These savages don’t care if you are a man, woman, or child. If you do not follow their extreme way, you are their enemy. Plain and simple. Hopefully this is just talk and everyone will be safe.
Jihadists were plotting to strike on December 1 and had also researched sites including a police headquarters, Metro station and city centre cafes.
Seven suspects were arrested in police raids last weekend in the eastern city of Strasbourg and Marseille in the south following an eight-month investigation by security services, although two were later released.
Some had made internet searches on sites including the Christmas market on the prestigious Champs-Elysees avenue, the Disneyland Paris theme park, cafe terraces in the northeast of the capital, the Paris criminal police headquarters and a metro station, a police source said.
Five of the suspects have had their custody extended under legislation covering investigations into an imminent terror attack.
One of the men is said to have told investigators that attacks were planned and named the police headquarters in central Paris and the DGSI domestic security department in the northwest of the city as targets.