December 4, 2023

Man kills one, injures others new Eiffel Tower after shouting 'Allahu Akbar'

One person was killed and two others injured in a Paris shooting near the Eiffel Tower on Saturday.

The man reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he conducted the attacks, according to police.

"Police quickly arrested the 26-year-old man, a French national, using a Taser stun gun, Darmanin told reporters," the New York Post reported.

"The suspect had been sentenced to four years in prison in 2016 for planning another attack and was on the French security services’ watch list, and was also known for having psychiatric disorders, the interior minister added," it added.

"Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab, 26, the suspected ‘Allahu Akbar’ knifeman behind the latest terror attack in France on Saturday, has been linked to other Islamist terrorists, including Abdoullakh Anzorov, who beheaded schoolteacher Samuel Paty in 2020 over a class on blasphemy that featured a caricature of the Muslim prophet Muhammed," Breitbart News reported.

"The Center for the Analysis of Terrorism (CAT) think tank told the Le Figaro newspaper that they have information demonstrating contact between Rajabpour-Miyandoab and Paty’s assassin, as well as Adel Kermiche, the Islamist who had murdered 85-year-old priest Jacques Hamel in 2016 at in front of three nuns and other parishioners," it continued.

The incident adds to growing fears in some European nations of violence following the recent start of war in Israel.

Hamas recently called for global acts of violence, with isolated attacks occurring in multiple nations over the past nearly two months.

The Paris knifeman was reportedly already on the terror watch list, leading some to question whether more could have been done to prevent the killing.

The controversy is likely to continue as such acts of terror occur, leading to calls for more work to increase public safety.

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