The Allahu-akbaring motorist, you see, “had only begun to shown interest in religion a few days prior to the attack.” But why did his sudden interest in “religion” lead him to think that it would be a fine idea to mow down some pedestrians while screaming “Allahu is greater”? And never mind that jihadis just called for attacks against France. It has “absolutely” — absolutely! — “nothing to do with terrorism.” The free West in its death throes is opting for a comic opera response to the jihad that is ever-advancing.
“French prosecutor rules out terror link in Dijon car rampage,” by Jean-Philippe Ksiazek, AFP, December 22, 2014:
A driver who rammed a crowd of pedestrians while shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) in France’s eastern city of Dijon had a history of severe mental illness, a prosecutor said Monday, ruling out a “terrorist act”.
“This is absolutely not an act of terrorism,” Prosecutor Marie-Christine Tarrare told reporters during a press conference, adding that the man had a “long-lasting and severe psychological disorder” and had been hospitalised over 150 times since 2002.
She also said he had acted alone and did not have any religious motives when he ran down 13 pedestrians in Dijon on Sunday.
According to police, the man had targeted groups of passersby at five different locations in the city in a rampage that lasted around half an hour.
Tarrare said the suspect’s motives were “relatively vague and unclear” but that he was upset at the treatment of Chechen children, which contradicts earlier reports that he had made comments about the treatment of Palestinians.
According to Tarrare, the suspect told police he had cried “Allahu Akbar” to muster up the courage to carry out the attack.
“He doesn’t deny deliberately ramming pedestrians,” she said, adding that he “hasn’t expressed any regrets.”
The prosecutor said the driver, the 40-year-old French-born son of North African immigrants, had only begun to shown interest in religion a few days prior to the attack.
Police said they had found no sign of extremist Islamist affiliation after searching his car and home.
“What we are dealing with here is an isolated act of a mentally unstable person, who has been ill for more than 10 years and who has received care for that, and who – until now – has not been known for violent acts,” Tarrare said….