Man claiming allegiance to ISIS stabs policemen and wife to death

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June 14, 2016

 

A radicalized killer has stabbed a top cop and his wife to death in their Paris home.

 

Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, a police commander, suffered nine stomach wounds in the ‘terror attack’ at his suburban house in the Yvelines department, north of Paris, shortly after 8.30pm. His wife’s body was found in the property after elite RAID commandos stormed the building and killed the attacker.

 

The only survivor was the couple’s three-year-old son.

 

The Islamic State’s terror group’s Amaq news agency said the attacker was an “Islamic State fighter.”

 

There were also unconfirmed claims that the attacker had discussed his “affiliation to ISIS” during negotiations with the police. A source close to the case said: “It’s said that he shouted Allahu Akhbar (Arabic for God is the Greatest) during the attack, and spoke about his membership of ISIS.”

 

Neighbors also said the man had served with the French Army, in the Foreign Legion

 

Bernard Cazeneuve, France’s Interior Minister, said “every line of enquiry” including terrorism was being investigated”.

 

Cazeneuve said the “immediate priority” was the wellbeing of the couple’s orphaned son.

 

Salvaing was an assistant chief with the judicial police at nearby Mureaux, while the dead killer was also from Magnanville.

 

“It is believed the attacker is a neighbor,” said a witness at the scene of the siege.

 

“The street has now been shut off, and the electricity and gas has been cut.”

 

An Interior Ministry spokesman in Paris said a police negotiator started talking to the neighbor, before he began tweeting threatening messages. It is then that the order was given for the commandos to move in.

 

Salvaing was known as a ‘friendly police officer with a very good reputation,’ said a former colleague.

 

France is currently under a State of Emergency following last year’s Islamic State terrorist attacks, in which almost 150 people were murdered, including two police officers.

 

In November 2015 it was RAID who took part in operations at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, where 90 people were killed during a series of bombings, shootings and hostage taking by ISIS extremists.

France arrests suspected Islamic militants

News Agencies – March 30, 2012

Police commandos arrested 19 suspected Islamic militants in raids in several French cities including Toulouse, where seven people were killed by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman this month. President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose firm handling of the response to the shooting spree may have improved his odds in an election race he has lagged in, said more raids would follow to get rid of “people who have no business in the country”.

Interior Minister Claude Gueant said those arrested had paramilitary-type training although he did not say if they were planning an actual attack. Television channels showed images of the early morning raids, with agents from the RAID police commando unit and anti-terrorist specialists bashing down doors, and smashing windows.

Raid at Terror Suspect´s Ottawa Home Defended

The Canada Border Services Agency told the Canadian Federal Court that a terror suspect’s Ottawa house was raided last month to see if he was complying with bail conditions. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says Mr. Harkat, a refugee from Algeria, is an Islamic extremist and member of Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network.

Sixteen border service and police officers, accompanied by three sniffer dogs, spent six hours last month searching the house from top to bottom in the surprise raid. Mr. Harkat’s lawyers consider the raid illegal and abusive, and the Federal Court is looking at whether the operation strayed outside the law. Court proceedings will take place in the next few months.

Jihadists Targeted in Germany: Police Raid Homes of Suspected Islamists

Police have raided over a dozen properties across Germany in a major anti-terrorism operation. Their targets were radical Muslims who they suspect were wanting to wage jihad in Germany and abroad. Police carried out anti-terror raids across Germany on Wednesday, aimed at disrupting a network of Islamists who were allegedly trying to radicalize Germans and support jihad abroad. Around 130 officers raided 16 homes, clubs and publishing houses in Berlin, Bonn, Leipzig, Sindelfingen, Neu-Ulm and Ulm early on Wednesday morning. The Munich public prosecutor’s office, which is leading the investigation, said the raids were directed at Islamists who are suspected of “forming a criminal network.” The nine men are German nationals aged between 25 and 47. Most of them are of immigrant background. The men are accused of trying to radicalize Muslims and non-Muslims in the period since September 2005. According to investigators, their base was a former community center called the Multicultural House in Neu-Ulm, a notorious meeting point for radical Islamists.

Muslims Gather For Terror Raid Protest

LONDON – More than 1000 Muslim protesters have gathered in east London to demonstrate against an anti-terror raid in which a man was shot. Demonstrators waved placards emblazoned with a variety of anti-government and anti-police slogans, including: “Tony Blair terrorist”, “Stop police brutality”, and “Blair: shoot first ask questions later”. But the family of the two brothers arrested during last Friday’s raid in Lansdown Road expressed their opposition to the demonstration today, urging the local community not to give it their support. Assistant Commissioner Andy Hayman said it is not the time for “conflict and anger” and urged all communities to “pull together”. His words came after he apologised directly for the “disruption and inconvenience” when a house was raided in the hunt for a suspected chemical bomb last Friday. Mohammed Abdul Kahar was shot in the struggle with armed police. Police have yet to disclose what their intelligence suggested they would discover in the house – believed to be a chemical-based explosive device. But Mr Hayman said the investigation was ongoing and if police did not find it there, the search could continue elsewhere to prove or disprove the intelligence. This could mean more raids linked to the investigation. The Assistant Commissioner insisted the raid in Lansdown Road, which involved close to 250 officers – some wearing chemical protection suits – and led to a suspect being shot in the shoulder, was “necessary and proportionate”. He accepted that there had been concerns about the “visual impact” of the Forest Gate operation, saying that had led police “to reflect as to whether or not we can do it differently”. Police now have until Saturday to question Kahar and Abul Koyair, who are being held at London’s high security Paddington Green Police Station.

