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  • Paris police killings: Attacker showed signs of 'radicalisation'

    10/05/2019 4:26:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/05/2019
    Mickaël Harpon had contact with members of the Salafist movement. He had exchanged text messages of a religious nature with his wife before the attack, the prosecutor added. He also defended the 2015 terrorist attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo and other atrocities, Mr Ricard said. Anti-terror investigators took over the inquiry on Friday. It was initially regarded as a criminal matter. The 45-year-old IT expert, who worked at the police headquarters, was shot dead on Thursday by a junior police officer after he attacked colleagues in several offices at the central police building.
  • Paris knife attacker was recent convert to Islam who had been acting erratic, reports say

    10/04/2019 8:10:22 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 4, 2019 | Greg Norman
    The IT worker who stabbed four of his colleagues to death inside Paris’ police headquarters Thursday was a recent convert to Islam who had been acting erratically the night before the attack, reports say. Le Parisien identified the attacker as Mickaël H., a 45-year-old computer maintenance specialist from Martinique who had worked at the police headquarters’ Intelligence Directorate unit since 2003. The Intelligence Directorate unit focuses on the fight against terrorism. Mickaël H. had converted to Islam 18 months ago, but is not believed to have been radicalized, a police official told the Associated Press.
  • Paris Knife Attack Kills 4 Police Officers Response (Colion Noir)

    10/03/2019 4:04:56 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 3, 2019 | Colion Noir
    I’ve been at gun shows where everyone and their mama had a gun on them and no one died. I’ve been to countless NRA annual meetings where everybody and their daddy had a gun on them and no one died. I’ve been to gun ranges where the person to left and right of me where literally shooting guns and no one was killed, but this guy killed 4 police officers with a knife. 3 1/2 minute video
  • Paris knife attacker who killed 4 in police headquarters had converted to Islam: report

    10/03/2019 12:06:45 PM PDT · by libstripper · 44 replies
    N.Y. Post ^ | Aug. 3, 2019 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    The deranged employee who stabbed four people to death — including three cops — inside a Paris police headquarters had converted to Islam 18 months ago, according to a report. The unidentified, 45-year-old IT worker attacked three members of the police force’s intelligence division Thursday inside two different offices on the first floor, then went into a stairwell and assaulted two women, French TV station BFMTV reported.
  • Deaf Islamic convert is named as Paris police HQ attacker: IT worker who fell out with supervisor

    10/03/2019 11:42:52 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2019 | JACK NEWMAN and TIM STICKINGS and PETER ALLEN IN PARIS FOR MAILONLINE and AFP
    Deaf Islamic convert is named as Paris police HQ attacker: IT worker who fell out with supervisor 'after he refused to deal with women' slaughters four colleagues, including female officer, with a knife - as police arrest Muslim wife Michael Harpon, 45, stabbed and killed four colleagues with a ceramic knife The knifeman was shot dead in the courtyard of the Paris police headquarters Colleagues said he had worked there for 20 years and had security clearance Union bosses described the attack as a 'moment of madness' and internal row Anti-terror agencies are 'evaluating' the situation, the Paris prosecutor said...
  • Four Officers dead in Paris knife attack

    10/03/2019 6:40:52 AM PDT · by HogsBreath · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 3, 2019 | Lia Eustachewich
    Four police officers have died in a knife attack inside Paris police headquarters Thursday, according to a French police union official.
  • Paris waiter 'shot dead over slow sandwich service'

    08/17/2019 10:46:31 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 69 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/18/2019 | BBC
    A waiter near Paris has been shot dead by a customer who was reportedly angry because his sandwich was not prepared quickly enough. Police say a murder investigation has been launched after the incident on Friday evening in the eastern suburb of Noisy-le-Grand. The suspect fled the scene and has not been caught. Ambulance crews tried to save the 28-year-old waiter, who had been shot in the shoulder, but he died at the scene.
  • Overcrowded Louvre struggles to cope with rising tourist tide

