Wednesday, April 19, 2017

French terrorist police foil 'allahu akbar' plot aimed at the Presidential election

Terror police in France have arrested two men, aged 23 and 29, in Marseille -- Clement Baur and Mahiedine Merabet -- who were known to police as extremists.

Agents from the DGSI, France domestic secret service, found weapons in the Marseille apartment, along with TATP, the so-called 'Mother of Satan' explosives that are frequently used by Muslim jihadis.

Baur is from Ermont, north of Paris, while Merabet is from Croix, near Roubaix, and close to the Belgian border.

The pair were arrested as part of an investigation opened in Paris for 'criminal association and breach of arms legislation in connection with a terrorist enterprise'.

Each was well known to the security services and had been tailed for a number of months. The operation to bring them to justice was stepped up last week.

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And while on the subject of elections, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election for 8 June.  No doubt she thinks it's a good time while Jeremy Corbyn is still the leader of the opposition Labour Party.

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