It’s interesting to note that the devastating fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is happening at the beginning of Easter Holy Week.
Is this islamic terrorism? Let us investigate this possibility.
Yes, there was renovation work going on at the time of the fire, but that could have been exploited as cover for a muslim terrorist attack. All that would be needed for such an attack is a match or other fire source or a timed incendiary device set off by a cell phone. We know that terrorists have been using arson attacks for thousands of years.
This could have been the work of a French muslim or a muslim sympathizer working on the renovation in the wooden attic/roof area of the cathedral, or an anti-Christian leftist who wanted to destroy the church.
In fact the renovation offered a golden opportunity for terrorism since there are many people coming and going during a renovation. The fire started in the old timbers of the church attic/roof where the work was being done.
This could be a result of the muslim influx into France along with the decades-long rhetorical ‘war’ on Christianity by the socialist/communist left.
The Journal.ie reported:
ONE OF THREE women allegedly involved in a foiled plot in 2016 to blow up a car packed with gas canisters near the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was today (April 12, 2019) sentenced to eight years in prison by a French court for earlier offences.
Ines Madani, 22, was sentenced following a three-day trial during which she was accused of encouraging would-be jihadists to go to Syria and participate in attacks against France between March 2015 and June 2016.
She used Telegram – an encrypted messaging app widely used by jihadists to communicate.
Judge Isabelle Prevost-Desprez said that Madani was “recruited” by Oumar Diaw, also known as Abou Barrou, an influential jihadist of the Islamic State group.
She used different pseudonyms on social networks, pretending for example to be Abu Souleymane, a jihadist returned from Raqa to carry out attacks in France.
“You had some autonomy in the management of your personality…. Your determination marks your dangerousness,” Prevost-Desprez said.
Breitbart News reported recently:
French churches are coming increasingly under attack with an average of nearly three churches per day targetted for vandalism alone over the past three years.
A report from the Central Criminal Intelligence Service (SCRC) of the gendarmerie noted that from 2016 to 2018 there had been thousands of cases of church vandalism, peaking in 2017 with 1,045 cases, Le Figaro reports.
According to the French Ministry of the Interior, when cemeteries and other sites are taken into consideration, the number of acts of vandalism rose to 1,063 in 2018.
Earlier this year, in one week alone France saw twelve churches vandalized, including attackers attempting to set fire to the church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris.
In Nimes, an even more heinous attack occurred, with vandals smearing faeces on the wall of the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants and stealing objects from the altar.
In March, the over 800-year-old Basilica of Saint-Denis in the now heavily migrant-populated suburbs of Paris was also vandalised, with the basilica’s organ being heavily damaged and stained glass windows were broken.
Thefts of religious objects have seen an increase since 2016, rising from 121 to 129 in 2018. According to the gendarmes, the thefts are mostly opportunistic, and in some rare cases are carried out by organised crime groups.
Saint-Denis is the oldest and most significant Gothic cathedral in Europe. It is a travesty that this is happening. And now Notre Dame…
Now here is today’s other commentary on immigration:
President Trump said recently that his administration may funnel tens of thousands of illegal immigrants into “sanctuary cities”.
Liberals should be excited about this. After all they have proclaimed their cities safe havens for illegal aliens. But the liberals have gone nuts. NPR.org reported:
President Trump confirmed reports that he is strongly considering sending detained immigrants in the country illegally to “sanctuary cities” to try to punish Democrats who have opposed his stringent immigration proposals. The comments came hours after White House and Homeland Security officials said the idea had been scrapped.
“We’ll bring them to sanctuary city areas and let that particular area take care of it, whether it’s a state or whatever it might be,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday.
Then he went on to mention California. “We’ll give them more people. We can give them a lot. We can give them an unlimited supply, and let’s see if they’re so happy. They say, ‘We have open arms,’ ” Trump said.
The president took to Twitter earlier in the day to say that Democrats have been unwilling to change immigration laws, prompting his administration to consider “placing” such immigrants there.
Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only….
….The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!
He returned to the issue again on Saturday, calling on Democrats to change the nation’s immigration laws. “If not, Sanctuary Cities must immediately ACT to take care of the Illegal Immigrants,” he tweeted.
Fantastic. This president is awesome; he is throwing liberals’ garbage right back in their faces.
Here are some tweets from outraged open-borders leftists with a Nikitas3.com comment after each. Washed-up TV actress Alyssa Milano tweeted:
This is so sick and twisted.
White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities, targeting political foes.
Nikitas3.com comment: No, it is the admittance of millions of illegal immigrants into the US that is a sick and twisted ploy by Democrats to undermine our national sovereignty, peace and security.
Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro tweeted:
“The cruelty of this administration never seems to end.”
Nikitas3.com comment: This is not cruelty. Trump has simply discussed sending illegals to cities that claim to care about them most. This should be called ‘compassion’.
