Nice terrorist ‘used hook-up apps to find men’ before ISIS radicalisation
The terrorist responsible for killing dozens of people in Nice reportedly used dating apps to find men and women – despite his apparent allegiance to ISIS.
Last Thursday, Tunisian-born terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a large lorry into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 85 people and injuring 202.
But despite groups related to the so-called Islamic State ‘claiming’ the attack, it has emerged that Bouhlel appears to be anything but a devout follower of the ISIS doctrine.
According to a leak to France news network BFMTV, investigators discovered dating apps on Bouhlel’s phone, as well as pictures of both male and female sexual conquests.
His family say that the 31-year-old was not very religious – often eating pork, getting drunk and taking drugs, as well as not observing Ramadan.
However, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls confirmed that investigators believe the attacker had bee radicalised recently, with ISIS-affiliated groups recruiting him as a “soldier” of their Caliphate.
However, had the groups known about his male conquests, it might have been a different story – ISIS enforces a ‘zero tolerance’ for gay and bisexual men among civilians.
As part of its continued campaign of terror, the group has publicly executed hundreds of men accused of homosexuality, by stoning and throwing them off buildings.
The group often boasts about the executions online – showing the large crowds who gather to help stone the men to death and ‘celebrate’.
However, its moralistic code of conduct often appear to be more lax for the group’s supporters – with intelligence authorities reporting that the computers used by the group’s digital wings are often filled with pornography.