France: Military doctor dies after his throat was slashed in front of his children’s Catholic school, Mohamed L. claimed he was ‘acting in the name of Allah’

Some politicians are urging the case to be investigated as a terrorist attack

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author: John Cody
Alban Gervaise, murdered on the streets of Merseille, leaves behind three children.

Alban Gervaise, a 40-year-old military doctor, has died after being slashed several times in the throat last week while he was trying to pick up his children from school in the city of Marseille, in a case that has prompted widespread outrage in France.

The medics evacuated the military radiologist to the hospital with a life-threatening condition, but he succumbed to his injuries. Gervaise was a married father of three children on his way to pick up his 3 and 7-year-old children. Outside their Catholic school, police say Mohamed L. suddenly attacked Gervaise from behind. Passers-by intervened and managed to control the assailant, but it was too late to save the Gervaise’s life. Mohamed L. was arrested at the scene of the murder.

According to a police source, Mohamed L. shouted that he is “acting in the name of Allah” during the attack.

Gervaise’s death has highlighted once again France’s deteriorating security situation due to mass migration, and caused an outpouring of support for the father of three.

“This 40-year-old man was an eminent radiologist, military doctor at the Laveran hospital. He has dedicated his life to advancing medicine and caring for others. The man suspected of having stabbed him (Mohamed L., 23 years old) was indicted and imprisoned,” wrote Le Figaro journalist Guillaume Poingt.

Mohamed L. was already known to the police for previous crimes. In this case, the Marseille prosecutor’s office has opened a judicial investigation for “attempted voluntary homicide.”

Mohamed L. has been indicted and remains in custody. Despite the man claiming he killed Gervaise for Allah, police investigators are not working with the terrorist motive at this stage, as a search of the attacker’s home has not led to the discovery of any radical Islamic ties.

“The prosecution must retain the terrorist motive in this case”

The mayor of the 13th and 14th arrondissements of Marseille, Marion Bareille, reacted to the death of the victim on Twitter:

“To his wife, children, family, friends, and brothers in arms, I send my deepest condolence. I hope that justice will rule with extreme severity because I cannot accept that such a crime should go unpunished.”

The Republican deputy for the Alpes-Maritimes, Éric Ciotti, stated on Twitter that the investigation must continue to look into the terrorist motive.

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