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MELANIA TAKES CHARGE! FLOTUS DIDN’T HIRE EVENT PLANNER FOR FIRST WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER IN HONOR OF FRENCH PRES. AND HIS WIFE ==== PHOTOS

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Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron look stylish during White House stroll

Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, told CNN about Melania Trump’s approach when planning the event.

“A smaller, more elegant event allows a guest to have a more personal experience, and that is very important to Mrs. Trump,” Grisham said, adding that the dinner will take place in the State Dining Room, which has a maximum occupancy of 150.

“[The first lady] has a background in design, which played a major role in the décor throughout the State floor,” Grisham said. “She has been very focused on the experience of the guests, and wants to ensure they are able to truly enjoy and remember the occasion.”

“When you are invited to a dinner at the White House, it is very special to be able to sit in the State Dining Room,” Grisham said. “After all, this is the People’s house, which is rich with history and tradition.”

Virginia CBS affiliate WTVR reported:

So confident was Trump about her ability to handle something like a state dinner, with its myriad details, that the first lady would not hire an event planner to help, as previous first ladies have done in the past to manage the grandeur and spectacle.

For example, the final state dinner of the Obama administration, its 14th, was a tented affair for former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, held on the South Lawn of the White House for 400 guests. Michelle Obama wore a custom, chainmail Atelier Versace gown; Mario Batali cooked, and Gwen Stefani entertained.

For the Trump administration’s first state dinner, there will be none of that. There will also be none of the paparazzi element that has come with past state dinners.

 

 

 

Looking sleek: Melania, 47, looked chic in a $2,790 Givenchy tuxedo cape worn over a Dolce & Gabbana dress

 

 

Melania Trump and France’s first lady Brigitte Macron put on a stylish display at the White House on Monday evening before heading to a private dinner at Mount Vernon.

Melania, 47, gave a nod to some of the biggest designers from her guest’s home nation, wearing a $2,790 Givenchy tuxedo cape, Christian Louboutin heels, and a Christian Dior purse, which she paired with a Dolce & Gabbana dress.

 Meanwhile Brigitte, 65, stuck with her favorite design house, donning a custom Louis Vuitton ensemble featuring a pale yellow coat worn over a matching dress. Like Melania, she also sported black patent leather stilettos.

Read more: A stylish stroll! Melania Trump puts on a chic show in a cool black cape while Brigitte Macron looks set for spring in yellow, as first ladies tour the White House grounds with their husbands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center of attention: Brigitte and Macron held hands as they stood between President Donald Trump and his wife 

 

 

Gift: The Macrons traveled to Washington, D.C. with a European Sessile Oak, which the couples planted on the South Lawn 

 

 

 

 

 

Melania Trump's place settings revealed for first state dinner

 

 

Touches of gold were used on the menu too, including a golden presidential seal, and a golden fleur-de-lis 

 

 

Reporters were briefly allowed into the White House's state dining room Monday night to take in the first lady's designs for the Trump administration's first state dinner 

 

 

Mrs. Trump chose Clinton china services to coordinate with the dinner’s cream and gold color scheme, and Bush china with a green color palette to “compliment the spring garden and white flowers that will be featured in the State Dining Room”

 

 

Photographers capture the first lady's place settings Monday night at the White House, as press was briefly allowed in for a preview 

 

 

 

Melania Trump's vision for her first state dinner included golden place settings, puffs of white and light green flowers and dinner by candlelight 

 

 

The first lady used china from two administrations - Bill Clinton's and George H.W. Bush's - to create a golden look for the tables, which glowed under the candlelight 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUMP ORDERS A GRAND MILITARY PARADE FOR VETERANS DAY JUST LIKE THE ONE IN FRANCE

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  • The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France”
  • “It was one of the greatest parades I’ve ever seen,” Trump told reporters. “It was two hours on the button, and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France.”
  • Trump officials had discussed Memorial Day on May 28, and July 4, but the Pentagon prefers Veterans Day on Nov. 11 — in part because it would coincide with 100th anniversary of the victorious end of World War I and therefore be less associated with the president and politics. “That’s what everyone is hoping,” said the military official.

