“The assailant, 31, had a psychiatric disorder…” Here we go again: it’s yet another manifestation of the global outbreak of mental illness. All this excuse-making doesn’t mitigate the reality of jihad; it just keeps non-Muslims ignorant and complacent about that jihad. Apparently that is the point.
As for representing France, the Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
“Female officer stabbed at police station in Toulouse, France – reports,” RT, August 30, 2016 (thanks to Graham):
A female police officer has been seriously injured after a man attacked her with a knife at a police station in Toulouse, France, local media reported.
The suspect reportedly tried to grab the officer’s weapon and when the attempt failed, he took a knife and stabbed her in the throat.
The police officer was taken to hospital with multiple injuries, but as yet there is no further information on her condition.
La Depeche du Midi has posted a video from the scene of the attack.
The attack took place in the Rempart Saint-Etienne prefecture of Toulouse.
The assailant, 31, had a psychiatric disorder and attacked the officer because she “represented France,” La Depeche du Midi news outlet reported.
The attacker reportedly entered the police station under the pretext of making a complaint. He was arrested by police.
The attacker was of Algerian origin, La Depeche Du Midi said….