8.4 C
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Radical Muslims Face Trial for Alleged Terror Plot Against Yellow Vest Protests

Three radicalised Muslims face trial after being accused of plotting to commit a terror attack against Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protestors in Paris in 2018.

The three men, brothers Kamel and Hilial A. and 54-year-old Islamic convert Rémi M., were first accused of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack against the Yellow Vest protests in November of 2018.

While all three are believed to be adherents of radical Islam, with the two brothers speaking of the Islamic State terror group and “taking action”, according to wiretapped phone conservations prior to their arrest, the terror plot has been denied, Le Progress reports.

According to the lawyer for 24-year-old Hilial A. Léa Dordilly, the three men were not plotting an attack on the protestors but were planning on committing a robbery during the protests. Hilial A. is said to have attempted to purchase a fake gun in Lyon.

- Advertisement -

“It was for a fake weapon. The seller became suspicious so my client gave up,” Dordilly said.

The arrest of the three men came after a text message sent by 54-year-old Rémi M. that stated “It’s going to bleed on the 17th” — the day of the first Yellow Vest demonstration.

Remi M., a former soldier, is said to have converted to Islam around 15 years ago after a long battle with alcoholism. He adheres to a strict version of the faith.

Michael Bendavid, the lawyer for the former soldier, sad the text message was not sent to either of the brothers, adding: “My client never mentioned the Islamic State. He is very religious but it ends there. At the time of the incident, he was out of work. He needed money.”

The three men, as well as a fourth man currently in prison, are accused of plotting a robbery to fund a future terror attack, and all face up to ten years in prison.

Since the start of the Yellow Vest protests in November of 2018, some extremists have attempted to hijack the movement, including far-left Antifa anarchists who called on the Yellow Vests to help them overthrow President Emmanuel Macron on May 1st — celebrated as International Workers’ Day by many committed leftists.

Another far-left anarchist is said to have spied on police during Yellow Vest demonstrations. He was arrested at the first anniversary of the protests in November of 2019.

Follow Chris Tomlinson on Twitter at @TomlinsonCJ or email at ctomlinson(at)breitbart.com


Latest news

To protect free speech, protect the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Allegations of online bias and political censorship simmered throughout the last presidential election, culminating...

Florida’s governor emerges as possible Trump successor

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is quickly establishing himself as the Republican best positioned to...

“Complete Loss Of Trust”: Half Of French Home Health Workers Say They’ll Resist Taking Vaccine

Astounding new figures out of France suggest what is no doubt a broader global trend of hesitancy and skepticism when it comes to the...

US Forces: Rockets Hit Airbase in Iraq Hosting US Troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 10 rockets targeted a military base in western Iraq that hosts U.S.-led coalition troops on Wednesday, the coalition and...

Related news

Column: Al Sharpton’s Hoary Heart-to-Heart With Kamala

Liberals have spent the last five years fulminating about how President Trump reserved the bulk of his national TV interviews for Fox News. They...

What Will It Take to Wake Up the Millennials?

Memo to Millennials: Free yourselves before it is too late.  The $1.9-trillion COVID relief bill recently passed by the House is a ponderous set of...

When A Great Democracy Politicized The Military

President Joe Biden has embarked on a revolutionary program to replace constitutional freedoms with a new social justice agenda. Supporting the radical agenda is...

Sheila Jackson Lee: Republicans Engaged in ‘War on Black People’ Voting

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said Tuesday on CNN’s “Tonight” that the Republican Party was engaged in “a war on black people...

College Basketball Coach Apologizes for Telling Team to ‘Stay on the Plantation’

A college basketball coach is apologizing after using an analogy during a recent locker room talk in which he told his players that they...

Schiff: Investigation Underway to Determine if DHS, FBI Was Discouraged from Pursuing White Nationalists

House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Tuesday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that he is investigating if the Department...

GOP Rep. Moore: Biden ‘Nowhere to Be Found’ — 2022 Will Be a ‘Tremendous Landslide’ for Republicans

Now that Democrats have control of the House, Senate and White House, it is apparent that elections have consequences as the Democrat leadership in...

Chuck Grassley Calls Out Kamala Harris, Antifa, Left-Wing Domestic Violence of Summer

Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Tuesday during a Senate hearing called out left-wing domestic violence over the summer amid an...