On Wednesday the judiciary declared that the driver who drove deliberately into passers-by in Dijon at the end of 2014, wounding 14 people, was not legally responsible for his actions.
The man in his 40s was affected by severe psychiatric problems. The decision of the Chamber of Instruction was expected, according to his lawyer Ms Estève. "The expert psychiatric judgements all concluded that his client was not legally responsible, clearly in a state of crisis" at the time of the incident and having had 157 periods in a psychiatric hospital, he continued.
... On 21 December 2014, the driver drove deliberately into passers-by in Dijon city centre, wounding 13 people, shouting "Allah Akbar".
In view of his psychiatric record, the Dijon public prosecutor Marie-Christine Tarrare quickly ruled out terrorism in its investigation.
Under questioning, the man, a Frenchman born in France to an Algerian mother and a Moroccan father, told police that he acted alone, moved by the suffering of Palestinian and Chechen children, he said.
On the day after the incident, another driver ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in Nantes, wounding 10 people, including one fatally, before stabbing several of them.Source
There were multiple vehicular jihad attacks on French Christmas markets in December 2014. What was particularly striking was how the mass media covered them up. Even today, with more gruesome jihad attacks having occurred, you will often find these incidents omitted from lists of recent acts of terrorism in France. Yet we can be sure that obsessive coverage would have been given if a French patriot had ploughed his car into a crowd outside a mosque shouting "Death to Muslims!".
The incidents also bear strong similarities with what happened recently in Ohio. In each case the Muslim was motivated by the supposed suffering of Muslims in other countries; and, in each case, that suffering had little or nothing to do with the government the Muslim was living under or the people he was living among. The mental paradigm of our ruling class is that "Statehood = Peoplehood". But Islam calls that paradigm into question. Muslims see themselves as part of a deterritorialised nation called the Ummah and act accordingly.