After Last Week’s Raid, Yvonne Ridley Says Muslims ‘Should Stop Helping Police’

LONDON – Yvonne Ridley, the former journalist who was kidnapped by the Taliban, has said that Muslims in east London should stop co-operating with the police after last week’s terror raid in which a man was shot. Miss Ridley, who is now an activist with George Galloway’s Respect Party, said the community was being “terrorised” by the Metropolitan Police and should end all contact with the force. But a senior officer said good relations on the ground were vital to ensuring difficult issues were handled in a sensitive way. Miss Ridley was held hostage by the Taliban during the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. She had snuck into the country to cover the war for Express Newspapers. She was released and later converted to Islam, and has been outspoken about the treatment of Muslims in Britain. “I don’t think the Muslim community should communicate with the police any more until they start showing some respect to the community,” she said. “There are Muslim community leaders – largely self-appointed – who regularly hold meetings with the police. “I’m afraid these leaders are confusing access to the top brass with influence. The reality is that they have neither. What we are witnessing now is the terrorisation of one community.” At a meeting of the Respect Party last night in the area of the raid, she suggested non-co-operation “goes from asking the community copper for directions to passing the time of the day with the beat officers”. But Commander Steve Allen, who heads territorial policing, said co-operation between communities was vital. “What is more likely to deliver effective police and community and responses to situations like this?” he asked. “Is it when we talk to each other, when we spend time trying to understand each other’s perspective or is it when we call for complete disengagement?”

Muslim Reaction To Police Raid

LONDON- Muslim groups in south-east London and beyond say that there is fear and concern in their communities after the police raid on a domestic house in Forest Gate on Friday 2 June 2006. Over 240 police officers were involved in the operation, which took place under the Terrorism Act and involved the firing of one shot – wounding one of the two men subsequently arrested. The raid has been linked to intelligence information about possible chemical attacks on civilians, and the shooting aspect is being investigated by the Independent Police Complains Commission. In contrast to the tragic circumstances surrounding the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell tube station last year, the IPCC was given immediate access to the site, and the police sent community liaison officers out to try to reassure local people. Meanwhile the Muslim Safety Forum (MSF) said it was believed that the person concerned was seriously but not fatally wounded and would be requesting “full and prompt disclosure of information of the operation to ally community fears…The public view armed anti-terror raids with much apprehension and suspicion” Following the incident, the MSF met with the Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Stephenson and raised its concerns directly. But spokesperson Azad Ali, speaking on Channel 4 News, said that while Muslims might be anxious they recognized the need to root out criminal activity and condemned it wholeheartedly. There are also believed to have been confidential meetings with representatives of faith and community groups in the aftermath of the raid. Today some local people were praising the police for improved liaison, but others were complaining about alleged heavy handedness and questioning the use of arms. Police are still hunting for a chemical device amid widespread speculation about what it might be. Some fear that a chemical weapon could be used in an attack with similarities to the 7/7 2005 suicide bombings on the London underground and a bus, and the failed attack later that month. The two brothers accused of being involved in the chemical plot which police say sparked the raid are vigorously protesting their innocence, according to their solicitors. It has also been claimed that Mohammed Abdul Kahar, aged 23, was shot without warning in Friday’s assault on the house. We hope that the lessons of Stockwell will have been learned and that the police will work more robustly in disseminating factual information, Muslim Safety Committee chair Azad Ali declared. He also warned against Islamophobia and requested that any attacks against Muslims in the area should be reported and dealt with as soon as possible. Christian leaders have offered their support and prayers for all involved in the incident, and have expressed sympathy and concern fo the fears of their Muslim neighbours. The militant Muslim Public Affairs Committee ominously declared: We can only hope the sleeping Muslims of East London will wake up and rise against the tyranny being perpetrated against our youth in the name of combating terrorism. But other Islamic leaders say that this is unnecessary and alarmist talk. Meawhile, in a sweeping raid, police arrested about a dozen men in the Toronto area on terrorism-related charges on Friday night, the reports CTV Canada. Intelligence sources have alleged that the men were part of a terrorist cell, close to carrying out attacks on one or more Canadian targets. Police seized chemicals used to make explosives and weapons. The suspects are said to be either second-generation Canadians or persons recently migrated to Canada with their families. The Malaysian authorities seized a dozen terror suspects last week, along with firearms and documents. Observers say that the three raids appear to be part of a coordinated international plan.