French authorities managed to stop a catastrophe before it happened. They arrested a suspect who was just getting ready to ram into pedestrians. The chosen location for this act of terrorism was a Paris mosque in the suburbs of Creteil. Fortunately, the members of this religious institution didn’t get even a scratch.
The Suspect Chose the Paris Mosque for His Act of Terrorism for Misguided Reasons
On Thursday, a man attempted to run over visitors of a mosque with a 4×4 vehicle. Police agents stated that this act of terrorism was prevented mainly due to barriers that were placed around the building. French authorities managed to catch the suspect and immobilized him subsequently.
According to local newspapers, the man claimed that he chose the Paris mosque in question on purpose. His goal was to get retaliation for the deeds of members of the Islamic State. The man claimed that they were responsible for dozens of deaths in Paris over recent years.
The source stated that the suspect gave several tries to accomplish the purpose of his mission. He hovered around the mosque and tried to overcome barriers and high pavement yet to no avail. Witnesses stated that they noticed the man driving around for three times and afterwards he speeded up towards them.
“As far as I could see, it was clearly trying to knock down the pedestrians.”
The Police Arrested the Man at His Home
Eventually, the suspect crashed into another car that was nearby. Locals contacted French authorities to investigate the strange case. They ended up finding the suspect at his home and arrested him in the end.
This was not the first time persons attempt a misguided retaliation against believers of a certain religion. It was only recently when a man in Great Britain drove a rented vehicle into a group of Muslims. His trial found him guilty of terror murder and attempted murder.
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