He found his inner Mohamed and acted upon it…
Paris stabber had ‘radical vision of Islam’
French prosecutors say man who stabbed four colleagues to death had been in contact with members of Salafism.
A staffer at Paris police headquarters who stabbed four colleagues to death on Thursday adhered to “a radical vision of Islam”, an anti-terror prosecutor said Saturday, according to AFP.
The 45-year-old computer expert had been in contact with members of Salafism, an ultra-conservative branch of Sunni Islam, and defended “atrocities committed in the name of that religion”, Jean-Francois Ricard was quoted as having told reporters.
Three police officers and an administrative worker — three men and one woman — died in the lunchtime attack on Thursday at the police headquarters.
The assailant, named as Mickael Harpon, was shot dead by a policeman, who was a trainee at the police headquarters.
Harpon, born on the French overseas territory of Martinique in the Caribbean, converted to Islam about 10 years ago, the prosecutor said. He had no police record but was investigated for domestic violence in 2009.