    08/08/2019 3:17:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AFP ^ | August 7, 2019 | Staff
    Like a human wave every few minutes, two hundred or so tourists surge towards the "Mona Lisa," mobile phones in hand to make the best of every second of their time in front of the world's most famous painting. Hundreds of other hearts sink as museum attendants swiftly draw the rope across to hold back the next wave of the queue that snakes round the vast gallery in the Louvre in Paris.
  • Hipsters Fleeing Paris Due To Crime and Cost of Living

    07/27/2019 6:46:26 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/27/2019 | Chris Tomlinson
    Known as “Bobos” in France — short for bourgeois-bohemian — young hipsters are finding it increasingly more difficult to maintain their lifestyles in the French capital and, as a result, many are packing up their bags and heading elsewhere, Paris Zigzag reports. Between 2009 and 2014, the city saw 14,000 Parisians leave the city and head into the provinces for a different lifestyle, with more and more Parisians saying they would rather live in the countryside. In March, a study by L’observatoire société et consommation (L’OBSOCO/Society and Consumption Observatory), found that 72 per cent of residents in the French capital...
  • At least 24 Yellow Vests lost eyes in violent protests. Now they're more determined than ever

    07/14/2019 6:44:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | July 14, 2019 | Saskya Vandoorne
    Paris - It was a warm afternoon in March. David Breidenstein says he looked on as some of the more radical yellow vest protesters set fire to Le Fouquet's, not just a restaurant but a symbol of wealth and power in France. As the flames spread licking at the famous red awning, Breidenstein quickly turned on his feet hoping to distance himself from the blaze, fearful of getting caught up in the violence he says he wasn't fueling. A few seconds later he stopped, lit a cigarette, and as he looked back towards the riot police he felt the full...
  • Rifle-carrying French inventor pilots 'flyboard' in air above Paris

    07/14/2019 1:52:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    The Week ^ | 14th July 2019
    Frank Zapata demonstrated his device above the crowds at the Champs-Elysee, soaring high into the air on what looks like a futuristic hoverboard. A former jet-skiing champion, Zapata operated the device by leaning forward as if on a Segway. As part of his display, he flew to and fro before stopping gracefully in midair while holding an unloaded rifle... Zapata claims that the Flyboard can reach a top speed of 190 km/h, with a predicted top speed of 200 km/h. According to his website, it can fly up to 150 metres for ten minutes, carrying a maximum load of 100...
  • Jeffrey Epstein wants out of jail before trial; offers to ground jet, hire security

    07/11/2019 11:05:05 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11 2019 | Vandana Rambaran
    Attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein asked a Manhattan federal judge Thursday to allow the financier to await trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges from the comforts and confines of his own home, offering up his multi-million dollar Manhattan mansion and his private jet as collateral in a bail package worth up to $77 million. In their argument for bail, Epstein's defense team claimed that their client had long feared that federal prosecutors might pursue sexual abuse charges against him to due to "the toxic political climate ... yet [Epstein] continually returned home from travel abroad, fully prepared to vindicate his...
  • Paris deputy mayor says tourist buses 'no longer welcome'

    07/06/2019 5:27:21 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2019 | Jack Guy
    Paris's deputy mayor has revealed the city is working to stop tourist buses causing "total anarchy" in the city. Emmanuel Gregoire said the town hall is working on regulations to limit bus traffic, and would introduce parking areas outside the city. "Buses are no longer welcome in the very heart of the city," said Gregoire. The deputy mayor spoke of the measure as part of a number of initiatives designed to mitigate the impact of overtourism in the French capital. While the problem has not reached the levels of Venice or Barcelona, Gregoire believes that Parisians are wary of issues...
  • New Airbus leadership steps out in Paris Air Show, talks climate change and trashes Boeing

