The CCAF learned with amazement that an imbalance, which the dispatches call Armenian, was guilty of a serious aggression against faithful of the Mosque of Creteil.
The CCAF condemns this act, as well as all manifestations of violence or hatred, a fortiori when they are based on religious intolerance, racism, rejection of the other.
While welcoming the fact that this action did not provoke any victims, he expressed his solidarity and fraternal feelings towards the members of this mosque and in general to the Muslim community in France with which the Armenian structures maintained the best relationships.
The CCAF also urges justice to quickly clarify this matter and dispel any misunderstandings.
CCAF National Office
Créteil, June 30, 2017 (AFP) – Police custody of the man who attempted to drive into the car on Thursday by worshipers of the Créteil mosque was lifted because he suffers from schizophrenia and must be hospitalized ex officio, The prosecutor said on Friday.
His psychiatric expertise “concluded that the state of health was incompatible with police custody and the necessity of” compulsory hospitalization “in psychiatry, said the prosecutor’s office of Créteil (Val-de-Marne) at AFP. The medical certificate mentions “delirious and incoherent remarks”, he added.
This 43-year-old Armenian “was hospitalized twice in 2006 and 2007 for schizophrenia,” according to the prosecution. “Currently he is on medication”.
Without a job and holder of a disability card, he has lived in France for twelve years. He lives in concubinage and has a daughter aged twelve. The public prosecutor’s office will open a judicial investigation. He will also ask the investigating judge to take a warrant against him. What could enable the judicial police of the Val-de-Marne, in charge of the investigation, to hear the defendant after his stay in the hospital.
The man, who lives in Creteil, crashed into the barriers and crossed the grating protected the mosque with his 4×4, before stamping cars of faithful after the prayer, without causing any injuries. He was arrested Thursday night at his home.
His motives remain for the moment unclear. Witnesses to the scene are currently being heard, the prosecution added.
According to a source close to the file, the man held “confused remarks in reference to the” jihadist attacks that have killed 239 in France since 2015.
A witness also assured AFP that the man was seen Wednesday by a faithful near the mosque. He was laying flowers on the plaque of the “Garden of Armenia”, installed by the city of Creteil in tribute to the Armenian people, in the large park adjacent to the place of worship.
Ten days after the London antimusulman attack, perpetrated by a man who fell on the faithful of the mosque of Finsbury Park and made eleven wounded, the French Muslim community also feels targeted. Some of its officials denounced an “attack attempt” and asked the authorities to “strengthen the protection of places of worship”.
The prefect of police, Michel Delpuech, addressed a letter to the president of the French Muslim Council (CFCM), Anouar Kbibech, in which he condemns the act that took place on Thursday and reiterates his vigilance to the security forces protecting the Places of worship Muslims.
The Armenian Association of Creteil announced that it “strongly condemns acts of violence perpetrated” on Thursday.
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