Friday, November 13, 2015
Massive Muslim Attack On Paris, Updated - At Least 140 Dead
At least 60 people have been killed and another hundred are being held hostage after multiple attacks by Muslims in central Paris today.
The attacks began near the Stade de France,where France was hosting the German soccer team. French President Francois Hollande was reportedly watching the match at the time, and was evacuated as explosions were heard outside the stadium. Later it was discovered that a bar filled with customers had been bombed.
Much of what's going on is in the area of the 11th Arrondissement near the Place de la Bastille and the 10th Arrondissement, an area around the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis and the Canal Saint Martin, a popular area for picnics, walking, or patronizing the stylish boutiques, trendy bars and cafés.
People were literally gunned down in the streets or while simply walking or enjoying a meal or a drink. One Muslim gunman armed with an fully automatic AK47 targeted the popular Cambodge restaurant in the 11th Arrondissement and shot it up completely.
As far as I know,most of the hostages are being held at the Bataclan Nightclub. There's an ongoing situation there as I write this, and there are said to be 8 hostage takers.
Le Carillon café, directly across the street was another one of the popular places hit. It being Friday night in Paris, the nightspots and restaurants were packed.
UPDATE: There are reports that in the Bataclan itself, many were killed who were in the audience to attend a show by the band Eagles of Death Metal during the initial attack.
Julien Pierce, a journalist from Europe1 radio was inside the theater says that the shooting lasted for 12-15 minutes straight, and that the killers had time to reload.
Benjamin Cazenove, who is injured and trapped in the theater, says gunmen are killing people “one by one,” France 24 reports, citing a Facebook post. Another hostage who escaped the Bataclan theater confirmed this, telling CNN that the terrorists are “calmly” executing hostages.
UPDATE: The French police are apparently attempting to storm the Bataclan as of 1:45 Paris time. This would apparently jibe with reports that the hostages are being murdered one by one.
UPDATE:As of 2 AM Paris Time, the police have succeeded in storming the Bataclan, but there's no word on how many of the hostages survived. Early reports are that the Muslims tossed hand grenades at the hostages, and that there were over a hundred bodies found by police. The Bataclan holds 1,500 people, and there's also no telling how many were unable to escape before the massacre started.
This was a very well planned terrorist attack, carried out by dedicated fighters on the Muslim holy day as they shouted 'Allahu Akbar'...just like Mumbai,Boston, Bali, Beslan, London, The Twin Towers on 9/11 or a thousand other atrocities.
Rest assured that the usual suspects will be quick to tell us that these are just a few fanatics and that what happened today was nothing to do with Islam. Nothing to see here, folks.
We have normalized these kind of attacks so thoroughly that they are seen in the same light as a train wreck, a thunderstorm or a power outage. Just bad luck, a part of day to day living in the modern world.
Except it isn't, and it never should have been. Yes, there's a problem overseas, but there's a far bigger one inside the gates, and not just in Europe.
While there are definitely decent, peaceful Muslims, the Islam adhered to by a significant number of Muslims is not a religion of peace. And it was never intended to be. We allow our leaders and elites to keep us blind to this at the cost of our freedom and perhaps our lives.
And instead of accepting it, lapping it up, it's high time that state of affairs was ended. Rest assured that unless we do, we can look forward to what happened in Paris today taking place in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles.