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Created by John Eipper on 04/16/19 1:59 PM

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Attacks on Churches in France (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/16/19 1:59 pm)

The comment "terrorism and arson have been both ruled out" in the Notre Dame fire may be correct, but consider:

Churches at Fointenaibleau and at Veneuse-les-Sables burned on 11 January 2016. Four churches were vandalized on 28 January-10 February 2018 at Fijon, Houilles (for the third time), Lavour and Nimes. On 12 July 2018 a church at Calais was set on fire. The Saint-Sulpice church in Paris was set on fire on 17 March 2019. In 2017 a total of 878 Catholic and Protestant churches were attacked.

In Spain the various leftist administrations instead are trying to eliminate crosses and churches by decree, while in Italy in the small town of Pieve di Cento (Bologna) has decided to hang cloths to hide the Crucifixes in the main Chapel not to offend "non-Christians."

Finally Trump suggested putting out the Notre Dame fire using the Canadair water-bombers.  Please explain to the poor guy what an 800-year-old cathedral is.

JE comments:  French authorities have once again ruled out any "voluntary" cause of the fire, but add that the investigation will take a very long time.  My based-on-nothing guess:  Perhaps some inflammable solvents/adhesives/paints from the restoration process were accidentally ignited?

Still, there's no doubt that a lot of "profanation" of religious buildings is going on in France.


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  • Notre Dame Inferno: How Can We Rule Out Foul Play? (Timothy Ashby, Spain 04/17/19 3:10 AM)
    I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but there seems to be more to the Notre Dame inferno than is being reported by the media (and promulgated by the French government).

    My sources in the intelligence community tell me that the fire is being treated as "suspicious" and it is impossible to rule out arson as the cause (as the French authorities proclaimed within hours of the blaze and when the embers were still glowing) without a lengthy investigation. The only reason that terrorism was almost immediately ruled out was because no organisation took credit for the fire. The fact that the fire occurred at the beginning of Holy Week adds to the suspicion.


    As Eugenio Battaglia reported, there have indeed been a series of attacks on churches in France, and Notre Dame was on a list of Western Cultural Heritage sites targeted by ISIS. Other churches on the list included La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and the Frauenkirche in Dresden. Yesterday in London I noticed that armed police were far more in evidence around Westminster Abbey than a week ago.


    JE comments:  There's a logic here:  if you don't know what did cause the conflagration (lengthy investigation required), how can you be so quick to rule out arson?


    A further twist:  if you were ISIS, why wouldn't you take credit anyway, even if the fire was indeed an accident?


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  • Notre Dame Fire: Will There be "Backlash"? (John Heelan, UK 04/17/19 3:24 AM)
    Concerning the Notre Dame fire, JE commented on 17 April: "Perhaps some inflammable solvents/adhesives/paints from the restoration process were accidentally ignited? Still, there's no doubt that a lot of 'profanation' of religious buildings is going on in France."

    Emphasised no doubt by PR from the Roman Catholic Church that is losing its congregations.


    Today's UK gutter press--e.g. the Daily Mail--published a photo (photoshopped?) implying a miracle happened during the devastating fire.


    The danger is that one of the results of the conflagration could spread to the mainly Muslim suburbs as in "The Banlieues are burning!" as a new Reconquista gets launched.


    JE comments:  For now it's unity time among France's fractious political parties.  There has even been a suspension of campaigning for the EU Parliamentary elections, to be held on May 26th.  Still, after the initial shock wears off, one can expect the usual suspects to try to use this tragedy for political advantage.

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