French City Will Not Honor Hero Cop Who Sacrificed Himself in Islamist Attack – It May Offend Muslims
A gunman took hostages in March at a supermarket in Trebes, France.
The Islamist killed two people immediately.
The killer shouted out, “Allah Akbar!” and said he was an ISIS member.
Le preneur d'otages du supermarché à Trèbes près de Carcassonne se revendique de Daesch (parquet) #AFP
— Agence France-Presse (@afpfr) March 23, 2018
The attack was ISIS-inspired.
At one point a local policeman sacrificed himself so a hostage could live.
French hero Arnaud Beltrame was then stabbed to death by the Islamist.
But Trebes will not honor the hero with a street named after him.
It may upset the local Muslims.
Voice of Europe reported:
French hero Arnaud Beltrame, who sacrificed himself to save a hostage from a Islamist terrorist, won’t have a place named after him because it may upset Marseille’s huge Muslim community, Valeurs Actuelles reports.
On 24 March 2018, an ISIS terrorist stormed a supermarket in Trèbes, armed with a handgun, a hunting knife and three homemade bombs. He shot two people dead and took others hostage.
During the negotiation with the police, the terrorist accepted Beltrame’s offer to swap places with the last hostage, a female cashier.
Beltrame also set his phone on a table with its line open so that police outside could monitor the activity inside.
After a three-hour stand-off with the police, Radouane Lakdim, the 25-year-old terrorist, stabbed (even though rumours circulated that he sliced Beltrame’s throat) and murdered Arnaud Beltrame.
But apparently, paying tribute to Beltrame’s sacifice is seen as being potentially offensive by Marseille’s leftist elected officials.
Here’s what Stephane Ravier, Marseille’s 7th district National Rally mayor, revealed during a town council with Marseille’s elected officials.
Read the rest at Voice of Europe.