JIHAD LEADER ON NOTRE DAME:
“THE CROSS WAS BROKEN, A SIGN OF GOOD OMENS.
WE REJOICE OVER ANYTHING THAT HURTS THEM.”
BY ROBERT SPENCER
And he threatens more: “Behold, the rivers of blood flow! We will return to water the paving stones of their nightclubs/With the blood of the unbelievers we shall meet.”
Meanwhile, Western social media giants and others are on the hunt for “Islamophobia.”
“Jihadi Ideologue Celebrates Notre Dame Cathedral Fire, Threatens Jihad Against France,” MEMRI, April 17, 2019:
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On April 17, 2019, the influential jihadi ideologue Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi, based in Jordan, posted a poem on his Telegram channel celebrating the devastating April 15, 2019, fire which destroyed large parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The poem portrays the burning of the cathedral as just punishment for France’s colonial-era crimes against Muslim nations and the Christian Church’s persecution of Muslims, and threatens future jihad against France. The post includes an eight-second video showing the cathedral’s spire, topped with a cross, collapsing in the blaze.
The following is a translation of the poem, whose author is unknown:
“The cross was broken, a sign of good omens
And the building collapsed in a fiery blaze.
Oh accursed Paris, “rejoice” over tidings
Of humiliation, burning, and poverty.
Let me not find a deceiver to lament them
Or one speechless with grief for the ancient monument.
By no means! We rejoice over anything that hurts them,
So beware, oh hypocrites, beware!
The land of Syria has not forgotten their crimes, nor has
Africa forgotten centuries of captivity.
How many mosques, have the cannons erased their traces
In our land, how many ruins of colonialism?
How much have our peoples been degraded in the name of the Church?
Behold, the rivers of blood flow!
We will return to water the paving stones of their nightclubs
With the blood of the unbelievers we shall meet.
France thought it would defeat our Lord,
But he who tries to defeat the Omnipotent one will be defeated.
French stonemason at Notre Dame tells of working with Muslims “who hate us” and “pray on the site”
BY ROBERT SPENCER
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
I received this email from a French-speaking contact. The tweets at the link are in French, but the summary provided here is sufficient to give you an idea of what is being said. The fact that the Africans pray on site indicates that they are not just Africans, but Muslims, and their hostility to the French may be a result of the contempt that the “best of people” (Qur’an 3:110) often have for “the most vile of created beings,” i.e., unbelievers (Qur’an 98:6).
Does this mean that the Notre Dame fire was an arson jihad attack? Absolutely not. Once again, however, it raises the possibility that it could be, and the question of whether or not the French government has the will even to investigate a possibility that could be so politically explosive, or to tell the truth about what it finds if it shows up its policies in a negative light. Will there be such an investigation? Will the renovation workers at Notre Dame be looked into? Or would the political fallout be too great for the Macron government if something inconvenient was found?
Here is a link to a series of tweets by a French traditional stone carver who worked on different monuments’ sites including Notre-Dame cathedral. He tells of his experience of seeing many African workers hired “who hate us” and “pray on the site”, one attacking him and others physically, that he was fired but not the African attacker, his complaint at the police station where a female police officer started deafeningly screaming after him when he mentioned the attacker was African, that she wore a hand of fatma on a necklace, which is a North African symbol.
“Les tweets d’un tailleur de pierre du chantier de Notre-Dame” (“The tweets of a stonemason at the Notre Dame site”), LesObservateurs.ch, April 18, 2019.