Posted on October 17, 2023

Alleged France School Attacker Pledged Allegiance to the Islamic State

Associated Press, October 17, 2023

France’s anti-terror prosecutor said Tuesday that a suspected Islamic extremist declared allegiance to the Islamic State group before fatally stabbing a teacher in a school attack last week.

The prosecutor, Jean-François Ricard, said an audio recording in the suspect´s phone. In it, the alleged attacker declared allegiance to the Islamic State and expressed “his hatred for France, for the French, for democracy and the education he benefitted from in our country.”

{snip} A teacher was fatally stabbed in the neck and three other people injured in the assault {snip}