Finally ,,, the suspect, identified as Ziyed Ben Belgacem.http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/paris-orly-airport-attacker/Paris Orly Airport attacker wanted to kill, die for Allah
BY Nicolas Garriga and John Leicester, Associated Press March 18, 2017 at 5:50 PM EDT
ORLY, France — Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah,
a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris’ Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. Two colleagues on her patrol shot and killed the man before he could fire the military-grade weapon in the busy airport terminal.
...the suspect, identified as Ziyed Ben Belgacem.
Stopped first by police in Paris’ northern suburbs early Saturday morning for driving too fast and without lights in a small Renault, the 39-year-old Frenchman opened fire with a revolver loaded with bird shot, injuring an officer in the face, authorities said.
He then fled by car to a bar that he frequented regularly
and where he had already stopped a few hours earlier and again opened fire. No one was injured.
Finally, in another car stolen at gunpoint
, he parked at Orly. A few minutes later, he hurled himself at three soldiers on patrol i
n its South Terminal, throwing a bag with a gas can at the floor and wielding his 9 mm revolver,
said Paris prosecutor Francois Molins.
“With a pistol in his right hand
and a bag over his shoulder, he grabbed (the soldier) with his left arm, made her move backward by three to four meters (yards), positioning her as a shield, and pointed his revolver at her forehead,
” Molins said.
According to soldiers, the attacker yelled: “Put down your weapons! Put your hands on your head! I am here to die for Allah. Whatever happens, there will be deaths,” Molins said.
In a struggle, the attacker managed to wrest free the captive soldier’s Famas assault rifle and sling it over his shoulder. Molins said video surveillance footage appeared to show that Belgacem was “determined to see the process through to the end.”
“Everything suggests that he wanted to take the Famas so there would be deaths and to shoot people,” he said.
| - - - - Thank you CNN : http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/19/europe/paris-orly-airport-attack/Paris Orly Airport: Father of suspect says son 'not a terrorist'
By Melissa Bell, Laura Smith-Spark and James Masters, CNN
Updated 8:53 AM ET, Sun March 19, 2017
Paris (CNN)The father of the man shot dead at Orly airport in Paris on Saturday after attacking a French solider has insisted his son was "not a terrorist."
Ziyed Ben Belgacem held a gun on a female soldier while shouting: "I am here to die in the name of Allah ... There will be deaths," before two of the soldier's comrades shot the attacker dead, a prosecutor told reporters.
But speaking to France's Europe 1 radio Sunday, the father of Belgacem denied his son was a terrorist and instead blamed his actions on drugs and alcohol.
"My son was not a terrorist. He never prayed and he drank,"
the father, who is not being named by French authorities, said."This is what happens under the influence of drink and cannabis."
| - - - Hashish assassins ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AssassinsAssassins (Arabic: حشاشين Hashshashin)
is a name used to refer to the medieval Nizari Ismailis. Often described as a secret order led by a mysterious "Old Man of the Mountain",
the Nizari Ismailis were an Islamic sect that formed in the late 11th century from a split within Ismailism – itself a branch of Shia Islam.
...The Nizari were feared by the Crusaders, who referred to them collectively as "Assassins".
The Crusader stories of the Assassins were further embellished by Marco Polo. European orientalist historians in the 19th century – such as Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall – also referred to the Nizari collectively as "Assassins" and tended to write about the Nizari based on uncritical use of biased accounts by medieval Sunni Arab and Persian authors.
...the "Old Man of the Mountain" (Sabbah) who would drug his young followers with hashish, lead them to a "paradise", and then claim that only he had the means to allow for their return
. Perceiving that Sabbah was either a prophet or magician, his disciples, believing that only he could return them to "paradise", were fully committed to his cause and willing to carry out his every request. However, this story is disputed[
by whom?] due to the fact that Sabbah died in 1124 and Sinan, who is frequently known as the "Old Man of the Mountain", died in 1192, whereas Marco Polo was not born until around 1254.
...The Assassins were finally linked by the 19th century orientalist scholar Silvestre de Sacy to the Arabic word hashish using their variant names assassin and assissini in the 19th century
Citing the example of one of the first written applications of the Arabic term hashish to the Ismailis by 13th century historian Abu Shama, de Sacy demonstrated its connection to the name given to the Ismailis throughout Western scholarship.[Daftary 1] The first known usage of the term hashishi has been traced back to 1122 when the Fatimid caliph al-Āmir employed it in derogatory reference to the Syrian Nizaris.[Daftary 2] Used figuratively, the term hashishi connoted meanings such as outcasts or rabble
.[Daftary 3] Without actually accusing the group of using the hashish drug, the Caliph used the term in a pejorative manner. This label was quickly adopted by anti-Ismaili historians and applied to the Ismailis of Syria and Persia
. The spread of the term was further facilitated through military encounters between the Nizaris and the Crusaders, whose chroniclers adopted the term and disseminated it across Europe.[ Notice the Medieval Crusader States were in today;s Syria : ] Map of the crusader states, showing the area controlled by the Assassins around Masyaf,
slightly above the center, in white.