Guard is stabbed at French consulate in Saudi Arabia
- Attacker was arrested after injuring the guard with a ‘sharp device’ in Jeddah at this time
- France’s embassy mentioned guard was taken to hospital however his life shouldn’t be in peril
- It comes on a day of two assaults by assailants shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ in France
- France has been the goal of Islamic anger over Prophet Mohammed cartoons
A guard was stabbed at a French consulate in Saudi Arabia at this time, on a day which noticed a knifeman homicide three individuals in Good and a gunman shot useless in Avignon.
The attacker was arrested after stabbing and injuring the guard with a ‘sharp device’ on the French consulate in Jeddah, in keeping with official media.
France’s embassy in Riyadh mentioned the guard was taken to hospital and his life shouldn’t be in peril, however condemned the ‘assault on diplomatic premises which might by no means be justified’.
French diplomats additionally known as on Saudi authorities to ‘make clear this assault’ and make sure the security of French individuals within the kingdom.
‘We name on our colleagues in Saudi Arabia to point out most vigilance,’ the embassy mentioned after Saudi safety forces apprehended the suspect, who is claimed to be a Saudi nationwide in his 40s.
Whereas no motive was given, the assault comes amid anger at France from throughout the Islamic world after president Emmanuel Macron staunchly defended the blasphemous Prophet Mohammed cartoons which led to a instructor’s beheading.
At present three individuals have been killed at a church in Good with two of them thought to have been beheaded by an attacker who repeatedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, on the Muslim vacation of Mawlid which celebrates Mohammed’s beginning.
Afterward Thursday morning, police mentioned a person had been shot useless by cops in Avignon after threatening individuals with a handgun and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.
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Police mentioned three individuals had died in Good after a knife-wielding attacker burst right into a church, killed three individuals and injured a number of others earlier than being shot and arrested.
French anti-terror prosecutors have opened an inquiry into what the town’s mayor Christian Estrosi known as an ‘Islamo-fascist assault.’
Estrosi mentioned the attacker had repeatedly shouted the phrase ‘Allahu Akbar’, or ‘God is the best’, even after he had been detained by police.
The mayor mentioned Macron would quickly be arriving in Good and known as for church buildings across the nation to be given added safety due to the fear menace.
‘The suspected knife attacker was shot by police whereas being detained, he’s on his technique to hospital, he’s alive,’ Estrosi informed reporters.
‘Sufficient is sufficient,’ Estrosi mentioned. ‘It is time now for France to exonerate itself from the legal guidelines of peace with a purpose to definitively wipe out Islamo-fascism from our territory.’
Police armed with computerized weapons had put up a safety cordon across the church, whereas ambulances and hearth service automobiles have been additionally on the scene.
Afterward Thursday morning, a person was killed by police after threatening passers-by with a handgun in Montfavet, close to the southern metropolis of Avignon.
Macron has vowed to stamp out extremism in France after the beheading of college instructor Samuel Paty by a Chechen terrorist two weeks in the past.
Macron has vowed that France will keep on with its secular traditions and legal guidelines guaranteeing freedom of speech which permit publications equivalent to Charlie Hebdo to provide inflammatory cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
The French authorities has additionally shut down a Paris mosque and raided different Islamic associations within the wake of Paty’s killing within the Paris suburbs earlier this month.
Paty confirmed his college students a number of the cartoons in a lesson on free speech, resulting in a web based marketing campaign in opposition to him which led to his grisly homicide.
An assault on Charlie Hebdo by jihadists in 2015 left 12 individuals useless, together with a few of its most famed cartoonists.
Turkey has led the confrontational rhetoric with France after Charlie Hebdo journal revealed an offensive cartoon of its president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Erdogan known as the cartoonists ‘scoundrels’ and accused the West of desirous to ‘relaunch the Crusades’ by attacking Islam after the picture appeared on the entrance of this week’s journal.
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani additionally took intention at France by warning that insulting the Prophet would encourage ‘violence and bloodshed’.
Rouhani mentioned that ‘the West ought to perceive that… insulting the Prophet is insulting all Muslims, all prophets, all human values, and trampling ethics’.