one and a Half weeks after the terrorist attack of Strasbourg, with five dead, there are a further indication for an Islamist Background of the fact.

On a USB-Stick of the alleged assassin Chérif Chekatt a Video had been found with an oath of allegiance for the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS), confirmed the judicial circles of the German press Agency in Paris.

Chekatt had on 11. December in the city centre of Strasbourg opened fire. In the attack, several people were injured. Chekatt was killed two days later by the police. The IS claimed the attack after the death of Chekatts and named him posthumously as one of their “soldiers”. According to witnesses, the attackers shouted during the attack “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is great).


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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