Skip to Content

La Poste, France. Photo supplied

French Islamic convert ordered machine gun by mail

A former prisoner in France, who had converted to Islam during his stay behind bars, was arrested after an attempt to have a sub-machine gun delivered to him by the French postal services.

Published: March 19, 2019, 1:26 pm

    Angers

    The 30-year-old was arrested last week in the city of Angers at a local post office while attempting to pick up the firearm sent to him from the United States, Le Parisien reported.

    According to public prosecutor Yves Gambert, the man was indicted on charges of importing category A weapons.

    Mario Nadir, the former inmate, was arrested by the customs when he was picking up his package from the United States and remanded in police custody for 96 hours, reported Ouest France.

    Nadir is suspected of Islamic radicalism. He was sentenced to prison for armed violence by the High Court of Maine-et-Loire, in 2010 already. He lost his appeal in 2011.

    The suspect served a seven-year sentence in 2010 for armed violence directed at a police officer and while in prison, he converted to Islam. He was examined by the domestic intelligence services in 2016 following the Bataclan massacre in November of 2015.

    The disturbing profile of Mario Nadir spiked fears of yet another possible terror attack. But on Monday, the prosecutor’s office for counterterrorism had not yet intervened.

    Nadir is also alleged to have met Islamist David Pagerie who has been convicted of viewing multiple Islamic jihadist sites in 2016. In September 2016, Pagerie also from Angers, was sentenced to two years in jail after police discovered during a raid that Pagerie was regularly consulting ISIS websites.

    The top French constitutional authority, the Constitutional Council had scrapped proposed legislation in 2017 to criminalize visiting terrorist websites.

    Pagerie was previously on the notorious fiche S list, the designation used for monitoring potential terrorists. The court later replaced his jail term with house arrest.

    ISIS was able to coordinate and plan a terror attack with inmates in the Fresnes prison in 2017. Their terror plot was foiled by the Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI) domestic intelligence agency.

    In August 2017, police in the Paris migrant-heavy district of Seine-Saint-Denis found a cache of firearms that included an anti-tank rocket launcher, high-powered explosives, sawn-off shotguns, and police gear.

    In Eure-et-Loir, Eure, and Yvelines police raids in the same year, uncovered fully automatic rifles and another anti-tank rocket launcher.

    “The investigators seized seven weapons of war, including two loaded and ready-to-run M80 rocket launchers capable of destroying a tank, two Kalashnikovs, one Spanish assault rifle, two machine guns,” public prosecutor Rémi Coutin said at the time.

    [mashshare]

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Europe

    Wilders denounces ‘white privilege’ training for civil servants

    AmsterdamDutch anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders, has called the plan for Amsterdam from the GreenLeft party to end alleged labor market discrimination, "idiotic racism" against whites.

    French military flocking to Le Pen’s RN party

    ParisA French study on the electoral behavior of soldiers and gendarmes which examined the votes in several municipalities where their presence is significant, found that the National Rally is growing on Republicans party voters.

    ‘I was shifted from one detention centre to another one’

    WarsawExclusive: Poland's political prisoner Mateusz Piskorski in his first international interview for FreeWestMedia, speaks about the accusations against him, about the conditions in Polish prisons and about this hopes and ideas for future Poland.

    French Senator wants to ban Algerian flags on French soil

    MarseilleA French Senator has deplored the many Algerian flags seen in the streets of France after Algeria's victory in the CAN semi-final as well as the absence of the French flag.

    Macron loudly booed at Bastille Day parade

    ParisDuring the the Bastille Day military parade in France, President Emmanuel Macron was loudly booed as he was coming down the Champs-Élysées aboard a military command car.

    Génération Identitaire members risk imprisonment

    GapThree members of the movement were summoned by the French criminal court of Gap, Thursday, July 11, after an anti-immigrantion action organised in the spring of 2018, on the Franco-Italian border.

    German intel classify Identitarians as ‘right-wing extremist’

    The German domestic intelligence service, known as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, has classified the Identitarian Movement (IB) as "right-wing extremist".

    Number of British Christians at a record low

    LondonA survey to gauge British Social Attitudes (BSA) has revealed that the number of Christian believers in the country are at a record low.

    Hungary highlights weight of Visegrad and Baltic voters against immigration

    BudapestHungarian cabinet chief Antal Rogan told public radio on Sunday that the European Commission needs a leader who respected countries in Central Europe. Rogan was interviewed on Kossuth Radio.

    French police station attacked by youths shouting ‘Allah Akbar’

    A police station in the Eure was attacked by youths shouting "Allah Akbar".

    Go to archive