Skip to comments.French soldier stabbed while on patrol near Paris (Muslim attacker - IM: "Let's be prudent now...")
Posted on 05/25/2013 2:17:23 PM PDT by presidio9
A French soldier patrolling a business neighborhood west of Paris was stabbed in the neck and injured on Saturday by a man who fled the scene and is being sought by police, President Francois Hollande said.
The 23-year-old was patrolling in uniform with two other soldiers as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terror surveillance plan when he was approached from behind around 6 p.m. and attacked with a knife or a box-cutter.
A police union spokesman said surveillance footage of the attacker showed him as tall and bearded, aged about 35, possibly of North African origin and wearing a white Arab-style tunic.
Hollande, in the Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa, commented on the stabbing to say police were hunting for the attacker but did not provide any details about his identity or any possible motivation for the attack.
"We still don't know the exact circumstances of the attack or the identity of the attacker, but we are exploring all options," Hollande told journalists.
Three days after a British soldier was killed in a London street by two men who said they acted to avenge violence against Muslims, the attack near Paris raised questions about a possible copycat attempt to kill a French soldier.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls noted the similarity in an interview on France 2 TV saying the attacker was clearly trying to murder his victim, but he added that it was too early to offer any theories.
"Let's be prudent for now," Valls said of the attacker's identity and motivations. "Everything is being done to arrest this individual."
Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
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The West deserves its fate.
“patrolling” is something a soldier does in a war zone?
Obama called the IM and told him not to jump to conclusions. >sarc
Patrolling soldiers seem to be a common feature in socialist countries. For all the good it did them.
they were patrolling for black marketeers so they could get there cut
Patrolling unarmed in any socialist country with a large population of immigrants seems pretty stupid.
Do you know — did Germany ever invite the Muslims in
in the numbers of England and France?
Believe it or not, there ARE a few remaining conservative Christians in Paris. I would start looking in that community.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls noted the similarity in an interview on France 2 TV saying the attacker was clearly trying to murder his victim
“did Germany ever invite the Muslims “
They invited in a huge number of Turks.
Yep..Obama won’t jump to any conclusions unless its his “son” Trayvon Martin, then its OK to jump to conclusions
There may be up to five million Muslims in Germany.
Who’s jumping to conclusions now?
I’m thinking now, after I posted, that maybe it is more an EU invitation rather than a specific country invite. (Guess I still see them as sovereign countries) Anyway I’m gonna check it out further. thanks.
Isn’t that just jumping to conclusions? Oh, wait, what?
It's a long time ago but not much changed. On a 3 day pass in WW II I sold my cigarettes to pay for my stay. I didn't smoke and cigarettes were cash. Black market very active but they didn't know the difference between our money and cigar store coupons. They wanted GI overcoats. The Red Cross gave us passes to the Follies and used our cash for Pig Alley and got drunk. Most of the French soldiers I saw were Algerians. The guys were more afraid of them than the Nazis. They carried ears like Indians carried scalps. I don't know whether they were Muslims or not, frankly it didn't make any difference what they were.
Since the article is silent regarding whether the soldier was armed, should I presume that he was not?
Another name for "unarmed soldier" is "prisoner of war".