I Survived an Iranian Regime Terror Plot in Paris
People warned me about going to Paris for an event supporting a Democratic and free Iran.
I attended the event last year with no hitches. In other words, we weren’t bombed. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t on red alert. After all, Paris has become a hotbed of radical Muslim activity. Compounded with this would be the fact that the event itself was a big “F You!” to the Iranian regime.
But, as I said nothing happened.
My trip to Paris wasn’t like visiting in the past. I held no romantic notions for the city any longer. Though I lived in Paris for a short while in my youth, and maintain some semblance of French-speaking, I lost the longing for adventure in a city I adored years ago.
No riding “le metro” just for fun, and dropping off wherever I felt like it to grab lunch, or just to check out a neighborhood or restaurant. Even lost on me was the appeal of taking the TGV to other areas of Europe. It’s a relatively short trip to London…”where other Muslim terror attacks now occur with regularity,” I thought to myself.
No, just attend the event and see a few old friends. Luckily, my adopted French sons met me there, giving me a reason to venture out to a few old haunts.
This year I felt much the same trepidation, balanced by the comfort that nothing happened last year. Honestly, I am amazed that the NCRI and MEK pull this event off without anything going down, given the number of people in attendance, and the high-profile nature of the event. While security is tremendous, as the saying goes, “It only takes one.”.
The picture shows the people in attendance, and honestly you simply can’t do the event justice unless you are there in person.
The building is easily the size of a football field. And the continuous stream of supporters is impressive. This year around 80,000 people from all over the world attended, just like last year. But what wasn’t like last year is learning that we almost got attacked.
According to the NCRI,
A plot by the religious dictatorship ruling Iran to carry out a terrorist attack against the grand gathering of the Iranian Resistance in Villepinte was foiled. The clerical regime’s terrorists in Belgium, with the assistance of the regime’s diplomats, had plotted this attack. A man and woman who were implicated in the plot were arrested by the Belgian authorities. The woman had come to Belgium from Iran in 2009. A diplomat of the Iranian regime who was implicated was also arrested in Germany.
The Iranian Resistance has warned time and again against terror plots and preparations by so-called “diplomats” of the Iranian regime and by the agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and the IRGC Qods Force in various European countries.
The Iranian regime’s embassies and representative offices in Europe are centers of espionage and terrorism, and the Iranian Resistance once again reiterates the need to shut them down.
So the potential end was that close.
Life hanging in the balance, and nobody attending even knew it. Just like the roughly 180,000 people who die daily, and most never knowing that is the fateful day when it all ends.
A wicked Iranian killer would have indiscriminately killed people who wanted only freedom from an equally wicked terrorist regime. I told my friend Jim Hoft, founder of The Gateway Pundit of the event, and Jim brought his niece to the event.
More details emerged as to the identity of the terrorist, as well as other involved in the plot:
A terrorist diplomat of the clerical regime by the name of Asdollah Assadi, who was the main planner of the terrorist plot against the great gathering of Iranians in Paris, was arrested in Germany. The terrorist diplomat, who is the station chief of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) in Vienna, has been stationed in Austria since August 2014.
The two arrested terrorists are Amir Sadoni and Nassim Nomeni and are residents of Antwerp.
Prior to Asadollah Assadi, an individual by the name of Mostafa Roudaki was the MOIS station chief in the regime’s embassy in Austria. Roudaki was transferred to Tehran and was subsequently dispatched to Albania in 2017 as the MOIS station chief there to plot against the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran.
Perhaps the world will begin to take different look at the Iranian regime.