Despite covid-19 third waves, France fight Islamist terrorism within her walls.
(Face Of Nigeria Blog News)- “We will not give up on the fight against Islamist terrorism,” President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on Friday .
Rambouillet attack: three people in custody, meeting in Matignon.
The next few days will also be those of tributes to Stéphanie M., mother of two daughters aged 13 and 18, administrative officer of the secretariat at the police station, for 28 years “in Rambouillet”, according to a police source.
The police station is located in an affluent residential area of this “quiet, almost provincial” city, underlined Mayor Véronique Matillon.
“To our heroines and everyday heroes who wear the uniform of the Republic every day with pride at the risk of their lives: the French know what they owe you”, tweeted Jean Castex, who had visited the site on Friday .
This tragedy comes as the Yvelines police keep in mind the assassination of a couple of police officers, stabbed in 2016 in their house in Magnanville, by a man claiming to be part of the Islamic State organization.
On October 16, 2020, the Yvelines were again marked by the knife attack of a college professor, Samuel Paty, beheaded by a young man of 18 from the Russian republic of Chechnya.
Since 2015, a wave of jihadist attacks has left more than 260 dead in France.
Several of these attacks were carried out with knives and targeting the police, in accordance with the recurring slogans of the EI group.
The last murderous attack by the police in France dates back to October 3, 2019, when, inside the Paris police headquarters, an employee stabbed three police officers and an administrative agent to death, before being killed.
The first police custody in the entourage of the assailant of the Rambouillet police station (Yvelines) continued on Saturday and were to help investigators draw the profile of the man, unknown to the police and intelligence, who killed on Friday stabbing a police officer.
The fatal attack, which comes after three jihadist attacks in a few weeks in the fall, once again mobilizes the government.
A meeting will bring together the relevant departments and ministers (Interior, Justice, Armies) on Saturday at 3.30 p.m. around Prime Minister Jean Castex , who cut short his visit to Occitania.
He went on Saturday morning “to the Toulouse police station to reaffirm the state’s complete determination” in the face of the terrorist threat, according to Matignon.
“We will not give up on the fight against Islamist terrorism,” President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on Friday .
Jamel G., a 36-year-old Tunisian, killed with two stab wounds the police officer – unarmed – Stéphanie M., 49, in the entrance of the Rambouillet police station, then was shot dead by a police officer.
The hearings of three people, placed in police custody on Friday evening, continued on Saturday morning.
This is the father of the murderer and two people who hosted him, one recently in Thiais (Val-de-Marne) and the other on his arrival in France in 2009, said a source familiar with the matter. .
According to another source close to the investigation, the two people interviewed with the father form a couple who would have resided the assailant “at least administratively” in Val-de-Marne.
Jamel G.’s phone contained “nasheeds”, Muslim religious songs, now frequently used for jihadist propaganda, the source said.
Investigators must still use the elements seized during two searches carried out Friday at the homes of the landlord in Thiais and the father in Rambouillet, where Jamel G. had moved, she said.
Arrived in France in an irregular situation, this delivery driver had held a residence permit valid for one year since December, according to the national anti-terrorism prosecution (Pnat), which took up the investigation.
The man would have carried out a “location”, accrediting the premeditation, before attacking the victim, according to the antiterrorist prosecutor Jean-François Ricard.
Witnesses also reported that he shouted “Allah Akbar”, according to a source close to the investigation.
Investigators from the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ) and the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) are working to clarify the path of Jamel G., if people have helped or encouraged him in his project as well, than its possible online contacts with members of the jihadist sphere.
Jamel G. is originally from Msaken, a commercial town near the seaside resort of Sousse, on the east coast of Tunisia , where his family still lives in a modest house.
He would have at least one sister and two brothers, including a twin.
A cousin, Noureddine, met by the AFP , described him as “someone very calm, not particularly pious”, but he had not seen him for a long time. One of his brothers-in-law told AFP that he had recently come to Tunisia for two weeks and that he was “depressed” at the time.