Another example of “cultural enrichment,” which apparently means “cultural suicide”…
The feature photo is believed to show the suspected terrorist shot and arrested in connection with yesterday’s attack in Paris, which saw six soldiers injured when a BMW mowed down their patrol.
Hamou Bachir, 36, is under armed guard in hospital after he was ‘seriously wounded’ in a fierce gunfight close to the northern port town of Boulogne-sur-Mer after he was intercepted driving towards Calais.
Bachir, who was not known to the security services, was shot five times, with one officer also hit by a bullet, before being arrested, according to a security source.
The suspect – who also uses the name Benlatreche – is thought to be an illegal immigrant who was subject to a ‘foreigner infraction’ notice meaning he faced deportation to Algeria, which used to be French colony.
‘The arrested individual, born in 1980, is suspected to be the culprit of the assault in the Levallois-Perret area of Paris at around 8am,’ a security source said.
‘He was driving the vehicle we were looking for and tried to flee,’ the source added, explaining why police opened fire.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has since confirmed that police had arrested the suspect behind the attack while speaking to MPs during parliament question time.
The anti-terrorism unit of the Paris prosecutors’ office has launched a probe into the ‘attempted killings… in relation to a terrorist undertaking’, the office said in a statement.
The driver of a dark BMW is alleged to have been waiting for the soldiers to leave the barracks in Levallois-Perret, a northwestern suburb of the capital, before speeding into the group.
Two soldiers were seriously injured in the incident, which took place at about 8am local time on Wednesday.
Levallois-Perret is meant to be one of the most secure towns in France, as it contains the headquarters of the DGSI (General Directorate for Internal Security), the country’s main counter-terrorism intelligence agency.
The security initiative was set up in 2015 following a series of atrocities inParis carried out by Islamic State and Al-Qaeda operatives.
‘I heard a huge crash which I thought was the sound of scaffolding being put up,’ said Thierry Chappe, an eyewitness to today’s attack.
‘Then I saw soldiers scattered all over the ground’.
The mayor of Levallois-Perret, Patrick Balkany, said the incident had ‘without any doubt’ been deliberate. ‘It’s an odious act of aggression,’ Balkany told BFM TV.
Mr Balkany claimed that the driver of the BMW had ‘pre-positioned itself in the alley (where the barracks is located) and barreled into them,’ adding that the car had ‘accelerated very quickly’.
Allowing the invasion of France by islamic crazies hasn’t worked out so well…Here’s a few examples of the joy introduced to the French people by their “government”…
- March, 2012 – Mohamed Merah, an al Qaeda-inspired gunman, kills seven people in three separate shootings in Toulouse. Victims included three soldiers of North African origin, a rabbi and his two young children.
- December, 2014 – A man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is greatest) injures 13 by ramming a vehicle into a crowd in the eastern city of Dijon. Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France has ‘never before faced such a high threat linked to terrorism’.
- January, 2015 – Two brothers kill 12 people inside the Paris offices of magazine Charlie Hebdo in a supposed retaliation for the publication’s cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. More are killed subsequently in attacks on a kosher market in eastern Paris and on police. There are 17 victims in all, including two police officers. The attackers are killed.
- June, 2015 – Frenchman Yassin Salhi, 35, kills and beheads his boss and displays the severed head, surrounded by two Islamic flags, on the fence of a gas plant in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier in southeastern France. He tries to blow up the factory, but is arrested. He commits suicide in jail in December.
- November 2015 – ISIS militants kill 130 people in France’s worst atrocity since World War II. A series of suicide bomb and shooting attacks are launched on crowded sites in central Paris, as well as the northern suburb of Saint-Denis. ISIS claim responsibility. It leads to the declaration of a state of emergency in France. Police powers are expanded.
- January, 2016 – A man wielding a meat cleaver and carrying an ISIS emblem is shot dead as he tries to attack a police station in Paris. Convicted of theft in 2013, the man identified himself at the time as Moroccan-born Sallah Ali.
- June, 2016 – Two French police officers are murdered in their home in front of their 3-year-old son. ISIS claims responsibility for the slaying, carried out by a jihadist with a prior terrorist conviction. He is killed at the scene.
- July, 2016 – Amid Bastille Day celebrations in the Riviera city of Nice, a large truck is driven into a festive crowd. Some 86 people from a wide variety of countries are killed. The driver is shot dead. ISIS again claim responsibility for the attack. The state of emergency in France is extended.
- July, 2016 – Less than two weeks later, attackers slit the throat of a priest in a hostage-taking at his church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.
- February, 2017 – A man armed with a machete is shot five times outside the Louvre museum after attempting to storm the historic art gallery.
- March, 2017 – Convicted criminal with links to radical Islam shouted ‘I am here to die for Allah, there will be deaths’ seconds before he was shot dead during an attack at Orly airport.
- June, 2017 – An Algerian man, 40, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS attacks a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame cathedral.
- August, 2017 – A mentally ill 18-year-old is arrested at the Eiffel Tower after brandishing a knife and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Greatest). He later told investigators he wanted to kill a soldier.