CNN legal commentator Jeffrey Toobin then went in another direction by referring to illegal aliens “as a kind of pestilence to spread around the country”.
So just imagine the national outrage if president Trump or any conservative called illegal immigrants “pestilence”. Toobin’s comment shows how liberals really think about illegals. But then again MSNBC.com reported this revealing tidbit about lefty Hollywood celebrity Kelly Osbourne in August 2015:
Former “Fashion Police” host Kelly Osbourne is in hot water for remarks she made on “The View” (TV show) Tuesday regarding Latinos.
During a discussion about the front-runner status of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Osbourne said that “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”
These rich leftists want illegal immigration to provide the elites in Hollywood and New York and San Francisco and everywhere else with an endless supply of low-wage gardeners, maids, janitors, doormen and cooks. Toobin is part of this elite (reported net worth is $10 million).
Cory ‘Spartacus’ Booker, the 2020 Democrat presidential candidate and former mayor of the dangerous and crime-ridden city of Newark, NJ, said that funneling illegals into ‘sanctuary cities’ will “make us less safe”.
Gee, no kidding… Welcome to the conservative movement, Spartacus…
Fake News journalist Will Saletan tweeted about Trump’s plan:
What’s more cynical than vilifying illegal immigrants as criminals?
Deliberately busing them into Democratic cities and districts in the hope of causing trouble.
Yes, that’s what the Trump White House repeatedly pressured ICE to do.
Nikitas3.com comment: Causing trouble? How could that happen? Democrats tell us that these illegals are wonderful, hard-working people looking for a better life. Why has that suddenly changed? (Answer: Because under Trump’s plan liberals may suddenly have to accommodate the illegals in their own neighborhoods.)
Of course we all know that liberals don’t want anything to do with “the poor” when the problem comes near their neighborhoods, like this story from New York City from 2018 on patch.com:
The Upper West Side’s local community board has voiced opposition to a city plan to relocate a neighborhood homeless shelter to another site a few blocks away.
Community Board 7 overwhelmingly passed a resolution to oppose the movement of West 94th Street’s Freedom House to 306 W. 94th St., located between West End and Riverside Drive, and in favor working with the city Department of Homeless Services to relocate the shelter to a more appropriate site.
A ‘more appropriate site’ means somewhere else where the rich Democrats on the Upper West Side won’t have to deal with it.
Even the Hollywood entertainer/lunatic Cher tweeted about Trump’s proposal:
I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants,but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+🇺🇸Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More
Wow. So where did Cher suddenly get a brain? Good question. Disgraced CBS news broadcaster Dan Rather tweeted:
There’s rightful outrage at the cruel plan to send immigrant detainees to somehow attack President Trump’s political opponents in so-called sanctuary cities. But judging from past practices, perhaps Mr. Trump just wanted a pool of workers closer to his properties.
Nikitas3.com comment: Since Rather lost his job in 2004 by falsely reporting about president George Bush’s National Guard service he is looking for any issue on which to hang his liberal hat, like Trump’s “cruel plan”.
He says that the illegals are going to “attack” president Trump’s political opponents. That is a very unflattering picture of illegals. Gee, he sounds Rather conservative.
Left-wing congressman Adam Schiff tweeted:
Power corrupts, and absolute power results in dangerously hare-brained schemes like this one, in which people fleeing violence are cynically used as political pawns.
Nikitas3.com comment: Most of these people are not ‘fleeing violence’; they are simply taking advantage of America’s open border.
On the other hand Obama should have allowed hundreds of thousands of Christians from Iraq and Syria to enter the US when they were truly fleeing muslim violence. But Obama intentionally kept Christians out while allowing muslims in.
And of course what would any issue like illegal immigration be without linking it to ‘climate change’. 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Jay Inslee, a certified ‘climate’ fanatic, said about addressing illegal immigration:
“Number one, I would attack climate change because a lot of these people are climate refugees.”
Note to Inslee: A border wall will fix the problem instantly and for very little money.
Trump’s immigration proposal obviously is a setup to trigger the nuts on the left to show their true stripes. It has worked like a charm and it will be part of Trump’s re-election strategy in 2020.
Michelle Obama Flaunts her Expensive Tastes
The former first lady recently showed her non-empathy for the downtrodden in a classic Democrat way. The New York Post reports:
For the first stop on the European leg of her book tour, (Michelle Obama), 55, arrived at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, wearing a millennial pink suit embellished with bursts of crystals by local label Stine Goya. The blazer retails for $1,350, while the matching pants go for $960.
But the bestselling author didn’t just relegate the glitz to her apparel; she finished things off with a pair of mega-carat earrings. Obama wore a pair of $16,250 diamond hoops from Vhernier’s “Pop” collection, currently available for purchase at the label’s boutiques nationwide.
… The former First Lady previously wore $4,000 sequin Balenciaga over-the-knee boots with an ill-fitting mustard yellow dress.