This week, a TV festival in Cannes, France suffered a security scare when a woman shouting “Allah hu Akbar” threatened to blow herself up outside the event venue.
Perhaps even more disturbing, the woman had her two young children with her. Police arrested her, and it is not clear if she actually had any explosives.
Regardless, the American media completely ignored the incident, as well as several other incidents of radical Muslim violence in France this week.
A 27-year-old woman from Cannes was arrested this week outside the CanneSeries television festival after she yelled “Allah hu Akbar” and threatened to blow herself up.
The threat of terrorism took place at the Place de Gaulle in Cannes, within the vicinity of the Palais des Festivals where both the internationally renowned Cannes film festival and the TV festival take place, regional newspaper Nice-Matin reports.
More disturbingly, the 27-year-old was accompanied by her two children aged two and four years old while she was making threats to explode. Police were able to quickly arrest the woman who was later taken for a psychiatric evaluation and hospitalised on the advice of a clinical psychiatrist.
The two children were taken into protective custody with social services.
Violence involving Islamic radicals is now commonplace in France, including the attack on a supermarket that left four hostages dead, including a heroic policeman who traded himself for one of the hostages. Most of the incidents, however, are ignored by the American media. Even in French media, the religious motivations of the Muslim terrorists are largely downplayed.
The incident was not the only terrorist threat in France this week as two men were arrested in Saint-Brieuc in Brittany after they both also shouted “Allah hu Akbar” and uttered death threats against an employee of France’s national railway company SNCF at a train station.
Several witnesses to the incident said the two men were shouting not only “Allah hu Akbar” but were also making disparaging remarks about French people and Roman Catholics.