‘Still At Large’ – Strasbourg Shooting Suspect Convicted 27 Times Before, Yelled “Allahu Akbar”

‘Still At Large’ – Strasbourg Shooting Suspect Convicted 27 Times Before, Yelled “Allahu Akbar”, by Tyler Durden.

French police have detained five people in connection with Tuesday’s deadly attack on a popular Christmas Market in the French city of Strasbourg — which unfolded only a few blocks away from the European Parliament. However, the shooter, who was reportedly wounded in the attack before commandeering a taxi to make his escape, remains at large, and French authorities worry that he may have fled to neighboring Germany, according to the Financial Times. …

The first shots rang out in Strasbourg’s city center at around 8 pm local time (1 pm ET). A French prosecutor said the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” – ‘God is great’ in Arabic — during the shooting. …

No, “”Allahu Akbar” does not mean “God is great”. Rather it means “Our God is great(er)” — it is a war cry of Islamic supremacy.

The most recent casualty count put the death toll at three, while 13 people were wounded, eight of them seriously …

The suspect, Cherif Chekatt, 29, was born and raised in Strasbourg … [He] was sent to jail by a court in the German town of Singen for a violent robbery in Germany. After serving the sentence, Chekatt, a French national with North African roots, was deported back to France in 2017. He has also spent time in prison in France and is believed to have been radicalized in prison. He has been described as “notorious” to police, with a long criminal record

All told, the public prosecutor said the suspect has been convicted 27 times in France, Germany and Switzerland