Police in France have arrested a third suspect in connection with oneCBS News’s Imtiaz Tyab reported. The country has raised security warnings to the highest level in the context of recent murders.
Authorities said a suspected terrorist stabbed and killed three people inside Notre Dame on Thursday, just two weeks after a teacher was beheaded in a.
The stabbed suspect, Ibrahim Issaoui, is a 21-year-old Tunisian citizen who entered Europe more than a month ago, investigators said. He is currently in critical condition after being shot by the police.
A 35-year-old man was arrested overnight, AP news agency reported, quoting a judicial official. That suspect met Issaoui in Nice. Another man, 47 years old,. Officials say he contacted Issaoui the night before he slashed and stabbed.
French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the killings as a “terror attack by Islamic forces”.
There have been three separate attacks since September involving the cartoon depicting the Islamic Prophet Muhammad first published in 2015 by satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo – and re-published in September. this.
These images, considered an unreasonable insult to Islam, have sparked protests in a number of Muslim countries. Much of the outrage directed at French President Emmanuel Macron, who defends crude caricatures, as part of French secular values, has led him to be accused of deliberately inciting anti Islam to gain political benefits.
Macron’s approval rating is low and with elections less than two years away, critics say he is forgetting his country’s right to politically support. This strategy may have international support, but appears to be gaining influence at home, despite the enormous cost.
Macron has doubled down on French streets, with many worried that the latest violence could be just the beginning.
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