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France: Gunman Shoots Priest in Lyon Church

France: Gunman Shoots Priest in Lyon Church

Orthodox priest seriously injured and “fighting for his life,” news reports said.

An unidentified gunman shot a Greek Orthodox priest on Saturday afternoon at a church in the French city of Lyon. The priest sustained serious injuries and is “fighting for his life,” news reports said.

Police have launched a manhunt around the city. “Security and emergency personnel are at the scene,” France’s Interior Ministry said, urging people to “avoid the area” where the shooting took place.

“The priest, who has Greek nationality, was closing his church…when the attack happened and is now in a serious condition,” German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. The shooting came just days after a Tunisian immigrant beheaded a 70-year-old woman and stabbed to death two other inside a church in Nice, southern France.

TV channel France24 reported the incident:

An attacker armed with a sawn-off shotgun on Saturday wounded an Orthodox priest in a shooting in the French city of Lyon before fleeing, said a police source.

The priest, who has Greek nationality, was closing his church at around 4pm local time (3pm GMT) when he was shot twice, and was being treated on-site for life-threatening injuries, said the source, who asked not to be named. (…)

French ministers had warned that other Islamist militant attacks could take place. President Emmanuel Macron has deployed thousands of soldiers to protect sites such as places of worship and schools.

“Unconfirmed reports that the assailant shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ while committing the shooting,” The Greek City News website reported. French authorities have not yet confirmed the identity or the motives of the gunman.

While the motive in this incident is not yet known, a spate of Islamic terror attacks began on October 16 with the beheading of a French school teacher by a Muslim refugee from Chechnya, Russia. The teacher had previously shown Mohammad caricatures from the Charlie Hebdo magazine to his class as part of a discussion on free speech. On Thursday, there were reports of foiled Islamist terror attacks in French city of Avignon and France’s diplomatic mission in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.

Muslims across the world have protested against French President Emmanuel Macron’s clampdown on Islamist groups in France, and his defense of free speech in light of the teacher’s beheading. Muslim leaders including, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran’s Ayatullah Khamenei, have riled up their people against France and the French president with wild allegation of ‘Islamophobia.’

“Muslim world condemns Macron, France over treatment of Islam,” Qatar’s state-owned Al Jazeera network reported earlier this week. “Muslims on social media “are pouring out their feelings under the English hashtags #BoycottFrenchProducts and #Islam and #NeverTheProphet in Arabic. (…) Since Friday, social media has been awash with criticism of Macron in countries from west to east, including the UK, Kuwait, Qatar, Palestine, Egypt, Algeria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.”


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The decision has been facing France for a long, long time:

Western values/culture



Every country faces this decision.

Pssst, Muslims won’t be taking NO for an answer.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to fscarn. | October 31, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    “Re-repatriation” is the only solution.

    It worked after WWII.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to fscarn. | October 31, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    “Muslims won’t be taking NO for an answer.”

    They will accept lead peaceably, as long as someone is a good shot.

    Hieronymous Machine in reply to fscarn. | October 31, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    In college, it was all “Judeo-Christian” this, “Judeo-Christian” that, and I didn’t really get the big deal… NOW I do.

    Western Civ means something, and the term exists to differentiate it from, duh, non-Western civilizations, which are different.

    In my experience (and I am neither academic nor scholar), the difference distills down to central tendencies around internal vs. external motivation. The question for Western civvies are “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “Where am I going?”

    I. I. I.

    Stereotypes exist for a reason: easy generalizations of central tendencies.

    Western: Individual and individual rights (1st amendment, intellectual property), guided teaching, forward-looking (the best is ahead), evolving (Schumpeter), rational, internally motivated (Judeo-Christian morals and ethics), democratic.

    Non-Western: Collective (strict adherence to Islamic law), rote teaching, backward-looking (the best is behind; Islamic Golden Age), static or stagnant, emotional, externally motivated (e.g., Saudi “prayer police”), imperialist.

    The scary part is that SJW/BLM/antifa/libs/progs/AOC/socialism tend more toward the collective, which eventually requires Harrison-Bergeronian and sometimes brutal enforcement of “equality.”

