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PARIS JIHAD: Major Terrorist Attack UPDATE: French President Declares Emergency, Says ‘Several Dozen Dead’

Posted on | November 13, 2015 | 93 Comments

UPDATE 9:50 p.m. ET: Islamic terrorists struck the heart of France, murdering scores of civilians Friday in a bloody night of carefully coordinated violence. More than 150 people were reported killed, most of them at the Bataclan arts center where Muslim gunmen opened fired during a rock concert, then began systematically executing young people who could not escape. By the time police stormed the hall and ended the slaughter, 112 had been killed at the concert venue, according to the French interior ministry. Elsewhere, CNN reported, at least one suicide bomber struck the Stade de France, where a soccer game between France and Germany was being played.

UPDATE:

ISIS Claims Credit for Paris Slaughter;
Death Toll 127 in Islamic Terror Attack

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(5:35 p.m. ET) There has been a major Islamic terrorist attack tonight in Paris. An explosion was reported at a Germany-France soccer game, and gunmen have taken hostages in a concert hall.

The death toll is already estimated at 35-40.

UPDATE 5:52 p.m. ET: CNN reports:

— At least 60 people have died in the attacks, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported.
— Counterterrorism officials around the United States have convened secure conference calls to try to gather information and to assess whether there is any indication of threats in the U.S, according to two U.S. counterterrorism officials. There is nothing to indicate any threat to U.S. cities so far. Immediate suspicion for the events in Paris falls to so-called returnees — people who have traveled to Syria and Iraq and have returned, the officials said.
— At least six shootings took place in Paris and three explosions took place at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis late Friday, CNN affiliate BFMTV said. Two or three gunmen entered the Bataclan concert hall while opening fire on law enforcement, BFMTV reported. A source earlier told CNN there were six to eight hostage takers, citing a person they were talking to inside the venue.
— CNN’s Jim Bittermann, who is based in Paris, reports a producer who is at the Bataclan tells him that police are firing at a rooftop position near the venue.
— President Francois Hollande was evacuated at halftime of the France-Germany soccer match.
— Hollande, Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve are holding a crisis meeting at the Interior Ministry to address the attacks in Paris and the explosions in Saint-Denis, according to BFMTV.
— Paris police tell CNN there were three attacks. Attackers reportedly used AK-47 automatic weapons. There were one or two explosions at the Stade de France.

UPDATE 5:59 p.m. ET: In a brief statement at the White House, President Obama said, “France is our oldest ally,” and “Paris itself represents the timeless values of human progress.” In Paris, meanwhile, President Hollande declared a state of emergency, announcing that the French military was being deployed and that France is closing its borders.

UPDATE 6:14 p.m. ET: Associated Press:

Hollande, in a televised address to his nation, said the nation would stand firm and united against the attackers.
He said security forces are assaulting one of the sites hit by Friday’s attacks, without elaborating.
“It’s a horror,” he said.

UPDATE 6:25 p.m. ET: BBC reports:

France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 40 people were killed in multiple shootings in Paris.
At least 15 people have been killed near the Bataclan arts centre, where up to 60 people are reportedly being held hostage, French media say.
Three people were killed in an attack at the Stade de France, with some reports suggesting a suicide blast.
Paris authorities have asked people to stay indoors.
Military personnel are being deployed across Paris.

(Via Memeorandum.) There are reports that gunmen at the concert hall are executing hostages one by one. Meanwhile, it has just been reported that five explosions were heard near the concert hall.

UPDATE 6:45 p.m. ET: Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch:

Islamic jihadis have long had France in their crosshairs. The Islamic State last year urged jihad attacks against the “spiteful and filthy French.” These attacks took place near the site of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. That massacre was an attempt to force the West to adopt Sharia blasphemy restrictions; there will be more of that.
Indeed, there will be much, much more of this bloodshed in the coming months and years. Meanwhile, watch for an avalanche of “This has nothing to do with Islam” statements from Western leaders and the mainstream media.

It is reported that French police are currently assaulting the Bataclan concert hall where gunmen were killing hostages.

