Guest on Saturday from Europe 1, Alain Bauer, professor of criminology at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, commented beheading a teacher history-geography, who had shown his students caricatures of Mahomet, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Friday, in Yvelines. According to him, despite the work of the intelligence services, “the net still leaves holes for isolated operators, but not solitary”.
For Alain Bauer, this new attack responds to “the logic of a process that began in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, which continued in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, which almost took place in front of the former Charlie Hebdo premises, and which obeys an instruction from the former minister of the terrorist attacks of the Islamic State, who had called on all jihadists to join the combat zones in Syria or Iraq, and if they could not, to commit attacks wherever they could, and by any means “.
“A process that was expected”
It is therefore “a process that was expected”, believes the researcher, for whom the luck of France is that “since 2015-2016, the intelligence services have gone from less than half a dozen preventive operations to about sixty “. But, he says, “the net always leaves holes in particular on isolated operators, but who are not solitary”.
Concerning the assailant, who is said to be a young man of 18, born in Moscow, Alain Bauer believes that “his process of jihadization is not personal”. The Islamic State, he notes “has revolutionized the affairs of terrorism, by having three types of operators: the lions of the Caliphate, who are its employees sent on mission, the soldiers of the Caliphate who are ‘uberized’ of the terrorism previously known or connected, and people they do not know, but obey their instructions “.