French Soldier Stabbed While on Patrol Near Paris

Nicholas Bertin, Reuters, May 25, 2013

A French soldier patrolling a business neighborhood west of Paris was stabbed in the neck and injured on Saturday by a man who fled the scene and is being sought by police, President Francois Hollande said.

The 23-year-old was patrolling in uniform with two other soldiers as part of France’s Vigipirate anti-terror surveillance plan when he was approached from behind around 6 p.m. and attacked with a knife or a box-cutter.

A police union spokesman said surveillance footage of the attacker showed him as tall and bearded, aged about 35, possibly of North African origin and wearing a white Arab-style tunic.


Three days after a British soldier was killed in a London street by two men who said they acted to avenge violence against Muslims, the attack near Paris raised questions about a possible copycat attempt to kill a French soldier.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls noted the similarity in an interview on France2 TV saying the attacker was clearly trying to murder his victim, but he added that it was too early to offer any theories.

“Let’s be prudent for now,” Valls said of the attacker’s identity and motivations. “Everything is being done to arrest this individual.”

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told journalists near the site of the attack: “The soldier was attacked because he is a soldier.”


France is on high alert for attacks by Islamist militants following its military intervention in Mali in January, which prompted threats against French interests from AQIM, the North African wing of al Qaeda.

The latest warning was published on YouTube a few weeks before armed gunmen this week attacked a military base and a French uranium extraction site in the central African state of Niger, killing 24 soldiers and one civilian.

Valls said France would retain its current terror alert level at “red, reinforced”, one step down from “scarlet”, which is only activated in case of a serious and confirmed attack.

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  • LastBastionOfHope

    This didn’t even make the mainstream media. Interesting. The leaders want to prevent this from getting to the common populace for fear of retaliation against Muslims. Can’t hold this stuff back anymore. The people know what’s going on. A revolution has begun in Europe. The English Defense League went from about 5,000 members to 11,000 members in a few days and is still rapidly growing. The leader has 50,000 followers on twitter. Thank god for them.

    • Freey’all

      The hacktivist group Anonymous has now hacked into EDL’s privacy:

      • LastBastionOfHope

        So they release their names and info? So what? Most of these people probably live around other people who support their beliefs. They can’t stop 50,000+ from fighting back against radical Muslims.

        • Freey’all

          I’m not promoting this, just reporting to people what’s going on. Do you want your name and address hacked from Amren’s website?

          • White Mom in WDC

            It’s intimidation. So what. Who cares. People are getting knifed in broad daylight. Did anyone stop and think that perhaps the muzz turd in office, Obutturd, has been coordinating domestic terrorism in the states with Eric my peeps Holder? Who are the terrorists? The ‘youfs’ who keep killing random white people.

          • Freey’all

            I think pro-whites should be forming advocacy groups and the first one of them should do is call to impeach Eric Holder.
            Good point about getting knifed. There’s strength in numbers and we need more action and networking to make stands and support one another.

          • White Mom in WDC

            We have to stop from letting ourselves getting intimidated.

          • White Mom in WDC

            I think we should protest a 300 million dollar mosque being built in MD – a soon to be terrorist training center for all the ‘youf’ in the DC metro area

          • I always post under my own name: Michael Christopher Scott. I live at 2563 Hatch Circle in Colorado Springs. My DOB was April 12, 1966. I have a basement full of power tools and a floor drain there, and not even the police will kick down my front door.

        • The__Bobster

          If their named are released, they will picked off one by one by both the muzzies and their own government.

          • White Mom in WDC

            It is time that their government starts fearing the citizens. Hopefully, the EDL does not back down.

        • White Mom in WDC

          Again, it’s intimidation. People are getting killed in broad daylight and our government does not care. In Europe it’s the Muslims, here it’s the ghetto turds. It’s all intimidation. Smoke and mirrors.

      • rebelcelt

        The traitors should be the first ones dealt with.

    • JSS

      I love how the mainstream media always covers for the Muslims. The truth is Muslims are in fact total paper tigers. As long as you offer no resistance they are big and tough, the second you hit them back they are crying and weeping to closest White “journalist” presstitute. Just look at the Balkan muslims and Chechnyans. Or the beach riots in Australia, or Buddhist putting them in their place in Myanmar and Burma. Not so tough when faced with real resistance.

      • LastBastionOfHope

        All they have as defense are bleeding heart liberals, and the r word. Once you prove those won’t stop you, they really become concerned. They are so used to seeing those 2 things stop people dead in their tracks. When the r word means nothing anymore (like right now), the real revolution will begin.

