Two dead and seven injured in knife rampage in Southeastern France by Muslim attacker shouting the standard Islamic holy war cry “Allahu Akbar.”
Daily Mail (h/t Mano) A Sudanese Muslim asylum seeker was in custody in France today after stabbing two people to death and wounding seven others in a suspected lone wolf Muslim terrorist attack during the coronavirus lockdown.
The bloodbath took place in the town of Romans-sur-Isère, which is south of the eastern city of Lyon, late on Saturday morning. It corresponded to numerous suicidal knife attacks carried out by Islamic State-linked terrorists in France in recent years.
This time, the 33-year-old Muslim was heard to shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ – Arabic for ‘Our God is Greater’ – before lashing out with a blade. When police arrived the man screamed ‘Kill me! Kill me!’, but the officers were able to arrest him without harming him. (Stupid cops)
France’s Interior Minister Christophe Castener later described how the Muslim man – who arrived from Sudan a few months ago but who was not previously known to police – attacked his victims in a bakery, a tobacconist and then out on the street, before police intervened at around 11am.
Among the injured, two are in intensive care in hospitals in the Lyon area. One was stabbed in the bakery, before the attacker discarded his original knife, and then went into the butchers to pick up another one.
He then continued with his lethal rampage, jumping over a shop counter and sticking the butcher’s knife into a victim’s neck. The Muslim attacker then ran out into the street and appeared to lash out at random at anyone in his way.