Algerian immigrant storms Police Station holding a knife, shouts "Allahu Akbar", attacks female officer, gets gunned down
Abdelouahab Taib, 29, an Algerian man living near Barcelona, Spain, stormed a Police Station armed with a large knife and shouting "Allahu Akbar". He charged a female officer behind the front desk but was gunned down before he could do any harm.
Taib had spent “a number of years” in Spain, and more than two years in Cornellà, which is located in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. He had a Spanish Foreign Identity Number (NIE) thanks to his marriage to the Spanish woman, with whom he lived in an apartment just 150 meters from the police precinct. His wife, neighbors reported, had converted to Islam after meeting him and had begun to wear the traditional Islamic veil as well as long clothing to cover up her arms and legs. The wife and extended family in Algeria are suing the Police Department for unjustified shooting of his relative. Liberal pundits in TV and social media joined in claiming that the policewoman should have handled the situation differently and disarm the attacker.
While this is being labelled as a terrorist attack, there is mounting evidence that it was actually a case of suicide by cop. Taib was a closet homosexual whose wife was about to sue for divorce after she found out, and he was mostly concerned about the Muslim community's reaction if his sexual orientation were to be disclosed.
Spain fought a near 50-year long fight against a marxist terrorist organization called ETA, recently ended after the surrender of the last remnants of the group. Spain is also the location of the largest Islamic terrorist attack in Europe, with the 2004 Madrid train bombings. Unsurprisingly, considering this history, Spain's police and intelligence services are considered some of the best in the continent in counter-terrorism.