French President Francois Hollande announced 7,000 of the 10,000 soldiers deployed on the country’s streets after the Islamist attacks in January will remain permanently.
French police have been on high alert after Islamist gunmen left 17 people dead over three days in attacks on the magazine Charlie Hebdo, a Jewish grocery store and police.
The military patrols will guard sensitive sites throughout France in light of the threat of more attacks. France’s miliary presence in the African Sahel region and the Central African Republic has also raised the domestic threat level.
(is this not deconstruction of the democratic French state? Instead of vetting people at the gates and determining if a given applicant is someone who can contribute to French society, letting everyone in and then violating the axiom of democracy that you do not confuse police with the military in order to give the illusion of controlling the consequences of mass immigration is rapid deconstruction of democratic governance and a transitory phase towards either a sharia based balkanized France or a military dictatorship of sorts)
(This is excellent news. I hope he follows through)
Far-right figurehead Tommy Robinson has vowed to host his own “draw Prophet Mohammed” event in Britain in solidarity with victims of a gun attack after a similar event in the United States.
Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – revealed the controversial plot in the wake of violence in Dallas at a Draw Mohammed event, attended by anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Welders and organised by Pamela Geller, an outspoken critic of the religion with whom Lennon shares significant common ground.
Police in the US have raided the home of one of the suspects in the attack, during which two men were killed and a security guard was injured.
Speaking to IBTimes UK, Lennon claimed he was not shocked by the shooting at the Draw Mohammed event and revealed he wants to run one in Britain.
(He should sue for calling him a “far right figurehead” though)
4. Pamela Geller does a magnificent job on CNN of correcting a host who is pouring on the usual narrative like cold maple syrup. Ms. Geller is perfectly correct when she says that the conversations with the media about her event show a “moral inversion”.
Liveleak deleted the Geller-Spencer videos but this appears to be the same video of Ms. Geller on CNN
5. Robert Spencer with Megyn Kelly
Thank you all, M, GoV., Maria J., Dn C., and so many more. In fact it is difficult to keep up at the moment with all the requests, editing and news but by end of the day it should all be done. Some of the materials posted today will take time and thought like the video of the psychologist at the Senate committee on Islamic radicalization. But worth the effort. More to come.