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Oct 27 06:23

Muslim World Rises Against French Crackdown on Radical Islam

France’s largest employers’ federation on Monday urged companies to “resist the blackmail” over a product boycott by Arab countries as a backlash widens over Paris’s hardened stance against radical Islam.

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take the fight to Islamic radicals after the October 16 beheading of a history teacher who had shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed to pupils in a class discussion on free speech.

But his comments triggered protests in Muslim-majority countries at the weekend, with people burning pictures of Macron in Syria and setting fire to French flags in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Boycotts of French goods are under way in supermarkets in Qatar and Kuwait, with further calls to spurn French products in Jordan and other states.

Oct 27 06:03

Samuel Paty murder: France’s Muslim community first to bear brunt of iron-handed measures

The response was swift. Following the brutal murder of teacher Samuel Paty on 16 October, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced his intention to shut down the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) as well as BarakaCity, a Muslim humanitarian non-profit organisation.

Former MP Barbara Romagnan reacted on Twitter: “Until proven otherwise, the CCIF has nothing to do with this. Shutting down an organisation that gives a voice to those who feel discriminated against does not fight terrorism…”

Only a handful of political figures have dared point out that the nation’s highly charged emotions could seriously jeopardise civil liberties. Since the beginning of October, Islamic spaces have fallen prey to an increasing number of police searches across France, including the Omar mosque in Paris, on 3 October; shortly thereafter, two schools and a funeral home.

Oct 27 05:30

79% Of French Believe Islamism Has "Declared War" On Their Country; New Poll Finds

A new poll conducted after the beheading of a teacher in Paris has found that 79% of French people believe Islamism has “declared war” on their country.

The survey was carried out by polling firm Ifop following the jihadist murder of geography teacher Samuel Paty, who was targeted for showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad during a lesson about freedom of expression.

The murder prompted numerous mass protest marches across the country in defense of free speech and against the Islamic takeover of France.

Oct 26 07:31

France Recalls Ambassador After Erdogan Said Macron "Needs Mental Help" Over "Islamist Terrorism" Label

It's been a weekend of a ratcheting diplomatic tit-for-tat angry statements between Turkey and France. Relations between the two NATO members were already on edge given France's strong backing of Greece's attempts to keep Turkish oil and gas exploration vessels out of its territorial waters in the eastern Mediterranean.

Paris has now recalled the French ambassador to Turkey in the biggest escalation to date as of late Saturday. It started with President Erdogan taking exception to how Emmanuel Macron characterized the brutal murder of middle school teacher Samuel Paty, beheaded outside Paris on October 16 by a young Chechen refugee angry the teacher had shown cartoon images of Muhammad.

Oct 26 06:52

Islamism Converges With Cancel Culture

Samuel Paty wanted to teach his students a lesson about free speech. He ended up paying with his life. Paty, 47, a middle-school teacher in a Paris suburb, announced to his civics class in early October that he would show some of the caricatures of the prophet Muhammad that the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published in 2015 and that students were free to opt out of viewing the images.

The teacher was immediately denounced on social media. In a viral video, the Muslim father of one of Paty’s students related a series of fabrications. He falsely claimed that his daughter attended the class on free speech, that the teacher banned all Muslim students from the room and later showed the class a “photograph of a naked man” as if it were a portrait of “the Prophet of Islam,” and that his daughter had been excluded from the school in retaliation for her objections.

Oct 26 06:13

Pakistan PM Imran Khan Orders France’s Macron to Stop ‘Hurting’ Muslim Feelings

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan added his voice Sunday to the growing Muslim chorus condemning France’s President Emmanuel Macron for criticizing Islam and “hurting the feelings” of its “peaceful followers.”

“Hallmark of a leader is he unites human beings, as Mandela did, rather than dividing them. This is a time when President Macron could have put healing touch and denied space to extremists rather than creating further polarisation and marginalisation that inevitably leads to radicalization,” he said, as reported by the Islamic Republic News Agency.

Khan claimed it is unfortunate Macron “encouraged Islamophobia” by attacking Islam for the actions of a few from the religion of peace and co-prosperity.

“Sadly, President Macron has chosen to deliberately provoke Muslims, including his own citizens through encouraging the display of blasphemous cartoons targeting Islam and our Prophet PBUH,” said PM Imran.

Oct 26 05:55

Pakistan's PM takes aim at Macron; asks Facebook to ban Islamophobic content

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Facebook to ban Islamophobic content on its platform, warning of a spike in radicalisation amongst Muslims, hours after he hit out at the French president for “attacking Islam”.

Pakistan summoned the French ambassador in Islamabad as anger spread on Monday over President Emmanuel Macron’s reaction to the murder last week of a French teacher by an Islamist.

Khan, in an open letter posted on Twitter on Sunday, said “growing Islamophobia” was encouraging extremism and violence worldwide, especially through social media platforms such as Facebook.

Oct 25 06:26

Erdogan says Macron needs ‘mental health treatment’ and doesn’t understand freedom of religion

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of “mistreating” millions of Muslims after officials announced a crackdown on radical mosques and Islamic extremism across France.

“What is Macron's problem with Islam and Muslims? He needs mental health treatment,” Erdogan said at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party on Saturday, Turkish media reported.

What else can be said to a head of state that does not understand the freedom of belief and treats the millions of members of a religious minority in his country this way? First of all, he needs [a] mental check.

Oct 25 06:25

Major fire breaks out in France’s Le Havre port, smoke visible kilometres away (VIDEOS)

A huge blaze has erupted in an abandoned building in France’s northern port city of Le Havre, triggering the evacuation of nearby houses. Footage from the scene shows a large column of fire and thick clouds of smoke in the air.
The fire broke out on Saturday. According to France’s emergency services, the building is an old warehouse that is currently abandoned.

