The Muslim who murdered two policemen in New York had the Qur’an verse “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (8:60) on his Facebook page. The Muslim who stabbed a policeman in France had many Qur’an verses on his Facebook page. Are you starting to see a pattern?
“VIDEO. Joue-les-Tours: Bertrand Nzohabonayo a jihadist rapper apprentice,” Le Parisien (translated), December 21, 2014:
The attack in the Commissariat of Joue-les-tours raises many questions about the personality of the assailant. Who is the man who was shot Saturday after assaulting police officers with knives? According to several witnesses, he shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great in Arabic), “when he came to his last breath,” according to a police source.
These words were confirmed by Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister of the Interior, who visited the site.
But if his digital identity is relatively disturbing, elements that we know of his “real” life do not go in the direction of religious fundamentalism.
A worrying Facebook profile
The suspect, Bertrand Nzohabonayo, was born in Burundi in 1994. The son of separated parents, he arrived in Indre-et-Loire in recent years and called himself Bilal after he converted to Islam. On his Facebook account, the man displayed the flag of the Islamic State as a cover photo. This image was posted on December 18th, 2 days before the attack.
The young man also posted many suras of the Koran on his account for over a year. He also has a YouTube channel, where he published videos all related to radical Islam….
One of his friends described him as a young rapper who stopped the music overnight a year and a half ago and converted to Islam. He also believes that it was the online videos he was viewing that pushed him to want to join a group to “do jihad.”