 

 

 

President Trump’s vision of soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the boulevards of Washington is moving closer to reality in the Pentagon and White House, where officials say they have begun to plan a grand military parade later this year showcasing the might of America’s armed forces.

Trump has long mused publicly and privately about wanting such a parade, but a Jan. 18 meeting between Trump and top generals in the Pentagon’s tank — a room reserved for top-secret discussions — marked a tipping point, according to two officials briefed on the planning.

 

 

 

Surrounded by the military’s highest-ranking officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Trump’s seemingly abstract desire for a parade was suddenly heard as a presidential directive, the officials said.

“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” said a military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the planning discussions are supposed to remain confidential. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”

 

Trump officials had discussed Memorial Day on May 28, and July 4, but the Pentagon prefers Veterans Day on Nov. 11 — in part because it would coincide with 100th anniversary of the victorious end of World War I and therefore be less associated with the president and politics. “That’s what everyone is hoping,” said the military official.

It is unclear what role Trump would play, whether he may perhaps serve as a grand marshal or observe the spectacle from a reviewing stand.

The location is still being discussed, though Trump has said that he would like it to proceed along Pennsylvania Avenue, which links the Capitol and the White House. It would be the same route as Trump’s inaugural parade and pass by his family’s showpiece: Trump International Hotel.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-marching-orders-to-the-pentagon-plan-a-grand-military-parade/2018/02/06/9e19ca88-0b55-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html?utm_term=.f49d5fa07253

VIDEO: FRANCE NEW YEAR’S EVE MOB ATTACK By AFRICAN MIGRANTS: FEMALE POLICE ATTACKED, 1,000 CARS BURNED

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France New Year’s Eve celebration: a female police officer savagely attacked by a mob of African migrants screaming ‘start a fire’, over 1,000 cars were burned overnight and 510 arrests took place

In the footage widely shared to social media, a large group of African appearance males stand around cheering as a female police officer is kicked to the ground

 

New Year’s Eve celebrations in France led to national outcry after footage of a female police officer being savagely attacked surfaced, among reports that over 1,000 cars were burned overnight and 510 arrests took place.

The female police officer was attacked alongside her male inspector in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne by a large mob in the early hours of Monday morning, with both individuals being hospitalised.

In the footage widely shared to social media, a large group of African appearance males stand around cheering as a female police officer is kicked to the ground, taking several blows to the head. In other parts of social media footage shared by Front National member of parliament Gilbert Collard, men cheer as cars are rolled over.

 

France’s RTL reports the officers had become isolated from their colleagues while trying to calm a disturbance related to a New Year’s party in the Parisian suburb. While reinforcements were quickly deployed, with officers using “grenades and gunfire” to disperse the crowd, it was too late for the attacked officers to escape injury. Several government vehicles including two fire engines were also damaged during the unrest.

 

Read more:France NYE Chaos: 510 Arrests, 1,000 Cars Burned, Savage Attack on Policewoman Caught on Video…

…Shock Footage: Gang Kicks Officer on the Ground

 

 

 

The female police officer is filmed lying on the ground as a group of thugs stamp on herThe footage on social media has sparked outrage across France, with president Emmanuel Macron promising to bring the culprits to justice

 

 

 

FRANCE: MUSLIMS ENTER CONVENT, TELL NUNS TO CONVERT TO ISLAM OR FACE HELL…RADICAL ISLAM IS THE FACE OF HELL!

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  • Two Muslims enter Carmelites convent:  “They prayed in Arabic during Vespers,” says Bishop Gusching. “They presented themselves as divine messengers and told them: if you do not convert, you will go to hell.”
  • Signed “Allahu akbar” in the guestbook

“Islamist intrusion into Verdun Carmel”

translated from “Intrusion islamiste au carmel de Verdun,” L’Est Républicain, November 16, 2017 (thanks to David):

The facts date from last Friday at the time of Vespers. Two men were welcomed for the service and urged the sisters to convert to Islam. No physical violence was perpetrated.

“They came back, a sister welcomed them and she talked with them”. Bishop Gusching, bishop of Verdun, returned on Monday again to the religious community of Verdun, ten sisters strong. The Carmelites are still in shock over what happened to them on Friday, November 10, around 5PM.