UPDATE 6:56 p.m. ET: French police have just said their assault on the Bataclan concert hall has ended successfully. Police stormed the hall, killing two gunmen. The number of innocents killed and wounded remains unknown.

UPDATE 7:12 p.m. ET: New York Times:

French television and news services quoted the police as saying at least 60 people had been killed and many dozens wounded in apparently coordinated attacks, eclipsing the deaths and mayhem that roiled Paris in the Charlie Hebdo massacre and related assaults around the French capital less than a year ago.
One of the explosions, which French news services said may have been a suicide bombing, struck near the country’s main sports stadium where Germany and France were playing a soccer match, forcing a hasty evacuation of President François Hollande. As the scope of the assaults quickly became clear, he convened an emergency cabinet meeting and announced that France was closing its borders.
“As I speak, terrorist attacks of an unprecedented scale are taking place in the Paris region,” he said in a nationally televised address. “There are several dozen dead, lots more wounded, it’s horrific.”

UPDATE 7:48 p.m. ET: Fox News is citing reports that as many as 100 were killed inside the Bataclan concert hall. The total number of deaths from these attacks in Paris may exceed 140.

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. ET: The headline at Fox News:

Terrorists slaughter at least
118 in Paris music hall,
40 others in separate attacks





 

Comments

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    This reminds me of when Louis Farrakhan toured a Holocaust museum. At the end his aides pulled out blown-up pictures of lynching and he said “Oh yeah? What about the suffering of MY people?”

  • Steve Skubinna

    Of course, they do have very extensive and highly trained counter-terrorism forces in both the Army and the Gendarmerie. And then the Foreign Legion has maybe the most capable special forces units in their military, which actually is saying something. The FFL are seriously Hotel Sierra operators.

    Problem is, guys like that are always playing defense however good they are. The bad guys have the initiative.

    And as we know from our own experience, the best capabilities are useless without clear and decisive political leadership. In the current US military, the priorities are not related to fighting, let alone winning.

  • Steve Skubinna

    Or look to PETA, which routinely belittles the Holocaust as nothing compared to what chickens suffer every year.

    No, I am not making that up.

  • Fail Burton

    I think of liberalism like a sewer. It is a well-meaning thing meant to flush sewage. However it has provided cover for every rat ideology in the world and clogged the sewer up. Europe is coming closer and closer to open civil war. They have achieved that status by throwing down every success known to mankind and elevated every failure. It shouldn’t come as any surprise a hard rain is going to fall and flush that sewer out. The West is not an airport terminal for the Third World and nor are we baggage handlers. Neither are we a de facto charity or refugee camp. We have our own cultures and our own history of violent struggles to achieve what we did. Time for others to stay home and do the same. You can’t come to our living room after we redecorated it with our blood. Decorate your own and with your own blood.

  • WarEagle82

    The Battle of Garland, Texas was the turning point for me. I bought several firearms, got training, got my CCW, and started going to the range regularly.

    I carry all the time now.

    I suggest everyone who hasn’t prepared for this get ready now.

    Our government is as stupid as the German and French governments. They are intent on bringing these savages here to unleash terror on Americans.

    It will be up to each of us to protect ourselves and each other from these 7th century troglodytes.

    My heart goes out to the people of Europe tonight but they voted in the turn-coats that have allowed this to happen.

    I hope this is a wake-up call for us here so that we can avoid the worst of what Europe is only beginning to experience.

  • Fail Burton

    3,700 black lynchings from 1882 to 1968. Black folks murder that many black folks in 6 years nowadays.

  • Daniel Freeman

    You have clearly never been to France. Their transit cops might be short, but they’re paramilitary and scary. They’ve been dealing with North African Muslim terrorists for a long time — which if you believe in karma, may be payback for how they used those rapey mofos against Germany in WWII.

  • Isa

    oh… oh my goodness.

    can these people STOP THINKING ABOUT THEMSELVES FOR TWO BLOODY SECONDS?!? HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE JUST DIED!!! HUNDREDS OF INNOCENT FAMILIES JUST LOST FATHERS, MOTHERS, SONS, DAUGHTERS! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM?!?

  • Daniel Freeman

    When you know The Narrative, silence is telling.

