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French Officials: Strasbourg Shooting Was Terrorism

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:43 am

Had this happened in the U.S. under Obama, officials would probably still be calling the motive a mystery:

The shooting at a crowded street market in Strasbourg, France, was an act of terrorism, officials said Wednesday, as the police continued an intensive search for the gunman who killed at least two people and wounded 12 others.

Rémy Heitz, the Paris prosecutor, who handles terrorism investigations nationwide, said at a news conference in Strasbourg on Wednesday that witnesses had heard the attacker yell “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great” in Arabic, and that the targets and the suspect’s profile justified the opening of a terrorism investigation.

Officials said the man suspected of carrying out the shooting had a criminal record and had served time in prison. More than 700 members of the security forces are now searching for the suspect in Strasbourg, the French interior minister said.

. . . .

The shooting recalled other attacks in recent years by Islamist extremists in France, Belgium and other parts of Europe. Benjamin Griveaux, the French government spokesman, said after a cabinet meeting in Paris on Wednesday that President Emmanuel Macron had warned that “the terrorist threat is still at the heart of our nation’s life.”

I can’t see how the wave of unchecked immigration of Muslims into Europe has had any effect, can you?

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

37 Responses to “French Officials: Strasbourg Shooting Was Terrorism”

  1. officials would probably still be calling the motive a mystery

    the sleazy corrupt incompetent men and women of the FBI seem to have a particularly difficult time understanding when a terrorist attack has occurred, but people forget that when these attacks happen the FBI’s number one first priority is to escort the terrorist’s husband or wife to the airport

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  2. It always cracks me up how liberals try to hang A Handmaid’s Tale on a future under Trump/Christians when the Islamic World is the reality of a War on Women. Imagine liberals marching in red cloaks and handmaiden bonnets through Dearborn during Ramadan. Not a chance, they’d be stoned.

    The conundrum that always strikes me is how to you balance Freedom Of Religion with a religion dedicated to murdering the infidel who refuses to submit?

    harkin (1161c2)

  3. The Quakers asked the Puritans the same thing, and the Puritans had the most vocal ones put on carts and whipped from town across New England until they died.

    nk (dbc370)

  4. “Not a chance, they’d be stoned.”

    No they wouldn’t.

    “how to you balance Freedom Of Religion with a religion dedicated to murdering the infidel who refuses to submit?”

    Stop reading jihadwatch

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  5. “Not a chance, they’d be stoned.”

    No they wouldn’t.

    Michigan just legalized marijuana.

    nk (dbc370)

  6. “Michigan just legalized marijuana.”

    Don’t you see? This is just a ploy to revive the Hashashim.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  7. 4- “No they wouldn’t.”

    YouTube – Muslims stoning Christians in Dearborn MI

    Stop reading Jihadwatch”

    Try reading the Q’uran

    Then read this:

    harkin (1161c2)

  8. Well, they’ll stone you when you’re trying to be so good
    They’ll stone you just like they said they would
    They’ll stone you when you’re trying to go home
    And they’ll stone you when you’re there all alone
    But I would not feel so all alone
    Everybody must get stoned

    Prophetic. Like they say in your country, read the whole thing.

    nk (dbc370)

  9. Don’t you see? This is just a ploy to revive the Hashashim.

    There’s more than one instance of Rastafaris in Jamaica going on machete rampages high on ganja. Chester Himes wrote a story, too, about a murder brought about by the dissociative state brought on from smoking marijuana.

    nk (dbc370)

  10. marijuana’s really bad for your testosterone level i read it on the internet

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  11. I can’t see how the wave of unchecked immigration of Muslims into Europe has had any effect, can you?

    The article you linked says the suspect was born in Strasbourg…he may well be the indirect by-product of colonialism, rather than “unchecked immigration”.

    Dave (1bb933)

  12. 12 – your own link admits the Muslims threw stones and trash.

    It also says they were ‘provoked’ into doing so. Though not by anyone throwing anything at them or similar violence.

    I said that a group of liberals dressed as Handmaids would provoke same. I guess you could argue they’d give them the Rotherham treatment instead…..if they were young enough.

    harkin (1161c2)

  13. No one is really for “unchecked immigration.”

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  14. OT: Cohen gets 36 months for doing Donnie’s “dirty deeds.”

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  15. Cherif Chekatt was born in Strasbourg, therefore a French citizen. Like with a majority of militant Islamists in domestic terrorist attacks, they’re homegrown and mostly radicalized at home. In this case, he was mostly radicalized in the French prison system. He was also a “known wolf” and France have let a lot of them get through the cracks.

    Paul Montagu (6cc154)

  16. OT: Cohen gets 36 months for doing Donnie’s “dirty deeds.”

    That’ll teach him not to lowball hookers, and then demand a refund on top of it.

    Wanna bet that they didn’t get him to plead guilty by threatening to go after his wife, too, for tax evasion because she also signed the tax returns?

    nk (dbc370)

  17. Glad I spent time in Europe before the invasion.

    mg (1e5f20)

  18. OT: Cohen gets 36 months for doing Donnie’s “dirty deeds.”

    Hey, last March Cohen taunted Stormy that he was going to “take a long vacation” courtesy of her.

    The man is almost as good a sooth-sayer as Beldar!

    Dave (1bb933)

  19. how many americans were shot today and every day. its a lot more then 2 get some perspective. who is more likely to shoot you an isis muslim terrorist or an n.r.a. member?

    lany (9523ad)

  20. @16. Pokie-man: lawyer who’d ‘take bullet’ for client slugged by book thrown at him instead.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  21. 22 – would you rather live in a Muslim community or a community of NRA members?

    I know which will recognize your freedoms.

    “its a lot more then 2

    The number he shot? It is indeed. He shot at least 14. Some are fighting for their lives.

    Perspective indeed.

    harkin (1161c2)

  22. Be careful what ya Tweet there, Cohen:

    @HillaryClinton when you go to prison for defrauding America and perjury, your room and board will be free!

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  23. Mr. Cohen has to pay the price, mostly cause he didn’t pay tax good on his taxicabs

    this was one of those things where they were determined to invent a crime on somebody and so that’s what they did

    the FBI’s very sleazy you can’t trust them at ALL (corrupt russia-like agency)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  24. More lawyer on lawyer crime, please.

    mg (8cbc69)

  25. Dave, to some it matters little if it was Ted Roosevelt, Ted Kennedy, or Ted Cruz (and his stuffed teddy bears) that ushered in your unwelcome arrival.

    urbanleftbehind (3d4138)

  26. The FBI would’ve had this guy under surveillance and in for questioning a couple of times before deeming him “of no concern”.

    Colonel Haiku (0d51ee)

  27. He had been charged in 2016 in Germany, and then expelled the following year.

    Narciso (75d59a)

  28. The Frtench police were going to arrest him or question him while he went to commit the act of terror. Sounds like in part a police failure.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  29. OT: Theresa May survives Tory confidence vote; she can’t be challenged again within her party for another year.

    Dave (1bb933)

  30. Reuters Top News
    JUST IN: Strasbourg shooting suspect ‘Cherif C’ has been previously convicted 27 times in France, Germany and Switzerland – Paris public prosecutor

    __ _

    Imagine that.

    harkin (1161c2)

  31. He resembles the Berlin killer from 2017, he too was north Africa the authorities lost his trail, he eventually surfaced some three states away.

    Narciso (7d6e72)

  32. Con Don’s Plan B to replace John Kelly.

    Tillman (61f3c8)

  33. Of course it was, honey.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

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