3 Female Jihadists Tried to Blow Up Notre Dame Cathedral. FLASHBACK: Obama Mocks Republicans for Fearing ‘Widows’
When the national debate over Syrian refugees reached fever pitch last year, President Obama mocked Republicans for fearing “widows and orphans.” Within 48 hours, three female jihadis had blown themselves up for the glory of Allah. Well it looks like we almost had another three female radicals attain martyrdom, this time at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
AP reports: “Three women radicals with apparent plans for ‘imminent’ violence were detained Thursday after a standoff with French police, as part of a terrorism investigation into six gas canisters found in a car abandoned near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the interior minister said.”
According to Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who spoke with reporters Friday, the standoff occurred Thursday night in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, south of Paris, where authorities were able to arrest the women — though not without a struggle.
An intelligence officer was hospitalized after one of the jihadis stabbed him in the shoulder with a knife. One of the suspects was injured in the operation.
“These radicalized, fanatic women, aged 39, 23 and 19 years old, were likely preparing new violent actions, particularly imminent,” he said, warning, “France is confronted with a terrorist threat of unprecedented scale.”
At least seven people have now been detained in connection to the attack.
The thwarted Notre Dame plot will almost certainly not be the last one involving female radicals. Last week, one Paris prosecutor said that authorities were seeing an increasing number of young women being radicalized
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