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France: Strasbourg Christmas market mass murderer is a Muslim named Cherif Chekatt

Watch in the coming days for the handwringing establishment media stories about how the local mosque in Strasbourg fears a “backlash,” and that Muslims are the real victims of jihad terror attacks.

Cherif Chekatt

“The assassin of Strasbourg is Cherif Chekatt, 29 years old and registered by the Police,” translated from “El asesino de Estrasburgo es Cherif Chekatt, de 29 años y registrado por la Policía,” okdiario, December 11, 2018:

The attacker is a 29-year-old man who was booked by the police for common crimes. Apparently, the gendarmes went to his house last Tuesday morning to arrest him, but he was not there. His name is Cherif Chekatt. Born on February 4, 1989, the son of Abdelkrim and Rouag Raoudja.

The gendarmes searched his house in the morning, having found four grenades there.

According to police sources, there has been a new shooting in the area where law enforcement officials are looking for the perpetrator of the shooting in the Christmas market in Strasbourg, which has caused two deaths and eleven wounded.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column with images and video originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by photo-nic.co.uk nic on Unsplash.

Muslim Migrant says he Stabbed University Lecturer to Death Because he ‘insulted Muhammad’

Since the whole Western intelligentsia agrees that one must not insult Muhammad, but that it is a matter of “respect” to submit to Sharia blasphemy laws, will Ali R. now be freed with an apology?

Ali R.

“Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris had ‘insulted the Prophet Mohammed’, says his Pakistani killer,” by Peter Allen, MailOnline, December 7, 2018 (thanks to Anne):

An Irish university lecturer stabbed to death by one of his former students had allegedly ‘insulted the Prophet Mohammed’, his killer has told French police.

The 66-year-old academic, named locally as John Dowling, was attacked and stabbed 13 times outside the Paris university where he worked on Wednesday.

Ali R., a 37-year-old Pakistani national, has confessed to the killing and told police he held a personal grudge against the teacher after failing his exams last year.

Ali – whose surname has not been disclosed by the French authorities – is due to be indicted for murder in Paris today for the attack outside the Leonardo de Vinci private university in La Defense business district.

Catherine Denis, the Nanterre prosecutor involved in the case, said Ali harboured an ‘obsessive resentment’ against the university for kicking him out in September 2017.

‘He came to France two years ago to join the management school, but did not pass his first year,’ she said.

‘Since then he had been returning to the college, and had become unwanted to the point that he was not allowed in any more.’

CCTV footage shows Mr Dowling chatting calmly with Ali at around midday, before the attacker took out a steak knife and plunged it into the Irishman’s throat, and then into his chest.

Ali has told police that the teacher had made fun of his Muslim religion during English classes at the university.

‘He produced a drawing, which he showed off in class, insulting the Prophet Mohammed,’ Ali said, according to Ms Denis.

Despite this claim, Ms Denis said ‘nobody remembers such an incident. ‘We don’t have proof of radicalization, but rather a feeling that we’re dealing with someone who is very religious, very pious, very practicing.’…Fran

Ms Denis said Ali R. was not known to the intelligence services, but was an ‘obsessive patriot’ from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

This Twitter picture appears to show the aftermath of the fatal stabbing outside the Leonardo De Vinci private university on Wednesday afternoon

He had just renewed his residency permit to stay in France, and had bought the steak knife from a supermarket close to the university….

Despite this, detectives have so far ruled out any links between the attacker and jihadi groups….

So what? He obviously shares their beliefs.

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Thanh Tran on Unsplash.

Muslim Migrants Plotted to Kill Men After Luring Them on Gay Dating Apps

Will gay rights advocates say a word about this? Of course not. It has long been established that in the hierarchy of politically correct causes, Islam trumps gay rights. When AFDI ran ads highlighting the mistreatment of gays in Islamic law, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issued a resolution condemning not that mistreatment, but our ads. Gay advocates such as Theresa Sparks and Chris Stedman attacked us for daring to call attention to the institutionalized mistreatment of gays under Islamic law. It was that, or risk not being invited to the best parties.

