A few hours before New Year’s Eve, a 23-year-old Afghan repeatedly stabbed a 34-year-old jogger in the throat who was running along the Reims canal in France. The Afghani migrant has been indicted for attempted murder and remanded in custody, announced the public prosecutor in a press release.
This violent attack took place suddenly around 3:45 p.m. at rue René-de-Bovis. The Afghani, dressed in a djellaba, a long, loose dress, generally with a hood traditionally worn by Muslim men, tackled the woman to the ground and “screamed in a foreign language” before stabbing her in the throat. In the case of most Islamic terror attacks, Muslims often shout their battle cry, “Allahu Akbar,” right before inflicting terror.
The victim tried to protect himself and fight off the Afghani. Thankfully, passers-by intervened and caused the man to flee. The Afghani was finally arrested shortly after by motorcycle police officers.
The victim, who was hit in the larynx, is fortunate to be alive, according to her doctors. She was taken care of before the arrival of paramedics by a nurse before being evacuated to the hospital. The woman’s larynx had to be stitched up.
Unknown to police
The suspect was previously unknown to the police and justice services. While in police custody, he said he suffered from headaches and did not remember the attack. The man underwent a psychiatric examination which did not detect anything that could alter his discernment.
The migrant arrived in France three years ago and has a residence permit valid until January 26.
The police officers of the departmental security are in charge of the investigations.
Islamic attacks in France are part of a new normal in a country struggling with mass illegal migration since 2015. France has the largest Muslim population of any European Union country. Muslims make up more than 10 percent of the population. Islam has become the country’s fastest-growing religion as Church memberships, and tax revenues have decreased significantly.
“Over the past three decades, the French have granted official recognition to over 3,000 mosques and Islamic associations, enabling them to benefit from tax exemptions and other pecuniary advantages worth billions of euros,” reports Gatestone.