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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #400 on: April 08, 2019, 11:31:37 am »
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/louisiana-churches-fbi-investigating-string-suspicious-fires-2019-04-05/
FBI investigating fires at black churches in Louisiana
Omar Villafranca CBS News April 5, 2019, 6:38 PM

Opelousas, La. ? The FBI has joined the investigation into a string of suspicious fires at historically black churches in Louisiana. Three churches have burned in less than two weeks in St. Landry Parish near Baton Rouge.

The fire at Greater Union Baptist Tuesday burned from the roof to the pews. For Pastor Harry Richard, whose grandfather helped start the church more than 100 years ago, the damage is personal.

"He left a legacy for me and I was trying to fulfill that to the best of my ability," he said.

The suspicious fires began early last week, with the most recent one on Thursday. All three historically black baptist churches are just a few miles apart in St. Landry Parish.

"We do believe that this fire is suspicious. We do believe a crime has occurred," said Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. Butch Browning
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the FBI are involved in the investigation. But the fire marshal said it's too early to categorize any of the fires as hate crimes.

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wayback machine :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston_church_shooting
Charleston church shooting
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Charleston church shooting (also known as the Charleston church massacre)[6][7][8] was a mass shooting in which Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist, murdered nine African Americans (including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney) during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, on the evening of June 17, 2015. Three other victims survived. The morning after the attack, police arrested Roof in Shelby, North Carolina. Roof confessed to committing the shooting in the hope of igniting a race war. The shooting targeted one of the United States' oldest black churches, which has long been a site for community organization around civil rights.
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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #401 on: April 12, 2019, 11:06:52 am »
update :  Black Metal ....


https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/holden-matthews-varg-wikernes-norwegian-black-metal-lords-of-chaos-820995/
Did a Norwegian Black Metal Band Inspire the Louisiana Church Burnings?
By EJ Dickson

Holden Matthews, a 21-year-old aspiring black metal musician, has been arrested in connection with three historically black church fires in Louisiana


Varg Vikernes, founder and only member of Norwegian Black Metal band Burzum, in his prison cell in 1998.
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On Wednesday evening, it was reported that Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old son of a Louisiana sheriff?s deputy, had been arrested in connection with a series of church fires in Louisiana?s St. Landry Parish. Matthews has been charged with three counts of arson of a religious building, which carry a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison per charge.
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 In a press conference, Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning confirmed that Matthews had a ?relationship? with the black metal community, which had an ?association? with church burnings.

Matthews commented on memes featuring Norwegian black metal musician Varg Vikernes, a major figurehead in both the Norwegian black metal community and the neo-Nazi movement. The former bassist for the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, Vikernes boasted about burning churches in Norway with other black metal musicians called the ?black circle,? which he attributed to his desire to take ?revenge? on Christians and bring Norway back to its pagan roots. He served 15 years in prison for arson and for the stabbing murder of his Mayhem bandmate Euronymous, whom he killed in 1993 over a contract dispute.

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Henkes is wary of attributing the Louisiana church burnings to Vikernes or to white supremacist views in general until more information emerges about Matthews and the case. ?I?m really hesitant to attribute a racist motive to it,? he says. ?On the other hand, it?s impossible to divorce these crimes from the greater context of the last few months.? There has been a tremendous rise in hate crimes in recent years, with the FBI citing a 17 percent increase in such crimes between 2016 and 2017 alone; houses of worship have been particularly vulnerable, as evidenced by the Charleston church shooting of 2015, the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre last year, and the Christchurch mosque massacre last month, all of which were committed by people with white supremacist views.
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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #402 on: April 15, 2019, 12:43:29 pm »
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/04/15/paris-notre-dame-cathedral-burns-as-historic-building-undergoes-restoration-work/
Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral Burns, Charred Timbers of Medieval Spire Collapse


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 delainey ? an hour ago

Easter week and Notre Dame burns,nothing suspicious here.

 Centurion ? 2 hours ago

Don't worry folks, some people did something...


Earlier in Paris :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_c9LcU3SW4
France: Four were inside burning Saint-Sulpice Church but no one hurt
Published on Mar 17, 2019


Paris' historic Saint-Sulpice Church was damaged by the fire which broke out on Sunday, but firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control.

The blaze started around noon when four people were inside, with flames reaching the doors of the church and damaging the stained glass window above while smoke spread inside.

"I have spoken with one of the people responsible for the church organ and was about to play, the group was up there and she said that she saw a man at the front of the church, who was yelling 'You are all crazy, you are all crazy', and at that moment we wanted to call the police and make a report to remove him, the fire started to light, the toxic fumes began to rise, and they had to leave immediately," explained Jessy, a local.


