(Strasbourg-AP) — French authorities have identified the gunman responsible for the deadly Christmas market shooting as Islamic extremist named “Cherif C.” Three people were killed and dozens were injured after he opened fire in Strasbourg on Tuesday.
Several reports say he yelled “God is Great” in Arabic while he was shooting. The manhunt is still underway for Cherif, a 29-year-old with a criminal record in several European countries. Authorities say Cherif became an Islamic extremist while serving time in prison and has been on the terrorist watch list since 2015.
(Washington, DC) – Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. is warning that there will be consequences for the U.S.-led military strikes on Syria. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov called the strikes an insult to Russian president Vladimir Putin, and said insulting the president of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible. Antonov said Friday that the U.S. has the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons and has no moral right to blame other countries. He said Russia is being threatened by the strikes, and that “such actions will not be left without consequences.”
On Saturday, Russian lawmaker Vladimir Dzhabarov said Russia was likely to call for a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss U.S., British and French air strikes on Syria. The lawmaker told Russian news, “the situation is being analyzed right now.”
(Paris) – A French politician is now facing charges for sharing uncensored photos of an American journalist beheaded by ISIS. Marine Le Pen was charged this week and accused of spreading violent materials that could incite terrorism and harm to human dignity.
The charges come from a 2015 Tweet in which Le Pen shared several photos of brutal ISIS killings.
She says she was emphasizing the horrors of ISIS and should receive a medal instead of facing up to three years in prison.