Nice terrorist identified as 21-year-old Tunisian immigrant, Brahim Aouissaoui, by Charles Bremmer.
The young Tunisian immigrant, later identified as Brahim Aouissaoui, 21, arrived at Nice’s main railway station at 7am, police CCTV footage showed. Carrying a copy of the Koran, three knives and two telephones in his bag, he entered the basilica, a 19th century Gothic edifice on the Avenue Jean Medecin, when the sexton opened it at about 8.30am. No service had begun but people entered to pray, three days before All Saints’ Day.
As he slashed at his victims, someone ran from the church to a bakery next door and raised the alarm. Officers from the armed municipal police were on the scene in a minute. The man came out of the church, according to Didier-Olivier Reverdy of the police officer’s union Alliance Police Nationale.
Islamic terrorist Brahim Aouissaoui, after murdering three innocent Christians and being shot by police
Two died inside the church: a 60-year-old woman who was “virtually beheaded”, and a 55-year-old man whose throat was cut.
The male victim was a lay member of staff responsible for the upkeep of the church. He reportedly had a wife and two children.
Another woman, aged 44, managed to flee to a nearby cafe after being stabbed several times, but died later. …
The suspect was a 21-year-old Tunisian national who had arrived in France earlier this month. He had a document issued by the Italian Red Cross.
Police sources earlier named the attacker as Brahim Aioussaoi. They said he had travelled by boat from Tunisia to the Italian island of Lampedusa in September. He was placed in coronavirus quarantine there before being released and told to leave Italy. …
Police still not sure why:
Police have not suggested a motive for the attack in Nice. However, it follows days of protests in some Muslim-majority countries triggered by President Macron’s defence of the publication of cartoons that depicted the Prophet Mohammed. There have been calls in some countries for a boycott of French goods. …
Four years ago Nice was the scene of terrorist attack, when a Tunisian drove a truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on 14 July, killing 86 people.
Islam versus western civilization. Woke says nothing, but, as the woke love to say, “silence is violence”.