Gare Saint-Paul, Lyon Festival of Lights

The Lamps Really Are Going Out In Europe: Lyon Cancels Festival of Lights Over Muslim Terror Attack Fears

Officials announced on Thursday that they had cancelled Lyon’s annual Festival of Lights – one of the biggest celebrations in France – after the tragic terror attacks in Paris. Instead the city will pay homage to the victims of the attacks.

The four-day event was scheduled begin on December 5th, with organizers expecting up to 3 million visitors.

Lyon mayor Gérard Collomb told the assembled media that the event would be replaced with a day of tribute on December 8th.

“For me, not putting Lyon residents at risk does not mean the terrorists have won,” he tweeted later.


No Monsieur Le Maire, in truth it means the terrorists have won.

  • Martin B

    Islam brings darkness wherever it goes.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The mayor’s statement encapsulates the befuddlement of Europe’s elites.

    • Doug Kursk

      They have never had to fight for anything worth fighting for. It was all handed to them on a silver platter, by men better than them, and they have squandered their inheritance.

  • infedel

    Sharia conditioning — just in time for Christmas.

  • V10_Rob

    They’ve been winning for years.

  • mauser 98

    .. and football games cancelled

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    ‘Effing idiot!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Lyon was already nearly half Muslim, no?

  • canminuteman

    Get the army and every cop available out and have your festival. If people die, they are casualties of a war. If people think there is an chance they might die, they will come prepared for the fight.