Oct 24 06:29

French mayor threatened with ‘decapitation’ a week after schoolteacher’s brutal murder

Jeremie Breaud, mayor of Bron, near Lyon, has revealed he’s been threatened, with local graffiti stating, “We will cut your head off,” days after an Islamist extremist beheaded schoolteacher Samuel Paty.

Breaud disclosed that he’d been offered police protection after witnessing the threatening graffiti. “These threats must be taken seriously,” he said, in light of the recent killing, which has sparked deep shock and anger across France.

The mayor took to Twitter to share a photograph of the “violent writing” daubed on walls in his city, which, he says, shows how “like the police and firefighters, we locally elected officials are repeatedly victims of increasing violence.” He described the situation as “intolerable.”

Oct 22 05:47

Macron Is a Traitor to White People Everywhere

“To see and not to speak would be the great betrayal,” said Enoch Powell. Worse is to see, to know, to speak, and then act destructively anyway. Angela Merkel, White Renegade of the Year 2015, did this when she welcomed a massive migrant flow into Europe years after declaring multiculturalism was a failure. Yet this year’s renegade has less excuse. He clearly warned of the consequences of mass immigration, but still pushes catastrophic policies on his people—even in the face of failure and furious opposition. This year’s White Renegade of the Year is the president of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron.

Oct 22 05:43

Macron Govt Proposes Dissolving Major Islamist Associations After Teacher Beheading

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin will propose the dissolution of several major Islamist associations after the murder of teacher Samuel Paty.

Interior Minister Darmanin said he would defer to the courts, but argued that he would propose the disbanding of several controversial Islamist groups such as the Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF).

Darmanin went as far as stating that he believed several factors regarding the groups made them an “enemy of the Republic” and helped contribute to the environment that led to the beheading of Mr Paty last week, Le Figaro reports.

The CCIF was involved in overturning bans on the Islamic swimwear known as the burkini, which the group branded “political Islamophobia”, after several local governments along the French Rivera had forbidden it in 2016.

Oct 21 05:41

Pupils in Paris No-Go Suburbs Cheered Burning of French Flags in Response to Mohammed Cartoons

Pupils in the Paris suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis allegedly cheered footage of Pakistanis burning French flags in response to Charlie Hebdo republishing the Mohammed cartoons.

Teacher Jean-Baptiste Jorda claimed that one of his classes at a high school in the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis district outside Paris reacted with anger after being shown images of Mohammed that were published by Charlie Hebdo.

“They exploded,” he said, according to French magazine Marianne, and added: “They immediately insulted the newspaper. Some even said they wanted blasphemy to be banned by law.”

Oct 20 06:34

Photo of Beheaded Paris Teacher Reportedly Distributed by Daesh as it Warns 'Swords Will Not Stop'

On 16 October, France was shaken by the gruesome beheading of 47-year-old Paris teacher Samuel Paty, who is thought to have been killed for showing a caricature of the prophet Muhammad to his students. An 18-year-old immigrant of Chechen origin who was the principal suspect in the murder was shot and killed by police during an arrest attempt.

A graphic "cutout photo" of decapitated French teacher was published in the latest issue of an online magazine allegedly run by Daesh* supporters in India, with terrorists threatening to attack everyone engaged in blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed, according to Homeland Security Today.

The outlet in question reportedly accompanied the pic of the victim's severed head, which is said to have been originally shared by the teacher’s murderer on his social media, with an image of sword and the following message:

Oct 20 06:33

Mosque says it ‘regrets’ sharing video aimed at the beheaded teacher. French interior minister wants it to be closed

A French mosque has expressed regret for sharing a video that is believed to have provoked the gruesome murder of a history and geography teacher. The country’s interior minister has demanded that it be closed down.

The teacher, Samuel Paty, was beheaded last week after he showed his class a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed as part of a lesson on freedom of expression. Police shot and killed the suspect, an 18-year-old Chechen refugee, in a standoff following the grisly attack. The murder, which occurred in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, shook France, triggering demonstrations and a government crackdown against Islamic extremism in the country.

Paty was targeted after the father of one of his students published several videos on social media in which he denounced the instructor as a “thug” and said that he had issued a complaint against him. The videos reportedly spread among the region’s Muslim community and one of them was even shared by a local mosque, the Grand Mosque of Pantin.

Oct 20 05:58

France Expels Hundreds of Muslim Activists and Radicals

After Teacher’s Decapitation, France Unleashes a Broad Crackdown on ‘the Enemy Within’

Oct 19 07:48

French Police Arrest 11th Suspect In Friday's Grisly Beheading As Government Vows To Disrupt Terror-Financing Networks

Police in France have arrested an 11th suspected terrorist following a brutal attack in a Paris suburb that left a teacher decapitated. The assailant, an 18-year-old immigrant from Chechnya, was shot and killed by police, but the gruesome nature of the attack has rattled French citizens, who are inured to violence tied to Islamic terror.

French police arrested 4 close relatives of the attacker shortly after the attack unfolded on Friday afternoon. Five other individuals were detained later, including the father of a pupil at Paty’s school and an acquaintance of the pupil’s father known to the intelligence services, according to anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said on Saturday. It's unclear if the acquaintance is suspected of somehow playing a role in the attack. A 10th person was placed in custody later on Saturday, then the 11th suspect was arrested early Sunday. No information about the latest arrest has been released, Reuters reports.

Oct 19 07:42

Macron’s Hypocrisy Is Typical of the Subservience to Israel By Most Western Leaders and Mainstream Media

The decapitating in Paris of a French teacher who showed his pupils a caricature of the prophet Muhammad — from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo — during a moral and civic education class discussion about freedom of speech, deserves to be unreservedly condemned by everyone. Extrajudicial executions are barbaric acts of extreme cruelty that violate international standards on human rights irrespective of where, or by whom, such heinous atrocities are committed.

