Seth Udinski, FISM News
Coinciding with the reopening of the 9/11 terrorist trial at Guantanamo Bay, another terrorist trial is underway in Paris, France.
Twenty conspirators are standing trial for a coordinated series of devastating terrorist attacks in the city on November 13, 2015. The attack itself was carried out by nine Islamic suicide bombers at various locations in Paris, including restaurants and sports stadium, and left 130 people dead and over 400 injured. It was the deadliest civilian attack on French soil since World War II.
Although 20 men are being tried, several are being tried in abstentia. Eleven of the conspirators are currently in jail, and six are believed to have died by suicide during the attack.
The lone militant survivor to stand trial is a French Islamic terrorist named Salah Abdeslam. Abdeslam is a 31-year-old self-proclaimed “Islamic State soldier.” As many Islamic terrorists have done, he devoted his life to this religious fanaticism.
He testified to his radicalism at the beginning of the trial, saying to the presiding judge:
I want to testify that there is no god except Allah and that Mohammed is his servant.
It will likely be months before a verdict is reached. The trial takes place at the Palais de Justice courthouse in downtown Paris. With now two high-profile terrorist trials happening at the same time, millions around the world who believe in freedom will watch and pray that justice will be served.