SYDNEY — A French man shouting the Arabic phrase “Allahu akbar” stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack at a hostel in northeast Australia, police said Wednesday.
The 29-year-old suspect did not have any known links to the Islamic State group and appeared to have acted alone, Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said. Police were trying to determine whether the man had been motivated by extremism, or something else.
Ah, motivation? Well listen to the killers battle cry
The man, a French national visiting Australia, shouted “Allahu akbar” — the Arabic phrase meaning “God is great” — both during the attack and while being arrested by police, Gollschewski said. He has not yet been charged, but police weren’t looking for any other suspects related to the incident.
I would suspect that might be a tiny clue, but, then again, I am not well versed in PC avoidance of reality