Notre Dame Cathedral fire: The Rebel goes to Paris to investigate

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

(UPDATE —  Scroll down to watch all our reports.)

Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames as a devastating blaze ripped through the Parisian landmark.

Now we're in Paris to ask the questions that no-one else will:

Who set the fire? Was it indeed an accident? 

Was this fire related to the 2016 terrorist plot against Notre Dame — one member of which was just sentenced recently? 

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

April 18, 2019: 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.

Notre Dame Cathedral fire: Suspicion after hundreds of churches vandalized in France

April 17, 2019: Churches are being vandalized all over France, so when the news broke that the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was burning, people started asking questions.

Notre Dame Cathedral fire: No workmen on site when blaze started

April 17, 2019: While the extent of the damage is yet to be fully assessed, the other lingering question regarding the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is how it started in the first place. Reportedly, there were no workmen on the site when the fire started, but the police are still treating the fire as an accident and not arson.

Notre Dame Cathedral fire: Buzzfeed claims right-wingers using it for “anti-Muslim narrative”

April 17, 2019: It felt like the world watched the images and videos of Notre Dame Cathedral as she burned, but not everyone who tuned in felt a sense of horror or loss. Buzzfeed is now claiming that right-wingers are spinning an “anti-Muslim narrative” around the fire.

Notre Dame Cathedral fire: What does the future hold for a Parisian landmark?

April 16, 2019: Last night, the Notre Dame Cathedral burned in Paris, threatening the future of this 856-year old landmark. Martina reviews some of that history.

Notre Dame Cathedral fire: In Paris, the morning after

April 16, 2019: Martina Markota and Jack Buckby arrived in Paris, to begin their reporting on the heartbreaking fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.

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commented 2019-04-15 20:54:20 -0400
No, this is why nobody takes YOU seriously Andrew.
commented 2019-04-15 20:32:53 -0400
This is why nobody takes the Rebel seriously.

You’re begging for money to pay someone to “investigate” a conspiracy you’ve just now made up.
commented 2019-04-15 19:58:12 -0400
Who could do something like this and to such a historical building. Hmm,
Luddites, Round Heads, Suffragettes, Nazi’s, Liberals, hmmm, did I leave somebody out? Who else would want to destroy such a historical building? hmmm. Don’t think the Muslims would do it (hmmm) they would prefer to convert it to a Mosque, but then the roof would not make a good platform for a dome, Hmmm. Perhaps Makron turned Justin’s offer of a ‘privateS meeting’ down?……Come on baby, light my fire.
commented 2019-04-15 19:35:56 -0400
And the Cathedral burns down during Holy Week ? Just a coincidence.
commented 2019-04-15 19:32:18 -0400
Ten other churches have been set on fire in Paris in the last week. What a coincidence!