France: Man who rammed his car into mosque turns out to be a Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar”

5 Pillars reports that the driver of the car screamed “Allahu akbar,” a telling detail that is predictably absent from other coverage of this incident. The driver’s repeated screaming of “Allahu akbar” makes it highly likely that he is a Muslim who attacked the mosque because he belongs to a different sect or for some reason believes it to be un-Islamic. It is remotely possible that the driver was a non-Muslim who was screaming “Allahu akbar” ironically or as some kind of taunt, but the possibility of this is reduced in light of the fact that 5 Pillars is a Muslim site that whines about having lost revenue “due to the unfortunate reality of covering Muslim-related news in a heightened Islamophobic environment.” That in itself strains credulity, but the point is that 5 Pillars would have every interest in reporting on this attack on a mosque as an “Islamophobic” incident if it had actually been one.

Again with dreary predictability, authorities are saying that the driver has “psychiatric problems.”

“Man rams car into French mosque,” 5Pillars,

Worshippers at a mosque in eastern France have said carnage was narrowly averted after a man deliberately drove his car into the masjid shortly before maghrib prayers on Saturday evening.

The man, 39, rammed into the Grand Mosque of Colmar without causing casualties or injuries, except to himself. He is currently in hospital and his motives remain unknown.

Authorities said that around 7.10 pm on Saturday the driver deliberately crashed into the gate of the mosque enclosure, and then the double door of the prayer room. He then got out of his car but “was quickly neutralised” by people coming to the mosque.

The prosecutor of Colmar said: “He was partly covered with blood on the upper part of the white tunic he wore” and “a bloody knife was found on the scene of the arrest.” The prosecutor added that several witnesses heard him say “Allah Akbar” many times….

Officials say that he has not yet been evaluated by a psychiatrist but at first glance he seemed to have psychiatric problems.

“We were very lucky, a quarter of an hour away, it could have been a carnage,” because about 60 people had to arrive for the prayer, explained Naji-Said Darir, former President of the Grand Mosque of Colmar.

The Regional Council of the Muslim Faith of Alsace issued a statement which said they “condemn with the strongest firmness this unspeakable act against a place of worship…”

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