Posted on April 1, 2024

ISIS-Linked Egyptian Arrested Over Terror Plot on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Kurt Zindulka, Breitbart, March 30, 2024

An allegedly ISIS-tied Egyptian man was arrested in France in connection to a suspected terrorist plot against the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.

French officers of the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) arrested a 62-year-old Egyptian with reported links to the so-called Islamic State in Paris earlier this month on suspicion of planning an attack on the Notre Dame Cathedral.

While his arrest was initially reported at the time, the suspected terrorist’s ties to ISIS, his nationality, and his alleged planned attack on the medieval Catholic cathedral, which is still being repaired after being badly damaged in a 2019 fire, were first reported on Sunday by Le Journal du Dimanche.


The disclosure comes as French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced last week that the terror threat system had been raised to its highest level following the ISIS-claimed attack on a Moscow concert hall that left at least 143 people dead.


Demonstrating the scale of the Islamist terror threat in France, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said on Monday that intelligence and law enforcement officials in the country have foiled terror posts nearly “every month”. He added that “all countries are affected” and that the “Islamist threat can affect everyone at any time.”