The door is closed, but the complaints – “Oh my God”, “Pity for him” – are clearly audible from the threshold of the house. A few minutes earlier, a sister of Brahim A., suspect principal of the attack on Notre-Dame de Nice, Thursday, had brought in all his family and asked journalists to leave. But suddenly the mother comes out, a flowery headband brightening up a black veil and an old threadbare jacket: “We are not Salafists! We are a good family ”, she cries.
The father and a host of children – Brahim has seven or eight sisters (depending on the version) and two brothers – show up. Each in turn, the mother and the father describe a son who would have found, for a little more than two years, the straight path going to the mosque, without being a fundamentalist: “At 8 pm he was still home for dinner, then he would go to pray for Icha [la dernière prière de la journée] then he would go to the cafe before going to bed. He never brought friends here ”, detai
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