Oct 19 07:36

Thousands rally in Paris in protest at murder of teacher Samuel Paty by refugee Islamist terrorist, 18, who FILMED moment he beheaded him for showing pupils cartoons of Prophet Mohammed and then posted grisly clip online

The French prime minister joined thousands of demonstrators on Sunday rallying in tribute to a history teacher who was brutally beheaded at a school near Paris for showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to his class.

Samuel Paty, 47, was stabbed to death and beheaded by Aboulakh Anzorov, 18, in a northern suburb of the French capital on Friday afternoon.

In Paris, thousands including prime minister Jean Castex gathered to pay tribute to the slain teacher yesterday in a defiant show of solidarity at the Place de la Republique.

Oct 19 07:34

‘Do you want me to stop working?’ As Paris restaurants are ordered into new curfew, angry citizens hold street protest

Over a hundred protesters took to the streets of Paris to decry the new curfew introduced by President Macron to stop the spread of Covid-19. Restaurant staff complained about the restrictions as customers supported the rally.

People carrying flares and chanting “Freedom!” marched through Paris’ streets on Saturday, denouncing the recent restrictions imposed by the government to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

“I work in the food business, do you want me to stop working?” a man supporting the protest told the Ruptly video agency. “I hope that the government stops these ridiculous measures that put people in the streets.”

Oct 19 05:54

Protesters Demand Migrant Amnesty in Paris Day After Migrant Terror Attack

Thousands of pro-migration protesters took to the streets of Paris, demanding that the French government give amnesty to the “undocumented” migrant population just one day after a Chechen migrant is believed to have beheaded a teacher in Paris.

On Saturday, several thousand protesters were seen marching in the French capital — defying the country’s China virus lockdown measures — as a part of the ‘March of Solidarity’ for migrants “without papers” — a left-wing euphemism for illegal aliens.

The organisers of the protest, which included the Federation of Associations of Solidarity with All Immigrants (FASTI), also called on the government to close migrant detention centres and provide “housing for all”, according to Le Figaro.

Oct 19 05:50

French Police Arrest 11th Suspect In Friday's Grisly Beheading As Government Vows To Disrupt Terror-Financing Networks

Police in France have arrested an 11th suspected terrorist following a brutal attack in a Paris suburb that left a teacher decapitated. The assailant, an 18-year-old immigrant from Chechnya, was shot and killed by police, but the gruesome nature of the attack has rattled French citizens, who are inured to violence tied to Islamic terror.

French police arrested 4 close relatives of the attacker shortly after the attack unfolded on Friday afternoon. Five other individuals were detained later, including the father of a pupil at Paty’s school and an acquaintance of the pupil’s father known to the intelligence services, according to anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said on Saturday. It's unclear if the acquaintance is suspected of somehow playing a role in the attack. A 10th person was placed in custody later on Saturday, then the 11th suspect was arrested early Sunday. No information about the latest arrest has been released, Reuters reports.

Oct 17 10:02

France: Teacher Beheaded By Muslim 'Refugee' Who 'Posted Celebratory Pic' On Twitter

A history teacher in France was allegedly beheaded by an 18-year-old Muslim refugee as revenge for using a cartoon of Islam's Prophet Muhammad during a lecture on freedom of speech.

[...] Within 24 hours of the attack there was a giant rally held in the streets of Paris demanding open borders, mass amnesty and free housing for illegal migrants.

Oct 17 08:53

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Indicted For "Criminal Association" In Libyan Funding Scandal

According to AFP, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was indicted for "criminal association" in the ongoing investigation into suspicions of receiving Libyan money for his presidential campaign in 2007.

After four days of hearings, the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF) indicted Sarkozy, on Monday (Oct. 12), with "criminal association" in the Libyan case. The release of PNF's indictment was only made public on Friday (Oct. 16).

Oct 16 05:17

France is getting Involved in Regional Power Games in Asia – but in What Capacity?

In view of two noteworthy events which occurred in early September this year, it may be interesting to take another look at France’s plans to joining the power games being played out in the Indian and Pacific Ocean region, which is becoming a key arena in the current phase of the global political contest.

It is “another look”, as NEO briefly dealt with this subject back in 2016 in connection with a speech given by the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Jean-Yves Le Drian (now Foreign Minister) in the Shangri-La Dialogue forum, which is held every year in Singapore by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Oct 16 05:15

Put ’em in the dock! France’s police raids on politicians over their criminal Covid-19 incompetence should be just the start

With a second wave of coronavirus hitting many countries and new lockdowns achieving little, might we finally see ministers and health officials being held accountable for their dreadful decisions?

As French police investigate the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and launch a series of raids on the homes of leading politicians and senior health officials, elsewhere around the globe Prime Ministers and Presidents should be starting to sweat. Because the people want payback.

Payback for the months of sacrifice they have made of their children’s education, their jobs, their personal freedoms and their mental health. Payback for their losses, of loved ones, of their futures, of hope.

And if that means the police kicking down a few doors and hauling shame-faced politicians and bureaucrats from their beds so that they might be pressed for answers, then so be it.

Oct 16 05:04

French authorities search homes of health minister, ex-PM in inquiry into handling of Covid-19

French police searched the homes of Health Minister Olivier Véran, former prime minister Edouard Philippe and other officials on Thursday as part of an inquiry into the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis, the ministry said.

Véran is one of several current or former ministers under investigation over their response to the coronavirus pandemic following complaints by victims of Covid-19 that they were too slow to act.

Véran's office was also searched as part of the probe, as was the home of the director of the national health agency, Jérôme Salomon.

Critics accuse the government of being too slow to roll out large-scale Covid-19 testing and playing down the importance of wearing masks at the start of the pandemic, when face coverings were in short supply and being reserved for health workers.

