Cousin of Normandy jihadist ‘knew of attack and should face terror charges’

The cousin of one of the teenage jihadists who slit the throat of a French priest knew he was about to commit an attack and should face terror charges, prosecutors have said.

Farid K, arrested after his cousin Abdel Malik Petitjean killed Father Jacques Hamel, 85, last Tuesday in Normandy, was sent on Sunday to face a judge with a recommendation from the prosecutor that he be charged with taking part in a “a terrorist association with the aim of harming others”.

Farid, 30, hosted his cousin in his flat in Nancy in eastern France for a few days before the attack and “knew perfectly well” that Petitjean was about to carry out an attack, the prosecutor’s office said.

  • Jim Horne

    Maybe the time has come for France to make an example of terrorists and their families. Maybe deporting all family members will send a message to the broader community.

    “The way to win the war is to frighten the larger community of Muslims who passively support terror by action or inaction–frighten them so badly that they will inform on family members. Frightening the larger Muslim population in the West does not require a great deal of effort: a few thousand deportations would do.
    Spengler, aka David P. Goldman, 2016-07-15

    Why the terrorists are winning the intelligence war

    • The best plan yet.

    • WalterBannon

      I would go further than that

  • WalterBannon

    another fine moderate muslim