Saturday, April 22, 2017

Daily Beast Editor: Yes, France's National Front Will Exploit Paris Terror Attack Ahead Of The Election
The Daily Beast’s Christopher Dickey spoke with MSNBC’s Brian Williams in the aftermath of the Paris shooting that is increasingly looking like an act of terrorism. The shooter, Karim Cheurfi (aka Abu Yusuf al-Beljiki), targeted police officers, killing one and wounding two others. Another bystander was also wounded in the assault. Police later killed him. He also had a letter defending the Islamic State, which launched a bloody terrorist attack on Paris back in November of 2015, killing over 100 people. ISIS also claimed responsibility in this assault.
Cheurfi was on the radar of French security agencies, as he was involved in another police shooting back in 2001. He stole a car and ended up in a gunfight with police. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, which was reduced to 15 years.

French President Francois Hollande said that this looked like an act of terrorism, with prosecutors treating this as a terror investigation. Dickey noted that if the shooter turns out to be Muslim, an immigrant, or a child of immigrants, the National Front would exploit this incident during the French presidential election, which has its  first round of voting on April 23. Their candidate, Marine Le Pen, hopes to capitalize on the populist surge sweeping the continent, along with those who support defending France's national identity and strong border enforcement measures. Newsbusters clipped the exchange:

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1 comment:

  1. Let's hope the French people have awoken and see things as they are!