UPDATE: The attacker recently converted to Islam.
Did he catch an early screening of Joker?
“PARIS — A longtime police employee killed three officers and an administrative worker in a knife attack inside Paris police headquarters Thursday before being shot dead by police, French authorities said.
The attacker was a 45-year-old man who had been working in information and technology at the police headquarters for some 16 years, France’s minister for the interior, Christophe Castaner, said Thursday.
The assailant, who could not speak or hear, was shot by an officer with a rifle, according to two police sources who spoke to NBC News on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.
Christophe Crépin, a spokesperson for the French police union, initially said the assailant was an administrative police officer, but Castaner later confirmed that he was an IT worker at the police headquarters.
Castaner said the attacker had never shown any sign of distress. …”
Normally, I wouldn’t even write about a story like this.
Whether it is car attacks, acid attacks, bombings, mass shootings or random stabbing sprees, this sort of thing has become commonplace in Western Europe. The killers in Europe tend to have a “lower score” than their American counterparts because of their use of knives. Sometimes more thought is put into the attacks like during the Berlin Christmas Market terrorist attack or the Ariana Grande concert suicide bombing in Manchester.
Suppose we did ban and confiscate all the assault weapons like Australia and New Zealand. We would still have this massive social disintegration problem and the budding mass killers – whether they be homegrown domestic or foreign terrorists – would still find creative ways to lash out at society. Even in an ethnically homogeneous society, liberalism would still shatter the social fabric and create resentful incels and other types of violent aggrieved loners.