A woman and her three daughters were all stabbed at a resort near Montpellier in southern France today.
The man does not seem to be related to them. But the excuse he used to attack these four women has something to do with the fact that they were dressed appropriately for summer heat and a holiday resort.
The 46-year-old woman and the girls - aged eight, 12 and 14 - were all attacked before the knifeman fled the scene - according to police.
The eight-year-old was airlifted to hospital in nearby Grenoble with a punctured lung and is in a critical condition.
The 37-year-old man, who is said to be of Moroccan origin, has since been arrested following the incident at around 10am local time (9am UK time) this morning.
Police say the motive for the attack remains 'vague' but local media reports state the attacker had made references to the females being 'too lightly dressed'.
No mention is made of the standard used by the attacker to determine the correct amount of weight for women's clothing at this resort in July.
A mother and her three daughters aged eight, 12, and 14 have been stabbed by a Muslim man of Moroccan origin at a holiday camp for being “scantily clad”.
French news channel i-Téléreported that the attack happened between 9am and 10am this morning. The attacker, identified only as ‘Mohammed’, stabbed the three girls, aged just eight, 12, and 14 years old, outside of the holiday home where the family were staying before entering the building to stab the mother.
OK now it makes sense.
i-Télé confirmed that according to their sources close to the investigation, Mohammed was a 37-year-old practicing Muslim who was born in Morocco. He had been known to the French judiciary for ten years, having committed crimes in the past.
This was not a crime though, as there was no personal gain for the attacker. Only loss in fact. It was an act of war as he used deadly force to demand a foreign culture and legal system be implemented on French soil. To deal with this as a criminal justice issue, is to wave a white flag at Islamic jihad.
He said the suspect, who is not related to them, was upset they were wearing shorts and T-shirts.
Now we know the standard the attacker used. Shorts and a T-shirt. It makes no difference however. The women were not dressed illegally and if they were, French police enforce French laws using French methods. So it is of secondary importance that we know that this Muslim Mohammed attacker's standards are T-shirts and shorts are unacceptable on women and punishable by death without warning.
What is important is that a large number of religious Muslims are on the soil of Western nations, ready to go to jail for a long time to act as agents of sharia law enforcement in a way which will kill many of us, or destroy the enjoyment of life for large number of Western citizens for reasons they will likely not understand.
This was an act of war. Not a crime.