“French Islamist Allegedly Plotted To Kill Men After Luring Them on Gay Dating Apps,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, December 5, 2018:

One of a pair of Islamic State supporters arrested in 2018 for plotting terrorism allegedly planned to lure homosexual men to their deaths using dating websites.

The pair of jihadis, a 23-year-old of Pakistani origin and a 21-year-old Chechen, who have been friends since high school, were arrested on June 9th, but newly released information has shown the extent of their planning, Le Parisien reports.

The 23-year-old Pakistani, identified only by his initials AB, came on the radar of the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) intelligence agency in early 2018 belonging to Salafist circles online. The intelligence agency also noted the use of gay dating websites which he used to contact young men.

One of the 20 or so young men contacted by AB spoke to investigators saying that the Pakistani had used a picture of a blond caucasian male on his profile and had called him offering oral sex while speaking in a thick accent. The young man hung up the phone and called police after suspecting the man may be trying to lure him after trying to find out his address.

Following his arrest, AB denied being homosexual or bisexual and said he had not been in contact with any of the young men who claimed to have spoken with him. “I am a practising Muslim but against terrorism,” he told police.

What investigators found on his mobile phone painted a much different picture as they discovered references in the encrypted messaging app Telegram to a “project” he told others he had to be “discreet” about. They also discovered around 7,000 images of Islamic State atrocities.

Investigators were then led to his Chechen friend who was revealed to own a ring with Islamic State symbols on it along with several knives and a makeshift firearm. The 21-year-old attempted to explain away the device saying, “I just wanted to be like MacGyver on TV.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Jasmin Schreiber on Unsplash.

French and German citizens fleeing to Hungary to escape mass migrant crime

German television station ZDF spoke to a German couple who had made the move to Hungary. Valentin and Jennifer Duräder, a couple in their 20s, explained that they were afraid to raise their then unborn child in a post-migrant crisis Germany. More and more French are seeking to escape to what they see as the safety of Budapest according to a new documentary called Hungary: the Promised Land that was broadcast on French television this week, France Info reports.

In other words, Muslim migrants have now made migrants out of peaceful Europeans who were once safe in their own homes. Democracy is the best system for human rights and the rule of law, but thanks to globalists such as Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, some of their own citizens are fleeing to live under the jurisdiction of responsible leadership in order to feel safe.

German television station ZDF spoke to a German couple who had made the move to Hungary. Valentin and Jennifer Duräder, a couple in their 20s, explained that they were afraid to raise their then unborn child in a post-migrant crisis Germany.

Another young woman said “she moved after being assaulted and robbed on three separate occasions in her previous neighbourhood.” Even community building local fairs can no longer be taken for granted. Muslim migrants terrorized a small town fair, sexually harassing women, fighting locals and threatening ride owners.


“French Flee To Hungary To Escape Effects of Mass Migration,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, October 20, 2018:

French citizens are now joining Germans and others seeking a new life in the Hungarian capital of Budapest in order to escape the negative effects of uncontrolled mass migration.

More and more French are seeking to escape to what they see as the safety of Budapest according to a new documentary called Hungary: the Promised Land that was broadcast on French television this week, France Info reports.

The 20-minute documentary examined the lives of several French citizens who now call Budapest home including a young woman named Elsa who came to the city two years ago after living in the notorious, heavily migrant-populated suburbs of Paris.

The young woman claimed that she moved after being assaulted and robbed on three separate occasions in her previous neighbourhood. “I think that when you are master of your country, fundamentally, in an era of globalization, the immigration factor comes into play,” she said.

Elsa isn’t alone in seeking refuge from mass migration in Hungary as other western Europeans have flocked to Budapest and other Hungarian cities. In 2016 German media spoke to a Hungarian real estate agent who noted a sudden upturn in interest from “disaffected” Germans.

