Louvre Museum Attack Paige s.

Paris France is known for it's Notre Dame Cathedral and Eiffel Tower, being the city of love, and the birthplace of the famous confectionary, macarons, but on February 3rd, 2017, the Carousel de Louvre was hit with a tragic event.

Top left: Laduree, the brithplace of macarons. Top right: macarons. Bottom left: Eiffel Tower. Bottom right: Notre Dame Cathedral.

On February 3rd, bright and early in the morning, a tragic event took place at the Carrousel de Louvre Museum in Paris France. A man came into the museum, with a machete in hand, shouting “Allahu akbar”; an Arabic phrase meaning God is the greatest.

French soldiers shot five times at the man, and he was hit very badly in the stomach by one. Because of this, France’s Prime Minister has issued a terrorist investigation.

To help further protect the museum, at 10:00 in the morning, there was a security cordon; a group of police and/or guards closing out the museum.

New information was released on February 7th about the attacker, and the event.

The guy with the machete was a 29 year old Egyptian man, named Abdullah Reda al-Hamahmy.

After he was taken to the hospital after he was shot in the stomach, he was then questioned. At first he wouldn’t respond, but finally investigators dragged information out of him. They got his name, nationality, and age, like mentioned before, but they also got why he had ran at the soldiers at the Carrousel de Louvre.

Abdullah Reda al-Hamahny had ran at the soldiers with his machete because he wanted to avenge the Syrain people.

Avenge means to inflict harm on someone, because they did harm to something or someone else.

Besides this as his intention, he also told investigators that he wanted to damage the artwork in the museum with the cans of spray paint that he carried.

Even though he was carrying two backpacks, they didn't have any bombs, or other weapons, so these reasons given by Abdullag Reda al-Hamahmy seem to be the only ones.

Despite this grieving news, the mayor of Paris says, "In this context of terrorist threat that concerns every big city in the world, we say how efficient and relevant Paris security features were," stating that the way this event was handled, was very good, and caused it to be less of a sorrow than other events.


I think that this current event will definitely have a huge impact and influence on the country where it took place; France.

They have been the target of many terrorist-like and terrorist attacks before, so this event will show them that, even though they’re enforcing new safety things, they’re still a vulnerable country to these attacks.

But this also has a good impact on France as well, because as I mentioned before, the mayor of Paris said that they handled the situation very well.

Because of this event, the security, and protecting people of France are able to see that they are getting better, and becoming more efficient with handling these attacks, and that’s one step below eliminating these attacks permanently.

This also has an impact on the world, because it shows that terror attacks come in many different forms.

We often think of terrorist attacks of people blowing things up, or wreaking something; and even though Abdullah Reda al-Hamahmy wanted to destroy the artwork in the Louvre, he didn’t actually hurt anyone.

Because of this, the world needs to be ready for any type of terrorist attack, because you never know when they’re going to happen, how they’re going to happen, and why they’re going to happen.

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