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"On his body, police found a Koran and 750 euros in cash."
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 18, 2017 04:58PM
Man killed at Paris airport planned to 'die for Allah': prosecutor
[www.reuters.com]

A man shot dead by French soldiers at Paris Orly airport on Saturday shouted he was there to "die for Allah" and tried to seize a soldier's assault rifle, apparently intending to open fire on passengers, a prosecutor said. The latest in a series of attacks in France forced the evacuation of France's second-busiest airport and thrust security back to the forefront of France's presidential election campaign.

The attacker, named as Ziyed Ben Belgacem, arrived at Orly airport on Saturday morning, threw down a bag containing a can of petrol and seized hold of a woman air force member who was part of a military patrol at the airport, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.

Using the servicewoman as a shield, he put his air pistol to her head and shouted at other soldiers with her: "Put down your guns. Put your hands on your head. I am here to die for Allah. In any case, there will be deaths."The other soldiers then shot and killed Belgacem. Molins said the assailant, who tried to grab the woman's Famas assault rifle, seemed bent on carrying out a serious attack.

"Given the violence that is shown in the (CCTV) pictures ... you sense that he was determined to go through with it," Molins told a news conference. "Everything leads one to believe he wanted to seize the Famas so that there were deaths and then to fire at people."

On his body, police found a Koran and 750 euros in cash. At his home, they found several grams of cocaine, a machete and some foreign currency, Molins said. Prosecutors are investigating a number of terrorism-related offences, including attempted murder. Belgacem's choice of target and evidence that he had been radicalized justified launching a terrorism investigation, Molins said.
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Re: "On his body, police found a Koran and 750 euros in cash."
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 18, 2017 07:37PM
Well, he got part of his wish. In this country he would have used the 750€ + a bit more cash to buy an AR-15 and he would have gotten the rest of his wishes.



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Re: "On his body, police found a Koran and 750 euros in cash."
Posted by: hal
Date: March 18, 2017 08:37PM
Whata nutcase! Damn... who really thinks going to the airport and taking a gun off of a soldier to begin a shooting spree is a good plan? Sounds like one of Baldrick's cunning plans.
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