06/03/2012 8:20:34 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    Three young Jews wearing skullcaps were attacked Saturday night in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon, by a dozen individuals who beat them with hammers and iron bars, "extremely serious" acts denounced by the Minister of the Interior, Manuel Valls. A youth suffered an open wound to the skull and a young girl was hit in the neck, according to the Ministry of Interior. Briefly hospitalized, they were all released from the hospital Saturday night, after five days of hospitalization, the police told AFP. Manuel Valls described the anti-Semitic attack as "extremely serious" and reiterated his "determination to fight against any...
  • Knights of Pride’ wanted to turn France into Islamic Caliphate

    03/23/2012 3:41:29 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 24 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 22 March 2012 | Daniel Siryoti and Eli Leon
    Mohammed Merah belonged to extreme Salafi group that works to topple French democracy • Group’s website shut down with homepage reading: “Due to great pressures brought upon us, we have dismantled the Forsane al-Izza movement.” Mohammed Merah, the confessed murderer of three children and a rabbi at a Toulouse Jewish school this week, was not a lone wolf, and on Wednesday the testimonies poured in about his involvement with a Salafi (extreme strand of Sunni Islam) group named Forsane al-Izza (FA). The “Knights of Pride”- as the group’s name means in English - was founded in France about a year...
  • Gay activists stage mass 'kiss-in' outside French cathedral (Lyon)

    05/20/2010 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 18 replies · 643+ views
    AFP (via Google) ^ | 05/19/2010 | n/a
    Gay rights activists staging a mass "kiss-in" to protest homophobia faced off with Roman Catholic protesters late Tuesday outside Lyon cathedral in southeastern France. About 200 gay campaigners gathered outside the cathedral were heckled by dozens of counter protesters, including a group of skinheads wearing dark blue uniforms and gloves who gave a Nazi salute. Police and paramilitary gendarmes kept the two groups apart, as they shouted slogans at each other in a face off that lasted more than two hours. An hour into the demonstration, around 10 gay couples staged their "kiss-in" to applause from their supporters and heckling...
  • (World chef championship:) Bocuse d'Or victory goes to Norwegian

    01/30/2009 1:29:42 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 6 replies · 443+ views
    www.latimes.com ^ | 01/29/2009 | Betty Hallock
    The biannual Bocuse d'Or culinary competition in Lyon, France, ended on a familiar note Wednesday: A chef from Norway won again. It was a disappointment for U.S. contestant Timothy Hollingsworth, who placed sixth.
  • Missing Semtex 'left unguarded'

    07/19/2008 6:27:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 138+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | July 19, 2008
    A depot in France from which a large quantity of powerful explosive went missing was poorly guarded, the regional head of security has said. The storage of 28kg (61lb) of Semtex at the site near Lyon was "not usual and certainly not authorised", Xavier de Fuerst also told the AFP news agency. A search by anti-terrorist officers is under way, and the manager of the site has been suspended pending an inquiry. Semtex is favoured by terrorists as it is odourless and difficult to detect.
  • Police on Alert in France After Explosive Theft

    07/19/2008 9:56:03 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 4 replies · 113+ views
    ABC News AU ^ | 07.19.2008 | BBC
    French anti-terrorist officers are searching for 28 kilograms of Semtex explosive missing from a depot in the suburbs of the city of Lyon. Semtex is a powerful, odourless explosive which is difficult to detect and often used by terrorist groups. The theft was from a depot in a disused 19th century fort at Corbas in the southern suburbs of Lyon. The depot is used for storing explosives by a civil defence unit with the job of blowing up bombs and ammunition left over from the two world wars. Twenty-eight kilograms of Semtex was found to be missing in a routine...
  • French search for stolen Semtex

    07/19/2008 12:06:11 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 27 replies · 228+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 18, 2008
    French anti-terrorist officers are searching for 28kg (61lb) of Semtex explosive missing from a depot in the suburbs of the city of Lyon. France's interior ministry confirmed an investigation was underway, saying the manager of the site had been suspended. Semtex is a powerful explosive favoured by terrorist groups as it is odourless and difficult to detect. Police said detonators were also missing and that they are treating the theft "very seriously". The depot, in a disused 19th century fort at Corbas, is used for storing explosives by a civil defence unit charged with the job of blowing up bombs...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • Explosives missing from French civil security site

    07/18/2008 6:04:09 PM PDT · by Abathar · 12 replies · 118+ views
    CNN ^ | 07/18/08
    PARIS, France (CNN) -- Explosives used to destroy land mines have disappeared from a site near Lyon, France, the French Interior Ministry said Friday. About 62 pounds (28 kilograms) of explosives were stolen from a depot at the civil security site at Fort de Corbas, the ministry said in a written statement, because of an apparent breach in the site's protection. Michele Alliot-Marie, France's minister of the interior, immediately suspended the head of the security center and started an investigation. French anti-terrorism authorities and the Lyon police also are participating in the investigation, the statement
  • Lyon: 28 kilos d'explosifs volés . . . (Lyon: 28 kilos of explosives stolen)

