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Friday, February 3, 2017

Islamic extremist attack at Louvre: shouts "Allah is greatest"

A religious fanatic Muslim man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu Akbar!" ("Allah is greatest") three times as he attacked four French soldiers Friday inside a shopping mall below the Louvre Museum in Paris. Before he could kill infidels, Inshallah, he was shot about five times in the stomach.

He may have eaten his last falafel.

France's socialist President Francois Hollande said it was "no doubt" an act of terror. Other, less obsequious people said it was "no doubt and act by an Islamic extremist simply following the Medina-period Koran."

One of the soldiers suffered minor injuries. It was reported that the soldiers tried to fight him off before opening fire, but he gave them no choice. The wounded soldier was not the one who shot the Islamic extremist.

The museum went on lockdown for several hours.

"He is wounded in the stomach," police chief Michel Cadot said. "He is conscious and he was moving."

The Islamic attacker had two machetes and two backpacks which did not contain explosives, but may have carried a Koran, prayer beads and perhaps a prayer mat, but this was not reported and is only conjecture.

A police union official, Yves Lefebvre, told the media the attacker launched himself at the soldiers when they told him he couldn't bring his bags into the Carrousel du Louver shopping mall.

"That's when he got the knife out and that's when he tried to stab the soldier," the official said.

The four soldier tried to fight the Muslim extremist off at first before they shot him, said Benoit Brulon, a spokesman for the military that patrols Paris and its tourist attractions.

President Hollande praised the troops' "courage and determination." 

Police launched several raids across Paris some hours after the attack, but would not specify an exact location. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said terrorism threatens all the world's big cities and "there is not a single one escaping that menace."

So keep sending in more refugees and deal with it. The Islamic State told you what to expect, so don't act surprised.