Macron'is "legacy "

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/04/15/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-paris/

?Everything Is Burning?: Notre Dame Cathedral Roof Collapses As Iconic Building Engulfed In Flames
April 15, 2019 at 2:45 pm

PARIS (CBS/AP) ? A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, shooting up its long spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. The cathedral?s roof has since collapsed, along with the spire.

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The cause of the blaze was not known.
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French President Emmanuel Macron postponed a televised speech to the nation because of the stunning blaze and was going to the cathedral himself.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #403 on: April 15, 2019, 04:53:12 pm »
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/04/15/paris-notre-dame-cathedral-burns-as-historic-building-undergoes-restoration-work/
Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral Burns, Charred Timbers of Medieval Spire Collapse


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Comments:

 delainey ? an hour ago

Easter week and Notre Dame burns,nothing suspicious here.

 Centurion ? 2 hours ago

Don't worry folks, some people did something...


Earlier in Paris :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_c9LcU3SW4
France: Four were inside burning Saint-Sulpice Church but no one hurt
Published on Mar 17, 2019


Paris' historic Saint-Sulpice Church was damaged by the fire which broke out on Sunday, but firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control.

The blaze started around noon when four people were inside, with flames reaching the doors of the church and damaging the stained glass window above while smoke spread inside.

"I have spoken with one of the people responsible for the church organ and was about to play, the group was up there and she said that she saw a man at the front of the church, who was yelling 'You are all crazy, you are all crazy', and at that moment we wanted to call the police and make a report to remove him, the fire started to light, the toxic fumes began to rise, and they had to leave immediately," explained Jessy, a local.


Macron'is "legacy "

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/04/15/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-paris/

?Everything Is Burning?: Notre Dame Cathedral Roof Collapses As Iconic Building Engulfed In Flames
April 15, 2019 at 2:45 pm

PARIS (CBS/AP) ? A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, shooting up its long spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. The cathedral?s roof has since collapsed, along with the spire.

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The cause of the blaze was not known.
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French President Emmanuel Macron postponed a televised speech to the nation because of the stunning blaze and was going to the cathedral himself.
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Now France know how feel when church are burning. There MSM never let him to see burned Serbian churches and monasteries on Kosovo in 1999. and 2004. because French soldiers were duty to keep them from Albanian Extremists.

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Re: The War on Christians on Kosovo
« Reply #404 on: April 15, 2019, 06:00:07 pm »
Now France know how feel when church are burning. There MSM never let him to see burned Serbian churches and monasteries on Kosovo in 1999. and 2004. because French soldiers were duty to keep them from Albanian Extremists.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koZ7P9lemsMhttp://
Orthodox monastery Devic ( 1434) burned by Albanian Terrorists in 2004. French soldiers saved nuns from  Muslim extremists.

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #405 on: April 15, 2019, 08:50:26 pm »

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/pariss-notre-cathedral-is-on-fire/2019/04/15/c487906e-5fa1-11e9-bf24-db4b9fb62aa2_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.22ced4935633

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The fire began in the early evening, just minutes after the building closed to tourists.
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Initial reports in the French press suggested that many of those pieces had already been removed last week during the renovations, and Finot said that the cathedral?s collection of sacred items, kept in the sacristy, were likely unharmed. ?Normally there is no risk of things being burned,? he said.

Later, officials confirmed that two of the cathedral?s most precious relics survived the flames: a tunic worn by Saint Louis, a 13th-century French king, and the crown of thorns that Jesus Christ is said to have worn before his crucifixion.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #406 on: April 15, 2019, 11:14:55 pm »
https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2019/4/10/is-it-a-story-if-french-churches-are-vandalized
If churches keep getting vandalized in France, should American news outlets cover the story?
April 15, 2019
Clemente Lisi

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We will come back to the flames over Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in a moment.

The answers to the earlier questions are yes, yes, yes, yes and, of course, yes! As someone who worked as a news reporter (and later a editor) at two major metropolitan dailies (at the New York Post and New York Daily News) and a major news network website (ABC News), I can tell you that any suspicion of arson at a house of worship, for example, is a major story.

It must somehow no longer be the case in the new and frenetic world of the internet-driven, 24-hour news cycle. That?s because a major international story ? one involving at least 10 acts of vandalism at Catholic churches in France ? went largely unreported (underreported, really) for weeks. The vandalism included everything from Satanic symbols scrawled on walls to shattered statues.

