The MSM has been silent since the French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, admitted three women had been arrested for failed acts of terror around the time of the Notre Dame fire, and the women had been “preparing more violent acts imminently.”
The incident is officially being investigated as “an accident.”
We wrote about this as it was happening, and watched as MSM and Social Media got into a frenzy about racism.
Read our earlier article here:
Since 2016, France has thwarted some 260 attacks planned by terrorist networks. Seems like a very large number, doesn’t it? Unfortunatley, they could not stop them all. We’ve since seen the Bastille Day attacks unleashed on the people of France, and sadly, many others.
This is a trend in France, as we reported earlier this year on an alarmingly high number of churches being desecrated all over the country.
PARIS (Reuters) – Three French women arrested after a car loaded with gas cylinders was found near Notre Dame cathedral were planning to attack a Paris railway station under the direction of Islamic State, French officials said on Friday.
The Peugeot 607 was found early on Sunday laden with seven gas cylinders and three jerry cans of diesel, said police, adding that no detonators were discovered.
“A terrorist cell …has been dismantled,” Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins told a news conference.
“The transition to action by these young women, who were directed by individuals within the ranks of Islamic State in Syria, shows that this organization wants to create female fighters.”
The car’s discovery put the French capital on high alert, reviving fears about further attacks in a country where Islamist militants have killed more than 230 people since January 2015.
The Interior Ministry said the intended target had been Gare de Lyon, a mainline train station in central Paris, and that all stations had been put on alert.
Reuters reporters witnessed police cordoning off two central districts after suspicious vehicles were found.
One of the three women stabbed a police officer during her arrest before being shot and wounded, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said late on Thursday. He gave their ages as 19, 23 and 39.
Scores of radicalized French nationals or others resident in France are in Syria and Iraq fighting for Islamic State. Many of those involved in recent attacks in France have either taken part in the fighting or had plans to.
France is among the countries bombing Islamic State strongholds, and the group has urged supporters to launch more attacks on French soil.
Prosecutor Molins said the youngest of the three women, whose father owned the car, had already been suspected by police of wanting to wage jihad for Islamic State in Syria.
She had written a letter pledging allegiance to the group and saying she had rallied to the call to punish France for its attacks on Muslims, Molins said.
The car’s owner was taken into custody earlier this week but later released. He had gone to police on Sunday to report that his daughter had disappeared with his car, officials said.
Four people were detained earlier in the week. Another man, the fiance of the 23-year-old woman, has also since been arrested, as has the 15-year-old daughter of one of the women, who was also radicalized, Molins said.
The man has a connection to another attack in which a police couple was killed near Paris in June, identifying him as the brother of a friend of the police killer, Larossi Abballa, Molins said.
The 23 year-old woman had also previously been engaged to Abballa, and Adel Kermiche, one of the men behind the murder of a priest in July, Molins said.
Ornella G’s fingerprints were found in a Peugeot 607 car that was abandoned last Sunday a few hundred metres from Notre Dame in an area thronging with tourists. The car contained five gas cylinders, three bottles of diesel and a lit cigarette. Two women are suspected of attempting to blow up the car before fleeing when they saw a man they believed to be a plainclothes police officer.
Ornella G, who has three children, had been previously known to authorities for wanting to go to Syria to join jihadis. Her lawyer told French media that she had confessed to investigators. The French paper Le Journal du Dimanche reported that she had told investigators that she and another woman had driven around Paris in the early hours of last Sunday morning, initially considering blowing up the car near the Eiffel Tower.
She has been charged with association with a terrorist group and attempted murder by an organised group. She was arrested at a service station in southern France as she attempted to flee south with her children and former partner.
Ines Madani, 19, who is also suspected of taking part in the failed Notre Dame attack, continued to be questioned on Sunday. She was arrested on Thursday in a town south-east of Paris with two other women as they prepared to carry out what officials called another “imminent attack” on a railway station, probably Paris’s Gare de Lyon. In her handbag, she had a written statement of allegiance to Isis.
Another of the women arrested, referred to as Sarah H, aged 23, had been engaged at different times to two French extremists who carried out deadly attacks earlier this year. One of them was Larossi Abballa, who murdered a police commander and his police officer partner in June at their home in Magnanville outside Paris in the presence of their three-year-old son. He filmed the aftermath on Facebook Live before dying in a police raid. The other was Adel Kermiche, who slit the throat of an elderly French priest during morning mass in Normandy in July.
So they can admit was there was a failed attack attempt against the Notre Dame Cathedral just days before it burst into flames. Three women were arrested in a “probe,” but no one still knows what happened at Notre Dame.
Repair costs were crowdfunded by many kind people around the world, raising $1 billion in one day. As of now, some claim restoration is not possible, but French President Macron has vowed to rebuild it within five years.