ISIS killer French Muslim Rachid Kassim, pictured holding knife, thought to be orchestrating attacks in France has scolded male jihadists for not carrying out enough atrocities after an all-women terror cell was crushed by police. Kassim who has appeared in ISIS beheading videos, is a ‘key instigator’ directing hundreds of recruits using encrypted messaging apps
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack, which killed an officer and injured another. The terror group has previously urged its French supporters to attack police and soldiers as they consider them representatives of the state.
Outside the Louvre museum in Paris
The fatal shooting follows two failed attacks against soldiers this year. A machete-wielding man shouted “Allahu akbar” before attacking a soldier Feb. 3 at the Louvre museum in Paris. Another soldier opened fire against the attacker before the situation escalated.
French police forces patrol at Orly airport, south of Paris, Saturday, March, 18, 2017. Soldiers at Paris’ busy Orly Aiport shot and killed a man who wrestled one of their colleagues to the ground and tried to steal her rifle
Other attacks in recent years have had a deadly outcome. Larossi Abballa pledged allegiance to the ISIS after stabbing a policeman to death June 14, 2016 in the small town of Magnanville.
French Muslim Larossi Abballa knifed two police officials at their home in the Paris suburb of Magnanville, leaving behind not only a video that he had streamed on Facebook Live but a hit list of politicians, journalists and public personalities. That list is believed to have been drawn up by Kassim ahead of time
Tarek Belgacem tried to attack a police station in Paris with a meat cleaver and fake bomb Jan. 7, 2016.
Tarek Belgacem, from Tunisia, the Muslim shot dead when he approached a Paris police station wearing a fake explosives belt last week had recently lived in a German refuge for asylum-seekers
Moussa Coulibaly used a knife to attack three soldiers outside a Jewish community center in Nice Feb. 3, 2015.
Moussa Coulibaly, the 30-year-old Muslim man arrested for attacking three French soldiers with a knife outside a Jewish community centre in Nice with a knife, has told investigators of his hatred of Jews and the military
Amedy Coulibaly, no relation to Moussa Coulibaly, killed a policewoman Jan. 8, 2015 before taking hostages at a kosher supermarket south of Paris the following day. Four hostages were killed. Amedy Coulibaly was linked the terrorists who attacked the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine’s headquarters two days earlier.
The French Muslim gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four people in a Parisian kosher grocery store and a policewoman pledged allegiance to Islamic State in a video published online on Sunday, two days after his death.
Islam convert Bertrand Nzohabonayo was shot dead in Joue-les-Tours while trying to attack police with a knife Dec. 20, 2014.
Bertrand Nzohabonayo, shot dead after he attacked French officers with a knife while shouting “Allahu Akbar” was a convert to Islam and had this week updated his Facebook profile page with a photo of the black flag of the Islamic State.
Mohamed Merah killed three soldiers, two of whom were Muslim, during two separate attacks in March, 2012 in southern France. He killed three children and a teacher at a Jewish school days later before police neutralized him.
French Muslim gunman Mohammed Merah, the self-styled al Qaeda jihadist, accused of killing seven people, died in a hail of bullets as police moved in to end a day-long siege.