On Friday, April 23rd, a policewoman was stabbed to death in the Rambouillet police station in southwest Paris. This was done by a Tunisian Muslim who shouted “Allahu akbar” while stabbing the 49-year-old mother of two children with his knife several times in the throat. Before the Tunisian could storm further into the station, a police colleague picked up his service weapon and shot him.
“Allahu Akbar” is still mostly translated as “God is great” in the reports of many mainstream media about this terrorist attack, but it is better read as “Allah is greatest”.
This expresses the absolute primacy of Allah over everything else. From the point of view of Political Islam, Allah is the only God anyway. This denies all other religions the right to exist. Logically, the Koran also describes all non-Muslims as “unbelievers”.
The policewoman Stéphanie did not know her murderer. After her break, she came back unsuspecting to the entrance area of the police station and was arbitrarily selected as a victim by the 36-year-old Tunisian because she is a police officer and represents the democratic secular state of France. Her 13 and 18 year old daughters are now left without their mother, and her husband, a baker, without his wife.
Two days after the attack, the public prosecutor’s office presented details of the course of events, which suggest that the perpetrator was radicalized in terms of political Islam. The Tunisian saw a jihadist video on his smart phone before the crime. During the crime, he listened to calls for jihad on headphones. On his Facebook profile, the deeply devout Muslim responded to the murder of the teacher Samuel Paty by demanding “respect for the Prophet Mohammed” and calling for a boycott of French goods. He also complained about the Islamophobia of the French.
This Tunisian Muslim immigrated to France illegally in 2009 and was granted a temporary residence permit in 2019 because he worked as a delivery driver. Just like him, the attackers in the wave of terror last autumn had immigrated to France relatively recently. These attacks ran parallel to the trial against supporters of the Charlie Hebdo attack.
In September 2020, a Pakistani Muslim attacked two journalists in front of the former Charlie Hebdo editorial office with an ax because he was angry about the cartoons. He had come to France from Pakistan three years earlier as an “unaccompanied minor”.
In October, the teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded by an 18-year-old Chechen Muslim for discussing the Mohammed cartoons with his students in the context of freedom of expression. The Chechen’s family applied for asylum in France in 2007.
Two weeks later, a Tunisian Muslim murdered three people in a church in Nice. He had entered France illegally only a few days before his act.
Police officers are repeatedly targeted by political Islam. In October 2019, the radicalized Muslim Mickael Harpon , who worked as an administrative clerk at the police headquarters in Paris, stabbed four of his colleagues with a knife.
In April 2017, the Algerian-born Muslim Karim Cheurfi, who was born in France, killed an officer and injured two others on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The terrorist organization “Islamic State” claimed the act for itself. In 2003 the Algerian tried to kill three people, including two policies, and only received five years’ imprisonment for doing so.
In June 2016, the Pakistani Muslim Larossi Abballa stabbed a policeman and his partner, who worked in the Ministry of the Interior, in Magnanville, west of Paris. Abballa, who previously committed to the Islamic State and had a previous conviction for “preparing for terrorist attacks”, chanted “Allahu Akbar” during his murders.
Soldiers are also the target of attacks: In February 2017, a radical Muslim, shouting “Allahu Akbar”, attacked a military patrol near the Louvre Museum in Paris with a machete and seriously injured a soldier.
In March 2017, a Muslim attacked a soldier at the capital’s Orly airport. Before he was shot, he shouted that he wanted to die for “Allah”. He also had a container of fuel with him that he obviously wanted to use for his attack.
In August 2017, a Muslim born in Mauritania had drawn his knife at the Eiffel Tower opposite a patrol of soldiers and shouted “Allahu Akbar”.
Also in August, a Muslim drove his vehicle into a group of soldiers in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret and seriously injured six of them.
Anger is now growing among the French security forces. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, who comes from an Algerian Muslim family and had already described political Islam as the “mortal enemy of the republic” , now called it “the greatest danger” for the country. Real controls should now finally take place at the EU’s external borders.
The President of the Capital Region, Valérie Pécresse, noted:
“The link between terrorism and immigration can no longer be denied.”
Alliance police union spokesman Grégory Goupil put it in no uncertain terms:
“We don’t want nice speeches, we want effective measures at last. We feel the hatred of us police officers every day. We need more resources to improve our security. “
Marine Le Pen, leader of the Rassemblement National Party, called for the naturalization of illegal immigrants to be banned by law. Such demands are currently met with great approval, as the security situation is noticeably tense.
Despite the Corona restrictions, there are small wars with the police in many social hotspots, which rarely make the headlines. Shortly before the terrorist attack on the policewoman, firefighters who were supposed to put out a fire in a school in Lille were attacked with fireworks and prevented from working. In Tourcoing in the north of the country, youth gangs have been fighting street battles with the police for several nights. There are also reports of violent riots and arson from Plaisir near Paris and from Aubenas on the foothills of the Massif Central.
The displeasure in the police had grown due to a mild court ruling. In 2016, police officers narrowly escaped death in an arson attack in the infamous La Grande Borne suburb in the south of Paris. Sixteen young people had thrown incendiary devices into the police cars at a street crossing and prevented the officers from getting out. Four police officers, including two women, were seriously burned.
Last week, however, the competent appellate court in Paris acquitted eight defendants, and the sentences were reduced for five offenders convicted in the first instance. When the verdict was pronounced, the convicts physically attacked the acquitted and the police officers, and a fight broke out in the courtroom.
Lawyer Thibault de Montbrial, who defended a burned policewoman, lamented the general climate of impunity. With this judgment, the rule of law would sign its downfall.
The following incredible judgment fits exactly into this picture: On April 4, 2017, the French Jew Sarah Halimi was thrown to her death by a Muslim from Mali shouting “Allahu Akbar” from her Paris apartment on the third floor. As early as December 2019, a court ruled that the perpetrator was incapable of guilt due to his marijuana consumption and the resulting delusions and that he could not be brought to trial for this reason. The highest ordinary court rejected a complaint against it on April 14th. The perpetrator is currently in psychiatry.
French President Emmanuel Macron criticized this decision: It should not relieve you of criminal responsibility that you take drugs and then go crazy. He called on the Ministry of Justice to bring about a corresponding change in the law as soon as possible.
A spokesman for the Israel Foreign Ministry clearly commented:
“You fight anti-Semitism through education, a zero-tolerance policy and heavy punishments. But that is not the message given by the judgment of this court. Halimi was clearly murdered for anti-Semitic reasons. The horrific murder not only harms the victim and his family, but also the feeling of security of the entire Jewish community.”
Meanwhile, 20 ex-generals are warning of a “civil war” by leftists and Islamists in a fiery letter. The violence is increasing from day to day, there is no more time to hesitate, otherwise a civil war would put an end to the growing chaos and the death toll would run into the thousands.
Significantly, the pressure on the signatories of this warning is now increasing. There are severe consequences and harsh sanctions threatened. Among other things, the deeply concerned military is alleged to have planned a “coup”.
France is a few years ahead of us when it comes to the infiltration of Political Islam. A look there should be a clear warning to us. And an urgent appeal to intensively address the ban on political Islam.