    06/16/2019 3:40:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/16/17 | Dominic Gates
    PARIS — The leadership of Airbus appeared at a press briefing ahead of the Paris Air Show on the company’s 50th anniversary with an all-new team and a new style. Chief executive Guillaume Faury led the group, talking about the company’s plans not only to automate and digitize production but to address concerns over climate change by “inventing the decarbonized aviation of the future.” He was followed by new sales chief Christian Scherer, who proved a solid replacement for his firebrand predecessor John Leahy by not only talking up the Airbus jets but declaring their vast superiority to Boeing’s airplane...
  • Zip Line Off of the Eiffel Tower Is Opening in Paris for a Limited Time-Here’s How to Experience it

    05/31/2019 5:37:34 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Travel and Leisure ^ | May 31, 2019 | Talia Avakian
    Daredevils looking to get a mesmerizing view over Paris could have the lucky chance to take a zip line off of the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Perrier is back with its popular attraction, Smash Perrier, inviting people to whizz from the monumental tower to the 18thcentury École Militaire, this June. The attraction is opening to align with both the French Open, which takes place through June 9, and the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower this year, inviting lucky winners to take a ride at speeds of 90 km (about 56 miles per hour). The zip line, which...
  • French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was

    05/28/2019 10:01:54 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 53 replies
    The Local France ^ | 28 May 2019
    On Monday evening, the French Senate approved the government's Notre-Dame restoration bill - but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the blaze, striking a blow to the government which had launched an international architecture competition to debate ideas on the restoration. The subject of the rebuilding of the cathedral - which was left badly damaged after fire tore through the roof and destroyed the spire on April 15 - has become a fraught battleground between traditionalists who want an exact restoration and others who favour a more imaginative take. Some of the...
  • Eiffel Tower closed 'until further notice' after climber scales iconic Paris attraction

    05/20/2019 9:11:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    One of the top tourist attractions in Paris was forced to close Monday after a person scaled the iconic Eiffel Tower. The operators of the attraction tweeted around 10 a.m. ET that the tourist site was "closed until further notice" after the unidentified climber was spotted on the top side of the tower. The climber appeared to be wearing a red jacket and was located near the top of the 1,063-foot structure. "We kindly advise our visitors to postpone their visit," officials said.
  • Meditation on a Blood Libel -- A Yiannopoulos Blood Libel

    05/05/2019 1:00:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May 1, 2019 | Vanessa Jones
    On April 19, 2019, Frontpage Mag published Milo Yiannopoulos’ lamentation on the burning of the Notre Dame Cathedral. While I share his grief over this irreplaceable loss to Western Civilization and Christianity, I was shocked to discover that he felt the necessity to trash the Jews. He did so under the convenient cover that he is a Jew -- as he states, through matrilineal descent. But, more significant than his bloodline, his belief system seems to be Catholic as evidenced by his adoration of the Virgin Mary: Mary—the ‘Our Lady’ of Notre Dame—is proof of the incarnation. It is her...
  • Paris archbishop reminds Macron: Notre Dame cathedral 'was built in the name of Christ’

    04/25/2019 7:59:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Apr 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    Tuesday, the president gave a short address on French television, promising to rebuild Notre Dame in five years — a rash promise, according to specialists — and speaking about its spiritual dimension but carefully avoiding any mention of Catholicism. “It would have been nice if there had been a little word of compassion for the Catholic community,” Msgr. Aupetit wryly remarked on Sud Radio on Wednesday. “We are aching very badly because of the loss of our cathedral, this is Holy Week and we shall have to reorganize our prayers completely. It would’ve been nice if there had been a...
  • Some French lefties say Notre Dame rebuild shouldn't be 'overburdened' with Christian meaning

    04/18/2019 7:11:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2019 | Rick Moran
    It's hard to tell sometimes if liberals are saying something because they really mean it or whether they're just trolling the right, trying to get a rise out. I say this because it's hard to imagine anyone being serious about rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and not wanting to recreate its sacred past. But the discussion is already underway to rebuild the structure along more secular, "modern" lines. Rolling Stone: Over the course of the past few centuries, the cathedral has played a role in major historical events, from the coronation of kings to the crowning of Napoleon...