Perfect. Robert Spencer and I are banned from the UK, but devout mass murderers are given awards. It is one epic failure after another. I cannot imagine the unspeakable horror that would alter the suicidal course of these left-wing polices. Make no mistake, the left is the great enemy of freedom and human progress.
The award was given after he wrote an article about racism against migrants (Islam is not a race).
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Algerian Notre Dame terror attacker ‘was given an EU award for writing about discrimination against migrants when he was a journalist in Sweden’
- Suspected terrorist attacked officer with a hammer outside Paris’s Notre Dame
- Footage shows Farid Ikken, 40, emerging from a crowd of tourists and attacking
- Ikken was shot by the police officer and he was taken to hospital after the attack
- Now it has emerged that the Algerian worked as a journalist in Sweden
- He had received the EU’s ‘National Journalist Prize Against Discrimination’
- The accolade was given after he wrote an article about racism against migrants
By Kelly Mclaughlin and Gareth Davies and Peter Allen and Scott Campbell For Mailonline, 7 June 2017:
The hammer-wielding terrorist who attacked police outside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was handed an award by the European Union for complaining about racism against migrants.
Farid Ikken, 40, emerged from a crowd of tourists on Tuesday afternoon and swinging his weapon at three police officers.
The Algerian took one of the officers to the ground while shouting ‘this is for Syria‘ before police drew their weapons and shot two bullets at him.
Ikken, who was carrying kitchen knives, a hammer and other unsophisticated weapons, was injured in the attack and was taken to hospital.
Now it has emerged that he had worked as a reporter in Sweden – and received the EU’s ‘National Journalist Prize Against Discrimination’.
This is the shocking moment an Algerian student attacked police officers with a hammer outside Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral. The shocking footage shows Farid Ikken, 40, emerging from a crowd of tourists on Tuesday afternoon and swinging his weapon at officersParis prosecutors opened a counter-terrorism investigation soon after the attack after Ikken said he was an ‘ISIS soldier of caliphate’, according to a probe source
He takes one of the officers to the ground while shouting ‘This is for Syria’ before police draw their weapons and shoot two bullets at him. Ikken, who was carrying kitchen knives, a hammer and other unsophisticated weapons, was injured in the attack and was taken to hospital
He was given the accolade by officials in Brussels after writing an article about asylum seekers ‘who are not entitled to medical care and who are therefore forced to seek shelter’.
It also included details of ‘healthcare staff and others who still provide healthcare to asylum seekers’ in defiance of rules prohibiting them to do so.
After winning the prize in 2009, Ikken said: ‘it has been gratifying that attention has been paid to such important topics as discrimination and diversity.’
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the attacker cried ‘it’s for Syria’ as he went after officers patrolling an esplanade in front of the famous landmark which was put on lockdown and was being guarded by soldiers overnight.
After Ikken was shot, he is said to have claimed to be a soldier of Islamic State.
He had no criminal record, but had regularly expressed his interest in jihad on the Internet, and had covered terrorism while working for various news outlets in his native Algeria.
Describing his work at the Bejaia-today site, Ikken wrote on his Linkedin profile: ‘I headed up a small team composed of two permanent journalists, two freelancers and a translator for two years.
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