-4.3 C
sobota, 22 januarja, 2022

France: Authorities apprehend radicalized individuals preparing attack on “infidels”

By: V4 Agency

One of them admitted during the hearing that they wanted to carry out a knife attack during the Christmas season to kill “infidels.” The interior minister wrote on social media that the terrorist threat in the country remains high.

The French Directorate-General for Internal Security (DGSI) managed to prevent an act of terrorism timed for the Christmas period by arresting two 23-year-old young men who had been preparing for a knife attack in the name of Islam. Le Parisien writes that DGSI had been monitoring the two suspects’ activity on the internet as they were discussing the details of the attack. The paper writes that the two met in person in recent weeks and were targeting a location especially busy during the holiday season, such as a mall or shopping street.

The two individuals were detained in Seine-et-Marne and Yvelines, two departments adjacent to Paris, back on 29 November, but details of the case have only just been released. The two radical Islamists were charged with conspiring in organised terrorist activity and were jailed on 3 December. Press reports say that a house search conducted in their homes found knives, laptops, and computers with a significant amount of jihadist content which they used to disseminate their ideology.

During police interrogation, one of the suspects admitted that his plan was to murder the “infidels” and die as a “martyr”, as police would probably have shot him. He also admitted that he and his accomplice would have carried out the terrorist attack on behalf of the Islamic State. The weekly Valeurs Actuelles reports that one of the young men was on the French authorities’ register as being radicalised and was sentenced in April 2019 by the Paris juvenile court to a four-year suspended prison sentence which he did not serve because he pleaded being underage.

Commenting on the incident, Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin wrote on Twitter that the authorities’ vigilance remains high as the terrorist threat in France remains high, and he thanked the staff of the Directorate-General for Internal Security, who had arrested the two men.

In France, it was the fourth time this year that the authorities have managed to foil a planned terrorist attack. Before Easter, a mother and her four daughters were arrested in the southern town of Beziers, on suspicion of targeting a church in Montpellier. Le Parisien reported that the attack was planned for Easter Monday and that one of the girls was only 15 years old. According to press reports, a search of the women’s home turned up homemade explosive devices and the ingredients to make them, as well as a sword.


Latest news

1 billion euros from Qatar to Islamize Europe and the world

By UME Documents uncovered by the Middle East Forum (MEF) reveal that the Qatari government is using "humanitarian" aid on a large scale to distribute...

President Pahor to call general election for 24 April

By: J.S., STA President Borut Pahor formally informed the National Electoral Commission (DVK) that he would sign a presidential decree for a general election on...

Slovenia’s Expo pavilion hosted over 200 businesses in 2021

By: J.S., STA The Slovenian Expo pavilion in Dubai has hosted 211 Slovenian companies up until the end of December and was visited by...

Government adopts negotiating position for pay talks with doctors

By: J.S.,STA The government adopted its negotiating position for pay talks with trade unions representing medical doctors, estimated at EUR 111.57 million annually. The negotiating position...

Related news

Beat, lies, truth and attitude

By: Davorin Kopše Slovenia is a country that elected a communist as its president immediately after the end of communism. This is what actor Gregor...

Are we threatened by a second pact against Europe?

By: Franci Kindlhofer In 1939, Stalin and Hitler concluded the Non-Aggression Pact, of which the secret additional protocol was the spark that ignited war throughout...

European citizens think EU applies double standards

By: V4 Agency Leaders of the European Union are increasingly applying double standards, which is being felt by the member states' citizens, according to an...

Armanisocialists, bluffers and court jesters

By: Štefan Šumah Our leading socialists have risen to a higher level in their evolutionary development. From salon caviar-socialists they became armanisocialists (they added exclusive...