    07/18/2008 2:25:50 PM PDT · by the_Watchman · 4 replies · 134+ views
    Yahoo News (French) ^ | July 18, 2008
    LYON (AFP) - La disparition de 28 kilos d'un puissant explosif, vraisemblablement du Semtex, a été constatée dans un centre de déminage de la banlieue de Lyon, un vol que le ministre de l'Intérieur, Michèle Alliot-Marie, a imputé à des "défaillances dans la sécurisation du site". LYON (AFP) - the disappearance of 28 kilos a powerful explosive, probably Semtex, was noted in a center of mine clearance of the suburbs of Lyon, a flight that the Michele Al, Minister of Interior Department, charged to failures in the security of the site.
  • Plans To Build Lyon In Dubai, Bistros And All

    01/04/2008 8:14:37 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 154+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-4-2007 | Henry Samuel
    Plans to build Lyon in Dubai, bistros and all By Henry Samuel in Paris Last Updated: 7:09pm GMT 04/01/2008 A businessman in the desert Arab emirate of Dubai has launched plans to faithfully reconstruct the French city of Lyon, right down to its cafes, cinemas and schools, officials from the southwestern city have announced. A French cafe and a view of Dubai The project, due to be completed in 2012, is being driven by businessman Saeed Al Gandhi who fell in love with France’s third biggest city after a visit to draw up plans for a French-language university in Dubai...
  • Lyon win violence-marred match

    03/05/2007 6:08:37 AM PST · by em2vn · 162+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 03-05-07 | staff
    Champions Lyon returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-1 victory at local rivals St Etienne in a match marred by crowd trouble on Saturday. The runaway league leaders stormed into a 3-0 lead by the 47th minute but moments later the game had to be stopped after fans threw smoke bombs onto the pitch. Police responded by firing tear-gas into the crowd to quell the trouble. The game was held up for 20 minutes as players were sent back to the changing rooms before emerging to resume the game. That was followed later in the day by fights between...
  • France expels controversial imam

    09/08/2006 12:38:53 AM PDT · by Republicain · 16 replies · 621+ views
    PARIS, Sept 7, 2006 (AFP) - A controversial imam with a conviction for supporting terrorism was deported by France to Algeria Thursday, the interior ministry said. Chelali Benchellali, 61, a former preacher at a mosque in the suburbs of Lyon, was put on board a flight to Algiers from Orly airport in Paris. Benchellali was given a six-month jail term in June for his role in an underground network that was found guilty of plotting to bomb targets in Paris. He was not imprisoned as he had already served the time in pre-trial detention. Two of Benchellali's sons, Menad and...
  • Riot erupts in French city centre

    11/12/2005 2:33:00 PM PST · by Panerai · 43 replies · 1,737+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11/12/2005
    Police in the French city of Lyon have fired tear gas to break up groups of youths who hurled stones and bins hours before a curfew was due to begin. Police on the city's famous Place Bellecour square made two arrests in what state news agency AFP says is the first rioting in a major city centre. Lyon has imposed a curfew for the first time in two weeks of nationwide unrest. Thousands of police are patrolling Paris to enforce a ban on all public meetings likely to provoke rioting. The trouble in Lyon began at about 1700 (1600 GMT)...
  • A dramatic toast to the President

    10/17/2005 8:37:08 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 867+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 17, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Like the exploits of 21st-century special operators – including U.S. Navy SEALs, Army Delta soldiers, Force Recon Marines, Air Force commandos, and CIA paramilitary operatives – stories of men like Ortiz are rarely gleaned from books, newspapers, and magazines. Their incredibly dangerous work often goes unseen and is thankless.
  • GOTV - Nevada - How to get Involved!

    10/21/2004 7:43:21 AM PDT · by Seeking the truth · 27 replies · 589+ views
    October 21, 2004 | Seeking the Truth
    Today's edition of the Review Journal says "Poll says Bush has Big Lead". This is the Mason Dickson poll from yesterday. That's great to read but long ago, I promised myself that I will get involved in the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) campaign here in Las Vegas. I have memories seared in my brain from Election 2000, when I lived in Boca Raton, Florida - Ground Zero. I've told countless people since then how I observed the evil, criminal corrupt Democrat Party attempt a coup during those 36 days. They are trying the same thing again here in Nevada....
  • Islamic cell 'planned ricin attack in Britain'

    01/12/2004 5:14:16 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 10 replies · 246+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 01/13/04 | Henry Samuel
    An Islamic terrorist cell was poised to launch biological or chemical attacks in France and possibly Britain last year, say French police. They were ready to use the deadly toxins ricin and botulism. French magistrates were expected last night to launch an official investigation into six suspects, five of whom were arrested last week in the Lyon area. Information from the group confirmed that an attack was "on the verge of being launched" last year. Investigators are examining if there is a link between the findings and a small amount of ricin seized in Britain last January, he said. France's...
  • Suspected Islamic extremists confirm French fears on chemical plot: police