    Islamization is built into the Koran, as a struggle of dar al-Islam to invade and subjugate dar al-Jihad (all jihad means is “struggle.” In the House of Islam, struggle is over; outside that boundary, outside the territory that Allah controls, Muslims must struggle to expand the House of Islam.

    So long as Islamists remain under 2% of a population, they are seen as a peace lovin’ minority.

    At 2% to 5%, the mass is enough to begin to recruit others and agitate for change (think Britain’s local shariah courts, or calls in Denmark for outlawing insults to Big Mo, or halal food and prayer rooms in US public schools).

    At 10% we get Paris.

    At 40% we get Bosnia.

    At 60% to 100% we get increasing frequency and levels of ethnic cleansing.

    The 100% crowd includes dar al-Salaamies Somalia and Afghanistan.

    At or approaching 100% Christian we get repressive theocracies such as Italy, Greenland, Liberia, Argentina, and Denmark. Majority Christian includes countries with constant inter-religious attacks such as Canada, Switzerland, Cuba, and, of course, the United States.

The shooter must be a deranged Baptist?

The only way to not have these incidents of Muzzie terrorism is to not have Muzzies.

Richard Aubrey | October 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

The shooter is an aspiring rapper just turning his life around while applying to medical school.
Wait. What? Never mind.

Don’t mess with the Greek Orthodox, is all I can say.

Let me guess, [catastrophic] [anthropogenic] immigration reform?

Emigration reform to mitigate progress of collateral damage at both ends of the bridge and throughout.

Obviously protesting the death of Breonna Taylor.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to McGehee. | October 31, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Breonna Taylor’s choice in studs showed a pattern.

    It says a great deal when whites are more concerned about how black children are raised than blacks. Every child deserves to be raised with the right balance of love and discipline, to be taught to love learning and to have a reasonable foundation to achieve their full potential.

Remember back in the good old days of the 1980’s, when naive westerners believed that Islamic belligerence, totalitarianism, supremacism and intolerance were allegedly confined to the middle east, and, were allegedly exclusively a problem pertaining to Israeli Jews, due to their alleged “transgressions” committed against the allegedly “peaceful” Arab Muslim “Palestinians?”

A few decades of jihadist terror attacks committed against western targets sure has disabused most of these dhimmis of this naive and idiotic notion.

Lucifer Morningstar | October 31, 2020 at 9:41 pm

Simple problem to deal with.

1) Close all mosques. Better yet, ban islamic worship and convert the mosques into Christian churches. (And when the islamic world howls in outrage point out that if Erdogan can convert Hagia Sophia and other Christian places of worship into mosques then they can’t complain when the same is done to them.)

2) Deport all moslems to Kuwait, Qatar, Palestine, Egypt, Algeria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey or some other islamic theocracy where they would obviously be more comfortable living.

3) Make doubly damn sure they don’t come back.

End of problem.

Muslims practicing Islam by slaughtering infidels.

    Hieronymous Machine in reply to ConradCA. | November 1, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Now Jacob Nybroe, editor-in-chief of Jyllands-Posten, says his newspaper will not accept ads being run by Danish political party the New Right, which includes cartoons of Mohammad, due to the risk of a violent backlash.

    “Security for us is unfortunately not a theoretical, moral, or political consideration,” Nybroe said.

    “I wish it was different, that we could express ourselves freely, as we do in all other matters. But violence works,” he added.

    “Only in one circumstance do we show caution – that is, in fact, a censorship inflicted on us by threats: we do not show drawings of the Prophet Muhammad,” Nybroe explained.

    After Jyllands-Posten published 12 cartoons to spark a debate about criticism of Islam, the move prompted global violent riots as well as numerous threats against newspaper staff.

would be a lot more satisfying to start seeing:

” priest shoots muslim gunman. ” on a regular basis–why the ancient organized religions on this planet don’t see islam as a mortal threat is beyond me–” loving your enemy ” doesn’t translate to allowing your enemy to take your life or the lives of your loved ones/innocents–or was ” thou shalt not kill ” just a suggestion?–someone(us) has to be willing to stop the murder of innocent people

Aloha Snackbar! The cry of savages.