Magnanville: CFCM condemnation

Source: http://www.lecfcm.fr/?p=4353

France has once again been hit by an act of cowardly and barbaric terrorism. A police couple was killed Monday night in Magnanville (Yvelines). An assailant who had previously been sentenced in 2013 for terrorist related activity stabbed the policeman and his partner to death.

 

The CFCM condemns in the strongest this act of horror, which was odious and despicable.  The CFCM expresses its profound sympathy and presents its sincere condolences to the families of the victims.

 

The CFCM also calls on the Muslims of France to profit from the month of Ramadan to pray that France may live in Peace, Unity, and Security.

Sarkozy Condemns Killing of Michel Germaneau Suspected al-Qaeda Militants in Mali

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed the death of a French hostage killed by suspected al-Qaeda militants in north-west Africa. Sarkozy condemned the killing of 78-year-old Michel Germaneau as “odious”, saying it would not go unpunished. The leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) had earlier said Mr Germaneau was killed in revenge for a failed rescue raid in Mali.

Mr Germaneau was kidnapped in Niger in April. A retired engineer, he was in the region as a volunteer aid worker. AQIM leader Abdelmalek Droukdel said in a statement broadcast by al-Jazeera that Mr Germaneau had been killed in revenge for a raid in which six militants died.