Months later, German television station ZDF spoke to a German couple who had made the move to Hungary. Valentin and Jennifer Duräder, a couple in their 20s, explained that they were afraid to raise their then unborn child in a post-migrant crisis Germany….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured photo is by yousef alfuhigi on Unsplash.

PARIS: Muslim ‘Allahu akbar’ knifeman was migrant from Chechnya, was on watch list

What good is a watch list if no one is watching the people on it? Or are there just too many for French authorities to keep track of them all? The latter is a stated goal of the Islamic State: to overwhelm Western police and intelligence apparatuses, until they collapse. They’re well on their way to succeeding in doing this in France.

An update on this story. “Paris knife attack: Suspect ‘French citizen born in Russia’s Chechnya,’” BBC, May 13, 2018:

The suspect in a deadly knife attack in central Paris on Saturday evening is a French citizen born in 1997 in Russia’s republic of Chechnya, sources say.

Named by media as Khamzat Asimov, he was on a French watch list of people who could pose a threat to national security, the sources said.

Police shot dead the attacker in the busy Opéra district after he killed a man and injured four other people.

The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind the attack.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted (in French): “France has once again paid in blood, but will not give an inch to the enemies of freedom.”

France has been on high alert following a series of attacks. More than 230 people have been killed by IS-inspired jihadists in the past three years.
What do we know about the attacker?

The suspect was not carrying any identification papers and has not yet been officially named.

Sources told French media the man had no criminal record and his parents had been held for questioning. He is believed to be a French citizen who was naturalised in 2010….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Muslims erupt in ‘extremely violent’ riots after woman is ordered to remove her niqab

Hundreds of police were deployed after residents rioted and torched cars in Toulouse following a police stop of a woman wearing an illegal full-face Islamic veil.

Meanwhile, Muslim advocacy groups that are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood serve as battering rams, beating into the minds of non-Muslims that they are “Islamophobic” for expressing valid concerns about the violence of Islamic supremacists and jihadis in Europe and North America. If these groups are genuinely interested in diversity, dialogue, tolerance, peace and secular government, as they claim to be, then they should be stating the truth that violence against unbelievers is sanctioned in Islamic law. They should then encourage the rejection of these calls for violence and demand that their coreligionists desist from persecuting Christians and other religious minorities, as well as from antisemitism, the rape of infidel women, and jihad attacks against infidels.

Gone are the days when the torture and abuse sanctioned by the oppressive sharia was found only in Islamic states. Now they are found in the West, thanks to opportunistic leftists chasing the Muslim vote. The story below will not make the front pages in the mass media, as it should. The one protest in Charlotte that led to the unfortunate death of an innocent person will forever take precedence over the hundreds of thousands of other innocent people who are killed or raped, brutalized, and tortured in the name of Islam.

The more Islamic supremacists are enabled, the more overtly violent they become.

“Riots, Cars Burned After Woman Ordered to Remove Full-Face Islamic Veil”, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, April 17, 2018:

Hundreds of police were deployed after residents rioted and torched cars in Toulouse following a police stop of a woman wearing an illegal full-face Islamic veil.

The incident that allegedly sparked the riots took place Sunday after 5 pm when local police stopped a woman in the Toulouse district of Bellefontaine who was wearing a full-face Islamic veil, which is illegal in France.

Police asked the woman for identification and when she presented a poor photocopy of her government identification, they ordered her to remove her veil, broadcaster Franceinfo reports.

The woman refused to lift her veil and is said to have started screaming for help. She was then arrested and placed in the police vehicle.

Shortly after, around 30 locals arrived and attacked the police with projectiles, injuring one officer. The officers retreated and discharged their weapons, including a tear gas launcher, 18 times before they could escape the mob.

Police believe there may have been a link between the incident and the riots in Bellefontaine and the neighbouring district of Reynerie which erupted at around 8 pm.

