This is all-out war. It’s every day. When will Western officials stop handwringing about islamofauxbia and start dealing with the war we’re in?
Related: Charlie Hebdo’s PTSD
“Man With Knife and Fake Explosives Shot Dead Outside Paris Police Station,” by Aurelien Breeden and Anna Polonyi, New York Times, January 7, 2016:
PARIS — Officers fatally shot a man who was wielding a knife and yelling “Allahu akbar” as he tried to attack a police station in northern Paris on Thursday, setting off alarms as France marked the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
The attack, a few minutes before noon, prompted the closing of schools, shops and streets. The man’s body lay outside the police station, on the Rue de la Goutte d’Or. The authorities said the man, who was not identified, had lunged at an officer.
For more than an hour and 20 minutes, the man’s body lay on the sidewalk, covered with a white cloth. A robot was deployed, and after that, two dogs and then a man wearing heavy gear inspected the man’s jacket, fearing that he might have been carrying explosives. The police determined that the man had been wielding a knife that looked like a meat cleaver, and that he had been wearing a fake explosive belt, according to an Interior Ministry spokesman, Pierre-Henry Brandet.
The episode occurred a year after gunmen carried out attacks in and near Paris, including on Charlie Hebdo and on a kosher supermarket, killing 17 people. The assault also comes less than two months after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks, which killed 130.
The police station is in the 18th arrondissement, a multicultural district that has a large immigrant population but that is also rapidly gentrifying.
The attack occurred a little over an hour after President François Hollande concluded a speech to forces at the Paris police department during which he warned that terrorism was still threatening the country.
Mr. Hollande thanked police and security forces and paid tribute to the three officers who were killed in the attacks last January. “We will never forget them,” he said. “They died so that we may live free.”
Mr. Hollande added that over the past year, nearly 200 people had been barred from leaving France on suspicion of seeking to join terrorist groups in Syria or Iraq and that over 50 foreigners had been barred from entering the country…