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PARIS – Shocking images emerged on Tuesday of vigilantes brandishing iron bars and cans of pepper spray while attacking pro-Palestinian demonstrators on the streets of Paris over the weekend.
The images, shot in the French capital on Sunday, show around 150 mainly young men chanting racist slogans as they went on the rampage.
It came as French President Francois Hollande warned that he did not want to see ‘the Israeli-Palestinian conflict imported into France.”
But a video shot close to the Place de la Bastille on Sunday, and verified by police before being posted on YouTube, suggests that the pro-Israel groups, thought to be linked to the extremist Jewish Defence League (LDJ), are in fact attacking the protesters.
It will cause concern in moderate Jewish communities around Europe, especially in Britain, where the Israeli bombardments of Palestinians in Gaza have come in for huge criticism.
While security guards regularly defend synagogues and other Jewish sites in cities like London, vigilante groups would be banned.
In Paris, CRS riot police do not make a single arrest among the gang despite their open fighting in broad daylight.
Members can be heard chanting ‘****-you Palestine’ as they smash up chairs and metal tables to be used as missiles.
Gas canisters, pepper spray, metal bars and wooden sticks are used by the vigilantes, some of whom are wearing crash helmets.
They run through the streets towards pro-Palestinian demonstrators, and skirmishes break out while the police stand by.
When the gang runs back towards police lines, there is no attempt to arrest any of them. In contrast, pro-Palestinian demonstrators were later accused of trying to break into synagogues, and six of them were arrested.
“French people of Muslim origin should be protected by the law when demonstrating. They should not be attacked by radical groups like the LDJ.”
Local Jewish community leader Joel Mergei accused anti-Israel protestors of reaching a ‘new low’.
An LDJ source insisted that the gang members pictured were ‘defending’ the Jewish community in Paris.
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‘Mad Dog’ the cannibal pictured eating SECOND Muslim in as many weeks as Christians lynch and burn two men in Central African Republic
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
- Mad Dog is pictured cutting meat from a body and licking a bloodied knife
- Two Muslims were lynched and burned in Bangui in a revenge attack
- Mad Dog – real name Ouandja Magloire – didn’t take part in the killings
- He turned up afterwards and carried out his grisly act in front of a crowd
- Sectarian violence has been rife recently in the Central African Republic
By Ted Thornhill
PUBLISHED: 20 January 2014
Men brandish machets and knives to threaten Muslim people in Bangui
Shocking photographs have emerged of a cannibal by the name of Mad Dog eating the flesh of a lynched Muslim man for the second time in as many weeks.
In one, ‘Mad Dog’ – real name Ouandja Magloire – cuts a portion of meat from the body of a murdered Muslim lying burning on a roundabout in the capital of the Central African Republic, with the body of another a few yards away.
Another photograph shows him licking a bloodied knife as he stands over a body, wearing the same T-shirt he was pictured in during the previous act of cannibalism.
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A man who goes by the name of Mad Dog cuts off a portion of a burning body to eat, as the bodies of two lynched Muslim men are burned in a street in Bangui, Central African Republic
‘Mad Dog’ licks blood off a knife, as a crowd prepares to burn the body of a lynched Muslim man in Bangui
The horrific images were taken in Bangui on Sunday.
According to The Associated Press, the men were killed by residents of the Sango neighbourhood in revenge for the lynching of a taxi driver from Sango a day earlier.
Two other Muslim passers-by escaped to the protection of French and African peacekeeping forces.
Men carry the body of a lynched Muslim man through a street in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Sunday
A French soldier looks on as the body of one of the lynched Muslim men burns
The agency understands that Magloire didn’t take part in the killings, but turned up in the aftermath.
According to its source, he is the only person in the Central African Republic known to be carrying out acts of cannibalism.
Earlier in the month horrific footage emerged from Bangui of Magloire eating the leg of a Muslim who, according to the BBC, was hauled from a bus, battered and then stabbed before being set on fire.
In the aftermath of the incident, Magloire grabbed hold of his leg and then began to devour it.
Magloire told a BBC reporter at the time that his action was revenge for the murders of his pregnant wife, his sister-in-law and her baby.
‘They broke down the door and cut my baby in half. I promised I would get my revenge,’ he said.
Horrific: Ouandja Magloire – who also calls himself ‘Mad Dog’ – is seen eating the leg of a Muslim slaughtered by a rampaging Christian mob in the Central African Republic
Bloody: The charred and dismembered body is dragged through the streets with Magloire at the head of the mob
Killed: The body is dragged through the dusty streets by the cheering crowd
‘Mad Dog’ spotted his victim on a minibus and followed him after deciding he looked Muslim.
He gathered a crowd of about 20 Christian youths who forced the bus driver to stop and dragged him from the bus.
Without emotion he told the BBC: ‘I poured petrol over him. I burned him. I ate his leg, right down the white bone.’
Witnesses did not intervene but recorded the footage on mobile phones, including the act of cannibalism.
A video shows his cheeks bulging as he consumes the flesh.
Witness Jean-Sylvestre Tchya told news agency AFP: ‘One of the individuals took hold of an arm and went and bought some bread and starting chewing on the flesh, along with his bread.
‘The scene made many people vomit, and some cried out in horror.’
Another witness, Alain Gbabobou, said he watched a man wrap the head up and proclaim that he would ‘feast on it’.
Violence: People throw stones at a car transporting two children of an ex-Seleka colonel at the ‘UN crossroad’ on Sunday in Bangui
According to The Sunday Telegraph, this may not have been an isolated incident, with a source speaking of more than one person being eaten.
An aid worker told the paper: ‘They were taking machetes to people and burning the bodies and eating them.’
Sectarian violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been rife in the past month and flared up again following the resignation on Friday of president Michel Djotodia, the first Muslim to rule the Christian-majority nation.
Shocking: A man ate the leg of a Muslim in the Central African Republic’s capital, Bengui (pictured), in revenge for the murders of his pregnant wife, his sister-in-law and her baby
So far it has claimed around 1,000 lives, with the reports of cannibalism bringing to mind the macabre tales associated with Jean Bedel Bokassa, who ruled the CAR with an iron fist between 1966 and 1979.
He was regarded by many as a brutal dictator and was accused of eating human flesh, incorporating it in meals for visiting officials and feeding slain opponents to animals.
He died in 1996 and received a posthumous pardon in 2010.
Some Christian fighters believe that human flesh makes them invincible and put chunks inside amulets that they wear.
Source: Daily Mail
May Allah protect our brothers & sisters from these animals.
Messenger of Allah () said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or is oppressed”. A man enquired: “O Messenger of Allah! I help him when he is oppressed, but how can I help him when he is an oppressor?” He () said, “You can keep him from committing oppression. That will be your help to him”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: “انصر أخاك ظالمًا أو مظلومًا” فقال رجل: يا رسول الله أنصره إذا كان مظلومًا أرأيت إن كان ظالمًا كيف أنصره؟ قال: ”تحجزه -أو تمنعه- من الظلم فإن ذلك نصره” ((رواه البخاري))