Around 15 cars were torched by the rioters and 200 police mobilised during the riots which lasted several hours with some 300 tear gas grenades fired until calm was restored at around midnight.

Firefighters were not able to reach the scene until after 10:30 pm due to residents lighting fires on the road. The police station in Bellefontaine was also targetted by rioters.

“The clashes were extremely violent,” said Didier Martinez of the peacekeeping union. “My colleagues were very shocked, the events were very complicated to manage but they showed a lot of composure.”…..

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: Muslims in Europe [Allah Islam] by Zvi Yehezkeli and David Deryi

Part 1 – Isolation Part 2 – Sharia law or State law 0:44:02 Part 3 – Terror 1:23:23 Part 4 – Europe’s Jews 2:06:55.

Part 1 – Isolation

People:

Zvi Yehezkeli – Israeli journalist and filmmaker Anuar and Tara Matheel; Al Saif- muslim family from Rosengård; Henrik Stiernblad – Head of Operations, Malmö Police District; Dr.Magnus Norell – Senior Research Fellow at Swedish Institute of International Affairs Lars Hedegaard (Denmark) – historian and journalist; Prof. Raphael Drai – Political Science Researcher; Samia Ghali – Mayor, District 8 Marseille Xavier Lemoine – mayor of Montfermeil; Jean-Louis Bruguière – Judge, was the leading French magistrate for investigating counter-terrorism from 1981 to 2007

Places:

France – Paris, Montfermeil, Sweden – Malmö (Rosengård)

Part 2 – Sharia law or State law

People:

Zvi Yehezkeli – Israeli journalist and filmmaker; Philippe Moureaux – former mayor of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, and professor of economic history at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Filip Dewinter – leader of “Vlaams Belang” party; An-Sofie Dewinter – his daughter Abu Fares – Member of the islamist group “Sharia4Belgium”; Douglas Murray – British journalist Anjem Choudary – islamist from “Sharia4UK”; Sara Mohammad – women rights activist (Stockholm); Henrik Stiernblad – Head of Operations, Malmö Police District; Ayaan Hirsi Ali – Somali-Dutch feminist and ex-parliament member; Theodor Holman – Dutch journalist, friend of Theo Van Gogh; Stéphane Charbonnier “Charb” – publisher of the “Charlie Hebdo”

Places:

Belgium – Brussels, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Molenbeek.London, Stockholm, Amsterdam,Paris.

Part 3 – Terror

People:

Zvi Yehezkeli – Israeli journalist and filmmaker; Dr.Magnus Norell – Senior Research Fellow at Swedish Institute of International Affairs; Douglas Murray – British journalist; Peter Clarke – former head of the Metropolitan Police’s anti-terrorism division Majad; Han – Luton resident from Pakistan; Abu Imran – leader of the islamist group “Sharia4Belgium”; Abu Fares – Member of the islamist group “Sharia4Belgium”; Dr.Klaus Boehnke – Professor of Social Science Methodology,Jacobs University Bremen; Anjem Choudary – islamist from “Sharia4UK”; Jamal – youth football teams coach in Marseille’s troubled areas

Places:

Amsterdam, Antwerp, Stockholm, Marseille, Luton

Part 4 – Europe’s Jews

People:

Zvi Yehezkeli – Israeli journalist and filmmaker; Amnon Zubera – Israeli expat in Malmo; Yael Zubera – Amnon’s daughter Shneur Kesselman – Rabbi of the Malmö Jewish community; Henrik Stiernblad – Head of Operations, Malmö Police District; Ilana Adner – activist who helps asylum seekers Bashar – refugee from Iraq Lars Hedegaard (Denmark) – historian and journalist; Mark Gardener – spokesman for CST (Community Security Trust); David Dayman – Entrepreneur and Journalist; Sammy Ghozlan – CRIF (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France); Mendel Belinov – Rabbi of the Saint-Denis community; Charles Bakushe – a lawyer Prof. Raphael Drai – Political Science Researcher; Olivia Zemor – anti-israeli activist,head of the group ‘Euro Palestine’; Jacques Brotchi – professor of neurosurgery and member of Senate Jack Derijan – belgian BDS activist; Carlos Latuff – cartoonist,prizer of iranian “International Holocaust Cartoon Competition”; Mattias Karlsson – Sweden Democrats party; Filip Dewinter – leader of “Vlaams Belang” party Michael Freelich – editor of “Joods Actueel” newspaper; Kent Ekeroth – Jewish member of Sweden Democrats party

Places:

London, Malmö ,Antwerp ,Paris,Toulouse, Brussels, Berlin.

EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of a visitor walking past a poster of artist Burak Delier depicting a woman wearing a chandor (burka) made from an European Union flag in an exhibition in downtown Istanbul, 04 October 2005. AFP PHOTO/MUSTAFA OZER

‘Allahu Akbar’ scrawled on Jewish home, 10-year-old Jewish girl beaten by classmates

It’s very likely that those classmates were also adherents of the Religion of Peace. Jews have not had this kind of trouble in France since World War II, until this period of massive Muslim immigration.

The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

“French girl hospitalized following classmates’ antisemitic attack,” JTA, October 7, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A 10-year-old girl was assaulted by her classmates and the home of a family was daubed with racist graffiti in two Paris-area incidents deemed antisemitic.

The alleged assault was reported to France’s ministry of education by the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Antisemitism, or BNVCA, the watchdog group wrote in a statement on its website Tuesday.  Separately, the same group reported that unidentified individuals on Wednesday wrote antisemitic slogans on the side of a home belonging to Jewish family in the eastern suburb of Noisy le Grand.

The mother of the girl who allegedly was assaulted, identified by BNVCA only as Ness, complained to police recently that a group of classmates of her daughter in the public school which she attends in Paris’ 18th district beat her on multiple occasions, often occurring day after day, only because she is Jewish. After one beating, Ness was brought to hospital with a visible contusion to her stomach and ribcage, the report said, requiring 10 days of recovery.

The child will be transferred to a different school, BNVCA wrote.

According to Francis Kalifat, the president of the CRIF federation of Jewish communities of France, antisemitic harassment has made public schools unsafe for Jews, leading to a sharp drop in the number of Jews attending them. In the past, a third of Jewish parents enrolled their children to public schools but now “no one does it,” he told JTA last year.

In the incident involving antisemitic graffiti, BNVCA said it was part of a campaign of intimidation against the family that owns the building targeted.

This time, they wrote “screw the shitty Jews, death to Jews, long live Palestine.” In recent years, the same family found in their mailbox an envelope featuring the words “Allah hu akbar” – Arabic for Allah is the greatest — with 9-milimeter bullets inside. They later received another envelope with a bullet for an AK-47 assault rifle and the words: “The next one is for you.”

The family is afraid to live in their home, wrote BNVCA, which complained to police about the incidents committed against the family and called on authorities to apprehend the culprits….

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EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of a man wearing a skullcap looking on as people take part in a demonstration called by the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France (CRIF) on July 31, 2014 in front of Lyon’s synagogue, as France is considering disbanding a radical Jewish group, the Jewish Defence League (LDJ), whose members clashed with pro-Palestinian activists during rallies over Israel’s offensive in Gaza. The rally is in response to weeks of pro-Palestinian protests marred by clashes, arrests and allegations of anti-Semitism in which synagogues were targeted and Israeli flags burnt. AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE

Marine Le Pen calls for anti-terror law that ‘truly combats the Islamist ideology that has planned our enslavement’

In the wake of the Marseille jihadist attack Saturday, French politician Marine Le Pen has called for anti-terrorist legislation that directly combats Islamist ideology, which “wages war” on the West and seeks “our enslavement.”

Le Pen also pointed out that “security is the first duty of state.” Unfortunately, this duty has been virtually abandoned in favor of irresponsible immigration policies, loose border controls and the failure of authorities to crack down on the jihad ideology.

