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“Paris is the capital of the world” said President Hollande next to 44 foreign leaders

Monday, January 12th 2015 - 09:22 UTC
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Dozens of world leaders including Muslim and Jewish statesmen liked arms leading hundreds of thousands of French citizens in an unprecedented march under high security to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks. Read full article

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  • CaptainSilver

    Anyone who sees this sort of reaction and goes on to say Europe and the UK is going to be overwhelmed by Muslims and their ideology is either really thick, but more probably a troll.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    @1 I am sure the terrorists are shaking in their sandals watching all the PC politicians linking arms.
    Talk is cheap, We want action!

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Why are all the trolls Nazis? Ah... Argentina welcomes Nazis Lol! What do you suggest, the Final Solution for all Muslims?

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    1 CaptainSilver

    Good to see everyone standing together though, right? I hope that IS or whatever radical groups exist out there take note of this.

    They will never win.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    The point was symbolic. Just because it didn't involve shooting some random muslims does not mean it will have no effect.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Tooold, yes I am sure IS will take note, but the tiny minority of frustrated nutters will not be disuaded. There are always a ready supply of stupid fools willing to believe fairy stories and head for death. The same thing, standing together, happened right after 9/11, and look where W's 'rednecks revenge' got us - deeper in the brown stuff. Its right to stand together but lashing out obviously isnt the intelligent thing to do. We must be more subtle. We saw a revenge cycle of killing in Northern Ireland, it gets no-one anywhere and just causes misery. This Jihad crisis is even worse. No-one can win, but we can protect ourselves and try to change hearts and ninds.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Had to do a double take what I saw Cameron arm in arm with Rajoy, I'm sure that was more by accident than design, especially as his government are currently trying to restrict the Liberte of Gibraltarians in the way that France is at pains to maintain. What a joke!

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    @7 Latinos have a big problem with what they see as a loss of face. British possession of Gib and the Falklands are seen as an afront to the dignity of some Latinos. They seem preoccupied with appearance and machismo. Thats why they often tote guns, and brag about possessions like cars etc. Pathetic really.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    This is totally outstanding. Nothing can be more effective and symbolic than this sort of political symbolism. Arm and arm, representing the links in the chain that cannot be broken as ISIS picks apart the western world. There is only a few of these nut jobs so it is hardly a worry to be consider any more than we already are.

    The only thing missing are the leaders carrying the signs saying.....
    “WE KNOW THIS IS NOT ISLAMS WORK”

    Asalamu alaykum

    Wa alaykum asalam

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 02:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    6. Wow you are terribly misinformed What should Bush have done send them a gift basket?
    You sir are an liberal lefty idiot.
    Worse for Society than the terrorists.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    yb what's wrong with you. We were best inclined to build a national bon fire, lock arms and sing Kumbaya. While I am no conservative nor am I a liberal, but this I know. Those liberals you spoke of were a bit more outraged than you realize yb. Hell, they came inches away from legislating an official condemnation of terrorists......even went as far as calling them.....“BAD”.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Should the Euro politicians and Arab crackpots go on marches and express solidarity for the the religion of peace terror attacks in the Past 30 Days that have taken place in ; Lebannon, Egypt, Nigeria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, Somalia, Tunisia, Thailand other than just France??

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/index.html#Attacks

    Liberals are so naive and will buy any BS their politicians will tell them to do so. Here it stinks of them

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    When I saw the headline ”Paris is the capital of the world”, I thought it would be demonstrable proof that Hollande needs to be in a padded cell. And I'm not sure that that still wouldn't be right. What should tell us something is that there was no gathering of 44 foreign leaders in London after the 7 July 2005 London bombings in which 52 victims died and about 700 were injured. 12 deaths and 11 injuries in Paris and a fifth of the world's leaders go there. PR anybody?
    @3. I'm not sure I'd want to go as far as a Final Solution for muslims. Although there are areas where they should be obliterated. The Gaza Strip would be a start. So would the West Bank. I'd drag out every tank and armoured vehicle that could be mustered and roll them forward over every inch of the so-called ISIL 'caliphate'. Killing everything in their path. Covered by Apache and Spectre/Spooky gunships and fast jets.
    @6. You want to change 'hearts and minds'? What sort of loon are you? Nutjobs like these have neither. Tell you what, try an experiment. Find one of these nutjobs. Identify someone close to them. Mother, father, son, daughter. Take 'em with you to a confrontation. Tell the nutjob you're going to cut off parts of their relatives' anatomy. Do it. Finish up with some beheadings. See where it gets you. There IS a cure. It's called DEATH. Wholesale.
    @9. What a waste of time. Go through France deporting all muslims. Go through Europe doing the same. NEVER allow them back in for any reason. Demolish everything islamic. Muslim-type 'food' no longer required, so ban it. At sea, muslims not allowed in western territorial waters. In aircraft, muslims on board? Divert the aircraft or see where the passengers want to toss the muslims off. Nasty? Yes it is. They have to be taught to be civilised. In the Gaza Strip, 5 muslim bodies are found, apparently having fallen from 20,000 feet. The message? Stay away from Europe!
    'NOT ISLAM'S WORK'? The death cult? Load of bollocks!

