Muslim Man Stabs Customer Buying Beer in Paris Supermarket
02 June 2017
A french muslim man with a knife concealed in a traditional arab robe has attacked a customer carrying a pack of beer in a Paris supermarket, Le Point newspaper reported.
The attack took place on Tuesday evening at a Monoprix supermarket in the 13th district of Paris.
The CCTV video shows a man with a pack of beer exiting the supermarket when he is confronted by a man with knife. The victim protected himself with his forearm, while one of his friends grabbed the assailant by the throat, forcing him to retreat. The victim reportedly received a non-life-threatening injury.
The attacker of unknown name was born in Paris in 1996 and was arrested in the north of Paris the day after.
The weapon was hidden inside the attacker’s thawb or thobe dishdasha (دِشداشَة / dishdāshah), kandura (كَندورَة / kandūrah), ' or jalabiyyah as called in upper Egypt.
The initial investigation found that radicalization played no part in the attack, bu Police still have to determine the motive for the assault.
In July 2014 the Government of France introduced legislation to combat terrorism by toughening surveillance, making it lawful to detain individuals linked to radical so called "Islamist" groups, and to block Internet sites that incite anti-Semitism, terrorism and hatred.
The country's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve revealed 600 French nationals were in Syria at the time or planned to go there. The bill includes a ban on foreign travel for up to six months for those believed to hold terrorist sympathies, provides for the confiscation and invalidation of passports, and prohibits airlines from allowing such individuals to fly.
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