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August 07, 2017

Man Branding a Knife Shouting "Allahu Ackbar" at Eiffel Tower Arrested; Had Previously Been Convicted of Glorifying Terrorism

Yet you permitted him to stay in the country?


French anti-terrorism police are investigating an incident at the Eiffel Tower in Paris overnight. A man brandishing a knife and shouting "Allah akhbar" crashed through a security barrier, reportedly intending to kill a soldier. The iconic Eiffel Tower was then evacuated by police. The arrested suspect told investigators that he had been in contact with a member of ISIS who encouraged the attack. This marks the seventh terror incident in France this year.

The still-unnamed Mauritanian-born suspect was convicted in December of glorifying terrorism and making threats, but was given a suspended sentence.

Meanwhile, French national security officials have increased the number of suspects on their terror watch list from 16,000 six months ago to 18,500 today.



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