Oct 15 06:34

US and France on the Brink of Trade War

The geopolitics of the cyber world is again influencing the global political and economic order. Now, a new international tension arises around a digital tax, known as the ‘Google tax’. Such tension could trigger a trade war, this time between the United States and France, which would reduce world GDP, warned the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), after confirming that there will be no agreement between both countries in 2020.

Oct 15 06:03

France puts Paris and eight other major cities under 9pm-6am curfew with businesses closed as Macron battles European second wave

France will enforce a month-long night-time curfew in Paris and eight other major cities and towns aimed at fighting the Coronavirus second wave, it was announced last night.

The capital will now shut down for nine hours from 9pm until 6am, in a bid to stop the disease circulating, President Emmanuel Macron revealed.

This strict State of Emergency measure was also applied to Lille, Rouen, Saint-Etienne, Toulouse, Lyon, Grenoble, Aix-en-Provence and Montpellier.

Oct 11 06:34

France Reports Record 27k COVID-19 Cases: Live Updates

For the third day in a row, France reported a record number of new cases - 26,896 new coronavirus cases, by far the biggest one-day increase on record, and well above the 20k cases reported on Friday.

In addition, France added 133 hospitalizations, bringing the total to 7,977, while another 17 ICU patients brought the total to 1,456.

Health officials counted 54 new deaths, bringing the total to 32,655.

Oct 08 07:57

France Confirms Turkish 'Military Involvement' In Karabakh After NATO Appeal Mocked

Just yesterday NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Turkey to use its "considerable influence to calm tensions" between Armenia and Azerbaijan as fierce fighting continues in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh breakaway region.

The appeal was widely mocked by commentators in the West as well as in Armenian media, given it's been well documented since the start of the conflict that Turkey has been a party to the conflict in backing its declared "brother country" Azerbaijan. And of course there's the historic Armenian Genocide which caused many to laugh at the strange NATO appeal, as if Turkey is somehow 'neutral'.

France has joined in the controversy over alleged Turkish intervention, as according to the AFP French government sources are now formally charging there's evidence of Turkish 'military involvement' in Karabakh.

Oct 08 07:40

Paris to Open Migrant Reception Centre in Historic Former Town Hall

The Paris city government has announced it will be transforming the historic former town hall in the city’s 1st arrondissement into a reception centre for asylum seekers and migrants.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced the move on Sunday, saying that the humanitarian mission that was previously located in the notorious Porte de la Chapelle area would be moved to the very centre of Paris in the vicinity of the world-famous Louvre museum.

“In the former town hall of the 1st arrondissement, we will install the humanitarian stop that has been open for several years at the Porte de la Chapelle. Paris will continue to play its role as a safe haven,” Hidalgo said.

Oct 05 05:48

Macron is right, Europe must come out of America's shadow and reject the bipolar, Cold War era world view pedalled by Washington

The French president is showing signs that he’s willing to follow the path first forged by General De Gaulle, who kicked US forces out of France and pulled the country out of NATO to preserve sovereignty and independence.

It was a remarkable statement from a modern European leader. During a visit to Lithuania this week, French President Emmanuel Macron said, “We, some countries more than others, gave up on our strategic independence by depending too much on American weapons systems. We cannot accept to live in a bipolar world made up of the US and China.”

Oct 04 07:21

‘We must stay open’: Parisian restaurateurs protest against further Covid restrictions (VIDEOS)

Paris restaurant owners and staff staged a noisy protest on Friday following the government’s warning that the French capital is likely to go on ‘maximum alert’ next week amid a second Covid wave, forcing premises to shut.

Standing in front of their businesses at 11:45am local time, wearing black armbands and making a furore using pots and pans, the proprietors and staff of restaurants, bars, and cafes urged Emmanuel Macron’s government not to tighten Covid-19 restrictions further.

They believe that restaurants are not to blame for the spike in coronavirus cases and fear the impact of further restrictions on the hospitality industry. Some establishments expressed their disapproval via Twitter, declaring “we must stay open,” and pleading, “let us work.”

Oct 02 08:31

French Butcher Attacked With Tear Gas By Children For Selling Pork

Children as young as twelve years old attacked a butcher in the French city of Lyon, allegedly over the shop selling pork products.

The attacks took place on September 19th at the butcher shop located in the 8th arrondissement of Lyon with the first incident at around 4 pm just seeing the children hurl insults at the employees. “They were blaming us for selling pork,” one of the butchers said.

Around fifteen minutes several of the workers at the shop went outside and told the children to go elsewhere, the three returned to the shop with a tear gas canister and emptied it in the shop with customers inside, local newspaper Le Progrès reports.

Police arrived on the scene and chased off the six children but they arrived back on the scene once again shortly after 6 pm with another three young people. According to one employee, a member of the group took out a fake gun to threaten the shop.

Sep 30 07:28

French Writer Hervé Ryssen Jailed for Criticizing Jews

The French identitarian writer and critic of Jewish power Hervé Ryssen was jailed on 18 September after having been found guilty of hate speech on three occasions. He has exhausted his right to appeal. He faces 17 months in jail and potentially more as he has other trials awaiting him.

Ryssen was found guilty of “insult, provocation, and public defamation due to origin, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion.” In 2016, he was sentenced to 5 months in jail for passages in his books Understanding Judaism, Understanding Anti-Semitism. In 2017, he was sentenced to 6 months in jail for “anti-Semitic messages” on Twitter and Facebook.

Sep 30 06:36

Macron Calls Turkey's 'Warlike' Statements on Nagorno-Karabakh Escalation 'Dangerous'

Ankara previously stated that it would support Baku both in negotiations and in combat, also warning that any attack against Azerbaijani territories is an attack against Turkey itself.

French President Emmanuel Macron has slammed the Turkish statements on the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh as dangerous, "warlike" rhetoric.

