Only nine paragraphs into this story does AFP deign to inform us that this was an Islamic jihad terror plot that was thwarted. Would putting this little detail any higher have been “Islamophobic”? Is there some “journalistic” directive somewhere for establishment media “reporters” that tells them how far down the information that a plot or attack was yet more jihad has to be buried?
“Nine held in anti-terror raids across France as ‘attack is thwarted,'” AFP, November 7, 2017 (thanks to J.):
Nine suspects were arrested in a series of anti-terror operations carried out around France on Tuesday, with French media reporting a planned attack on the city of Nice had been thwarted.
The raids took place in the greater Paris region of Île-de-France and the Provence-Alpes-Côtes-d’Azur region of the south east.
According to reports some nine individuals aged between 18 and 60-years-old were arrested in the raids carried out by France’s specialist counter-terrorist police.
The arrests were reportedly made in the Val-de-Marne department to the south west of Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis to the capital’s north, the city of Aix-en Provence, north of Marseille and the town of Menton, on the border with Italy.
Those held included two brothers who were known to have been radicalised, sources told AFP.
An arrest was also made in Switzerland which brought the total number of suspects held to 10.
The 27-year-old man arrested in Switzerland was in contact with a 14-year-old French boy who was “about to carry out the attack,” one of the sources said.
The teenager was arrested in the Paris region on June 20 and charged by an anti-terror judge, the sources said.
A photo of the boy holding a paper vowing his allegiance to the Islamic State group was found on social media, they added….