BREAKING: Shootout, explosions in France (video)

AP:

 Police officials in France say there has been a shootout in a Paris restaurant and an explosion in a bar near a Paris stadium.

BFM television says there were several dead in the restaurant shooting in the 10th arrondissement of the capital. Two police officials confirmed the shooting but had no information about casualties.

Also late Friday, two explosions were heard outside the Stade de France stadium north of Paris during a France-Germany friendly football match. It was unclear if the events were linked.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    BBC now reporting 18-Dead and 60 being held hostage.
    At least two different attacks.

  • Exile1981

    The Conservative party of Canada sent condolences to France over the deaths and Trudeau has been briefed…. but said nothing.

    • Mal

      Don’t worry, E1981; Trudeau will say something about the fear of a backlash any second now.

      • Censored_EG

        The perpetrators felt excluded. More social programs! Raise taxes!

      • New Centurion

        I like Trumps idea better

      • RevnantDream

        no hes looking for root causes

    • V10_Rob

      I think the media coverage mentioned him addressing the nation tonight at 8 or something. I assure you, I am aquiver with anticipation.

      Common themes he will likely address (Join in! Make a drinking game of it!):
      – Our prayers* are with the victims.
      – The perpetrators will be brought to justice.
      – Diversity is our strength
      – Islam is the religion of peace.
      – This is a tiny minority who have perverted their faith.
      – The quaran explicitly forbids this sort of thing.
      – It’s too soon to draw conclusions about their motivations.
      – They were motivated by poverty.
      – They were motivated by racism.
      – They were motivated by climate change.
      – Muslims are true victims here.
      – Islamophobia. Islamophobia everywhere.
      – It’s too soon to lay blame.
      – This is Harper’s fault.
      – Our highest priority is making sure Canadians don’t freak out and start torching mosques and burning crosses again like they always do (hat tip to Hedy Fry)

      * even though we just made a big deal of not praying last week…

  • Exile1981

    French media is reporting that one person who escaped the theater said the 5 attackers told the hostages this was for their brothers in arms in Syria.

    • Maneki-neko

      You mean it wasn’t for their false prophet in hell?

      • Exile1981

        It wasn’t JUST for the false prophet.

        • Maneki-neko

          If they are taking hostage, that suggests they have demands. Seems their demands will be related to French foreign policy.

          I hope the hostages make it out alive and in one piece.

          • Exile1981

            The french media is reporting that the hostage takers at the theater have told police that they are all wearing explosives and any police attack will result in all the hostages dying. No reliable word on what the demands are yet.

          • Maneki-neko

            Two hostage takers have been taken out.

          • Xavier

            The concert hostage situation is over. No numbers but 2 hostage takers confirmed dead.

  • truepeers

    Remember “Allahu akbar” does not really mean “God is great”. It means “Allah is greater”. This killing is dualism, not monotheism. Allah is a proper name: http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Allahu_Akbar

  • David Murrell

    The Globe and Mail has closed their “comments” section, underneath their breaking article on this Islamo-nazi attack.

    • lolwut?

      Global news is open all the time if you have a Facebook account to use, they don’t even pay attention to the comments and there’s no report button.

      I’ve been posted lots of articles about the migrant situation in Europe on their site for days.. nothing gets deleted.

      • Martin B

        I can think of 25,000 reasons why Trulander hasn’t made a statement.

        • Maggat

          None of his staff have handed him one to use.

  • Barbara

    We are pulling out. If we send blankets ISIS might stop. Better yet we should make quilts with sunshine amd happyfaces.

    • tom_billesley

      Send them a mobile theatre group

      • Barbara

        PM Drama Teacher

    • Rosenmops

      Sing Kuba so no one feels excluded. That’ll work

    • Cat-astrophe

      Crescent moon and Mohammed faces….

      • Maggat

        Mohammed feces.

  • AmicusC

    Its well past time . Message should be gtfo or be destroyed

    • Jabberwokk

      Skip the first. lets do us all a favor and end this now.

  • tom_billesley

    Ce soir, nous sommes tous parisiens et parisiennes.

  • Xavier

    Terrible but I hope this turns the tide.

    Oh who am I kidding Europe is lost.

    • Surele Surele

      Xavier, the optimist…

      • Xavier

        I try but realism keep creeping in…

        • Surele Surele

          Alas!