At the time of the Vespers service, two individuals about thirty years old, bearded and dressed normally, entered the Carmelite convent of Verdun.

After talking with the sister at the reception, the latter told them that the Office of Vespers would soon begin. “They asked her if they could go to the chapel,” said the bishop. “She said yes”.

Once in the chapel, “they prayed in Arabic during Vespers,” says Bishop Gusching. “They presented themselves as divine messengers and told them: if you do not convert, you will go to hell.”

“Allahu akbar” in the guestbook

In a statement, Guillaume Dupont, prosecutor of the Republic for Verdun, explained that at the end of the Office, one of the two men “would have written the words ‘Allahu akbar’ on the guestbook of the church”.

Of course, we immediately think of the circumstances of the murder of a priest which took place in the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray on July 26, 2016. But no physical violence was perpetrated at the against the sisters present. And no connection with Islamist terrorism has been demonstrated.

The two men finally left as they had come “thanking the sister for her welcome,” said the bishop….

According to Abdelkrim Aïtelkaid, Imam of Verdun, “the youngest was converted two or three months ago”. With the other individual, “they came to the mosque” and did not behave normally. “That day, I was not there, but the community stopped them a bit and put them out. I went to see the young man after to explain to him that this is not how we do it.” As for what happened on November 10: “It’s not about doing that. It is not normal. We are not going to violate the sacredness of a place of worship.” In addition “I will soon go see the sisters and the bishop”.

 

FRENCH PROFESSOR: ‘Create a Muslim state within France to avoid civil war’

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( Jihad Watch ) Professor Christian de Moliner: “We can never convert the 30% of Muslims who demand the introduction of sharia law to the merits of our democracy and secularism. We are now allowing segregation to take place that does not say its name. Rather than veil the face or adopt unimaginable measures in democracy (remigration, forced evictions of the most radical), why not establish a dual system of law in France?”

Unless there is some massive turnaround, this is coming. And then will come the jihad against the rump non-Muslim French state.

“French academic: Create a Muslim state within France to avoid civil war,” Westmonster, November 17, 2017:

A French academic has suggested creating a Muslim state within France in order to prevent a civil war.

Professor Christian de Moliner claims that a second society has formed in France, which he described as: “A branch that wants to settle their lives on religious values and is fundamentally opposed to the liberal consensus on which our country was founded.

“We can never convert the 30% of Muslims who demand the introduction of sharia law to the merits of our democracy and secularism.

“We are now allowing segregation to take place that does not say its name. Rather than veil the face or adopt unimaginable measures in democracy (remigration, forced evictions of the most radical), why not establish a dual system of law in France?”

De Moliner writes that Emmanuel Macron winning the Presidential election will not make the problems disappear, it will only kick the can down the road.

“We will never be able to eradicate the radical Islamism,” he says, adding: “While we are not yet at open war, the faithful of the Prophet are already regrouping in areas sometimes governed by special rules.”

The academic’s ‘solution’ is to create a “state inspired by colonial Algeria and Mayotte of the twentieth century: one territory, one government, but two peoples: the French with the usual laws and Muslims with Qur’anic status (but only for those who choose it).”

 

Read more: French academic: Create an Islamic state within France to avoid civil war

ISLAMIC JIHAD! TIMELINE OF TERROR ATTACKS IN FRANCE SINCE 2012

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In 40 years, Europe will be Muslim majority, especially France. If Islamic terrorism is becoming a yearly norm in France, imagine when Muslims become majority and shariah law will rule the Parliament ( a Muslim French President? ), the police and schools. Europe is dead and there is no hope.