Thus far, Western authorities have focused entirely on the violent aspect of jihad and ignored the ideology that fuels it.

Marine Le Pen

“Le Pen Calls for Tough Anti-Terror Law in France, Islamism Seeks ‘to Enslave Us’” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, October 4, 2017:

In the wake of the Marseille jihadist attack Saturday, French politician Marine Le Pen has called for anti-terrorist legislation that directly combats Islamist ideology, which “wages war” on the West and seeks “our enslavement.”

As the French Parliament debates a new anti-terror bill put forward by the Ministry of the Interior, the President of the National Front Party, Marine Le Pen, has labeled the proposed legislation “shameful” for its lack of teeth, calling instead for a “great anti-terrorist law,” which would recognize a terrorist act as “an act of war,” and which “truly combats the Islamist ideology that has planned our enslavement.”

On Saturday, an illegal Tunisian immigrant allegedly stabbed two young women to death in Marseille while shouting “Allahu Akbar” (god is greater), in a terrorist act claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

The man’s victims were two cousins in their twenties, one of whom he killed by slitting her throat with a knife. This is the latest instance of a long string of jihadist terror acts perpetrated throughout the French Republic in the last months.

According to the Paris-based Center for the Analysis of Terrorism, France is the Islamic State’s number-one target in the West, and with some 30 percent of Islamic State foreign attacks taking place on French soil.

During a press conference Tuesday morning, Le Pen sharply criticized the existing proposal, insisting that Islamic terrorism must be called by its name and treated as the menace it is.

Later, Le Pen quoted herself on Twitter, noting: “The Islamist ideology is a political-religious ideology that has planned our enslavement and wages war on us.”

“We must never get used to terrorism,” Le Pen told reporters, adding that “security is the first duty of a state.”

During her address, Le Pen called for the “systematic expulsion of foreign delinquents” and more generally to facilitate the deportation of foreigners in irregular situations.

“Terrorist organizations take advantage of European weakness,” she said……

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Muslim arrested in ‘deliberate’ Paris car ramming of soldiers

Hamou is a name found in Algeria among Berbers. It is derived from the name Muhammad. And so yet again we have a case of vehicular jihad, as I detailed earlier, although French authorities are no doubt still searching for a motive.

“Car rams into soldiers in Paris suburb, suspect arrested after manhunt,” by Richard Lough and Benoit Tessier, Reuters, August 9, 2017:

PARIS (Reuters) – French police shot and arrested a man on Wednesday suspected of deliberately ramming his car into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb hours earlier, injuring six of them in what the government called a deliberate attack.

Armed police from elite units tracked the fugitive for five hours after the attack before cornering him on a motorway in northern France and shooting him several times.

The suspect was unarmed when he was trapped by police some 260 km (162 miles) north of Paris where he had attacked the soldiers in the affluent suburb of Levallois-Perret, a judicial source said. There was no immediate word on his condition.

The man appeared to have lain in wait for the soldiers in a pedestrian zone near their base in Levallois-Perret on the northwestern edge of the capital where France’s domestic counter-terrorism agency is based.

He accelerated his BMW car into the troops, who were starting their patrol, when they were a few meters away, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said, before speeding off and sparking a huge manhunt.

Hamou B

“This was a deliberate act, not an accident,” Collomb told reporters outside the hospital where the three more seriously injured victims were being treated.

He said a terrorism investigation had been launched.

The soldiers were part of Operation Sentinel, launched in the wake of Islamist attacks in Paris in early 2015. The Levallois-Perret attack was the 15th on troops and police in the last two-and-a-half years, many of them Islamic State-inspired.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told lawmakers in parliament that the assailant had been detained. One policeman was injured by a stray bullet in the operation.

The daily newspaper Le Parisien named the suspect as 37-year-old Hamou B., originally from Satrouville west of Paris and said that searches had been carried out at his home and those of his associates. The Paris prosecutor’s office declined to comment….

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