"I have noted Turkey's political declarations [in favour of Azerbaijan], which I think are inconsiderate and dangerous", he stressed.

Sep 30 05:43

Azerbaijan, Armenia clash as France, Turkey trade barbs: Live

Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia entered a fourth day on Wednesday in the biggest eruption of the decades-old conflict since a 1994 ceasefire.

At least 2,300 Armenian soldiers have been killed or wounded by Azerbaijani troops since the conflict began on Sunday, Azerbaijan’s defence ministry has said, according to Turkish media outlet Anadolu Agency.

French President Emmanuel Macron said Turkey’s “warlike” rhetoric was encouraging Azerbaijan to reconquer Nagorno-Karabakh.

Nagorno-Karabakh is a disputed region inside Azerbaijan and controlled by ethnic Armenians. It broke away from Azerbaijan in a war in the 1990s but is not recognised by any country as an independent republic.

Sep 28 05:25

Marseille uprising: Macron faces huge backlash in French city - 'They will REVOLT'

EMMANUEL MACRON is desperately fighting off a furious backlash in Marseille over the Government's order to shut down bars and restaurants as part of a toughening of rules to curb rising coronavirus infections.

Sep 25 05:53

France Demands Brussels Force Every EU Nation to Take Third World Migrants

France has demanded that every EU country be forced to take in a share of illegal immigrants arriving on European soil.

Speaking to France Inter on Wednesday, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin asserted that “the migration question can only be settled at the European level” and that every EU nation must share the burden of resettling third world migrants.

“We still want a European solidarity. There is no reason why only Italy, France, and Germany, broadly speaking, with Greece share this solidarity,” Darmanin said.

The French minister made his remarks shortly before Brussels revealed that a “compulsory solidarity mechanism” would be part of plans to force a Europe-wide asylum and migration system on every country in the bloc.

Sep 24 05:56

FLASHBACK - Notre Dame fire: the alt-right reaction and who the real enemy is

Exactly one week ago the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was severely damaged by fire. It seems that the official explanation at this point appears to be that the fire was accidental. Of course, this hasn’t stopped the alt-right talking heads from implying that it was probably the work of Muslims as part of a campaign against the Christian West and suspecting a cover-up by officials.

It is not the point of this post to argue for or against the theory of Muslim involvement in the fire. There does seem to be reasons to suspect that the event could be arson. It appears that there has been a string of attacks of one sort or another on Christian churches in France of late and a former chief architect and engineer for Notre Dame Cathedral expressed doubts that the fire could have been accidental, stating:

Sep 23 06:34

Hervé Ryssen Sentenced To 17 Months In Prison For Challenging Jewish Version™ Of World War II

At the behest of powerful Jewish supremacist groups, a French court has sent another “unrepentant” goy to prison on Friday for daring to alert the public of historical facts that implicitly contradict the state-sanctioned Jewish version of what actually transpired in World War II:

Sep 22 06:35

Macron crisis: French President’s deputy quits role within party - 'Nothing has changed!'

Pierre Person, Deputy general delegate of La République En Marche! (LREM) has confirmed he will step down from his executive role and insisted “nothing has changed” since the party gained power in 2017. Mr Person, who helped to mastermind Mr Macon’s presidential victory three years ago, insisted LREM is "no longer dynamic enough" and hoped his decision would serve as an "electric shock" to "give new life" to the party.

Sep 20 06:18

French Rapper Slammed for 'F**k the Holocaust' Lyrics, Faces Probe for 'Unspeakable' Anti-Semitism

French rap artist Freeze Corleone released his debut studio album LMF last week, with a music video for one of his songs posted on YouTube amassing more than a million views.

French rapper Freeze Corleone is under investigation over his allegedly anti-semitic song lyrics after several officials and organisations raised an outcry, writes Daily Mail.

The Senegal-based 28-year old artist's debut studio album “La Menace Fantome” (“The Phantom Menace”), released on 11 September, soared to number three in the country’s charts, selling more than 15,000 copies and attracting 5.2 million listeners on the Spotify digital music platform in just three days.

However, the rapper’s lyrics include the line “F**k the Shoah (Holocaust)!” along with lines such as “I arrive determined like Adolf in the 1930s,” and, “Every day I f**k Israel like I live in Gaza.”

Sep 20 05:18

Britain, France, and Germany Spurn US Plan for Iran Sanctions

Trump Administration officials have been saying this for weeks, but on Friday reiterated their intentions to try to enforce a UN Security Council resolution that includes broad sanctions against Iran. Officials say they expect every nation to comply.

The glaring problem with this is that the resolution doesn’t exist, at least not as an active resolution the US wants. The P5+1 nuclear deal gave the US the authority to reimpose sanctions on Iran, but the US had withdrawn from that pact years ago. Though the Trump Administration argued that didn’t matter, the UN has virtually unanimously rejected their interpretation, and rejected the UN Security Council resolution. The US believes the resolution becomes active Sunday, but the reality is it just doesn’t exist legally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These actions spell desperation on the cusp of madness, and the world is not following suit; so, what is next here, an invasion of Iran?!?

Considering just how "brilliantly" the other US occupations around the world are going, you might imagine it might just be time for a "re-think" on this; but of course, Israel's Bibi Netanyahu will not allow that to happen; he wants the US waging war against Iran, so Israel will not have to.

Sep 16 06:40

French Support For Death Penalty Surges To Over Half of the Population

French public support for the reintroduction of the death penalty has surged in 2020, according to a poll that stated 55 per cent of French residents want to see capital punishment make a return.

The figures come from the annual Ipsos/Sopra Steria survey for the Jean Jaurès Foundation and the Institut Montaigne, entitled “French Fractures” and shows a massive surge in support for capital punishment across the political spectrum in 2020.

The highest rate of support for the death penalty comes from supporters of the populist National Rally (RN), led by former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, with 85 per cent of members in support, compared to 82 per cent in 2019.

