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Plot to Assassinate Macron Thwarted By.....Game Chatroom?
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/03/man-charged-over-plot-to-assassinate-macron-on-bastille-day
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/man-plotted-bastille-day-assassination-plot-against-french-president-emmanuel-n779286

A 23-year-old man has been charged with plotting to assassinate Emmanuel Macron at France’s Bastille Day parade, a judicial source said.

The self-described nationalist, who was arrested last Wednesday, told investigators he wanted to kill the French president at the 14 July national parade in Paris, a source close to the investigation said.

He said he also wanted to attack “Muslims, Jews, blacks, homosexuals”, the source added.

Police arrested the man at his home in the north-west Paris suburb of Argenteuil on Wednesday after being alerted by users of a chatroom linked to a video game where he allegedly said he wanted to buy a firearm.


No one said terrorists were smart. Members of the chat reported him to France's terrorist tip line / site ( apparently it does work sometimes ) after he was asking around about where/how to buy an AK-47.

None of the articles say what game though. >.>
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Oh my god, the authorities actually LISTENED after being tipped off to terrorist activity?

Take note, U.K.

And U.S.A.

And probably a bunch of other countries.
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That dog for gamers.
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Posted 7/3/17 , edited 7/4/17
Toss a bone at just the right group and anyone could bite.
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Posted 7/3/17 , edited 7/4/17
Good on those folks for reporting it.
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And it seems like this was not his first time, if the reports are to be believed, he was arrested in 2016 for "terror-related" activities.
Posted 7/4/17 , edited 7/4/17
Why isn't anyone calling him a terrorist
Posted 7/4/17 , edited 7/4/17

Kefkapwnsall wrote:

Why isn't anyone calling him a terrorist


He was literally charged with "Individual Terrorist Activity". Not sure how much closer to calling him a terrorist you want people to get. octorockandroll even stated it a few posts above.
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Tyrconnell wrote:
And it seems like this was not his first time, if the reports are to be believed, he was arrested in 2016 for "terror-related" activities.


You'd think any sort of terrorism related charge would earn you an ankle bracelet for life at least.
Posted 7/4/17 , edited 7/4/17
I meant like people aren't jumping on him the same way they would if his name was Yussef
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Kefkapwnsall wrote:

I meant like people aren't jumping on him the same way they would if his name was Yussef


Because there isn't an international group of right wing nationalists overtly recruiting for terrorist acts, or a narrative of 'why x group shouldn't be allowed to immigrate to y' to use the event to illustrate.
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runec wrote:


Tyrconnell wrote:
And it seems like this was not his first time, if the reports are to be believed, he was arrested in 2016 for "terror-related" activities.


You'd think any sort of terrorism related charge would earn you an ankle bracelet for life at least.


I can pretty much agree with that.
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Why are white """""men""""" suddenly committing terrorist attacks en masse? Are they suddenly getting the courage to get off their keyboards because Trump is president?
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SchlomoShekelberg wrote:

Why are white """""men""""" suddenly committing terrorist attacks en masse? Are they suddenly getting the courage to get off their keyboards because Trump is president?


I wasn't aware there was such a epidemic of honky terrorism
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SchlomoShekelberg wrote:

Why are white """""men""""" suddenly committing terrorist attacks en masse? Are they suddenly getting the courage to get off their keyboards because Trump is president?


Or, it has been going on for a long time, but was not covered until now.

Who knows?

Hint: It's what I said.
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