“A nasty piece of work who never observed the rules of Islam” – well, that makes him an ideal emulator of prophet Mohammed, the perfect man. Jihad is in the blood of Muslims, in the genepool. They don’t need a mosque or to affiliation to any terror organisation to turn into a lone-wolf mujahid for Allah. The call for jihad was deeply rooted in the mind and psyche of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel anyways. That hatred, racism and contempt he had for the infidel is the norm to largest majority of Muslims and they are brought up to hate non-Muslims. This should indicate how dangerous Muslim migration to non-Muslim countries truly is. There is rarely any actual integration into the new culture they move to and since no one can read minds, it’s impossible to spot which one will dedicate themselves to their cause next. The dreamy idolization of Jihad is always there.
EXCLUSIVE – ‘He wasn’t a Muslim. He was a s***’: Truck terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel’s cousin says he was a wife beating drug taker who ate pork… and NEVER went to a mosque
- Truck terrorist who murdered 84 people in a horrific drive along the Nice seafront drank alcohol, ate pork and took drugs – all banned by Islam
- A cousin of his estranged wife said ‘he was not a Muslim, he was a s***’
- Revealed he didn’t go to the mosque and didn’t pray or observe Ramadan
- The couple had separated after reports of domestic abuse two years ago
- Detectives raided the family home in Nice and took his wife into protective custody
Truck terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was an ‘unlikely jihadist’ who flouted every rule of Islam, his cousin told MailOnline today.
The 31-year-old – who wreaked terror on the Nice seafront as he turned an evening celebrating Bastille Day into a night of terror in which he murdered 84 innocent people – drank alcohol, ate pork and took drugs.
He never prayed or attended a mosque, and hit his wife – with whom he had three children – and was in the process of getting a divorce.
Ransacked: Bouhlel’s rented apartment was turned upside down to try and give the police clues as to why he would have carried out his murderous campaign against so many innocent people
Kicked in: Bouhlel’s home was broken into and examined for clues. He had been known to the French police since January, but was not deemed a terror threat
Murderous: After crushing scores of people with the lorry, Bouhlel then got out and opened fire on the terrified revellers trying to flee.
Bouhlel, who had been known to the French police since January, had been on the radar for six months for petty criminality.
It is understood he lost his job as a delivery driver when he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into four cars and had also been involved in a bar brawl.
Walid Hamou, a cousin of Bouhlel’s wife Hajer Khalfallah , told MailOnline: ‘Bouhlel was not religious. He did not go to the mosque, he did not pray, he did not observe Ramadan.’He drank alcohol, ate pork and took drugs. This is all forbidden under Islam.
‘He was not a Muslim, he was a s***.
‘He beat his wife, my cousin, he was a nasty piece of work.’
Yesterday, he was stopped by police just hours before he crushed scored of people underneath the wheels of his 25 tonne truck and fired shots indiscriminately at police and innocent bystanders.
He told officers that he was delivering ice-cream to the area and was allowed to park on the waterfront for several hours.
Horrifying footage of the moment the truck turned into a deadly juggernaut were uploaded online within minutes, showing a trail of dead bodies left in its path.
Target: French police raided a apartment Bouhlel was renting close to his estranged wife and ransacked the property, looking for clues
Not a Muslim: Walid Hamou, a cousin of Bouhlel’s wife Hajer, told MailOnline: ‘Bouhlel was not religious. He did not go to the mosque, he did not pray, he did not observe Ramadan’
Thief: Bouhlel was already known by police following accusations of domestic violence and theft, and was arrested following a pub brawl on January 27
Bouhlel’s wife was taken into protective custody by police this morning.
Detectives had raided the 12th floor apartment she had shared with her estranged husband in the early hours of the morning and another rented property nearby.
More disturbing facts emerged about Bouhlel’s frame of mind in the hours leading to his murderous rampage on the Promenade des Anglais.
Wissam, a Tunisian neighbour from the same village as the driver claimed: ‘On the Thursday night he was drinking with a colleague and they argued. His pal said you’re worth nothing and he replied: ‘One day, you’ll hear about me.’
Speaking to L’Express he said: Look this is someone who drinks, smokes cannabis.’
Hannan, who lived on the floor below, said: “He always looked at me oddly. He stared at us and we avoided him.’
Another neighbour described him as shifty and unwillingly to make contact.
Also, it now seems that the guns found in the van were fake and the grenade inoperable.
‘Why?’ said Wissam. ‘What was the point of that?’
Booze and parties: Neighbour Nassim, 33, told MailOnline: ‘Bouhlel used to live in this block of flats with his wife and family. He was not a fanatical muslim. He drank alcohol, he chased girls, he went to nightclubs’
Focus: Officers pored over every inch of the 12th floor apartment Bouhlel lived in with his wife Hajer and the rented apartment nearby which he moved into when they separated
Fired: The father-of-three worked as a delivery driver, but is believed to have been fired recently after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing into four vehicles on a highway
Protection: Hajid Bouhlel was taken away from the family home by police at 11am this morning, for her own protection. Her neighbour Nassim told MailOnline ‘He split up from his wife about two years ago. She is a lovely woman.’
12th floor: Police raided the 12th floor apartment as more details emerged about Bouhlel’s life. The 31-year-old was stopped by police just hours before he crushed scored of people underneath the wheels of his 25 tonne truck and fired shots indiscriminately at police and innocent bystanders.
It comes after Bouhlel was named by police as the terrorist who drove a lorry for more than a mile through crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city.
The attack left a trail of devastation, killing at least 84 people including 10 children, on the Promenade des Anglais.
After crushing scores of people with the lorry, the driver then got out and opened fire on the terrified revellers trying to flee.
Police were able to end the attack by shooting dead the gunmen.
Mr Hamou, 30, said: ‘My cousin is with the police. They took her way at about 11am this morning, for her own protection. She is at the police station now giving a statement.’
Bouhlel is understood have separated from his wife two years ago.
Neighbour Nassim, 33, told MailOnline: ‘Bouhlel used to live in this block of flats with his wife and family. I lived next door to him.
‘He was not a fanatical muslim. He drank alcohol, he chased girls, he went to nightclubs. He did not go to the mosque. He was not religious at all.
‘He split up from his wife about two years ago. She is a lovely woman.’
Carnage: Bodies were left strewn on the promenade after Bouhlel rampaged through the crowded streets and opened fire.
Bouhlel had lived with his wife and three young children in a flat in a run-down apartment block in a poor neighbourhood of Nice.
He worked as a delivery driver, but is believed to have been fired recently after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing into four vehicles on a highway.
But he separated from wife Hajer some two years ago following a series of violent arguments, and he was said to have been depressed in recent months as their divorce had been finalised.
He had moved into a rented property nearby after their separation.
Bouhlel was already known by police following accusations of domestic violence and theft, and was arrested following a pub brawl on January 27.
Council workmen were today repairing the front door of the former family home which had been smashed in by anti-terrorist police in the early hours of the morning.
Meanwhile detectives and anti-terrorist police were sifting through his belongings at the small rental apartment nearby where he had lived since the split.
Forensic officers were investigating a white van outside the property.
And now when we have the media fairy-tales and excuses out of the way, here is the real Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel – very much a jihadist.
Kill, kill, kill was the message on his facebook page.