Wife: Father Of 3 Who Beheaded His Boss And Tried To Blow Up Gas Plant Is A 'Normal Muslim'
June 26, 2015
"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.
She added: 'My sister said turn on the television. She was crying... I know my husband.
We have a normal family life. He goes to work, he comes back...We are normal Muslims. We do Ramadan. We have three children and a normal family life.' "
"...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..."
Armed police investigating French decapitation terror attack swoop on former home of suspected Islamist and remove woman and child after Yassine Salhi is accused of beheading his boss
Shocking attack took place at the headquarters of American-owned Air Products close to Lyon in southern France
A severed head covered in Arabic writing was then placed on the factory's fence along with two Islamist flags
Suspect then drove through factory gates, crashing into gas cannisters and causing blasts that injured onlookers
Alleged killer has been named as father of three Yassine Salhi, 30, with the victim believed to be his employer
The company both men worked for are understood to have regularly delivered to the Air Products factory
Delivery driver's wife later claimed that Salhi was a 'normal Muslim' who left for work as usual at 7am today
Arutz Sheva Staff
A Muslim terrorist attacked a gas factory in eastern France on Friday, pinning a decapitated head to the gates and wounding at least two others with explosive devices before being arrested.
"According to the initial findings of the inquiry, one or several individuals on board a vehicle drove into the factory. An explosion then took place," said one source close to the inquiry.
"The decapitated body of a person was found nearby the factory but we do not yet know whether the body was transported to the place or not," added this source, adding that a "flag with Arabic writing on it was found at the scene."
French President Francois Hollande, in Brussels for a summit of EU leaders, rushed back to France to deal with the crisis.
The killing came nearly six months after the Islamist attacks in and around Paris that killed 17 people in January, starting with a shooting at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
One suspect entered the factory owned by American group Air Products and set off several small explosive devices, sources close to the investigation said, with several people hurt in the assault.
Police said it was unclear whether the attacker was acting alone, or had accomplices.
The man thought to be the person who carried out the attack has been arrested, according to sources close to the inquiry, who said he was known to the security services.
"We cannot say anything reliable yet about the identity of the person arrested who is refusing to speak and did not have any identity papers," said a legal source.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he would go "immediately" to the scene, his office said.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who is on an official trip in South America, ordered increased security measures at all sensitive sites in the area.
Anti-terrorist prosecutors immediately took up the case.
The attack occurred around 10 a.m. local time, according to local media, in the small town of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, around 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Lyon, France's second city.
"This is a small town and a large industrial zone. There's never been any concern in the region. We're all surprised. We're really in shock this morning," an employee at a nearby business told rolling news channel BMFTV.
March against terrorism
France has been on high alert since January 7 when two Islamist brothers attacked Charlie Hebdo, murdering 12. A policewoman and four Jewish hostages in a kosher supermarket were also murdered during the three-day attacks.
The January attacks drew record crowds onto the streets of Paris in an historic "march against terrorism."
Nearly four million people marched through the streets of France and more than 1.5 million in the French capital along with dozens of world leaders to express defiance in the wake of the attacks.
France has a high proportion of people that have gone to fight alongside Islamists in Iraq and Syria and has been on alert for possible attacks on its soil since the January attacks.
Earlier this week, the country passed a new spying law granting sweeping powers to snoop on citizens.
The new French law allows authorities to spy on the digital and mobile communications of anyone linked to a "terrorist" inquiry without prior authorization from a judge, and forces Internet service providers and phone companies to give up data upon request.
Intelligence services will have the right to place cameras and recording devices in private dwellings and install "keylogger" devices that record every key stroke on a targeted computer in real time.
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