 

TIMELINE OF TERROR: ATTACKS IN FRANCE SINCE 2012

  • March, 2012 – Mohamed Merah, an al Qaeda-inspired gunman, kills seven people in three separate shootings in Toulouse. Victims included three soldiers of North African origin, a rabbi and his two young children.
  • December, 2014 – A man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is greatest) injures 13 by ramming a vehicle into a crowd in the eastern city of Dijon. Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France has ‘never before faced such a high threat linked to terrorism’.
  • January, 2015 – Two brothers kill 12 people inside the Paris offices of magazine Charlie Hebdo in a supposed retaliation for the publication’s cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. More are killed subsequently in attacks on a kosher market in eastern Paris and on police. There are 17 victims in all, including two police officers. The attackers are killed.
  • June, 2015 – Frenchman Yassin Salhi, 35, kills and beheads his boss and displays the severed head, surrounded by two Islamic flags, on the fence of a gas plant in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier in southeastern France. He tries to blow up the factory, but is arrested. He commits suicide in jail in December.
  • November 2015 – ISIS militants kill 130 people in France’s worst atrocity since World War II. A series of suicide bomb and shooting attacks are launched on crowded sites in central Paris, as well as the northern suburb of Saint-Denis. ISIS claim responsibility. It leads to the declaration of a state of emergency in France. Police powers are expanded.
  • January, 2016 – A man wielding a meat cleaver and carrying an ISIS emblem is shot dead as he tries to attack a police station in Paris. Convicted of theft in 2013, the man identified himself at the time as Moroccan-born Sallah Ali.
  • June, 2016 – Two French police officers are murdered in their home in front of their 3-year-old son. ISIS claims responsibility for the slaying, carried out by a jihadist with a prior terrorist conviction. He is killed at the scene.
  • July, 2016 – Amid Bastille Day celebrations in the Riviera city of Nice, a large truck is driven into a festive crowd. Some 86 people from a wide variety of countries are killed. The driver is shot dead. ISIS again claim responsibility for the attack. The state of emergency in France is extended.
  • July, 2016 – Less than two weeks later, attackers slit the throat of a priest in a hostage-taking at his church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.
  • February, 2017 – A man armed with a machete is shot five times outside the Louvre museum after attempting to storm the historic art gallery.
  • March, 2017 – Convicted criminal with links to radical Islam shouted ‘I am here to die for Allah, there will be deaths’ seconds before he was shot dead during an attack at Orly airport.
  • June, 2017 – An Algerian man, 40, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS attacks a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame cathedral.
  • August, 2017 – A mentally ill 18-year-old is arrested at the Eiffel Tower after brandishing a knife and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Greatest). He later told investigators he wanted to kill a soldier.
  • September 2017 – French soldiers shot and a killed a man after he stabbed to death two women at Marseille’s main train station.

Read more: Two passengers are killed as attacker shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ slits a woman’s throat with a butcher’s knife and stabs another at Marseille station before soldiers shoot him dead

 

TERROR IN MARSEILLE! JIHADIST SLIT WOMAN’S THROAT, STABBED TWO TO DEATH BEFORE KILLED BY FRENCH SOLDIERS

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Marseiile: Police shoot dead knife-wielding man at station

 

( Daily Mail ) A man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ has stabbed two women to death with a butcher’s knife before being gunned down by soldiers in Marseille.

The victims, aged 17 and 20, suffered horrific injuries during the ‘frenzied’ attack, with one slashed in the throat and the other stabbed in the chest and stomach.

Eyewitnesses told how a man ‘dressed in black’ launched himself at the two women, who screamed for their lives as others ran for safety.

The assailant was gunned down by soldiers who were on patrol inside Saint Charles train station at the time as part of France’s ongoing state of emergency.

A police source said the suspect was known to authorities for common law crimes and analysis of their fingerprints came up with several aliases.

Anti-terror officials said they were investigating ‘links to a terrorist organisation’ and the ‘attempted killing of a public official’, the identity of which is currently unknown.

Photographs from the scene showed a woman lying on the ground and armed police standing over the attacker. A white sheet was later placed over his body.

 

Read more: Two passengers are killed as attacker shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ slits a woman’s throat with a butcher’s knife and stabs another at Marseille station before soldiers shoot him dead

 

The attack took place at the Gare de Marseille Saint Charles (pictured) this afternoon

 

 

Two women were stabbed to death and their assailant shot dead by soldiers in Marseille

 

 

A body lies under a white sheet outside Marseille's main train station after a man with a butcher's knife attacked two women at the station