Paris: Notre Dame jihadi won EU journalism award reporting on migrants

He’d fit in well at CNN. Source: Paris hammer attack suspect worked as a journalist in Sweden: report – The Local – h/t Blazing Cat Fur

The man who attacked a police officer with a hammer outside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday is thought to have previously worked as a journalist in Sweden, French and Swedish media report.

The suspect is believed to be Farid Ikken, who previously lived in Sweden and worked as a journalist for the public-service broadcaster Swedish Radio, the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet reports.

The attack on Tuesday afternoon took place outside the famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, where a man hurled himself at a police officer on patrol outside one of the French capital’s most visited tourist spots.

The man, who was armed with a hammer and two knives, shouted “this is for Syria” when he landed the blow on the officer.

Another policeman responded by firing twice at the attacker, who was left injured and lying on the ground. He was later taken to hospital. The policeman sustained minor injuries.

According to French media, the suspect is Farid Ikken, 40, who was born in Algeria. In 2004 he married a Swedish woman and moved to Sweden, but the couple separated the following year.

Ikken reportedly moved several times in the following years, and studied journalism in Stockholm and Uppsala.

Newswire AFP reports that the suspect had claimed to be a “soldier of the caliphate” of Isis, citing a source close to the investigation.


The Old Continent provides more details on the journalist turned jihadi:

40-year-old Farid Ikken, the terrorist who attacked police officers with a hammer outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris yesterday, had lived in Sweden working as a journalist and received the “EU Commission’s National Journalist Prize Against Discrimination” award in 2009 for a report in which he discussed alleged racism towards migrants. The article “For me she was always Kristina” won the prize in the category that highlights the connection between poverty and discrimination.


Video of the attack below.

4 thoughts on “Paris: Notre Dame jihadi won EU journalism award reporting on migrants

  1. Wait a moment. How are we sure he had a hammer? He thought it was a microphone and just peacefully wanted to interview the officers and tapped him on the shoulder with it. People from Sweden are very peaceful and even though he was born in Algeria being married to a beautiful white blond swede automatically made him so. We must never jump to prejudged conclusions of the minority groups who command us.

  2. Here is a bag of 100 wonderful candies for you to eat and not share with anybody. 7-10 of them are poisoned and you have no way of knowing which ones until after you put one of the poisoned ones in your mouth. Would you just start eating from the bag ?
    That is the situation of mass Muslim Civilization Jihad that is occurring with the mass influx of people from Muslim countries to Western Countries. The whole group is welcomed in, given extra opportunities at the expense of the local citizens. You do not know which ones will have Sudden Jihad Syndrome and start committing Terrorist Acts against others in the name of their 7th Century Lifestyle. This is being repeated in every Western Society that has taken in large groups of Muslims. The governments of the western Countries are playing Russian Roulette with their Citizens. Very poor Risk Management at the least. These governments have the blood of the victims on their hands for their neglect in protecting their own citizens. Mor5e proof the Liberalism is a Mental Disease.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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