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    And for much lesser things I've being called everything in the book... Ohh but he is just a brute.
    Why is it about only me ?? Why or why ??

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    What the PC liberals to not and cannot fathom is that this is a war of attrition. The “few” radical extremists will long outlast us continuing on as we are. Not for one second do I believe it is the same as the IRA, FARC, even the PLA. The fucking nuts do not want the ME and the west out; they want all the infidels dead. Go to the ME to corroborate that, don't goggle it.

    If you think for a second that these attacks will not spread and grow like cancer, you are delusional. The so called lone wolf attacks are the one that will turn out to be the most effective.

    One man walks into a mall one day and opens fire killing 20 or so. Across the country in another state….again…a one man shows. At the Tower of London….another sprays rounds killing only 5……days later at the Vatican…….an AK47 opens fire killing 20 before he is killed…..a few days again perhaps at the Louvre, the again in NYC at the Guggenheim. That’s all it will take….a serious of small yet persistent attacks around the world every few days nonstop. 9/11’s are over…….small ongoing attacks. You are all prepared to live with that unstoppable scenario?

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Loving #FoxNewFacts.

    Their security expert claimed that Birmingham has been taken over by Muslims and is now a no-go area for non-Muslims. Fantastic response but one of my favourites from a Muslim is: ”If any non-Muslims want to go to Birmingham #illridewithyou.

    Great to see humour beating Islamophobia.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Hahahaha Fox News = Oxymoron! Jasper Carrot will put them right…

    Yankee. IRAQ was a success? Look at it now! There had to be response to 9/11 and 7/7 but I am suggesting it needed to be a bit more subtle. And, as everyone excluding Rednecks knows Al Quaeda was nothing whatoever to do with Sadaam, thats why it was known as Rednecks revenge. Unfortunately BLiar joined in. The Chilcot enquiry will finger him and W if it ever gets released.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Fox news is a talking muppet for our extreme right ran by Murdock. It is difficult to find news that only reports events anymore with an opinion added to it. Now that paid toilet paper for Murdock is not only back paddling but apologizing.

    He is the one and same individual who claimed that a Saudi claimed responsibility for the Boston bombings.

    “I do not intend to justify or mitigate my mistake by stating that I had relied on other sources, because I should have been much more careful,” he said, adding that he owed an “apology to every resident of Birmingham” and would be making a donation to the city's children's hospital.”

    All better......not!

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wesley mouch

    These socialist imbeciles created the problem by importing Muslims who did not assimilate and supporting them via a welfare state.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @18 Yeah, we know what Fox News is as it is available on Sky, also owned by Murdoch. Good to show them up once in a while. The tweets have had me chuckling all day.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 04:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    The way I find I get news....sadly....a little of CNN, BBC America, NPR Nightly, Al Jazeera and sometimes fox..........Fox has 1.5 hours of news and 22.5 hours of opinions related shows. They are required to define what is news and what is entertainment. Unfortunately too many Americans are addicted to it......mostly the bible belt. I believe you know what that is.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @21 Yeah, I include a wide range of publications and news channels to get a balanced view. I might not agree with some of them but I still want to know what they are saying.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Jesus is coming… .. Look busy!

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    So they say.......is he arm and arm with Mohammad?

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    The Argies and the Americans here get it, the Europeans under Stockholm syndrome dont.

    Its really interesting how the Israelis see this.
    I never listened to RT but this Israeli Counter terrorist agent the interviwed nailed it. “Europe is running away like little kid hiding in dark room with a torch saying there is light around him.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9anYLt1Aml4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    “If 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in an interview Sunday with US journalist Jeffrey Goldberg.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9anYLt1Aml4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    So if the Jews leave France will no longer be France ¡? Why?? France is no longer France anymore

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    25 - you take the word of an Israeli intelligence officer .... oy vey !!

    while on RT ....yeesh !!

    rt is as credible as faux news.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    Anyone else see how an EekAMuslim! from Mali saved 15 jews in the attack on the kosher supermarket?

