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7/10/2014 (2 years ago)

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Plot included tower, museum and nuclear power plant; authorities stopped plan in time

As the tragedy of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 proved, forces of terror are keen to destroy landmarks. The destruction of such landmarks serves to demoralize a population, and spread fear and insecurity about their own safety. Such was the case involving the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre in France; terrorists had conspire to do these landmarks harm, but luckily, authorities were able to stop them in time.

France has since unveiled new anti-terror rules which included a proposal to ban terror suspects from leaving the country if it is thought they intend to fight abroad.

France has since unveiled new anti-terror rules which included a proposal to ban terror suspects from leaving the country if it is thought they intend to fight abroad.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/10/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: Terrorism, France, Eiffel Tower, the Louvre


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic online) - The Islamic terrorist plot reportedly targeted the Tower, the Louvre and a nuclear power plant last year.

France has since unveiled new anti-terror rules which included a proposal to ban terror suspects from leaving the country if it is thought they intend to fight abroad, according to newspaper reports.

Let's all pray that goodness prevails over evil --

French authorities arrested a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in southern France in June of last year. Police had uncovered coded messages between him and a high-ranking al-Qaeda member discussing how "to conduct jihad in the place you are currently."

Identified as "Ali M", the suspect reportedly said he would target French landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and "cultural events that take place in the south of France in which thousands of Christians gather for a month."

Using an encryption program, the suspect listed nuclear power plants, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre in Paris and "planes at the moment of takeoff" as potential targets.

The al-Qaeda contact then told Ali M that if he traveled to Algeria, he could receive military training before returning to France to "await instructions."

"I am fully ready and prepared," he replied.

The reported father of two had signaled his willingness to travel for training before returning to France to "await your instructions."

French police arrested him a month before he was to travel to Tunisia, and then Algeria for training.

"There are doubtless others on our soil programmed to harm French interests," French anti-terror judge Marc Trevidic told reporters.

The new legislation, which will be presented in parliament, will also force Internet providers to block Islamic hate propaganda, and allow investigators to use pseudonyms while undercover on anti-jihadist sites.

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