French Air Force Sergeant who planned to shoot up a mosque during Eid has charge dismissed by court

Lavigne was arrested last August and charged with planning an armed attack on worshippers at the Al Forqane mosque in the Lyon suburb of Vénissieux to coincide with the end of Ramadan. Muslims are outraged that this charge has been dismissed.


Le Progres A member of the Air Force who planned to attack a mosque received a dismissal on March 21. Indicted for “possession of ammunition fourth category in relation to a terrorist plot”, the Court of Appeal of Paris has indeed confirmed the order of judges.

According to a judicial source, Christophe Lavigne admitted to the investigators that he threw the Molotov cocktail at the door of the mosque Libourne and also have planned to shoot the mosque Minguettes Venissieux. This second project was planned for the day of the end of Ramadan, the day of his arrest at the air base of Mont Verdun near Lyon Aug. 7, 2013.

But the defense argued that Christophe Lavigne thought these bullets offered by his father, were ammunition 8th grade, and authorized for used in collectible and historical weapons, and therefore he could not be prosecuted for unlawful  possession of ammunition. 


Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en France Muslims say there is no doubt he is a real terrorist threat, as demonstrated by the act of throwing a Molotov cocktail at the mosque of Libourne in August 2012. So how could this Islamophobic, armed and dangerous military man escape conviction and not even be dismissed from the French Air Force?

Currently detained, he will be tried in magistrate in June in the case of the mosque at Libourne, for “degradation of a place of worship in relation to a terrorist plot” for the Molotov cocktail.