[It is absurd / bonkers that this person remained in the intelligence division of the Paris police department
I knew France was clueless, but this is beyond clueless ... it's like deliberately suicidal
]Last Thursday, Mickaël Harpon, an Islamist extremist who worked in the intelligence division of the Paris police department
, murdered four of his colleagues, three men and one woman. Now Interior Minister Christophe Castaner is facing calls to resign because Harpon’s coworkers had warned their superiors Harpon had argued the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in which Islamic extremists murdered 12 people and wounded 17 others was justified, but he still wasn’t written up in France’s security database.
The fact that this and other potential clues — including a video the killer posted on Facebook that imitated throat-cutting — were missed by the police administration that surrounded him, at the heart of an organization dedicated to fighting terrorism, has shocked the ranks of the national police.”
The New York Times noted that contrary to early reports that Harpon was a recent convert to Islam, he had long ago converted, and was an “assiduous attendee of his local mosque, going to morning and evening prayers. A radical imam, who was nearly expelled from France, officiated there, a police union official said Friday.”
France’s antiterrorism prosecutor, Jean-François Ricard, added that Harpon had contacts with “several individuals suspected of being part of the Salafist movement,
The Journal quoted Éric Diard, who supervised an investigation on radicalization in French security, asserting, “What bothers me is that someone who seemed to present signs of radicalization could find himself in a job as sensitive as the intelligence office of the Paris police.”