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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 05:30 PM

Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' drives into crowd in France, injuring 11

Source: AFP

Paris (AFP) - A driver shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" as he ploughed into groups of people in the eastern French city of Dijon on Sunday injuring 11 people, two seriously, a source close to the investigation said.

"The man, born in 1974, is apparently imbalanced and had been in a psychiatric hospital," the source told AFP, adding that "for now his motives are still unclear".

The attack came the day after a French convert to Islam was shot dead after attacking three police officers with a knife while also reportedly crying "Allahu Akbar" in the central town of Joue-les-Tours.

The driver in Dijon was arrested by police after targeting passersby at five different places in the city on Sunday evening, a police source said.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/man-shouting-allahu-akbar-drives-crowd-france-injuring-211915875.html;_ylt=AwrBJSBzOpdUCBYAGBvQtDMD



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Reply Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' drives into crowd in France, injuring 11 (Original post)
Bosonic Dec 2014 OP
TwilightGardener Dec 2014 #1
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2014 #3
hollowdweller Dec 2014 #2
sulphurdunn Dec 2014 #5
Rhinodawg Dec 2014 #4
seveneyes Dec 2014 #6
valerief Dec 2014 #7
Nye Bevan Dec 2014 #8
Psephos Dec 2014 #21
CrawlingChaos Dec 2014 #9
closeupready Dec 2014 #10
Rhinodawg Dec 2014 #12
MADem Dec 2014 #13
Rhinodawg Dec 2014 #14
adirondacker Dec 2014 #17
snooper2 Dec 2014 #15
Rhinodawg Dec 2014 #16
LanternWaste Dec 2014 #18
Odin2005 Dec 2014 #19
AngryAmish Dec 2014 #11
Adenoid_Hynkel Dec 2014 #20
branford Dec 2014 #22

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 05:48 PM

1. LOL--his motives are "unclear"? I think shouting "Allahu Akbar!" pretty much

indicates religious/Islamic nuttery had something to do with it.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:19 PM

3. That was his attorney's name. In my area it's Jim Sokolove.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:18 PM

2. I wonder how Allah feels about all this?

 


I mean as much as people do everything from shooting field guns, suicide bombings and stuff like this shouting about how great he is, you'd think he might intervene somehow if he's real.

You know the more and more we go on Allah is acting a lot more like Kali!

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Response to hollowdweller (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:10 PM

5. Once anyone starts using religion

 

to harm innocent people, he can shove his faith right up his ass, and I don't care if it's a president of the United States or this evil clown.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:09 PM

4. Of course this has nothing to do with Islam.

 

I'm against these attacks but theses attacks have been escalating in France . It's obvious that France and these people don't do multiculturalism well.

Let them have Shariah law and let's see what happens.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:19 PM

6. Brains optional, religion required

 

Wonder which ignorant fuck brainwashed this piece of shit into doing such a thing?

Man made god, sick fucks use it to get their fantasies fulfilled.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:32 PM

7. Funny how crazy people never yell any Humanist sayings when they're attacking crowds. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:33 PM

8. Or "Mormons Forever!" Or "Episcopalians rule!" Or "Go go Methodists!" (nt)

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Response to valerief (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 02:37 AM

21. well said n/t

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:47 PM

9. Cue the Islamophobes

1.6 billion Muslims in the world, but every single one of them is expected to be magically immune to mental illness or it's an idictment of Islam itself.

It says right in the fucking article that the man had been in a psychiatric hospital, but no, we're going to fling shit at all Muslims. Disgusting, all-too-familiar spectacle here at DU.

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Response to CrawlingChaos (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:51 PM

10. Thank you. +1 Million. Was going to post the same thing earlier,

 

Last edited Mon Dec 22, 2014, 11:07 AM - Edit history (1)

but after years and years, threads and threads of doing that on a 'progressive' site (lol), you kind give up, thinking, 'these people are not here to learn or admit mistakes.'

Thank you, again, for myself and on behalf of my muslim Democratic friends and loved ones.

On edit, let me mention this, though - there was a recent thread where someone made a disgustingly racist anti-muslim remark - the Islamophobes in this thread were in THAT thread, ditto-ing that remark, but it was hidden 6-1 by a jury here on DU. So rest assured, I'd bet the majority of people here DO reject Islamophobia and other such kinds of bigotry. Peace.

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Response to CrawlingChaos (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:55 PM

12. Makes me sick too.

 

You can blame an entire religion just because of a few thousand malcontents that listen to their religious leaders who encourage them to kill anyone who is an infidel.

Who are the REAL victims here.

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Response to CrawlingChaos (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 12:39 AM

13. For a second I thought this website had been hijacked by some hate group!

Mental illness can make people do some fucked up things. When people have intractable illness or are habitually non-compliant with their medications they can be hard to manage. In societies that don't like the idea of "mental hospitals" where people with these issues are locked up and the key thrown away, these things happen.

And some people are just, well, assholes, too.

The broad-brushing is beneath the dignity of ostensible progressives. It shows the tolerance level in some corners to be rather shallow, indeed. Sad.

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Response to MADem (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 10:20 AM

14. Exactly.

 

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Response to MADem (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 03:51 PM

17. Thank you for pointing this out!

Sad that it has to be stated here.

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Response to CrawlingChaos (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 11:00 AM

15. I fling shit at asshole fundies who can't keep their mythology to themselves

 

how about you?

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 11:55 AM

16. Wow.

 

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 04:00 PM

18. Politics, being wholly imaginary, is part myth also.

Politics, being wholly imaginary, is part myth also.

You should quickly rationalize a distinction without a difference to justify people who can't keep politics to themselves. Or nationalism. Or philosophies. Or art. Or literature. Or anything else which resides fully in our imaginations that we predicate our daily decisions on; national borders causing more human deaths than any other imaginary constructs and all...

Or maybe we should simply reserve our criticisms to those half-wits and sub-literates who rationalize flinging shit at people for no other reason than sharing their ideas with others.

But I do concede that the half-wit will of course, pretend his own imaginary beliefs are somehow more "real" than those he enjoys criticizing, rarely considering how petulant he may look in the process of his creative justifications for holding one bit of the imaginary to a higher standard than another.

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Response to CrawlingChaos (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 11:01 PM

19. I alerted that bigoted shit in another thread.

It got a 4-3 leave it result.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:55 PM

11. For over a year I have been watching combat vids from Syria

 

No matter what side, when they expect somebody to die, they all shout allalu akbar.

r/combatfootage

Go, lose whatever faith you have humanity. It is about time.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 02:32 AM

20. Admiral Ackbar!

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 02:49 AM

22. Don't post . . . it's a trap . . . nt

 

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