Suspect Was Recent Convert to Islam
By Harold Hutchison
A 22-year-old man was arrested in the 25 May stabbing of a French soldier in a Paris suburb. The suspect, who at the time had been described as a tall man with a beard, was a recent convert to Islam.
The wounded French soldier, Pvt. Cédric Cordiez, had suffered a stab wound in his neck in the attack, which came three days after two men shouting “Allah akbar” killed a British soldier in the Woolwich area of London.
Now, are these attacks a coincidence, or are they a new form of “lone wolf” terrorists carrying out jihad?