The Notre Dame Blaze: Was It Terrorism?

The Notre Dame Blaze: Was It Terrorism? April 16, 2019

One of the questions which immediately arose during yesterday’s fire at Notre Dame in Paris was whether this was a jihadist terrorist action. In 2016 three jihadist women were arrested for plotting to blow up Notre Dame and last Friday, one of their number–Ines Madani–was sentenced in a French court.

Curiously, a fire broke out near the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem at the same time as the Notre Dame blaze.

No doubt conspiracy theorists will also make hay with a mysterious video that has emerged showing a person in the South Tower of Notre Dame a half hour after the fire started when the building was supposed to be empty.

People shouldn’t jump to conclusions. There is still a lot we don’t know.

We’ll wait for the results of the investigation. Common sense inclines toward the person in the tower being a fire fighter and the blaze being an accident.

Read more about the fire at my main blog here.

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