Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Vehicular Jihad In Dijon, France, (December 22, 2015)

Perhaps somebody else here at IBA has posted about this, and I missed the posting:
Driver Shouting 'Allahu Akbar!' Runs Down 11 French Pedestrians

A driver screaming "Allahu Akbar!" (Arabic for "God is great") appeared to deliberately mow down about a dozen pedestrians in the French city of Dijon before being arrested on Sunday, officials said.

The driver, who was in his forties, hit groups of pedestrians in five parts of the eastern city before being arrested, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior said on French television. Eleven people in all were injured, two of them seriously, officials said.

According to testimonies on the scene, the driver also invoked "the children of Palestine"' to explain his actions, the ministry's spokesman said. France's Interior Ministry Spokesman Pierre Henry Brandet said "the man acted alone," and that the suspect was known to police for crimes committed in the 1990s. A day earlier, French police in a Tours suburb shot and killed a man also shouting "Allahu Akbar" who had stabbed and wounded three officers in a police station.


Anonymous said...

France is out of control. Any idea if the Las Vegas nut had some association with the religion of peace?

The two cases look awfully similar.

Pastorius said...

We have not seen much evidence. The day after the Vegas hit and run, we posted a story where an eyewitness said he heard her screaming Allahu Akbar. But that has not been corroborated or repeated at all.

Anonymous said...

Just to note: this particular piece of news is a year old, it happened before both the January and November attacks.