An attack on a French soldier near the La Defense area in the middle of Paris was inspired by the attack on British soldier Lee Rigby, police have finally confirmed.
The attacker, a nonwhite of “North African origin,” has not yet been caught after stabbing the serving French soldier in the neck on Saturday evening.
Private Cedric Cordier, 23, was on patrol with two comrades when the attacker, wearing a traditional Arab dress called a djellaba, struck in front of hundreds of passersby.
Police spokesman Christophe Crepin said: “You don’t have to be a great observer to see that people are taking inspiration from what’s happened abroad.”
Politicians also acknowledged the similarities. “The sudden violence… could lead one to believe there might be a comparison with what happened in London,” said interior minister Manuel Valls.
And defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the attack had undoubtedly been an “attempt to kill” the soldier, whose regiment had recently fought in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, a former head of counterterrorism at Britain’s MI6, Richard Barrett, has gone on record as saying that preventing attacks like the Woolwich murder, was “incredibly hard.”
Barrett said that it was difficult to “find the signals, as to when a person who expresses radical views, flips over to become a violent extremist.”
In 2010, the former head of MI5, Lady Eliza Manningham-Buller, in evidence before the Iraq Inquiry, warned that the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan had increased the terror threat in Britain.
Lady Eliza confirmed that the wars had served to radicalize a generation of young Muslims in Britain which had “substantially increased” the risk of a terrorist atrocity on UK soil.
“Our involvement in Iraq radicalized, for want of a better word, a whole generation of young people . . . who saw our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as being an attack on Islam,” she told the inquiry.
“Arguably, we gave Osama Bin Laden his Iraqi jihad. What Iraq did was produce a fresh impetus to people prepared to engage in terrorism.”
She went on to link the Iraq war directly to terrorist attacks on trains in London.
“The war featured in the video wills that we retrieved on various occasions after various plots where terrorists who had expected to be dead explained why they had done what they did,” she said.
She also revealed that MI5 had been forced to ask ministers to double its budget to cope with the dramatic increase in the number of Islamist terror plots it had to monitor following the invasion of Iraq.
“We were pretty well swamped—that’s possibly an exaggeration—but we were very overburdened with intelligence on a broad scale that was pretty well more than we could cope with in terms of plots, leads to plots, and things that we needed to pursue,” she said.
It was also revealed that Baroness Eliza has specifically warned that the allegation that Iraq was in possession of, or was going to use, WMDs, was almost nonexistent.
Despite this information from the head of British intelligence, the lying Blair regime, fully supported by the Conservative party opposition of the time, announced to the world in the “Iraq dossier” that Saddam Hussein possessed WMDs.
The attacks in London and Paris have confirmed once again that the two primary causes of Islamist terrorism in Britain and the rest of the Western world are mass immigration and biased foreign policy in the Middle East.
Mass immigration has allowed millions of Muslims to enter Britain, Europe, and the United States of America where they are now proceeding with their 1,300 year-old invasion of the West.
This time, however, the invasion is not being carried out by armies, sword, and cannons as of old, but by immigration and “invasion via the womb.”
The second cause of terrorism is the illegal and immoral wars into which the ruling elite, in subservience to their Jewish lobbies, have plunged many Western nations.