    http://www.wardheernews.com/heroic-muslim-man-saved-jewish-hostages-paris-siege-hiding-freezer/

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    A man named Oskar saved over a thousand jews in the 40's. However, it did little to paint the German in better light.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    We all have an opinion , and that is our right,

    my opinion of the rally is irrelevant,
    what I want to see is over a million Muslims marching throughout the European capitols,

    when I see Muslims marching, shouting NOT IN OUR NAME instead of westerners,
    then and only then, I may be convinced that they to share our freedoms and not just say it and hid away.
    just my opinion.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Briton......touche'. The more I read you posts the more I like you. One day I will buy you a pint of Bass.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @28 Indeed, that's certainly true but then there were some millions more Germans provably up to no good at the same time.

    What we have in France so far is 4 Muslim terrorists, one Arab Muslim police officer shot defending Charlie Hebdo, one African Muslim sheltering Jews, and 4,000,000 other Muslims who can't be shown to have had anything to do with it.

    These are rather poor grounds for giving the jihadis the religious war against Muslims which they'd like us to start.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Yes, yes of course. The Germans were ALL bad because.......it's history and not the here and now. If I recall there were many opting to give that political party from Germany the benefit of the doubt. I could be wrong......I am a mere mortal.

    Out of 1.9 BILLION there are only, how many was that .....50K terrorist? When we did out last census in 2010, we didn't have that box to check under occupations ......Accountant, Manager, Homemaker, terrorist. I am guessing it's not in any Europeans countrie's census forms as well. Have you worked that 50k figure through statistically to arrive at a probability distribution based on a rather later population? Or is that what the general consensus is?

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The other week,
    In a Muslim country [Pakistan ]
    Over 130 CHILDREN were massacred and slaughtered,

    Where were the marches?
    Where were the mass not in our name, gone to
    Where were the western leaders?

    What happened in France was terrible no one can deny this, but what abt the underground bombings, the twin towers,
    And many other mass atrocities around the world,

    I hate to say it, but I think something bigger is in the wind, as far as Europe is concerned,
    Something tells me, that the European masters have a different agender,

    Just the right time for Europe to be united as one, says the French and German leaders,

    With so much military cutbacks including intelligence,
    What a great time for a united intelligence service, a European army and navy perhaps,
    Or a European air force, this will stop billions being wasted on duplication, would it not,

    Every time Cameron bumps into merkel he gets the smitten with the European bug,
    One just thinks that Euro fanatics will use this very sad event to their own advantage.

    Now I don’t know how to stop these nutters killing us, but the western leaders marching in someone else’s name,
    Really is symbolic and political, and will not stop them, as some on here has rightly stated, action speaks louder than words,

    The recent events are truly tragic, but our leaders must do more than just talk
    And Muslim communities must do more than just the usual gesture.
    No offence, but just how one sees it…
    ..
    night night.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Arm and arm plays well into the PC crowd of enablers.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    25. I certainly trust more the opinion of an Israeli counterrorist expert than the opinion of a antisemitic eurocoward like yourself.

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    The EU using personal tragedy as an opportunity to try and sure up its crumbling foundations in a public display of unconvincing unity.......surely not. I'm sure that was the last thing on their minds......................hmmmm

    Jan 12th, 2015 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Today I read an interesting article from Reuters and a comment in MercoP
    Cabezahueca@25“Israeli Counter terrorist agent the interviwed nailed it”
    Must be true LOL, you and that Israeli are at the same level than this Saudi cleric.
    Reuters

    “Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/12/us-odd-saudi-snow-idUSKBN0KL15N20150112

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 04:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Israel needs to bring back its Jews from Europe. Its already becoming far too antisemitic as I have seen from posts like these and elsewhere

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-death-cult-ideology-that-france-prefers-not-to-name/

    The whole of Europe should be nuked by Israel & USA sooner rather than later...WGF. Stupid spics like Marcos Alejandro, Vestige, the retarded Brits here, the Frenchies, Italicunts, Belgiums, Russians, Sweeds everyone, allong with the Muslims that are feeding off them, all need to be wiped out.

    In the end sentimentalism aside, they are just like lazy Pandas that cant even bother to reproduce and are in on the road to extinction suffering the cancer of Islam. They cant, and will refuse to even see the depth of the problem ingulfed in stupidity, socialism and the welfare state and the lies and dependent on the kool aid their PC politicians give them...If not in less than 30 years these Islamic nutters will simply inherit by birth rates and infestation of the institutions and gradual and steady colonization of European governments nuclear arsenals, technology, weaponry, knowledge, economies, and make the world a VERY dangerous place for the Americas, Israel and East Asia.

