PORTRAIT. “A bit of a joker”, deeply religious, but not averse to violence: this is shooter Abdesalem Lassoued

According to his neighbors, he was “a very ordinary man”, who went to the mosque three times a day with his daughter. Abdesalem Lassoued (45) also seemed mainly a devout Muslim on social media – not necessarily a radical one. Although further investigation shows us that he was interested in a notorious Lebanese hate preacher and that after his arrival in Europe in 2011 he tried to get asylum in no fewer than four different countries. TikTok accounts about fitness and self-defense techniques also fascinated him.