    01/12/2004 12:00:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 204+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 1/12/04
    Six suspected Islamic extremists including the imam of a Lyon area mosque were due to appear before anti-terrorist judges here amid allegations they knew about plans for a chemical attack in France in 2002. Chellali Benchellali, an imam in the Lyon suburb of Venissieux, his wife Hafsa, his son Hafed and two others were detained last week in a series of raids near the eastern city. The sixth suspect was detained southeast of Paris. They were taken into custody as part of a 2002 probe ordered by Paris anti-terrorist judges into a so-called "Chechen network" of Islamic radicals with links...
  • Father Of Guantanamo Bay Detainee Held (France)

    01/06/2004 6:57:45 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 325+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-6-2004 | Jean-Baptists Labeur
    Father of Guantanamo Bay Detainee Held Tuesday January 6, 2004 11:46 PM By JEAN-BAPTISTE LABEUR Associated Press Writer LYON, France (AP) - An Islamic cleric whose son is being held at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba was among seven people detained by French security agents Tuesday as part of an investigation into suspected terror networks. The imam, Chellali Benchellali, was arrested at his home in the tough Minguettes high-rise neighborhood of Venissieux, a suburb of the southeastern city of Lyon, said a lawyer for the family. Attorney Jacques Debray said the imam's wife and one of his sons,...
  • Whereabouts Unknown: Terror Suspect Failed to Show for Christmas Eve Flight

    01/06/2004 4:36:45 PM PST · by knak · 106 replies · 257+ views
    abc ^ | 1/6/04
    Jan. 6— Authorities across Europe are searching for a passenger suspected of having links to al Qaeda who failed to show up for an Air France flight on Christmas Eve, ABCNEWS has learned. U.S. law enforcement officials believe the male passenger underwent terrorist training in Afghanistan. The ongoing search for the man — who was traveling with a French passport — is one of the factors contributing to the continuing security jitters about trans-Atlantic flights, officials said. French officials told ABCNEWS the man is feared to have a small bomb whose components might get past airport security. The man had...
  • International body accepts `Taiwan'

    01/05/2004 6:58:24 AM PST · by em2vn · 1 replies · 148+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 01-05-2004 | ko shu-ling
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Published on TaipeiTimes http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/01/05/2003086416 International body accepts `Taiwan' NAME GAME: The International Association of Chiefs of Police, ignoring a possible backlash from China, accepted the official change from `Taiwan, China' to `Taiwan' By Ko Shu-ling STAFF REPORTER Monday, Jan 05, 2004,Page 1 Despite China's audacious political maneuvers, Taiwan has managed to change its national title at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) from "Taiwan, China" to "Taiwan." "Due to China's pressure and maneuvers, our group members at the IACP were forced to change the name of their country of origin from the `Republic of China' to `Taiwan,...
  • Tunisia blast order came from Karachi: France

    11/10/2002 7:29:09 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 240+ views
    Dawn ^ | November 9 2002 | Paul Michaud
    PARIS, Nov 9: French police say that the order for the suicide attack of last April 11 on a synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia, was given in Karachi. The attack resulted in the death of 21 persons, among them two French and 14 German tourists. The French anti-terrorist police who have been investigating the attack - with the support of Tunisian President Ben Ali - say they have been able to determine that the satellite telephone used by the kamikaze, Nizar Naouar, who drove an explosives-laden truck into the synagogue, was acquired in Paris by Walid Naouar, Nizar's brother, who has...
  • France: Arrests linked to al-Qaeda

    11/08/2002 4:06:44 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 350+ views
    News.com.au ^ | November 9 2002 | AFP
    FRANCE today confirmed that recent arrests made in two southern cities were connected to investigations into the al-Qaeda network, as three suspected members of a group close to Osama bin Laden's network went before an Italian court. French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy told Europe 21 radio that a series of recent arrests - eight in Lyon on Tuesday and one in Marseille last month - were connected to al-Qaeda. The eight arrested in Lyon are all family or friends of Nizar Nawar, who is believed to have carried out the April suicide attack on a synagogue in Tunisia. French police...
  • French arrest eight over synagogue attack in Tunisia

    11/05/2002 3:49:28 PM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 309+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | November 5 2002
    French police say they have arrested eight suspects in connection with a synagogue bombing in Tunisia that killed 19 people earlier this year. The suspects were detained near the French city of Lyon and were being questioned by agents from the French counterintelligence service. Most of the victims in the synagogue attack in Djerba, were German tourists. Germany believes that the bombing may have been carried out by members of the al-Qaida terrorist network.