Arriving in France in 2015, Luqman Haider published three videos in which he is accused of making glowing comments about terrorist acts.
In these videos, Haider congratulated the perpetrator of the machete attack that took place on September 25 in front of Charlie Hebdo’s former premises. According to him, the assailant was a “good man known throughout Pakistan” who had earned “status”, “honor through the Prophet”.
The Pakistani arrived in France in 2015 after a tumultuous four-year journey. France – and more precisely Paris – was his objective to “flee the poverty” of his country of origin. He finally landed in Villiers-le-Bel where resides “a large Pakistani community”, he explained to the Court.
(With contributions from agencies)