It is apparently inconceivable to French authorities that a believing Muslim could read the Qur’an’s repeated exhortations to “kill them wherever you find them” (2:191, 4:89, cf. 9:5) and “strike the necks” of non-Muslims (8:12, 47:4) and get the idea that Allah was telling him to kill people. Why, Niazi must be psychotic!
“Attack in Villeurbanne: ‘the suspect says he heard voices insulting God and ordering him to kill,’” translated from “Attaque à Villeurbanne: ‘le suspect dit avoir entendu des voix insulter Dieu et lui donnant l’ordre de tuer,’” Le Progrès, September 1, 2019:
Nicolas Jacquet, a public prosecutor, held a press conference at Lyon District Court on Sunday at 3 pm to review the investigation into the murder and assassination attempt….
“There is nothing to show any radicalization of the person concerned.” His phone is being analyzed.
The suspect has no criminal history or psychiatric history.
He has been living in several European countries since 2014. He returned to France in June 2016.
He holds a temporary residence permit with a renewal application valid until 31 January 2020.
Intrusive psychotic state with paranoid delusions
“He says he is Muslim and has heard voices insulting God and ordering him to kill.”
He has a high consumption of narcotics, confirmed by a toxicological analysis.