Suspect arrested over stabbing of French soldier in Paris admits attack and was probably acting on “religious ideology”, prosecutor says


picture of the arrested man:

22 year old man was recently converted to islam…

French prosecutor: ‘Radical Muslim’ suspect admits to stabbing soldier

A suspect arrested Wednesday has admitted to the weekend stabbing of a French soldier in Paris and was probably acting based on his “religious ideology,” Paris prosecutor Xavier Molins tells AFP news agency.

Molins said the man, named Alexandre and who turns 22 on Thursday, had converted to Islam and was known to police after undergoing an identity check in 2007 for praying on the street.

“The suspected perpetrator of the attack on a soldier Saturday evening in La Defense (business district) was arrested this morning,” Interior Minister Manuel Valls said in a statement, reported AFP.