FOILED: Eiffel Tower, Louvre was targeted by terrorists
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/10/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
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.
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.
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.
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for JUNE 2017
National Leaders. That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.
Catholic hero gifted most prestigous award after saving woman's life during London Bridge terrorist attack Watch
Catholic Hero, Ignacio Echeverria has been awarded one of Spain's most prestigious awards on June 9 for his actions during the London ... continue reading
A terrorist has been arrested after driving a van into a crowd of Muslims leaving evening worship in Finsbury Park, London. The terrorist, ... continue reading
A man posing as a pilgrim has stolen a piece of St. John Bosco's brain in Italy. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to ... continue reading
Catholic Cardinals and bishops throughout the world are offering their prayers after the terrorist attack in London last night that left ... continue reading
TERRORIST ATTACK: Another attack during Ramadan leaves innocent people dead - Pope Francis prays for victims Watch
Over 149 people have been senselessly murdered in Ramadan attacks so far, and hundreds more have been injured. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Daily Reading for Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 HD Video
- St. Irenaeus: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, June 28, 2017
- Terrorists using Christians as sex slaves and human shields in the ...
- How decaf coffee destroyed the ozone layer, you monsters
- Cyber-attack hitting USA right now, experts fear could turn deadly in ...
- Daily Readings for Wednesday, June 28, 2017
- New social media algorithm can predict the future
- Central bankers warn of looming global recession HD
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Monday, June 26th, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Sunday, June 25th, 2017 HD