Aug 25 11:05

Paris: Riot Police Storm Bar Over No Social Distancing

Footage out of Paris, France shows riot police storming a bar and beating people with truncheons because they were not properly ‘social distancing’.

The incident occurred during the Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, which the bar-goers were watching on television.

Around a dozen fully kitted out riot cops raided the bar and violently removed people from the premises.

“According to Paris police officials, the crowd was dispersed because some people were not wearing face coverings or were failing to follow social distancing rules,” reports Sky News.

More than 200 people receive a police caution for not wearing face masks.

The incident is made even more bizarre by the fact that the people inside the bar were behaving peacefully, while actual riots were taking place across the rest of the city.

Aug 18 06:05

Will he call for EU to support Yellow Vests? Moscow accuses France’s Macron of hypocrisy after Belarus protest intervention

The Russian Foreign Ministry called Emmanuel Macron a “hypocrite” after he used a Sunday tweet to publicly call for the European Union to “continue to mobilize” on the side of anti-government protesters in Belarus.

The ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, wrote on Facebook on Monday that the French president should call for support for those taking part in protests in the EU, not Belarus, which lies outside of Brussels’ orbit. The landlocked country is a full member of two alliances which serve as alternatives to the EU and NATO in Europe – the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

Aug 13 04:01

French National Assembly Approves Abortion up to Birth

The French National Assembly has approved a number of amendments to the nation’s bioethics law, one of which would legalize abortion-on-demand up to birth.

By a vote of 60 in favor and 37 opposed, the legislators agreed to permit abortion at any time for a mother undergoing “psycho-social distress,” a nebulous term that allows healthcare workers total leeway to approve the procedure.

French law distinguishes between l’Interruption volontaire de grossesse (voluntary abortion), which must take place no later than the twelfth week of pregnancy, and l’interruption médicale de grossesse (medical abortion), which may be performed without restrictions up to birth.

Aug 02 13:02

Waffling while Libya burns: Libya’s problem is a security problem that requires a military solution

"Libya’s problem is a security problem that requires a military solution. In the west of the country are the Turkish-sponsored Islamist cutthroats of the Muslim Brotherhood and their crime syndicate allies, now backed by nearly 20,000 Syrian mercenaries and other Turkish-trained jihadists. In the east is the elected parliament and its armed force, the LNA, which succeeded in cleansing that part of the country of the Islamist terrorists. It should be obvious to everyone that there cannot be a political accommodation with the Islamist terrorists — the Muslim Brotherhood and its protégés — not in Libya or any other country. To reach a political accommodation with the Muslim Brotherhood is akin to asking the US White House to share power with the drugs mafia or urge Westminster to enter talks with jihadist Anjem Choudary.

Jul 29 07:28

France-Turkey naval clash: Proxy war in Libya enters a new stage

A confrontation between the two NATO states France and Turkey continues to trouble the Mediterranean region; Egyptian forces are mobilizing. And many other military players are continuing operations there.

In March 2011, during a hectic weekend, the French delegation to the UN Security Council managed to convince all other member States of the Council to support Resolution 1973. It was all about a “humanitarian corridor” for Benghazi, which was considered the “good opposition” by the government of Nicolas Sarkozy. One of his whisperers was the controversial philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, who supported a French intervention. Levy, fond of the “humanitarian war,” found a congenial partner in Sarkozy.

Jul 15 14:13

Woodrow Wilson’s racism: The basis for his support of Zionism

Lawrence Davidson examines the shared racism of Zionism and Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, who was a champion of the Balfour Declaration and the creation of the state of Israel on usurped Palestinian lands, and who remains a hero to present-day Zionists.>>

Jun 20 05:41

Street Battles in France with Weapons

Jun 16 08:17

Incredible scenes from #Dijon France

Jun 15 05:45

Nobel Prize medal awarded to British inventor of IVF Sir Robert Edwards just three years before he died could fetch £800,000 at auction

Physiologist Sir Robert and colleagues pioneered the fertility treatment in 1978
Following a '20-year-slog' the first 'test tube baby', Louise Brown, was born
Since then, around eight million babies have been conceived via IVF worldwide
Sir Robert was awarded with the 18-carat green gold Nobel medal back in 2010

May 27 11:57

French Intelligence Warned Of 'Catastrophic Leak' From Wuhan Lab

Eleven years before the joint construction of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, French intelligence services warned Paris that China's reputation for poor bio-security could lead to a 'catastrophic leak,' according to the Daily Mail.

In 2004, the EU's chief brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, ignored those warnings - signing off on the lab's construction when he was the French foreign minister.

May 27 11:34

France bans hydroxychloroquine - the drug Donald Trump has been taking - as a treatment for Covid-19 patients

"The only way to address this problem is vaccination, dammit!"

May 22 09:05

France crisis: Fury erupts as hero doctors and nurses FINED for protesting against Macron

DOZENS of doctors and nurses in France were fined by police after hundreds of healthcare workers protested against Emmanuel Macron's handling of the coronavirus amid demands for better working conditions and pay.

May 19 05:20

France: Macron launches programme to teach Arabic in French schools

Although France has been struggling with its ongoing lockdown in an attempt to contain the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak there, President Emmanuel Macron hasn’t neglected the need for French schools to begin teaching Arabic. He signed a decree authorising the new programme on May 2.

May 15 11:35

France gives online firms one hour to pull 'terrorist' content

Social media and other websites will have just one hour to delete offending content under a new law passed by France's parliament.

The one-hour deadline applies to content that French authorities consider to be related to terrorism or child sexual abuse.

Failing to act could result in fines of up to 4% of global revenue - billions of euros for the largest online firms.

But critics say the new law could restrict freedom of expression.

May 01 06:04

France: Police asked to stand down during Ramadan

A leaked internal document shows that police in the French department of Calvados have been asked to “show restraint” in dealing with migrants during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which began on April 23.

