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Australia: Muslim backpack stabber who screamed Allahu-Akhbar ‘wanted to kill everybody’ – Police see no terror relation


 

French backpacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ during fatal Home Hill stabbing

Charlotte Willis
news.com.au
@lottiewillis

THE Frenchman accused of stabbing to death a British backpacker in Queensland posted a bizarre statement on Facebook just moments before the attack, saying he was “going to die soon”.

 

A French friend told Nine News that accused attacker Smail Ayad posted the following message “minutes before” the stabbing frenzy: “I am a victim. I feel I’m going to die soon. Whoever you are who like me, please follow me. I love everyone.”

Other fellow backpackers have shed light on Ayad, saying his behaviour changed unrecognisably on the night of the attack.

Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, of Derbyshire, was killed in a brutal attack at Shelley’s Backpackers in Home Hill, about 100km southeast of Townsville, at 11.15pm on Tuesday.

The French national entered the country in March on a temporary visa.

According to his Facebook profile, which now appears to have been removed from the social networking site, Ayad is a self-described boxer who lists his home as Thailand.

Police are said to be investigating whether he had a romantic interest in Ms Ayliffe-Chung.

The Townsville Bulletin understands Ayad had “fawned over” Ms Ayliffe-Chung for several days, telling other backpackers the pair were deeply in love and married. The Bulletin reports he became enraged on Tuesday night after hearing the British backpacker had posed for revealing photos in a magazine and didn’t reciprocate his feelings.

Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, was killed in a frenzied attack at a backpackers hostel.

Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, was killed in a frenzied attack at a backpackers hostel.Source:News Corp Australia

Smail Ayad, arrested for the stabbing murder Mia Ayliffe-Chung.

Smail Ayad, arrested for the stabbing murder Mia Ayliffe-Chung.Source:News Corp Australia.

Ayad was friends with Ms Ayliffe-Chung on Facebook. He was also Facebook friends with British man Thomas Jackson, 30, who was stabbed multiple times in the face, chest and stomach and remains in hospital.

Others present in the hostel, which is popular with French and British tourists, told The Australian his behaviour changed drastically on Tuesday evening.

“Everybody has told us he was completely crazy, they couldn’t recognise him,” a French tourist told the paper.

“He said he wants to kill everybody …. maybe there is ­alcohol and drugs involved.”

Smail Ayad was arrested over the murder of 21-year-old British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung.

Smail Ayad was arrested over the murder of 21-year-old British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung. Source:News Corp Australia

Up to 30 witnesses — many of them terrified backpackers — at the north Queensland hostel watched as Ayad burst in singing the French ­national ­anthem and crying “God is great” in Arabic during the frenzied attack, The Australian reports.

“Initial inquiries indicate that comments which may be construed (as) being of an extremist nature were made by the alleged offender,” Queensland deputy police commissioner Steve Gollschewski said during a press conference.

“It is alleged that the suspect used the phrase ‘Allahu akbar’ during the attack and when arrested by police.

“Police are not searching for anyone else in relation to the incident at this time.”

The Frenchman had been at the backpackers for several days and was rooming with those who were attacked. Ms Ayliffe-Chung, a waitress and model, was also staying at the hostel while working on a farm.

Smail Ayad was arrested for the stabbing murder of Mia Ayliffe-Chung at a hostel complex in Home Hill.

Smail Ayad was arrested for the stabbing murder of Mia Ayliffe-Chung at a hostel complex in Home Hill.Source:News Corp Australia

Queensland Police Minister Bill Byrne described the stabbing attack as “tragic and disturbing” but sought to distance the incident from extremism. He said the attacks were not “about race or religion,” despite police not being able to rule out radical links to the murder at this time.

Ayad was taken to hospital following his arrest and was still to be charged last night.

Mr Gollschewski said investigators would look at mental health or drug misuse “factors”, and said Ayad did not have any known links to the Islamic State terror group. Police believe he acted alone.

They said they were not aware of him making any local connections during his time in the country.

According to his now-deleted Facebook page, Ayad was from Marseilles and studied at the Lycee de la Mediterranee, in southern France. His profile says he now lives in Chiang Mai in Thailand.

A French backpacker who spent three months at the hostel — and left the day before the attack — said the attacker was usually “quiet and calm”, according to The Australian.

Smail Ayad, 29, was arrested for the stabbing murder Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, in Home Hill.

Smail Ayad, 29, was arrested for the stabbing murder Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, in Home Hill.Source:News Corp Australia

9 thoughts on “Australia: Muslim backpack stabber who screamed Allahu-Akhbar ‘wanted to kill everybody’ – Police see no terror relation

  1. Motive? Simple – the authorities are slow to catch on. Muslims commit more crimes than anyone else, They commit more murders, rapes and thefts, because it is commanded in the Koran to kill the infidel. Nikolai Sennels writes about this, blaming the upbringing based on Muslim beliefs, culture, and following Mohammed, as a role model.

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  2. That just proves that the leftist disease of refusing to see the obvious is alive and well in Australia thanks to all the traitors who moronically adhere to the principles that 60 years ago would have had them gaoled. This muslim pond scum should be shot or hanged summarily and I only care about his victim’s rights, not his (unlike the Australian Law society). I just wonder when Mr average will say:”Enough!!” and start taking his own action( a real pity about Merkel)

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