April 17, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral fire: Locals react with tears, despair and optimism

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

Crowds are heavy outside of the Notre Dame Cathedral where on Monday a massive fire broke out, threatening to destroy the entire structure.

Parisians have been praying, singing hymns and weeping openly. Emotions are still running high, and they're telling me that the response to the fire has brought out the best in their fellow man.

Still, there are some who celebrate the destruction.

One women described the Cathedral as the center of the country, referring to the Paris Point Zero marker from which distances are measured in France.

To watch all of our coverage of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, and to help us cover the costs of this reporting, please go to RebelParis.com.

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commented 2019-04-17 23:26:17 -0400
875 churches targeted in France in the past year!
Hello? 875 Churches!
We are rightly concerned. Its not like Christians are burning down their own churches.
commented 2019-04-17 19:47:22 -0400
Comment below is from Gatestone Institute.
commented 2019-04-17 19:45:58 -0400
Dear Friend,

On April 15, 2019, a huge fire destroyed much of the beautiful medieval Catholic cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Millions of people watched, in shock, live video feeds of the tragic destruction.

But what about the hundreds of other European churches that are vandalized and set ablaze each year? As Gatestone’s Raymond Ibrahim reported in an article just one day before the Notre Dame blaze:

“Countless churches throughout Western Europe are being vandalized, defecated on, and torched. In France, two churches are desecrated every day on average… In virtually every instance of church attacks, authorities and media obfuscate the identity of the vandals. In those rare instances when the Muslim (or “migrant”) identity of the destroyers is leaked, the perpetrators are then presented as suffering from mental health issues."
commented 2019-04-17 19:39:23 -0400
There must have been a state of the art alarm system ? If not why not?