The document, which is dated April 24, was sent by the Director of Calvados’ Department of Public Safety to all branches of the police in the region, which is in Normandy. A copy was obtained by the French newspaper Le Parisien and reported on their website.

May 01 05:38

France: Police asked to stand down during Ramadan

A leaked internal document shows that police in the French department of Calvados have been asked to “show restraint” in dealing with migrants during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which began on April 23.

The document, which is dated April 24, was sent by the Director of Calvados’ Department of Public Safety to all branches of the police in the region, which is in Normandy. A copy was obtained by the French newspaper Le Parisien and reported on their website.

Apr 28 04:26

'I did it for ISIS': Terror suspect crushes two police motorcyclists with his BMW in Paris leaving one in a coma

A suspected ISIS terrorist was under arrest in Paris last night after crushing two police motorcyclists at high speed between his BMW and a patrol car.

The horrifying attack took place in the northern suburb of Colombes shortly after 5.30pm on Monday and left one of the officers in intensive care.

The 29-year-old attacker, who is being referred to as Youssef T, has since admitted 'I did it for ISIS,' according to investigators speaking to the Parisien newspaper.

Apr 27 10:18

France urges Apple and Google to ease privacy rules on contact tracing

France has become the first country to call publicly for Apple and Google to weaken privacy protections around digital contact tracing, after its government admitted that its current plans would not work without changes to smartphone operating systems.

Apr 27 06:10

Man Arrested For Selling and Delivering Molotov Cocktails During French Riots

A 26-year-old man has been arrested by police in France for selling and delivering pre-made Molotov cocktails to rioters in the Haut-de-Seine department.

The suspect was arrested alongside two other alleged accomplices and is said to have driven around the area, which has been plagued by riots every evening since Sunday, selling beer bottles filled with petrol and cloth wicks to rioters in the commune of Gennevilliers.

Apr 24 07:20

Lockdown conditions spark more unrest in Paris suburbs as Police accused of heavy-handedness

For a fourth consecutive night, residents clashed with police on Tuesday while cars and rubbish bins were set on fire as residents living under lockdown protested over what they call heavy-handed tactics.

Apr 22 04:27

At Least 25 French Cities and Towns Erupt in Riots as ‘Youths’ Attack Police

Areas in at least 25 cities and departments in France erupted into rioting on Monday night, including attacks on police and attempts to burn down a police station in Strasbourg.

Some of the incidents are believed to have been sparked by a Saturday night motorcycle accident in the Paris suburb of Villeneuve-la-Garenne which also involved the local police.

Apr 21 08:59

France says no evidence Covid-19 linked to Wuhan research lab set up with French help

France on Friday said there was no factual evidence so far of a link between the Covid-19 outbreak and the work of the P4 research laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which France helped set up and where the current pandemic started.

"We would like to make it clear that there is to this day no factual evidence corroborating recent reports in the US press linking the origins of Covid-19 and the work of the P4 laboratory of Wuhan, China," an official at President Emmanuel Macron's office said.

The broad scientific consensus holds that SARS-CoV-2, the official name of the coronavirus, originated in bats.

In 2004, France signed an agreement with China to establish a research lab on infectious diseases of biosafety level 4, the highest level, in Wuhan, according to a French decree signed by then-foreign minister Michel Barnier.

Apr 21 05:03

Daily Mail Falsely Brands Riots Against Police in Paris Suburbs as 'Anti-Lockdown' Protests

On 19 April, riots broke out in the suburbs of Paris following an accident where a 30-year-old motocyclist was seriously injured after he collided with a police car, with circumstances of the incident still being reviewed.

The Daily Mail has misleadingly branded anti-police clashes in Villeneuve-la-Garenne near Paris as "anti-lockdown" riots in the headline of its Monday article, while linking the skirmish to Emmanuel Macron's recent extension of social-distancing orders.

Apr 21 04:57

France will not age-discriminate in Covid-19 lockdown lift, govt says in about-turn

After Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday that France will reverse its coronavirus lockdown on May 11, the Élysée Palace announced on Friday evening that confinement measures will be lifted for the elderly along with the rest of the population – despite the government’s chief scientific adviser saying on Wednesday that people aged “over 65 or 70” should stay at home.

Apr 20 04:55

'They have been LYING from the start,' lawyer tells RT as medics sue French PM, ex-minister over Covid-19 inaction

French medics are seeking the prosecution of top officials over their allegedly negligent response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the evidence is an interview with an ex-health minister, who called government action a masquerade.

Three French medics filed a legal complaint this week against Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and former minister of solidarity and health, Agnes Buzyn.

The two senior officials, the complaint alleges, failed to perform their duty and organize a proper response to the coronavirus outbreak, which by now has gripped most of Europe and put France on standstill.

As early as January, the two ministers were aware of the threat posed by the virus, but "chose not to act," according to the complaint filed with France's CJR, a court established to try cases of ministerial misconduct. If convicted, the accused could land in prison for up to two years and face heavy fines.

Apr 20 04:54

‘Why risk so many lives?’ asks French town councilor, as several mayors reported dead of coronavirus after non-banned election

Paris' decision to hold a municipal vote in France days before putting the nation gripped by the Covid-19 epidemic on total lockdown is “hard to understand,” a town councilor has told RT as the poll turned out to be a disaster.

On March 15, municipal elections were held across France as the country was battling the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The government decided to go ahead with the vote despite the fact that the nation had already seen thousands infected and the number of deaths linked to the dreaded disease was nearing 100.

Apr 12 19:46

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE TRIAL GETS FRENCH PRESIDENT'S ATTENTION AS 460,000 SIGN PETITION SUPPORTING TREATMENT

The anti-malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are receiving attention from French President Emmanuel Macron as nearly 460,000 people signed a petition asking French officials to allow their wider use as potential treatments for coronavirus.