    They have to be wiped out before they become dangerous.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 05:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    .... The tears of a keyboard warrior.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    TTT goes on holiday and his other personality takes over.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Some oddballs on here seem to think that the destruction of America and Europe would solve ones problems,

    this is not the case,
    with there demise the world would become a desert of destruction ,
    and probably rescind back to the dark ages,

    thank god some of these people do not run the world today, thinking that perhaps Spain and Argentina could rule the world,

    some people have very odd dreams of insanity,
    or indoctrinated fools ,

    we say, relax , have a break , have a kit-kat...lol

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    41.
    What would you focus on my provocative parts or the underline point:
    What will the world look like when Islam inherits Europe??

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @32

    Here is an attempt to calculate numbers of jihadi terrorists on a rational basis.

    The US State Department is required to present to Congress a set of country reports, with estimates on the numbers of terrorist organisations active in the world, and their membership. While the figures are for the most part rather vague (“several thousand”), etc, this is a reflection of the fact that nobody knows really.

    There are however grounds for supposing that the State Department figures are more accurate than most, since they are accountable to Congress for what they produce, they have to justify the allocation of resources on some kind of rational basis, and they have the resources of the US government behind.

    This makes them quite distinct from those who are pulling figures out of their buttocks for a mixture of psychological, ideological, and venal reasons.

    The report lists 28 terror organisations that may be considered Islamic. Many of these groups are factions and offshoots of each other, which suggests that this is not a unified movement with a single objective, and is typical of the behaviour of all loony and fringe groups, which all hate each other guts and fragment continuously.

    To put some numbers on the State Department analysis, I have done the following :
    - where they give a number, I use the number
    - where they give a range, I take the upper figure
    - where they say several thousand, I put 10,000
    - where they say several hundred, I put 1000
    - where they say low or a few hundred, I put 500
    - where they say unknown, I put the average of all of the above.

    The number that comes out at the end is 150,000.

    This is almost certainly a gross exaggeration. It does not mean either that all the 150,000 have a primary objective the imposition of a Muslim Caliphate on the West. Most of these groups have their origin in regional conflicts, and have objectives related to these conflicts.

    www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/2013/224829.htm

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #42
    What will the world look like when -(IF !) - Islam inherits Europe??
    The sky will probably be a lovely shade of red as the Earth dies under the heat of a dying sun.

    We Europeans will be long gone to a Goldilocks planet in another Solar system leaving the dregs, such as Argentina to wallow in their continuing self pity and anger.
    My scenario is just about as likely as your wishful thinking.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    It will happen at this trend no question about it... Do you have any demographic evidence ?? Just look at France's
    http://i.imgur.com/Si0yyX2.jpg

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #43 go give them a group hug. They need people like you for continuity.

    Thats as good as S2 briefings on estimates of resistance to expect.

    “there is only a few assets expected with mild to light resistance”

    Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya
    Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya
    Oh Lord, kumbaya

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @46

    Have you got a rational argument, or just a rabid one?

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Do I need one to post here? And if I don't you are going to do what? Fade away? Doubtful. Not a thing....what's what. Try your best to ignore me.....okay?

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @48
    Sounds like a good move.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Mentioned on here on a linked article how the British police will struggle to cope with a similar attack in the UK. It got dismissed and poo poo'd, it's not commonly known what kind of state the police is in in the UK, we concentrate more on the NHS here. However, I have just found a very well written article which adequately throws light on the problem and the looming disaster.

    http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/6454652

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    42/45@
    see 44@
    evidence, the proof is in the aftermath in which we will not exist,
    oh and by the way, probably neither will you , unless ??
    you conform.

    will you conform,
    or really it becomes irrelevant does it not.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 11:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    All in all it was a great photo op. Now.......what actions will we see?

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Probably nothing.

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Unless one counts votes because, afterall, it looks like something is being done.

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    True.

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 11:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    You know something, with the electricity outages in Argentina this website is getting sparse of trolls. It's like going on S&D's and finding no enemy. One would think La Campora would have back generators for the propaganda spewing. But then again......the pink house doesn't either.

    Jan 15th, 2015 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    38 CabezaDura2

    “The whole of Europe should be nuked by Israel & USA sooner rather than later.”

    That wouldn't work....because then we would have idiots like you in charge.

    If it's a choice between praying 5 times a day or bowing down to you, I'll take the c**kshafting from Allah ( heavens blessing be upon him ) without the lube

    Thankyouohsoverymuch

    Jan 18th, 2015 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #38 CD that is by far your most stupidiest post. I will not waste more commenting on it.

    Jan 19th, 2015 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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