Heavily armed police investigating this morning’s brutal terror attack in France have removed a woman and child from the home of Yassine Salhi – the suspected Islamist accused of beheading his boss and trying to blow up an American-owned gas factory.
Police swooped on the apartment building in Saint-Priest, near the city of Lyon, just hours after the 30-year-old delivery driver was arrested on suspicion of decapitating his boss, writing Arabic slogans on the severed head and hanging it on a fence outside the nearby headquarters of Air Products.
Salhi is accused of going on to crash his Ford Fusion delivery van through the factory’s gates before crashing it into several large gas canisters left in the car park, apparently in the hope they would explode and destroy the entire factory complex.
The explosions were relatively small, however, leaving just two factory workers with non life-threatening injuries.
The murdered man – who French media say owned the delivery company Salhi worked for – is believed to have been killed elsewhere before his corpse was dumped at the factory site in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier and his head impaled on a fence 30 feet away surrounded by homemade Islamist flags.
Speaking before the raid on her home, Salhi’s wife described her husband as a ‘normal Muslim’ who left for work as usual at 7am this morning. ‘My heart stopped when I heard he was a suspect….I expected him this afternoon,’ the unnamed woman told French radio station Europe 1.
Salhi – who is understood to have been known to security services since at least 2006 – reportedly told arresting officers that he is a member of the Islamic State terror group.
Coincidentally or not while this latest Islamic atrocity was occurring in France, ISIS gunmen armed with AK-47s stormed a beach in Tunisia killing at least 27 tourists. And, a bomb went off at a Kuwait mosque killing at least 13. ISIS is claiming responsibility for that too.
More on those events can be found in the story at the link above. Just normal Muslims doing normal Muslim things.
No word if Obama has plans to retract his claim that mass killings only ever happen in America.