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Islamic Minaret Should Replace Notre Dame Spire, Says Architecture Expert

As an apology to Algerian Muslims.

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An architecture expert has called for Notre Dame’s fallen spire to be replaced with an Islamic minaret as an apology to Algerian Muslims killed by French police.

Writing in Domus, Tom Wilkinson, history editor of the Architectural Review, argues that the rebuild is an opportunity to communicate a message of political correctness.

“I can’t say I ever thought it the most beautiful cathedral in the world,” writes Wilkinson, before going on to slam Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, the cathedral’s 19th century restorer, accusing him of “utterly unforgettable fantasies of structural engineering”.

He goes on to call for the rebuild to reflect “a more up-to-date form of political truth,” which could include “transforming Notre-Dame into a memorial to the generations of peasants who were exploited to fund it.”

According to Wilkinson, it could also include replacing the church’s perished 200 year old spire with an Islamic minaret.

“What about the approximately 100 Algerians who were killed by the French police while protesting the Algerian War in 1961, many of them thrown into the Seine at the foot of Notre-Dame?” he writes.

“These victims of the state could be memorialised by replacing Viollet-le-Duc’s flèche with – why not? – a graceful minaret.”

A minaret is a tower built next to a mosque that is normally used to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer.

As I document in the video below, while Wilkinson’s proposal is unlikely to be taken seriously, top architects and President Macron himself have called for the rebuild of Notre Dame to reflect the country’s new “diversity”.

The favorite to secure the rebuilding contract, Foster + Partners, has been responsible for some of western architecture’s most hideous eyesores, including the new ‘Tulip’ tower in London, which critics say reminds them of a giant dildo.

Those who prayed for Notre Dame to be rescued from the fires that nearly destroyed it should keep praying because the threat posed by modernist architects may be substantially greater.

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Report: French Government Forbids State Architects From Giving Interviews About Notre Dame

Cause of fire remains a mystery.

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The French government has reportedly forbidden state-employed architects from giving interviews to the media about the Notre Dame fire.

That’s according to Antoine Pasquier, editor in chief of news outlet Famille Chrétienne.

Pasquier tweeted that France’s Ministry of Culture has ordered government architects who work for Monuments Historiques, the state body responsible for preserving the architectural heritage of France, not to speak to the press.

As we highlighted yesterday, despite authorities ruling the fire an “accident,” the actual cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.

The company responsible for elevators in the cathedral said the power to them was cut by workers leaving the site an hour and a half before the fire started.

Electrical wiring that ran through the roof of the cathedral was also up to standards, according to Notre-Dame spokesman Andre Finot.

A scaffolding firm that worked on the site also said that some its employees defied rules by smoking, but asserted that it was impossible for a cigarette butt to burn old oak beams.

The Paris prosecutor’s office announced that it had not ruled out any hypothesis about the origin of the fire and that all possibilities were still being explored.

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Cause of Notre Dame Fire Remains a Mystery

Paris prosecutor’s office says all possibilities still being explored.

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Despite authorities ruling that the Notre Dame fire was “accidental,” it remains a mystery as to what started the blaze that engulfed and nearly destroyed the 850 year old gothic cathedral.

Despite police asserting that an electrical short circuit was the probable cause of the fire, Europe Echaffaudage said that the electricity supply to the two lifts on the site “was perfectly within specifications and well maintained”.

The company added that workers had cut power to the elevators when they left the site at 5:20pm, an hour and a half before the fire started.

Electrical wiring that ran through the roof of the cathedral was also up to standards.

“Nothing was ever done without the authorisation of the state…There were no wires dangling, everything was properly installed,” Notre-Dame spokesman Andre Finot said.

A scaffolding firm that worked on the site said that some its employees did defy rules by smoking, but asserted that it was impossible for a cigarette butt to burn oak beams.

“We condemn it. But the fire started inside the building… so for company Le Bras this is not a hypothesis, it was not a cigarette butt that set Notre-Dame de Paris on fire,” Le Bras Frères spokesman Marc Eskenazi said.

The Paris prosecutor’s office re-iterated that it had not ruled out any hypothesis about the origin of the fire and that all possibilities were still being explored.

Meanwhile, Notre Dame may be facing an even bigger threat than the fire itself – modernist architects who plan to rebuild the cathedral to reflect France’s new “diversity”.

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Notre Dame is About to be Ruined by Modernist Architects

A hideous act of desecration.

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Notre Dame is about to be ruined by modernist architects.

Their ‘rebuild’ will be a hideous act of desecration.

We cannot let them get away with this obscene vandalism.

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