“ALLAHU AKBAR”: ANOTHER Muslim Terrorist Attack Shakes France, Three Dead in Stabbing Attack
Three people have died and several others were wounded following yet another Islamic terrorist attack in France, this time in the city of Nice.
Per the BBC, French authorities said an elderly victim “was virtually beheaded.” The two other deceased victims were a man and a woman.
Police shot and detained the terrorist. There aren’t too many details about him as of this writing, though it is alleged that he was a 21-year-old male of Tunisian extraction and that he was acting alone.
BREAKING: At least 3 people were killed by a stabbing attack at a church in Nice, France. One victim, a woman, was beheaded.
– Mayor described it as a terrorist attack
– Several others wounded
– Attacker was shot by police and is in custody
– Police believe he was acting alone pic.twitter.com/upcbAbbLmG
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Nevertheless, French authorities are not taking any chances. Thousands of troops are said to have been deployed to protect churches and schools, according to the BBC.
Big League Politics reported on the last Islamic terrorist attack in France, when an 18-year-old beheaded a teacher who showed cartoon depictions of Muhammad in his classroom:
A teenager shot dead by French police is said to have beheaded a teacher near Paris while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar.’
Officers were trying to arrest the terrorist when they shot him. He died from his injuries some time later, according to the police. His full identity has not yet been established, but he is ostensibly an 18-year-old with ties to the teacher’s school.
The terrorist allegedly hails from Russia and might be of Chechen origin per the Daily Mail:
As for the victim, he taught middle school history and had shown cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in class.
And thus diversity and multiculturalism have struck again.
An interesting backdrop to these terrorist attacks is the recent row between French president Emmanuel Macron and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Hindu describes it thus:
Relations between France and Turkey, two NATO members, hit a new low this month after Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a personal attack on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron following the latter’s call for reforming Islam. Last week, France recalled its Ambassador from Turkey, for the first time, and Ankara called for a boycott of French goods. Several other Muslim countries, including Pakistan, voiced protests against Mr. Macron.
What triggered the latest tensions?
Turkey and France have clashed over a number of geopolitical issues in recent years. The trigger for the latest clash was the French government’s support for Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine whose office was attacked by al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in January 2015 over its publication of a set of caricatures of Prophet Mohammed, to republish the cartoons. Ankara, under Mr. Erdogan’s Islamist Justice and Development Party, has projected itself as a defender of (selective) Muslims causes worldwide, and had slammed Mr. Macron earlier over his push to “reform” Islam in France.
This is also something to watch as Macron works to suppress radical Islamist attitudes in a country that is approximately 10 percent Muslim, almost all of it due to immigration over the past few decades.