Saturday, October 5, 2019

French anti-terror prosecutor says Islam was the motive behind the killing 4 policemen in Paris

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PARIS—French authorities say a recent convert to Islam who worked in intelligence at the Paris police headquarters killed four of his colleagues in the terrorist attack Thursday.
The terrorist, a 45-year-old civilian computer expert who converted to Islam about 10 years ago, was in contact with members of the Salafist Islamist movement,
France has stepped up security across the country following repeated attacks by Islamist extremists in recent years,
posting machine-gun-toting police officers and soldiers to patrol "sensitive areas" including Jewish schools, synagogues and Jewish communities.
The influx of Arab refugees in Europe in recent years has also given rise to numerous instances of terrorism and radicalization.
France has been on high alert since the January 2015 assault at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Islamic State militants killed 130 people across the Paris region in November 2015, followed by an attack on the Nice promenade that left 86 people dead in July 2016. Most recently, an extremist shot three people to death at Strasbourg’s Christmas market in December.