France Police Arrest Man ‘Planning to Attack Churches’

BBC, April 22, 2015

French police have arrested a man suspected of planning an attack on “one or two churches” in a Paris suburb, the country’s interior minister has said.

Sid Ahmed Ghlam, a 24-year-old Algerian national, was detained on Sunday in Paris after he apparently shot himself by accident and called an ambulance.

He is also being questioned over the murder of a woman on Sunday.

France has stepped up security in the wake of recent attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a Jewish supermarket.

Ghlam was known to security services as having expressed a wish to travel to Syria to fight with Islamist militants, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

When police arrived at the scene on Sunday, they followed a trail of blood to the suspect’s car, where they found weapons and notes on potential targets.

The documents established “beyond doubt” that Ghlam planned on attacking churches, said Mr Cazeneuve.

“Several war weapons, hand guns, ammunition [and] bullet-proof vests,” were found in his car and home, the minister added.

Documents linked to al-Qaeda and Islamic State were also found at his apartment, the Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said. A contact in Syria had advised Ghlam to target churches, he added.

The authorities have carried out security checks on the suspect twice in recent years but did not uncover anything to justify further investigation.


It is not known yet what link the man has to the murdered woman, Aurelie Chatelain, who was found dead in her car in Villejuif, a Paris suburb, on Sunday.

Passers-by discovered her body as smoke poured out of the car from an overheating laptop.

The 32-year-old was visiting the Paris area to attend a training course.

“Our thoughts and sorrow are with her relatives, her family, and her daughter now deprived of her presence.” said Mr Cazeneuve.

Hundreds of French citizens have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside militants, with many at home with links to recruitment cells.

“Terrorists are targeting France to divide us,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned on Wednesday.

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  • anony

    How many more of these “incidents” must occur before France decides to “fix” the problem?

    • Anglokraut

      If Charlie Hebdo wasn’t enough, it will have to be something spectacular, like crashing planes into the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Versailles–France’s onze-neuf, if you will.

      • Exuberant Auditor

        They blame the Charlie Hebdo killings on the shooters growing up disenfranchised in segregated neighborhoods. I wonder what their excuse will be this time.

        • John Smith

          American junk food?

    • Jason Lewis

      All fairness we don’t fix our problems either.

      • anony

        Completely agree. My hope is that one of these European countries will “show us the way”. They seem to be ahead of us on a few other “racial” fronts. After all, many of them have fairly successful “anti-immigration” political parties.

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  • jayvbellis

    Even Fox News watching Christian Zionist dumb goyim ought to be able to see how this is sorta of kinda of a bad thing:

    Algerian Muslims preparing to slaughter Christians going to church in France and…


    One would think this would be rather an easy sale – oppose this…

    But looking at the GOP Presidential candidates – Rand Paul , Mike the a Huckster Huckabee, Lindsey Queer as a $3 bill Graham – don’t count on regular voters being able to recognize easy things like…

    Opposing Algerian Muslims preparing to,slaughter Christians in France and the US as they try to go to church….

    Our people are mostly clueless idiots.

    • Zimriel

      The Christian Zionists are pro-nationalist in one country, albeit a foreign one. They can be persuaded to be pro-nationalist in this one as well.

      • jayvbellis

        Nah disagree.

        these folks are fools, idiots, traitors


        Treat them as such.

        • ghettovalley

          Our country should have a non-interventionalist foreign policy, period. No senseless wars and no foreign aid of any kind to anyone, including Israel. We need to worry about our own problems right here at home. We have plenty of them.

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  • “Terrorists are targeting France to divide us,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned on Wednesday.

    So France was a rainbow multiracial multicultural paradise until one day these unspecified “terrorists” just showed up out of nowhere with plans to “divide” everyone in the rainbow paradise? You’d think such a great resilient solid rainbow paradise could withstand a few bombs, car-b-ques and beheadings.

    • propagandaoftruth

      What I find funny is that after plotting to undermine the society he parasitically infests and trying to commit terrorism, he shoots himself and…

      Calls on the socialized medical system to patch himself up…


      • In order to be a Fourth-World parasite in any developed nation, it is first necessary to be a hypocrite.

    • gemjunior

      Yeah right? These terrorists are targeting us, they just want to divide us! They just want to tear us apart from our overwhelming happiness as we cling to each other, our desire to be even closer and comingle our cultures makes them angry. You know how strongly they oppose the mixing of cultures don’t you?

    • Lexonaut

      “… car-b-ques …”

      That’s good. Very good.

      • We have those on I-25 here on a regular basis during the summers, due to engines overheating in stop-and-start traffic. The D.J.s on the radio station I listen to have used that hilarious term for about 20 years. Of course in Paris, the car-b-ques are deliberate, caused by Bongonian immigrants who apparently think high insurance rates are a good thing.

    • Paleoconn

      The dog whistles in Neocon land are ‘terrorist’ and ‘Islamist’ and ‘extremist’ and ‘fanatic’ and ‘jihadist’. It’s never ‘Muslim’ or ‘follower of Mohammed’.

