French police arrest Islamofascist who stabbed soldier
The French suspect – like one of the suspected London killers a recent convert to radical Islam – was arrested in Yvelines, just west of Paris early this morning.Some more from the Belfast Telegraph:
Sources close to the investigation said he has been a follower of a "traditionalist even radical Islam for the last three or four years." But interior Manuel Valls said today he remained "very cautious" about drawing conclusions over the reasons for the attack.
The suspect is known to police for crimes such as theft and possession of firearms.
Detectives identified him thanks to video footage from the crime, in which he can be seen praying shortly before the attack, and DNA found on items left at the scene in a plastic bag, including a knife and a fruit juice bottle.
In a statement, Mr Valls praised the swift arrest, saying an inquiry anti-terror prosecutors would elucidate “the environment and motivations of this young man”.
The 22-year-old Frenchman identified only by his first name Alexandre, bought the juice and the pocketknife used in the attack an hour beforehand, Mr Molins said. "The intent to kill is obvious. The suspect doesn't hesitate to stab several times with impressive determination," he said.The culprit may be a Muslim convert. But Valls is very stupid to take the usual "not jumping to conclusions" approach.
It's a good thing the creep was caught. He should be sent to solitary for his violent crime.