Notre Dame fire and Islamic terror attacks are probably linked

Summary

Now the French police tries to find out whether intentional arson was a reason of the fire of Notre-Dame and if it was, who then stands behind this intention? There were already publications in which recent attacks on churches in France are listed. The question of whether these attacks are links of the same chain arises by itself.

It is already clear to many people that these acts are the work of the Islamic State. Destruction of others shrines is a common practice for Islamists. What to say here about France which continues to accept migrants from the Middle East and North Africa in thousands. Worse is coming.

Disproof

The ongoing police investigation of the Notre Dame fire origin reveals that it was most likely due to a short circuit in a temporary elevator used for renovation works. The version of arson was not confirmed by any evidence.

Conspiracy claims based on false allegations. No dozen Churches were burnt in France recently. An accidental fire took place in a church in Grenoble last January, police concluded, reminds France3 in response to conspiracy theories claiming it was arson. Two minor arsons took place in Lavaur and Paris due to presence of homeless people in a church in one case and teenagers in the other one, as previously reported.

French government documents even minor desecration cases occurred in Churches and does not conclude the numbers were increasing, reminds Liberation check news.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 146
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: France
  • Keywords: Notre Dame
  • Outlet: Eadaily
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Notre Dame fire: intelligence services responsible for arson

Churches in France began to burn after the new year and about a dozen have already burned down, many more have been desecrated. But the police spoke about the burning of temples by anarchists, not migrants, and there is a big difference there.

The Notre Dame fire was not an accident. In general, all these arsons and desecrations are the work of the special services. The mystery is only if it was done by the French or the American intelligence services.

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Disproof

The ongoing police investigation of the Notre Dame fire origin reveals that it was most likely due to a short circuit in a temporary elevator used for renovation works. The version of arson was not confirmed by any evidence.

Conspiracy claims based on false allegations. No dozen of Churches were burnt in France recently. An accidental fire took place in a church in Grenoble last January, police concluded, reminds France3 in response to conspiracy theories pretending the arson. Two minor arsons took place in Lavaur and Paris due to presence of homeless people in a church in one case and teenagers in the other one, as previously reported.

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Disproof

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