  • So our erstwhile jihadi didn’t know anything about firearms safety and had a negligent discharge. What a surprise! At least as an Algerian national, he can be deported as an undesireable alien, after he finishes his prison sentence.

    • John Smith

      He shouldn’t get to finish anything for having committed murder.

      • France abolished the death penalty in 1977, when they were still using the guillotine. Guillotinings stopped being carried out in public (!) there in 1939, after illegally-taken photographs appeared in the news.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Mission first.
    Safety first.
    Mission Safety.

    Painted on wall in armory.

    • LHathaway

      Double-think has now infested the military.

  • Reynardine

    I wonder if Christians will get the same protections that Jews received shortly after the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

    Oh wait, they’re not the ‘Chosen People.’ Carry on as normal, Christian lives aren’t worth anything.

    • Zimriel

      Christians should assert the same rights that Jews have asserted.

    • Lexonaut

      “I wonder if Christians will get the same protections that Jews received shortly after the Charlie Hebdo attacks.”

      Do you mean the protections that resulted in four Jews being murdered in that kosher deli in Paris?

  • phillyguy

    someone should tell the Prime Minister that the country is already divided,, just someone has to like that match and it will happen.

  • Exuberant Auditor

    I wonder what will be the excuse of the libs this time: Victim of racism? Of misunderstanding Islam? He obviously not stupid, since he studies electronics or something — although he doesn’t sound very street smart, shooting himself in the foot and calling an ambulance.

  • Exuberant Auditor

    What a shame. Killed in the prime of her life — all white and fertile. Now she won’t be able to make other children. There should be tougher sentences for murders like these.

    • Rob

      She has a daughter. So all is not lost.

      • Exuberant Auditor

        I know, that’s why I said “other children”. But still, man. She procreated young, and so that guy might have just killed what looks to be a breeder. We can’t afford to lose those.

        • Rob

          yes, that is the problem. She should have had more kids. I bet since she was a career woman she probably stopped at one or maybe had another. That is why I believe women should stay at home and be good wives and mothers. Then more jobs for men.

          • Exuberant Auditor

            There would be more jobs for men, but that would also mean that there is one breadwinner in the house instead of one, meaning the couple will ultimately be able to afford less children.

            I’m still on the fence on this “are women better off not working” issue to be honest.

          • propagandaoftruth

            I’m still on the fence on this “are women better off not working” issue to be honest.
            I respect that. On the one hand I think any woman who wants to work should be given a fair shake. If she can do the job and wants to work, great!


            Most women want their men to out-earn them, more women than men are comfortable being less career minded, and I cannot help but think that the expectation for women to work and their entry en masse to the work force has lowered wages all around.

            Plus, many who could live fine with less (one paycheck) choose not to.

            Finally, feminism, as defined by Marxist university types, wants for all women not what all women want for themselves, but what Marxist feminism wants for all women.


          • Exuberant Auditor

            Yes, women on the whole tend to not be as career-oriented as men, which is fine. But I know from experience that a second breadwinner can be very helpful in the household, especially for working-class and lower-middle-class families.

            For example, I remember the main reason my parents didn’t have a forth child was because they couldn’t afford to, space-wise and everything else-wise. It had more to do with our financial situation than my mother’s time, ability, and even desire to have a forth one. If she didn’t have that part-time teaching job of hers, I don’t think I would’ve even had a second sibling.

          • Speedy Steve

            You need to watch RamZPaul’s banquet speech from last weekend, not only was it funny, but it also explained colony collapse experiments from the 1950s. They were commissioned by the US army. When females stop reproducing, homosexuality, and violence — big topics and big headlines.

          • Exuberant Auditor

            Where did you watch it?

          • Speedy Steve

            AmRen will be selling DVDs soon.

          • Rob

            I can see your side of things. It is a catch 22 situation. Sad that things are not like the old days where women could have more kids for increasing the race and the family and taking care of them. The Marxist feminism has really messed up with the world.

        • Rob

          I guess amren did not like my comment. Do not know why they picky about it, but what I was saying is that she would not have died had she stayed with her daughter. End of story.

  • Rob

    France keep continuing to be PC and you will have more attacks. Your PCness is more important than keeping your citizens safe and also protecting your culture for future generations. Shameful!!!!!

  • listenupbub

    This guy must be dumber than dumb. For one thing, French people aren’t really Christian anymore. Secondly, he shot himself accidentally.

  • Light from the East

    “Terrorists are targeting France to divide us,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned on Wednesday.

    Wait, Is this the same French PM vowing to fight “racism” and “verbal violence toward minorities” few weeks ago? So far, all physical threats and violence in France this year are done by Muslims, is that still too hard to realize Muslims are the major problems of France?

  • James Mayer

    Oh, Mr Valls…

  • Fr. John+

    The would-be bomber shoots himself and calls for an ambulance?
    A candidate for this year’s “Darwin Awards.”
    One standard deviation, folks. OSD.