Apr 10 04:27

Macron stuns Brussels with break-away plot as EU rows intensify under pandemic pressure

A LEADING expert on the European Union has warned that the entire bloc could crack under the pressure of the coronavirus crisis, after a shocking claim that French President Emmanuel Macron could lead a break-away group if the pandemic takes its toll on Brussels.

Apr 08 08:07

French Navy flagship & its ONLY carrier 'Charles de Gaulle' cuts Middle East op as DOZENS of sailors get Covid-19 symptoms

France’s sole aircraft carrier ‘Charles de Gaulle’ had to suspend its Mediterranean Sea mission and turn back to port shortly after around 40 of its crewmembers were placed under medical observation with suspected Covid-19.

Apr 08 08:05

Covid-19 drags French economy into deep recession the likes of which it has not seen since 1945

The Bank of France said on Wednesday that the country’s economy shrank around six percent in the first quarter of this year, its worst performance since the end of WWII.

Apr 08 06:30

France reports horrific coronavirus death toll in past 24 hours – total deaths over 10,000

FRANCE has reported 1,417 new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours - almost double the country's previous record of 833 yesterday.

Apr 07 05:20

France Faces Worst Recession Since 1945 Due to COVID-19 - Finance Minister

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic would cause an economic recession in the country in 2020, one worse than what France experienced at the end of World War II.

"The worst numbers of growth France has shown after [the crisis of] 1945 was in 2009 after the big financial crisis of 2008: -2.2%. We will likely be far below -2,2% this year," Le Maire said, while addressing the economic affairs commission of the French Senate on Monday.

Apr 06 06:06

France Deploys Hospital Trains to Virus Trouble Spots as Macron Criticised for Slow Response

The high-speed train whooshing past historic World War I battle sites and through the chateau-speckled Loire Valley carried a delicate cargo: 20 critically ill Covid-19 patients and the breathing machines helping keep them alive.

The TGV-turned-mobile-intensive-care-unit is just one piece of France’s nationwide mobilization of trains, helicopters, jets, and even a warship, deployed to relieve congested hospitals and shuffle hundreds of patients and medical personnel in and out of coronavirus hotspots.

“We are at war,” President Emmanuel Macron tells his compatriots, again and again.

Apr 06 05:05

Coronavirus: Thousands sign petition for chloroquine to be used against COVID-19

More than 215,000 people have signed a petition urging French officials to let more doctors prescribe the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus patients, a controversial proposal that has divided health experts worldwide.

Support for the treatment has gained ground as doctors try to keep the COVID-19 outbreak from overwhelming hospitals, with some saying early use of chloroquine and similar treatments could keep symptoms from worsening to the point that intensive care is needed.

The French petition on the Change.org website was launched Friday by a group of doctors including Philippe Douste-Blazy, a cardiologist and former French health minister.

Apr 05 17:46

Coronavirus crisis throws a lifeline to Macron’s troubled presidency

While the coronavirus epidemic rages in France and around the world, President Emmanuel Macron’s poll ratings have jumped to a two-year high. Analysts say that, while his leadership style played badly during the Yellow Vest protests and pensions strikes, it has been an asset during the current crisis.

Apr 02 05:07

Over 10,000 French Police Officers Quarantined over Coronavirus Infection Fears

Over 10,000 police officers across France are in isolation due to fears they may have the Wuhan coronavirus, according to a police union which said there had been 257 confirmed cases so far.

Stanislas Gaudon, the spokesman for the police union Alliance, announced on Tuesday that 10,131 officers were in confinement. He stated that the union had been telling French authorities since late February that officers working on the front lines need medical masks.

“There has been a commitment from the Ministry of the Interior to deliver a million masks within a few days. But we have lost too much time,” Gaudon said.

Apr 02 04:42

Macron government lied about ‘ineffective’ masks to hide coronavirus errors - ex-minister

THE French government falsely told the public that wearing a face mask as a precaution against the deadly coronavirus was ineffective in a bid to cover up its lack of preparedness for the crisis, former European Affairs Minister Pierre Lellouche said on Monday.

Apr 02 03:53

US bought France-bound face masks for CASH from China – French official to RT

The US bought out a planeload of Chinese-made face masks right on the tarmac just as the haul of the much needed protective gear was about to set off for France, the head of a French region told RT.

Facing shortages of protective equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak, France has turned to China to procure the much-needed face masks.

After French legislature adopted a law on the emergent medical situation, local authorities were able to place an order on the equipment in China, paying for it upfront. All in all, his and other regions ordered some 60 million masks, the head of the south-eastern Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region Renaud Muselier told RT France on Wednesday.

Mar 30 05:00

French Official Says Quarantine Should Not Be Enforced In Migrant Areas To Avoid Riots

A top government official in France has admitted that draconian lockdown measures being imposed on the rest of the population shouldn’t be implemented in the country’s migrant-heavy ghettos in order to prevent riots.

Mar 30 04:44

Why France Is Hiding a Cheap and Tested Virus Cure

What’s going on in the fifth largest economy in the world arguably points to a major collusion scandal in which the French government is helping Big Pharma to profit from the expansion of Covid-19. Informed French citizens are absolutely furious about it.

My initial question to a serious, unimpeachable Paris source, jurist Valerie Bugault, was about the liaisons dangereuses between Macronism and Big Pharma and especially about the mysterious “disappearance” – more likely outright theft – of all the stocks of chloroquine in possession of the French government.

Respected Professor Christian Perronne talked about the theft live in one of France’s 24/7 info channels: “The central pharmacy for the hospitals announced today that they were facing a total rupture of stocks, that they were pillaged.”

With input from another, anonymous source, it’s now possible to establish a timeline that puts in much-needed perspective the recent actions of the French government.

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