Month: November 2015

‘Blood & bodies everywhere’: Paris hostage crisis survivors relive horrific attack — RT News

 

As the French authorities are trying to piece together the set of events that brought about the deadliest terrorist act on home soil, Friday night’s survivors are recalling the details of horrific attacks that claimed the lives of over 150 people in Paris.

The worst carnage during Paris’ Friday 13 shooting spree took place at a concert hall that was hosting an American rock band. Hundreds of people were held hostage for several hours before the attackers detonated explosive belts.

At least 120 people died as special forces stormed the building, killing at least three attackers.After the dust settled, witnesses who are being questioned by the police, told French publications that the motive behind the theater attack is extremist retaliation against French involvement in the Middle East and Africa.

“It is the fault of Hollande, he did not have to intervene in Syria!” was the message of one of the attackers at the Bataclan venue, according to witness testimony gathered by AFP.

According to Pierre Janaszak, 35, the audience in the theater at first didn’t realize what has been happening, as they thought the armed intrusion was part of the show.

“It was perhaps an hour until the concert of Eagles of Death Metal began, we heard gunfire downstairs in the den. At first we thought it was part of the show,” Janaszak says, mentioning he saw at least three attackers

Source: ‘Blood & bodies everywhere’: Paris hostage crisis survivors relive horrific attack — RT News

Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes off Japan coast | Fox News

 

TOKYO –  A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Saturday off the coast of southwest Japan, triggering a small tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.The earthquake struck at 5:51 a.m. at a depth of 6 miles about 190 kilometers southwest of Kagoshima city, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.A one-foot tsunami was recorded at 6:45 a.m. on Nakanoshima, a small island to the south of Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost main island.

A tsunami advisory for Kagoshima prefecture and a string of small islands was lifted at 7:20 a.m.

Source: Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes off Japan coast | Fox News

Christians facing ‘Indonesian jihad’ as churches burned on imams’ orders: report | Fox News

A 153-foot statue of an open-armed Jesus famously towers high above the Indonesian city of Manado, but Christians are under siege in the world’s fourth-most populous country, according to a disturbing new report.The Southeast Asian nation, where about 90 percent of its 250 million people are Muslim, has long been seen as seen as an example that a large Muslim majority can live in relative peace alongside minority religions, like Christianity and Hinduism.

But in October, there was a troubling outburst in violence in the Sharia-law governed region of Aceh. At the urging from Islamic leaders, hundreds of Muslims took to the streets with machetes and torched area churches.

“We will not stop hunting Christians and burning churches.”- Threat from imam”We will not stop hunting Christians and burning churches. Christians are Allah’s enemies,” one Islamic leader said, according to a report by the Gatestone Institute titled, “The Indonesian Jihad on Christian Churches.”

Source: Christians facing ‘Indonesian jihad’ as churches burned on imams’ orders: report | Fox News