Skip to comments.Rwandan refugee, 39, faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting arson attack on Nantes cathedral
Posted on 07/27/2020 7:39:14 AM PDT by Salman
A Rwandan refugee could face up to 10 years in prison after admitting setting fire to Nantes cathedral.
The 39-year-old man, who has solely been identified by his first name Emmanuel, worked as a volunteer security guard at the 15th-century Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paint which set alight last week.
Three fires had been started at the site on July 18 and it took 104 firefighters to control the blaze which tore through the building and caused millions of pounds worth of damage.
The Rwandan refugee was questioned for a second time yesterday by prosecutors and he was placed under formal investigation early this morning after confessing to setting fire to the cathedral, French newspaper Le Monde reported.
Prosecutor Pierre Sennès said Emmanuel had been charged with causing the destruction of property by fire an offence that can be punished with a 10-year sentence and fine equivalent to £136,000.
Sennès added that Emmanuel had previously denied any involvement in the fire.
His lawyer, Quentin Chabert, said his client bitterly regretted his acts and 'cooperated' with police.
Emmanuel was being housed by the Nantes diocese, having arrived in France five years ago, and was one of seven security guards at the cathedral.
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Ain’t diversity wonderful?
No (insert last name and religion of “refugees” ) biases permitted to be uttered here.
It seems that we dont have enough angry, hateful native people in the West, we need to import more from Africa and the Mid-east.
The most recent national census from 2012 indicates that: 43.7% of Rwanda’s population is Roman Catholic, 37.7% is Protestant, 11.8% is Seventh-day Adventist, 2.0% is Muslim (mainly Sunni), 2.5% claims no religious affiliation, and 0.7% is Jehovah’s Witness.
This arson almost certainly wasn’t an act of jihad. Rwanda is Christian, roughly half Catholic and half Protestant; only 1% or 2% are Muslim. This guy was probably just angry or resentful about some recent slight, real or imagined. Perhaps he was warned about sleeping on the job, or maybe he was in the habit of pestering the local French girls — to no avail. It’s sure to’ve been something along those lines.
Only ten years? How about one year for how old the destroyed organ was?
...or do they get a participation award or something like that?
Let him carve stone and cut wood and deduct the costs of his food while in prison.
At a minimum, he can be released when every new stone and piece of wood is cut. Assembly, if he's still alive at that point, can be charged to his prison account.
10 years not enough.
His name is Emmanuel.
I suppose the irony would be lost on him.
Illegal alien does not want to be forced to leave France. Comes up with the brilliant idea to burn down a major cathedral so he can get a 10 year prison sentence and be able to remain in a nice French prison cost free for those 10 years.
Not a refugee, a terrorist.
“Ain’t diversity wonderful?’’ It’s marvelous.
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