Man held over philosopher death threats
A 25-year-old call centre worker has been arrested in Orleans, accused of sending “aggravated threats” via email to Robert Redeker.
Redeker, a philosopher and school teacher, had written an article in Le Figaro in which he described Islam as “a religion which … exalts violence and hate”. A few bright sparks of the Islamist persuasion thought it would be a good idea to prove his point for him, so Redeker is now in hiding.
Anti-terrorism investigators found no evidence that the accused threatener had any links to terrorist organisations. He acted alone out of “hatred” for the author.