Muslim who screamed Allahu Akbar as he stabbed two female cousins to death in Marseilles was illegal immigrant

An illegal immigrant who used up to eight identities as he travelled around France was arrested and then released last Friday before stabbing two cousins to death in a suspected terrorist attack.

The man shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he murdered the 17-year-old student and 21-year-old nurse outside St-Charles station in the southern city of Marseille on Sunday afternoon.

Shocked passers-by looked on in horror as he used a butcher’s knife to carry out the attack, before he was himself gunned down by a military patrol on anti-terrorism duties.