French police shot dead a man on Saturday after he attacked them with a knife, also shouting "God is great". The lives of the two people seriously injured in Dijon are not said to be in danger.
Witnesses told police the driver, aged around 40, had also said he was "acting for the children of Palestine", an unnamed source close to the investigation told AFP news agency.
The driver has been known to police for minor incidents dating back 20 years, he added.
The prosecutor in Dijon said the attacker had a long history of mental illness and the incident was not linked to terrorism.
Making his profile look almost identical to the others attacking Christians in major western countries
in recent days......
Lets look at what "so called radical Islam" gave us the last few days.
Yesturday Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28 shot dead two New York police officers told members of the public to "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the attack, police say.
Brinsley shot them as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday before running into a subway station and shooting himself. Hours earlier, he had shot and wounded his 29-year-old ex-girlfriend, Shaneka Thompson, at her home in Baltimore, Maryland, police said.
A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic has run down pedestrians in Dijon,
France, injuring 11, two seriously, French media say.
He was arrested after targeting pedestrians in five different parts of the city in the space of half an hour.
He is said to be "apparently imbalanced" and to have spent time in a psychiatric hospital.
French police shot dead a Muslim man on Saturday after he attacked them with a knife, also shouting "God is great".
Man Haron Monis took 17 people hostage in a cafe in Sydney last Monday was carrying an illegally owned firearm, Australian police have said.Two people died along with Monis when police stormed the Lindt cafe to end the 16-hour siege.Four other people, one a police officer, suffered gunshot wounds.
At last but not least a Russian proverb:
If it barks like a dog, looks like a dog, and bites like a dog.....It most likely is, a dog.
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