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Old 04-15-2019, 17:44   #1
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Notre Dame cathedral burns in massive fire

The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris France was the scene of a devastating fire yesterday.

It's still being investigated but my first thought was that this was an act of terrorism.

Have visited it several times over the years - sad.

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Old 04-15-2019, 18:27   #2
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Sad....So on your next world tour be sure to stop by New York and see where the twin towers use to be and then on to Paris where the most magnificent church edifice stood.
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Very tragic indeed. Norte Dame Cathedral represented so much more than a church that witnessed centuries of history. It is a statement of the transcendence of the soul into the heavens expressed by an integration of light and upward movements of architecture which required the buttresses we identify her with, a representation of the hierarchy of the relationship between man, the clergy, and God as well as how that changed, and mans place in Western Civilization in general.
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Old 04-15-2019, 21:06   #5
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Very sad to see this. Have visited many times the last three decades and so glad to have those memories.

They say it was not terrorism and by the looks of the scaffolding and known renovations going on someone with a welder or grinder probably fu*ked up big time.

My heart goes out to the French people who have suffered so many times in history.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:57   #6
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There is hope.

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Notre Dame Cathedral: Billionaires promise $300M to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after brutal fire

And where this is fire,
the rumors abound..

Gas Tanks and Arabic Documents Found in Unmarked Car by Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral Spark Terror Fears

[Ed. Note: This article is from September, 2016. (Yes, I know that, thanks…) But the ashes aren’t even cold yet, and the media is already calling any suspicion of arson an “alt-right” conspiracy theory. Of course, only RT seems to be covering what’s really going on. And then there’s still this… A brief summary of who is responding to the tragic Notre Dame fire with ‘smiley faces’ on Facebook. Appalling.]

by Henry Samuel

Gas tanks and documents in Arabic were found in an unmarked car next to Notre Dame cathedral, sparking fresh terror fears and at least four arrests, according to French reports.

A couple known to intelligence services as being “favourable to the ideas of Isil” were arrested on Tuesday night on their way to Spain, after an anti-terror investigation was launched following the discovery of the suspicious vehicle containing up to seven cylinders on Sunday yards from the cathedral – one of Paris’s most visited landmarks.


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Very sad day, I was fortunate to visit the church many moons ago. Hitler had bombed the church before, we shall see... correction, World War I...

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Originally Posted by JJ_BPK View Post
And where this is fire,
the rumors abound..

A little more news:

France jails 'jihadist' woman accused over foiled terror attack, afp.com, 3 days ago

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 on Friday 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.
Let's hope the French can determine the cause of the fire..

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