France in ‘shock’ when Syrian refugee targets babies and tots in HORRIFYING playground stabbing spree

A Syrian refugee reportedly stabbed four toddlers and two adults during a playground stabbing spree in the French town of Annecy this Thursday, leaving two children and one adult in life-threatening condition.

“A video of the attack, taken by a bystander and verified by Reuters, showed the assailant jump a low wall into a children’s playground and repeatedly lunge at a child in a stroller, pushing aside a woman who tries to fend him off,” according to Reuters.

As the suspect attacked the victims, one bystander reportedly tried to stop him by throwing a backpack at him, but that didn’t work.

“Further dramatic footage shows the attacker … later being chased across the park by locals and cops before he was shot by a police officer and pinned to the ground,” as reported by the Daily Mail.

See the footage below: **Warning for extremely disturbing content**

Describing the attack, a witness reportedly told local media, “He jumped [in the playground], started shouting and then went towards the strollers, repeatedly hitting the little ones with a knife.”

“Mothers were crying, everybody was running,” another witness added.

“The man was shouting in English, and caused absolute panic when he started attacking the little ones. He wanted to hurt as many people as he could. He caused carnage. The young children were just easy targets,” a third witness said.

“We saw a person attacking children playing games, small ones, obviously that was his target. After people tried to scare him, he walked away and the police intervened,” a fourth witness reportedly said.

Anthony Le Tallec, a former Liverpool footballer, also witnessed the attack. He told the Daily Mail that he saw a group of people running at him and then heard a mother shout, “Run, run, there is someone who is stabbing everyone all along the lake. They are stabbing children, run run!”

“I was so surprised, I continued and then suddenly the guy appeared in front of me, then I saw the police who were ten meters behind him but they hadn’t managed to get him yet,” Tallec said in his own words.

“He was so near to me so I got out of the way. He wanted to attack everyone. I moved away and he lunged at an old man and woman and stabbed the old man,” he added.

The suspect has since been identified as Abdalmash H, a 31-year-old or 32-year-old Syrian national who was reportedly granted asylum in Sweden ten years ago.

“He had entered France legally … and was carrying Swedish identity documents and a Swedish driving license,” Reuters notes.

As of noon Thursday EST, an investigation was ongoing, but a local prosecutor had reportedly already concluded that terrorism — or at least Islamic terrorism — wasn’t involved. There appear to be two reasons for this conclusion.

One: “The man appeared to shout ‘in the name of Jesus Christ’ as he waved his knife in the air,” according to the Evening Standard.

Two: The man reportedly identified himself as a Syrian Christian when applying for asylum 10 years earlier.

One possible alternative motive might be resentment. According to the Daily Mail, he “was rejected for asylum in France four days before the attack.”

French officials have responded to the attack by, one, vowing to offer as much aid as possible to the victims.

“We have already deployed British consular officials who are travelling to the area to make themselves available to support the family. And of course we stand in strong solidarity with the people of France at this terrible time,” Foreign Secretary James Cleverly reportedly said hours after the attack.

French President Emmanuel Macron meanwhile called Abdalmash’s actions an “attack of absolute cowardice.”

“Children and an adult are between life and death. The nation is in shock. Our thoughts are with them as well as their families and the emergency services mobilized,” he wrote in a tweet, according to a Google translation of said tweet.

Critics on the right have already begun to blame the attack on Europe’s lenient migrant policies.

For example, conservative commentator Jack Posobiec posted a graphic that purports to show the terror attacks in Europe, though no date range for the attacks is offered.

What’s notable about the graphic is that it appears to show that no terror attacks have occurred in Poland, whereas they have occurred in all of its neighbors.

It’s not clear whether the chart is accurate.

Critics on the right have also accused the media of hiding the fact that this attack was committed by a Syrian refugee.


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