A suspect who allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” fatally stabbed a teacher in France on Friday. Two others were seriously injured in the knife attack.
According to the French outlet BFMTV, the suspect stabbed the assistant principal and a gym teacher at the City School Gambetta-Carnot.
Both the suspect, 20, and his brother were arrested. The suspect is known to intelligence services and was designated for radicalization, BFMTV reported.
The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the attack as “assassination in relation to a terrorist enterprise,” “attempted assassination in relation to a terrorist enterprise” and “association of terrorist criminals with a view to preparing crimes against people.”
The attack comes after a former leader and founding member of Hamas, Khalid Mashal, reportedly called for a global Jihad, asking Muslims around the world to target the people of Israel on Friday, Oct. 13.
According to a translation and analysis of the video by author Rachid Hammami, Mashal referred to his proposed day of anger as “the Friday of Al-Aqsa flood,” which will “send a message of rage to Zionists and to America.”
“The most important thing: He asked all Muslims around the world to carry Jihad by their souls; to fight and be martyrs for Al-Aqsa. He wants Muslims to fight against the Jews, starting with Muslims who live in the countries surrounding Israel: Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt (but also other countries), to go to the borders and try to enter, each by his own means,” Rachid explained. “He said: This is the time for Jihad to be applied on the ground rather than just in theory. He asked the Mujahedeen to go in long caravans to spell their blood on the land of Palestine.”
This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.