Italian Minister Salvini: Anyone Celebrating Strasbourg Islamist Christmas Market Shooting Will Be Jailed Immediately

Two people were killed and up to 11 more were injured, including in critical condition, after a gunman opened fire on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France on Tuesday.

French police said the Strasbourg shooting suspect is known to authorities, and on a terrorist watch list; the suspect remains at large.

The killer Cherif Chekatt was screaming, “Allahu Akbar!” during the shooting on the Christmas market.

Chekatt is still on the run from police.


On Wednesday Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said anyone caught celebrating the Strasbourg Islamist Christmas Market attack will be jailed immediately.

Sputnik News reported:

Anyone found celebrating a deadly shooting in the French city of Strasbourg will be immediately sent to prison, Italy’s Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday.

“Our postal police [service] is at the cutting edge and it is sifting the Web to find the heinous people who are celebrating someone else’s death,” Salvini said, as quoted by the Ansa news agency, promising “immediate arrest for anyone who has been rejoicing online over the last few hours.”

As many as 3 people were killed and 13 others injured on Tuesday after a gunman opened fire near Strasbourg’s Christmas market. The shooter is still on the run.

Media has reported that the suspect is a 29-year-old native of Strasbourg, previously known to police for past offences in Germany and France, as well as for radical Islamist views.

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