France: Aged atheist jailed for Mosque attack

The 69-year-old also said the act was “spur of the moment” and that he had stuck screws to the grenades to instill fear.

“I’m a Republican and an atheist, and what happened at Charlie Hebdo infuriated me,” he told the court. “It’s putting a barrier in front of the freedom of the press in our country.”

The 69-year-old was handed a prison sentence of three years, two of which will be suspended.