French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve stated of the arrests that they “allowed us to thwart a terrorist act that had been envisaged for a long time on our soil,” but he did not identify the target of the planned attack. The French public should be outraged and demand to know.
There is a pattern of Western authorities hiding information to create the impression that the threat of jihad attacks – from catastrophic massacres to personal assaults – is under control, when information eventually leaks out to prove otherwise. Eg. a leaked document indicated that 2,000 men in Cologne, Germany allegedly assaulted 1,200 German women on New Year’s Eve, and the shocking report of the massive cover-up of Muslim rape gang activity in the UK. Another article exclaims: Excuses, Excuses: Planetwide Cover-up on Islamic Violence.
The public is being kept in the dark at the expense of its own safety because of political correctness, driven by the fear of so-called “Islamophobic” or racist sentiments.
The arrests came five days before the opening of the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, which attracts tourists from across Europe and was the target of a failed extremist plot in 2000.
“France: 7 Arrested in Anti-Terror Raids, Attack Thwarted,” ABC News, November 21, 2016:
French anti-terrorism police have arrested seven people in Strasbourg and Marseille, the interior minister announced Monday, saying authorities thwarted a new potential attack.
The raids were linked to a series of arrests in June during the European Championship soccer tournament that was held in cities across France, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.
The arrests Sunday in Strasbourg and Marseille “allowed us to thwart a terrorist act that had been envisaged for a long time on our soil,” Cazeneuve told reporters in Paris. Investigators are studying whether it was part of a larger plot to attack multiple sites simultaneously.
Cazeneuve didn’t identify the target of the planned attack. The arrests came five days before the opening of the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, which attracts tourists from across Europe and was the target of a failed extremist plot in 2000….
The raids in Strasbourg reportedly took place in the Neuhof and Meinau neighborhoods, where authorities dismantled a jihadi network in 2014 that included the brother of an Islamic State bomber who attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris last year.
French police have detained 418 people this year in terrorism investigations following deadly Islamic State attacks, Cazeneuve said.