Paris: Multiple sources report that a man murdered two others while yelling "Allah hu ackbar." However, authorities advise caution in determining motive as it might be a “family tragedy.”
Machine translation from Le Figaro:
The authorities call for utmost caution about its possible motivations. According to a police source, the man shouted "Allah akbar! "At the time of the act. Other sources within the security forces, however, indicate that it could be a family tragedy.
Police sources have called for caution on the motives of the knifeman.
Judicial police are leading the investigation.
Local media say the father was killed in the courtyard of the building.
The knifeman, said to be his son, is thought to have stabbed him in the stomach before slitting his throat.
A man was arrested in Paris on Friday suspected of slitting the throats of his father and brother at the entrance to a building in the capital's trendy 11th district, police sources told AFP.
The sources, who asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak publicly, said the reason for the attack was being investigated.
The two men died at the scene despite efforts by paramedics to save them.
While it certainly looks to be a man murdering members of his own family, this does not make it a family issue in the normal sense. Like what has now become a common event in the West and usually mislabelled an “honour killing”, this event is likely an application of sharia law, where any Muslim male can be accuser, judge, jury and executioner.
This makes the action as much about Islamic supremacy over rule of law as terrorism does.
The Local states:
“There was another man standing beside him, dressed in a white djellaba (loose-fitting tunic worn by some Muslims). He fell to his knees and prayed until the police came to take him away."