The Associated Press has falsely reported that a woman who committed a terror crime in France shouted, “God is Great,” when she actually shouted “Allahu Akbar.”
BREAKING: French media: Woman crying "God is great" has injured 2 with box cutter at a supermarket in southern France.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 17, 2018
As the Telegraph accurately reported, the woman, who was armed with boxcutters, shouted “Allahu Akbar” before slashing at people in the town of La Seyne-sur-Mer, outside the Mediterranean port of Toulon Sunday. A woman working at a checkout counter wounded, along with a male victim. Both were taken to hospital.
Many eagle-eyed Twitter users spotted the mistake and were quick to point out AP’s clear-cut reporting error:
— Zach Chapman? (@zchapify) June 18, 2018
she said "allah akbar", dumbies.
— BAILEY STEEN ? (@atheist_cvnt) June 18, 2018
Interesting… I missed the part in the title where it said “TRANSLATES to God is great”.
— Roshi (@RoshiCane) June 17, 2018
Others lambasted the tweet as “obvious deception” that clearly showed the AP was “trying to hide the fact she is Muslim” and instead attempted “to blame Christianity.”
The 24-year-old suspect, who struck at a local supermarket, was apprehended by locals before police arrived and made the arrest.
“It appears to be an isolated case by a person with known psychological problems,” prosecutor Bernard Marchal said following the incident, “though that doesn’t exclude the possibility that she may have been radicalized.”
“We don’t yet know if this is a terrorist act, but in any case it was terrifying,” Marchal added.
France is battling a very serious problem with radicalization and subsequent terror attacks. Over 240 people have been killed in jihadist attacks since the horrific massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris in January 2015.
(H/T: The Telegraph)