a person supposed to be the suspect who held over an assault towards a gas corporation web page in France on June 28, 2015. (Reuters)
PARIS: a man who beheaded his boss in France has denied any religious motivation, investigative assetsstated nowadays, muddying efforts to pin down the reasons for an assault which bore the hallmarks of a Jihadist act.
Yassin Salhi, 35, on Sunday confessed to decapitating his agency and pinning his severed head to the fence of a fuel manufacturing unit in jap France in a macabre show that blanketed two Islamic flags.
but according to a supply close to the investigation, Salhi, who changed into recognized to securityservices for radicalization, “denies any non secular motivation to his act”.
“He hasn’t explained why he connected the top to the fence, or shouted out Allahu Akbar(God is finest) as firefighters overpowered him as he tried to open bottles of acetone in a warehouse on the manufacturing facility“, stated the supply on situation of anonymity.
Salhi drove his shipping van into the Air products warehouse on Friday, causing an explosion and alerting firefighters who made the grisly discovery of the decapitated corpse of 54–12 months–vintage Herve Cornara.
Investigative assets told AFP that a fellow worker had suggested a quarrel between Salhi and Cornaradays earlier than the murder, after the employee dropped a crate containing high-priced goods.
whilst the attacker reputedly denies any Islamist motivation, police found he had sent a ugly selfie with the severed head to a variety of in Canada believed to belong to a French jihadist concept to be in Syria.
The jihadist, named Yunes-Sebastien, belonged to the same radical movement from the japanese Franche-Comte vicinity as Salhi, said resources near the case.
French indoors Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Salhi have been on a national protection watchlist from 2006 to 2008 and later raised crimson flags for his hyperlinks to radical moves between 2001 and 2014.
Syria hyperlinks Probed
Salhi’s mom and sister, who were questioned by using police and later released, stated Salhi had been to Syria in 2009, before battle broke out in that usa or the Islamic kingdom group started out seizing territory.
however this is “declarative” and police don’t have any proof to returned up the assertion, stated thesupply.
Police took Salhi, wearing a clinic gown and carrying a bulletproof vest, along with his head protectedby a white cloth, to his rental on Sunday with a view to discover his passport and verify this information, to no avail, investigative sources said.
loads of French residents have left for Iraq or Syria to salary jihad and high Minister Manuel Valls statedSunday that 1,800 people in France have been ‘related‘ in some way to the Islamist reason.
Salhi, a married father-of-three, has been in police custody for a few 72 hours, and may be held for ninety six hours with out price.
The gruesome beheading taken aback France which has been on excessive alert because 17 people had been killed in 3 days of Islamist attacks in January, starting with a shootout on the satirical magazineCharlie Hebdo.
Valls instructed French tv on Sunday that the sector was engaged in a ‘warfare in opposition to terrorism’.
“We cannot lose this conflict as it‘s basically a warfare of civilization. it’s our society, our civilization thatwe are defending,” Valls told iTELE rolling news channel.