      • Mr. E

        Here’s the ultimate in the mainstream media covering for the Muslims. After days of portraying the EDL as the epitome of evil in England, the BBC ran with this article today…

        “A mosque has been praised for serving tea and biscuits to English Defence League supporters after the far-right group arranged a demonstration there.

        About six people turned up to protest at the mosque in Bull Lane, York, on
        Sunday and were invited inside to play football with worshippers.

        More than 100 supporters of the mosque had gone there after learning of the planned EDL protest.

        Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu said the mosque’s response was

        He said: “Tea, biscuits, and football are a great and typically Yorkshire
        combination when it comes to disarming hostile and extremist views.”

        • Paleoconn

          I have my suspicions about EDL. They appear to be Zionist, neocon shills. Nick Griffin of BNP has a pretty good video about their associations and financiers. Shady business.

          • Freey’all

            I’ve noted an interesting meme there too. Do you have a link?

          • Paleoconn

            I can’t find anything now, but I believe I got it from a vdare story, not sure. It is a 15-minute video or so, a very interesting piece.

          • David Ashton

            The EDL have no discipline is their street “demos”. They look and sound like uneducated drunks. Compare them with the Mosley marches.

          • Paleoconn

            They seem to give a bad name to civilized, principled patriots who don’t advocate taking the law into their own hands.

        • White Mom in WDC

          What the hell? Where were these great Muzzies when that soldier was getting beheaded? Did they send money or biscuits or tea to the family? Puh lease

        • Tea and bickies? Give me bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches with beer any day.

  • joesolargenius

    Government corruption created racial problems in Europe and therefore it would be necessary for the native brits and french to be armed with guns in order to have a chance in any conflict. Otherwise they will be the ones whom are attacked by police and not the Muslims.

  • StillModerated

    …. in the central African state of Niger

    You can’t call an African state that! That’s rayciss n’ $#!+ gnome sane?

    • The__Bobster
      • Xerxes22

        His name is Niger Innes. MSNBC no less. I wonder if that was deliberate since he is a Republican?

      • bigone4u

        I have the feeling that the extra g in his first name was deliberate–he is a Republican and the network is the despicable MSNBC who hate Republicans. Or maybe the KKK has invaded MSNBC. What a pleasant thought. Thanks for the laugh.

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    Our soldiers are no longer safe in their own homelands. The betrayal by our globalist politicians is now complete:

    I’m sure the 1 million+ French dead of the First World War would have been just thrilled to see the streets of Paris look like Tangier or Saigon.

    • IstvanIN

      My son-in-law, a recruiter, is not permitted to wear his uniform to work. He has to change once he gets there. Ain’t diversity grand?

  • The__Bobster

    “Let’s be prudent for now,” Valls said of the attacker’s identity and motivations. “Everything is being done to arrest this individual.”

    So what was done to prevent him from entering the country in the first place? Has muzzie immigration to France been terminated?

    I know for a fact that muzzie immigration to America actually increased after 9/11.

  • The__Bobster

    A police union spokesman said surveillance footage of the attacker showed him as tall and bearded, aged about 35, possibly of North African origin and wearing a white Arab-style tunic.

    Unfortunately that doesn’t narrow it down much. Forty years ago, it would’ve.

    • StillModerated

      I look forward to the day when the perp is described as a smelly camel hump. Which also won’t narrow things down much but it will be more fun than today’s mealy-mouthed silliness.

  • MBlanc46

    I wish that it were jihad starting so that it could be crushed. Unfortunately, it’s just a few attention-seeking wackos who will soon be forgotten. Muslim immigration will not be slowed in the least.

  • bigone4u

    When anti-white governments in Europe and America are held accountable for their treason, the MSM must also be held accountable. The suppression of news and the twisting and distorting of it is a crime (fraud) that should be punished severely.

  • Terry

    This probably was a hoax just like the stabbing in Britain was a hoax.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    What did the other two soldiers do while and after their mate was stabbed? Why didn’t they pursue and “whack” the “puta madre”?

  • rebelcelt

    The marines were called Leathernecks because they used to wear a collar of leather to help protect against saber slashes. It might be time to bring that back for wear when strolling through a city street.

    • You know it. My own sword is a claymore, the basket-hilted Scottish sword. Sayaka’s is traditional naginata. The point you’re missing is that Roman soldiers knew exactly what to do with foes who lay about with long swords or axes. The Romans used the point into the thigh. You get the femoral artery that way.

      I always roll my wrist in a ballestra-beat-lunge attack.

  • Bobby