Muslim Man Shouts ‘Allah Is Great’ While Attempting to Strangle French Police Officer

FranceMETZ, France — A Muslim man attempted to strangle a police officer in France on Friday while yelling the Islamic slogan “Allahu Akbar,” meaning “Allah is great.”

According to The Telegraph, the man had been arrested for theft in a bag snatching incident, and while incarcerated over the matter, asked a police officer for a glass of water.

When the officer opened the man’s prison cell, the 23-year-old, whose name has not yet been released, lunged at the officer while yelling “Allahu Akbar.” Other members of law enforcement who saw the incident unfolding on a nearby monitor then came running to help their colleague.

“The doctor who treated him (the officer) said that just a few seconds more and it would have been too late,” Michael Philippart of the SGP FO police union told the publication L’Est Républicain.

The assault follows several other similar events that have occurred in France in recent weeks, including a situation in the city of Joue-les-Tours, where 20-year-old Bertrand Nzohabonayo entered a police station with a knife and began attacking officers while likewise yelling the common Islamic saying.

“He was banging on the fittings [of the door], so the officers opened [the door] to see what he was doing, and he immediately threw himself at my colleagues, stabbing one in the hand, and attacking the second on the neck and face,” Christophe Crepin told France 2 TV.

Others who witnessed the attack said that Nzohabonayo “shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ from the moment he entered until his last breath.” He had posted a photograph of the Islamic flag on his Facebook page prior to the attack.

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Nzohabonayo was shot dead, and three police officers were injured in the incident.

Reports also state that last week, a man plowed the vehicle he was driving into a crowd in the city of Dijon, injuring thirteen. He also yelled “Allahu Akbar” and “for the children of Palestine” as he committed the act, although prosecutors claim that the man was mentally ill.

“We are all concerned about this series of tragedies,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told Reuters.

Security has thus been stepped up in the country over the string of incidents. It is believed that approximately 1,200 French nationals are involved with Islamic jihadist groups.

As previously reported, a similar incident occurred in New York City last October when a 32-year-old Muslim convert who expressed his disdain for America and Christians charged a group of four police officers with a hatchet, striking one in the head and gashing another in the arm. Zale Thompson was shot dead seconds later. He reportedly had made comments on Facebook and YouTube that characterized white Christians as being “aggressive and violent” and spoke against the “Christianized Negro” for becoming adherents of the religion “his slave master gave him.”

“If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad!” he wrote. “Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah?”

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  • Linda

    France didn’t want God right.

    • andrewo

      Now they have the demon.

  • An Iconoclast

    It just contains exaggeration, concoction and fallacies. Even if it is
    true, I will simply ask Why? Being Muslim I know Islam has nothing to do
    with extremism.

    • andrewo

      But extremism is mostly Islamic and Islam is Muslim.

    • bowie1

      And yet he did it in the name of Allah. But have the mosques spoken out against such extremism?

      • Linda


      • An Iconoclast

        My friend No Mosque speaks such an extremism. Quran says killing of one man is like killing of complete humanity. If I kill someone in the name of Christanity, will you call me Christain when I am not? It had never happened before, Why now? Think

        • bowie1

          It was a rhetorical question.

          • An Iconoclast

            Ok. Thanks you have clarified it but my answer was as it was not a rhetorical question.

    • Linda

      They chop peoples heads off have you not been paying attention?

  • Warren Raymond

    “If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands” there would still be jihad because Muhammad said “I have been commanded to wage war on mankind until the people say there is no god but allah and Muhammad is his profit”.

    • An Iconoclast

      Are you sure what you say? Please do not misguide people. What have you been studying? Where have you been studying? I will just try to draw some parallelism with this quotation albeit not exactly fitting:

      “Little knowledge of science makes man an atheist, but in-depth study of science makes him a believer in God”

  • Walhei

    The proof is over whelming that Islam is; A Satanic Cult of Death! Why so few will reason that out is amazing. Islam is all about dying, murder, rape, deceit, and intimidation.
    Evidence is not hard to see. Muslims admit all this is true.
    Yes, there are two fronts to Islamic conquest. Those in countries that slowly take over blocks, cities, and towns, and those who follow the Quran exactly.
    The Quran does have Peace, but Also war, death, and murder. So it is plain that there are two types of Armies, in this conquest.
    Every country where Muslims reside there are area’s where police can not go! Those areas are small Caliphates for Islam. Those are the Moderate’s.