Saturday, March 31, 2012

Jihadist convicted of plotting to bomb an Australian nuclear reactor arrested during French sweep

Five years ago Willy Brigitte was convicted in a French court and served some time in prison but was soon allowed out on probation.  He was just picked up during the raids by French police in the wake of the massacre by, and then death of jihadist Mohamed Merah.

Boy, those followers of Muhammad sure get around.

From Australian News Network March 31

Militant who targeted Australian nuclear plant held in France
A man convicted five years ago of planning an attack on an Australian nuclear plant is said to be one of the suspected militants held for questioning after a series of raids across France.

A police source in Paris told Reuters news agency that Willy Brigitte, a French Muslim convert, was arrested on Friday at his home in a suburb of the French capital.

Authorities found no weapons, but seized his computer and a mobile phone.

Brigitte was deported from Australia to France in 2003 after he breached his tourist visa.

In 2007, a French court convicted him of plotting an attack against the Lucas Heights nuclear research facility in Sydney's south-west and sentenced him to nine years in jail, with six years non-parole.

It's not yet clear why he was free when arrested on Friday.


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