That?s right, a rash of fires and other acts of desecration inside Catholic churches ? during Lent, even ? in a country with a recent history of terrorism somehow didn?t warrant any kind of attention from American news organizations. Even major news organizations, such as The Washington Post, were late to covering it and only did after running a Religion News Service story.

This brings us to Monday?s fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, where a massive blaze engulfed the 12th century gothic house of worship. It?s too early to tell if this incident is part of the earlier wave of vandalism, but it certainly comes at a strange time.  For now, officials say the blaze remains under investigation. The cathedral has been undergoing some renovation work and the fire may ? repeat MAY ? have started in one of those areas.

It would be crazy to assume there is a connection between all of these fires and acts of vandalism. It would be just as crazy for journalists not to investigate the possibility that there are connections
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Fast-forward to present-day France. Crux was one of the first English-language Catholic news outlets to cover the phenomenon on March 28. While the article was accompanied by flames shooting through the front door of St. Sulpice Church in Paris, it wasn?t the reason why they wrote about it. It?s worth noting that St. Sulpice is a baroque church completed in 1870. It is also the city?s second-largest church, behind Notre Dame, and used in the movie version of The Da Vinci Code. 

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #407 on: April 16, 2019, 01:47:22 pm »
earlier:

https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2019/03/20/twelve-french-churches-attacked-vandalized-in-one-week/
Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized in One Week
20 Mar 2019

A dozen Catholic churches have been desecrated across France over the period of one week in an egregious case of anti-Christian vandalism.

The recent spate of church profanations has puzzled both police and ecclesiastical leaders, who have mostly remained silent as the violations have spread up and down France.

Last Sunday, marauders set fire to the church of Saint-Sulpice ? one of Paris? largest and most important churches ? shortly after the twelve-o?clock Mass.

Police have concluded that the fire was the result of arson and are now looking for possible suspects. The restoration of the church from the damage caused by the fire will reportedly cost several hundred million euro
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In Nimes (department of the Gard), near the border with Spain, the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants was desecrated in a particularly odious way, with vandals painting a cross with human excrement, looting the main altar and the tabernacle, and stealing the consecrated hosts, which were discovered later among piles of garbage.

Likewise, the church of Notre-Dame in Dijon, in the east of the country, suffered the sacking of the high altar and the hosts were also taken from the tabernacle, scattered on the ground, and trampled.

In Lavaur, in the southern department of the Tarn, the village church was assaulted by young men, who twisted one arm of a representation of the crucified Christ to make it appear that he was making an obscene gesture.

In the peripheries of Paris, in the department of Yvelines, several churches have suffered profanations of varying importance, in Maisons-Laffitte and in Houilles.

Although commentators have been reluctant to attach a particular religious or cultural origin to the profanations, they all share an evident anti-Christian character.
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The Catholic hierarchy has kept silent about the episodes, limited themselves to highlighting that anti-Christian threat and expressing hope that politicians and police will get to the bottom of the crimes.

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In 2018, the Ministry of the Interior recorded 541 anti-Semitic acts, 100 anti-Muslim acts, and 1063 anti-Christian acts.

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Satanic symbols and shattered statues: Several Catholic ...
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The attacks on Catholic churches and the muted reactions to them reflect the complex role France's once dominant faith plays in a society that has changed so much that ignorance of religion ...


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it was in the news Until NOW ...


https://www.newsweek.com/spate-attacks-catholic-churches-france-sees-altars-desecrated-christ-statue-1370800

Catholic Churches Are Being Desecrated Across France?and Officials Don?t Know Why
By Brendan Cole On 3/21/19 at 9:04 AM EDT


France has seen a spate of attacks against Catholic churches since the start of the year, vandalism that has included arson and desecration.

Vandals have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, scattered or destroyed the Eucharist and torn down crosses, sparking fears of a rise in anti-Catholic sentiment in the country.

Last Sunday, the historic Church of St. Sulpice in Paris was set on fire just after midday mass on Sunday,  Le Parisien reported, although no one was injured. Police are still investigating the attack, which firefighters have confidently attributed to arson.
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Last month, at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Houilles, in north-central France, a statue of the Virgin Mary was found smashed, and the altar cross had been thrown on the ground, according to  La Croix International, a Catholic publication.

Also in February, at Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, in south-central France, an altar cloth was burned and crosses and statues of saints were smashed. The attack prompted Lavaur Mayor Bernard Canyon to say in a statement: ?God will forgive. Not me.?

And in the southern city of Nimes, near the Spanish border, vandals looted the altar of the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants (Our Lady of the Children) and smeared a cross with human excrement.


Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5