Looks like another potential bloodbath by ISIS has been averted in France. This one was aimed at Disneyland there and the Christmas market on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Eventually, their luck is going to run out in regards to ISIS. This attack was to happen on December 1st. They were also looking at attacking police headquarters, the Metro station and city center cafes. Seven Jihadists were taken into custody during raids last weekend in Strasbourg and Marseille. The French being French, let two of them go a short time later.
Orders for this group are thought to come from a Syria-based Jihadist. Two handguns, an automatic pistol, a submachine gun and Jihadist propaganda were all found during the raids in which they were arrested. What? No sex slaves? I guess this was a working mission probably planned to end in glorious death for themselves and the infidels they were targeting. France is under a state of emergency that gives security forces enhanced powers of surveillance and arrest, a year after the Paris attacks.
From the Daily Mail:
ISIS fanatics were planning to target Disneyland and a Christmas market on the Champs-Elysees during a new attack on Paris next week, police have revealed.
Jihadists were plotting to strike on December 1 and had also researched sites including a police headquarters, Metro station and city centre cafes.
Seven suspects were arrested in police raids last weekend in the eastern city of Strasbourg and Marseille in the south following an eight-month investigation by security services, although two were later released.
Some had made internet searches on sites including the Christmas market on the prestigious Champs-Elysees avenue, the Disneyland Paris theme park, cafe terraces in the northeast of the capital, the Paris criminal police headquarters and a metro station, a police source said.
Five of the suspects have had their custody extended under legislation covering investigations into an imminent terror attack.
One of the men is said to have told investigators that attacks were planned and named the police headquarters in central Paris and the DGSI domestic security department in the northwest of the city as targets.
There have been three large-scale Jihadist attacks in France since early 2015. They keep getting worse every time one is pulled off. First, they targeted the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and a Jewish supermarket. Ten months later, ISIS Jihadists massacred 130 people in attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, France’s national stadium and a handful of bars and restaurants in eastern Paris. And in July, a self-radicalized extremist plowed a truck into crowds watching fireworks in the southern city of Nice, killing 86 on Bastille Day.
Imagine the carnage that would have happened at Disneyland and the ensuing horror. That’s what ISIS is looking to engender… not just a massacre, but sheer terror. I hope they got all of them. Just in case, if you were considering a French Disneyland visit, I think I’d go somewhere else just to be safe… somewhere that doesn’t involve Europe for instance.