Wednesday 26 July 2017

Man accused of 'Isil' threats to kill housemates

Judge Malone remanded Mr Heirouche in custody (Stock photo)
Judge Malone remanded Mr Heirouche in custody (Stock photo)
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

A man who is alleged to have started behaving erratically and warned two French housemates that Isil terror attacks in France were "excellent" has been remanded in custody.

Cork District Court heard that Shmael Heirouche (39), of James Street, Cork, was also alleged to have said that if he had a sword he would behead Jewish people.

Mr Heirouche appeared before Judge Leo Malone after two French nationals complained to gardaí about the alleged threats. He is charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to the pair.

Det Garda Geraldine Daly told the court that in garda interviews the two French nationals claimed Mr Heriouche described them as Zionists and said all Zionists should "have their throats cut".

The men claimed Mr Heirouche had made gestures with his hands across his throat.

Mr Heirouche was arrested by gardaí on Wednesday and taken for questioning. The court heard that in one garda interview he allegedly told officers he would behead Jewish people if he could get a sword.

Judge Malone remanded Mr Heirouche in custody.

Irish Independent

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