  • Steve Skubinna

    I get the impression that DM is heedless.

  • theoldsargesays

    Yes. I read that years ago in a book about the Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade.

    When typing my original comment I added “Lock it down, hunt them down, kill them all…”

    For some reason it didn’t post and I had no edit button to hit afterwards.

  • theoldsargesays

    That ego of his is no small thing either.
    Face the guy’s just so freaking awesome.
    :-

  • theoldsargesays

    I would upvote that but she scares me sometimes.
    (oops I’m in for it now)

  • petitemouse

    Just asking? Is it time to round up all the Muslims
    and keep them separate?
    When is enough, enough?
    There is a time for all things.
    Don’t the citizens of France deserve to
    be safe?
    Their is only one Middle Eastern Culture that
    promotes violence against innocents.
    Why does this culture get a free pass?
    How many elite families are threatened and
    so refuse to speak up in defense of Western
    countries’ right to defend themselves?

  • Steve Skubinna

    We’re not worthy…

  • petitemouse

    Can not whine about post Arabic Islam empire
    colonizing building as it is still growing.
    By hook, or by crook.
    Islam is an Empire that no one dares
    name. They know where the Western
    leaders’ families live. ISIS knows.
    Time to protect concerts?

  • Steve Skubinna

    Do ya wanna live forever?

  • RKae

    Has Hillary located the offensive YouTube video that sparked all this?

  • Steve Skubinna

    She can just fall back on the old one. Hey, it worked before…

  • Steve Skubinna

    Heil! – Hail the Wehrmacht, I mean the Bundeswehr…

  • Steve Skubinna

    You jest, but I venture to guess that Obamacare Pajamaboy is preparing a devastating hashtag right now.

  • Finrod Felagund

    What is wrong with them? They’re idiot leftists.

  • DeadMessenger

    Well, when you give a gun to a monkey, you can’t blame the monkey when somebody gets shot.

    As for the KKK, name a time during Barry’s dictatorship in which a KKK member committed a terrorist act (note, calling somebody the n-word doesn’t constitute terror, you damn fool Mizzou activists, or else all y’all would be in Gitmo right now). Now name a time, or multiple times, when a Muslim jihadist committed an act of terror.

    I rest my case.

  • DeadMessenger

    I was gonna say drooling morons, but since those terms are synonymous, it’s all good.

  • DeadMessenger

    I thought Barry said that.



    BWAHAHAHA!

  • DeadMessenger

    well, I put on my cowgirl hat at least. 😀

  • DeadMessenger

    Nothing scary about me. I always carry multiple weapons for decorative purposes. Like, you know, accessories. Nothing to see here.

  • DeadMessenger

    The wealthy elitists that caused the problem need to be able to evacuate.

  • DeadMessenger

    Sure that guy is an Egyptian Copt, technically speaking, but he ate french fries all the time. And, not to tell a family secret, but his grandmother was Dutch.

    That’s close enough to French to fool any public educated liberal.

  • Ilion

    Yet, “the French” — by whom, of course, I mean the traitors who rule the French people — are just as bad, and just as much to blame, as Merkel.

    This isn’t happening *because* of the recent flood of “refugees” into Europe. This is happening because Islam demands that all peoples submit to the demon Allah.

  • Ilion

    Shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” turn the venue into a workplace … of jihadists. So, by definition, it is “workplace violence”, for the work of jihadists *is* violence.

  • Mary Hickman

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  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    I live in Chicago. Every morning I wake up to two headlines: Blacks shooting black and blacks protesting how awful white people are.

  • Quartermaster

    I can see a deployment of the Legion coming. Prolly Syria, and they may work with the Russians and Syrians. Those are old Legion stomping grounds.

  • Quartermaster

    That otter scare ’em to death.

  • Quartermaster

    The French were the most martial of countries on the continent. The revolution and Napoleon pretty much wasted the country and they haven’t been much militarily since. They’ve lost every conflict since.

    Much of the trouble has been very poor leadership. DeGaule was probably the best they produced in the 20th century, and he wasn’t much of a soldier.

  • Quartermaster

    Not as bad as one I found when I was still living in Ohio. They had horse drawn tanks on that one.

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