And just a few days ago, it was the site for a strange Islamic threat made by a woman with two children in tow. A woman who decided that it would be appropriate to scream ‘Allahu Akhbar’ and threaten to blow herself up, among other threats she made. This comes soon after 15 officers were forced to respond to other suspected terrorists on a train.
A 27-year-old woman from Cannes did just that, though. She was arrested outside the CanneSeries television festival for threats she made outside the Place de Gaulle in Cannes.
The Place de Gaulle is very near to the Palais des Festivals, where the famed Cannes Film Festival and the CanneSeries festival take place.
The woman was with her two children, aged two and four years old when she began making threats to blow herself up.
Thankfully, police were able to quickly and safely apprehend her and send her for a psychiatric evaluation.
On the advice of the clinical psychiatrist who examined her, they hospitalized the 27-year-old who had claimed she would explode herself.
Meanwhile, French police took her children into protective custody and entrusted their care to social services.
This incident was not the only terrorist threat in the nation of France recently, however. In fact, it wasn’t even the only such incident in the country this week.
Two men were arrested in Saint-Brieuc after they caused a scene and threatened a railway employee who worked for SNCF (a railway system in France.)
Multiple witnesses who saw the incident said that not only were the two men screeching “Allahu Akhbar,” but that they were also making insulting and disparaging remarks about the French people and Roman Catholics.
After the men made repeated threats against the railroad employee, police evacuated the station and brought in the French equivalent of the ‘bomb squad’ to inspect the mens’ suitcases.
According to local French police in Brittany, they didn’t know what the suitcases contained, so they responded as quickly as they possibly could.
One of the assailants was a 23-year-old French-born individual who was homeless, while the other was a 32-year-old.
The two men, both of whom were known to police, were taken to a psychiatric hospital as well.
All of this comes less than a week after France was rocked by yet another mass shooting carried out by a French terrorist.
That shooting cost the lives of FOUR French citizens, including a French policeman who risked his life to see others go free. That policeman, Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, traded himself for a hostage, hoping to spare civilians more violence and harm, and he paid dearly for it.
The shooter, a Moroccan Muslim ‘migrant’ named Redouane Lakdim, held the supermarket in Trebes hostage, saying he would kill hostages until French police released terrorist Salah Abdeslam.
In an interesting twist, Salah Abdeslam was one of the Muslim terrorists who carried out the mass shooting at the concert at the Bataclan, where armed Islamic extremists shot French citizens during a rock and roll concert.
The demands of Redouane Lakdim, who was killed when police stormed the supermarket, should be familiar to anyone who knows much about the history of terrorism in France.
During the days when Europe was the site of frequent Marxist and Islamic terrorist attacks, French police, working in conjunction with American law enforcement, managed to capture Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, more commonly known as Carlos the Jackal.
After his arrest, terrorists attempted to free him repeatedly. His release became a common demand in hostage negotiations in Europe. Thankfully, in recent years many seem to have lost interest in his release.
However, the seeds of the issues in France are much deeper than that. France and Europe, in general, have imported hundreds of thousands of individuals who refuse to assimilate, under the guise that they are ‘migrants’ or that they’re ‘refugees.’
These ‘refugees,’ imported en masse, brought with them Islamic extremism, violence, and crime, and it just seems to get worse. Whether it’s mass shootings or using a truck to mow down citizens, the host countries are not benefitting from their generosity; they’re being punished for it.
Europe needs to begin to take a better look at how they choose who to let into their nations. They need to remember that first and foremost, they have a duty to their citizens, to keep them safe.