    • lolwut?

      It’s only lost if the people don’t rise up and remove the leaders and support structure allowing this to happen.

      Dealing with the invaders can’t happen until then.

      • Xavier

        Perhaps The Purge will begin.
        I doubt it, but one never knows.

  • Xavier

    Perhaps the French will nuke Mecca.

    • terrence

      we can always hope…

    • Surele Surele

      I bet tomorrow the left will all gather in the neighborhood’s mosques to show solidarity with, and ensure Muslims that, we do not blame their peace loving religion. I can already picture Justin sitting in solidarity with the lot of them.

      • Xavier

        They will blame the victims, just as they blamed Charlie.

        • Surele Surele

          there is someone who feels completely excluded…

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3q2A7u_CA8

        • Gary

          true, these peaceful muslims were provoked becuase france won’t submit to allah and Sharia the law of the land.

    • Exile1981

      I’m looking forward to the glow.

  • robins111

    I see France has closed it’s borders, a bit fucking late for that IMHO..

    • tom_billesley

      Shengen died today.

      • Surele Surele

        one can only hope

    • tom_billesley

      Belgium has imposed checks on its border with France.

  • Xavier

    Apparently the restaurant was a Cambodian joint.

  • David Murrell

    FOX News has just reported that “around 100 people are dead” in the music concert hall alone.

    • Xavier

      Dear lord a lot of families are going to be devastated.

    • tom_billesley

      Reports that grenades were used as well as automatic fire with three or more pauses for change of magazine. Gunmen advanced through building, shooting and finishing off wounded with knives.

  • tom_billesley

    BBC: unconfirmed reports on social media that Calais Jungle migrant camp is on fire.

    • Maneki-neko

      Just another day in paradise.

      Looks like they have riots there every day.

      • tom_billesley

        BBC now say that pictures were old and not backlash

  • Xavier

    Intelligence sources say French border closed out of concern Islamic
    State may have infiltrated migrants flooding Europe. Recent
    intelligence warned of it – @JJGreenWTOP

    INCONCEIVABLE! Why didn’t anyone see that coming?

    • Bernie

      France was warned it was coming!

  • DMB

    The timing of this attack and the location being Paris is interesting since this was deliberately timed for the upcoming United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris. Some world leaders will attempt to change the focus from Climate Change to Islamic Terrorism but not Justin. He will be determined to have Canada sign a LEGALLY BINDING agreement to reduce Carbon emissions by 30% because in the face of impending danger from Islamic terrorism Justin will try to take the easy way out and blame it on climate change. http://www.torontosun.com/2013/04/18/no-surprise-justin-trudeaus-a-liberal-on-terrorism

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8hR8aXOsi0

    • tom_billesley

      G20 meetings in Turkey started Tuesday. President Hollande has announced that he won’t be going to the G20 leaders summit on Sunday.

      • DMB

        I am very curious if the leader of Europe and the rest of the world will still be focused on climate change or Islamic terrorism. My guess they will try to blame this attack on climate change. I know Justin will.

        • mobuyus

          The left will be real mad that their naughty mascots took their gay climate party in Paris off the front pages

    • Maneki-neko

      To the extent middle east oil funds terrorism, we should all support alternatives.

      • Exile1981

        or just not import terror oil

        • Censored_EG

          All oil originating in Muslim countries is terrorist oil. Period.

          • Exile1981

            exactly

  • Xavier

    1941: No, it isn’t Nazism. We mustn’t slander peaceful Nazis because of the actions of extremists who have misunderstood the beauty of Nazism.

    • Exile1981

      did you read my post on the 7 christian vs 7 islamic virtues

      • Xavier

        No, I’ve been out all day. Where was it?

  • Tony

    Expect Muslims to go on ‘taqqiya’ mode.

    • Maneki-neko

      They already have, on Twitter.

      • tom_billesley

        They’ll be traumatised by apprehended backlash.

        • Gary

          Trudeau will order the RCMP to go on Security duty outside mosques to prevent backlash attacks by that elusive islamophobe the Police can never find.

  • DMB
  • RevnantDream

    Its begun, the end of Europe

  • Everyone Else

    Readers here know it, but it can’t be said often enough it’s jihad.