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Monday, 22 December 2014
No terror link in French car rampage, suspect mentally ill

From AP via Canadian TV News

PARIS -- The prosecutor in the French city of Dijon says the driver who ran down 13 pedestrians in the city has a long history of severe mental illness and no links to terrorism.

The man, who is 40, has admitted his role in the attack, said prosecutor Marie-Christine Tarrare. She said he had been hospitalized 157 times for psychiatric problems since 2001, most recently this fall.

She said the man, the French-born son of North African immigrants, acted alone and had no religious motivations, but rather was upset at the treatment of Chechen children. He shouted 'God is great' to give himself courage to act, and not out of religious belief, Tarrare said.

The suspect was arrested. Eight people remain hospitalized Monday.

I'm sure he is mentally ill and that may be a mitigating factor when sentence is passed. But anybody who thinks this was not lone wolf jihad is fooling themselves.

Posted on 12/22/2014 7:58 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
22 Dec 2014
All right, I'll correct that. Wolf trio jihad.

22 Dec 2014
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He was wearing a Djellaba and there were 2 passengers in the car AND he had a map of police stations. It's just sheer cowardice on the part of the French.