Hitler fanatic, “Simon” was arrested for planning an attack on a high school and a mosque in the Seine-Maritime region of France.
He had planned to stage the attacks on April 20th, Hitler’s birthday.
Simon accused the French government of not fighting “radical Islam” in his plea to the police.
Ironically, when Adolf Hitler was holed up in the Berlin bunker in the dying days of the second world war, one of his many regrets concerned his failure to mobilise the world’s Muslims to his cause:
“Just think what we could have done.. to incite them.”
He saw Nazism and Islam as natural allies. Though he considered most of its practitioners to be racially inferior, he admired Islam for its perceived martial qualities.
Simon was brought before an anti-terrorism judge on Friday (Oct 1) after being detained by the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI).
The 19 year old had 20 knives, 3 guns and 20 notebooks found at his house.
The notebooks were named after Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf (My Struggle) and Simon described himself as “an extremist who favoured Hitler’s political line.”
The attack was planned before the second round of presidential elections in France and was reported to be much larger in scale than the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton on April 20, 1999.
The Littleton incident was a school shooting and attempted bombing in Colorado, US planned by two senior students who killed a total of 13 people.
Simon apparently planned the attack due to his history with being sexually assaulted and harassed by his classmates at a young age and had 30 people targeted in his scheme.
Officials have yet to comment on this and there have been no updates on the case so far.