The following article reports on an incident in the French city of Nice, where a culture-enricher who wished to become a martyr had his “Allahu Akhbar” moment. The unfortunate youth failed in his quest, however, and survived his encounter with police.
Nice, as you may recall, was the scene of a truck jihad attack on Bastille Day of 2016, when Mohamed Salmene Lahouaiej Bouhlel succeeded in killing 86 infidels before attaining his own cherished martyrdom.
Nice: A man who wanted “to die a martyr” and “kill in the name of Allah” arrested
by Nicolas Daguin
The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office has been notified “and is following the progress of the preliminary investigations”.
The perpetrators of a violent knife attack in the streets of Nice, two individuals, 19 and 25 years of age, were arrested the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15-16, by a BAC patrol, as we learned at the beginning of the morning from the prosecutor’s office, confirming information from RTL.
The facts played out in the center of Nice around 1am. One of the two suspects stabbed the shoulder, arms, and hands of a 37-year-old man several times before fleeing in view of the police. A chase reportedly ensued, and it was then that the young 19-year-old man reportedly shouted, “Allahu Akhbar” numerous times, even calling on the police to shoot him. “Shoot me, I want to die a martyr, I want to go to Paradise,” he reportedly said, according to RTL, which was able to consult the police statement. Xavier Bonhomme, the National Prosecutor of Nice, calls for prudence, however: “Everything remains to be confirmed.”
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|2.||The RTL article (not translated) adds information that the stabber also made references to wanting to kill a homosexual in his statement to police. Police are investigating the case as both a possible hate crime and a possible act of terror.