The latest terrorist stabbing attack in Paris, France, has brought the number of people murdered by Muslim terrorists in that country since 2012 to a grand total of 262, with a further 899 victims suffering serious injuries.
In the latest incident, a Muslim legal immigrant from Cechnia named as Khasan Asimov was shot dead by police in central Paris late Saturday, minutes after he attacked people near the city’s famous main opera house, a neighborhood popular with locals and tourists alike.
The attack took place on Rue Monsigny in the second arrondissement, an area that lies between the the capital’s famed opera house and the Louvre museum, two major tourist attractions.
Asimov moved to France and was made a legal resident and naturalized as a French citizen in 2010. Witnesses reported that he shouted “Allahu akbar” as he went on the rampage, killing a 29-year-old passer-by, and wounding two others.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack through its official news agency Amaq, saying that the “executor of the stabbing operation in the city of Paris is a soldier of the Islamic State and the operation was carried out in response to the calls to target the coalition states.”
France took in 100,000 “asylum seekers” last year alone, and already has over 30,000 legal residents from Chechnya.
Just last month, the French National Assembly approved a new law that significantly tightens the rules regarding the claiming of “asylum” in France. Asylum application deadlines will be shortened, the time illegal immigrants can be detained will be doubled, and a prison sentence of one year will be given to any person who enters the country illegally.
The main aim of the law is to make the deportation system more effective, which is something France urgently requires. Invader camps have become a common phenomenon across the country, especially near Calais and in the major cities like Paris and Marseilles. The legislation’s signature action, which doubles the length of time failed asylum seekers who are awaiting deportation can be detained, (from 45 days to 90), will potentially slow down more camps from springing up.
The law also shortens the deadline by which the invaders can claim asylum, application forms will now have to be completed within 90 days of entering the country, instead of the current 120 days. The ability to appeal against a rejected asylum application will also be significantly shortened, down to just two weeks.
Originally the aim was to pass a law which allowed illegal immigrants to be detained for 135 days, but this motion was defeated by both left and right wing politicians. Incredibly even some members of Front National rejected the more robust measures originally proposed, a fact which has not gone down well with their support base.
The legislation now moves onto France’s upper house, the Senate, where it will be debated in June.
* The brothers behind the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were also Chechen, and a Chechen jihadist organized the attack on Istanbul airport in 2016 that killed 45 people.
ISIS has actively recruited fighters in Chechnya, sending hundreds to conflicts in Syria and elsewhere.