@jamahir Sorry for the late reply was playing Blasphemous then went to bed (no pun intended to the OP I legit completed the game last night)
Jamahiru senpai what you said there is Interesting but it's highly unlikely and improbable coz TJ is scarcely vocal online and specifically in france and barely has any influence despite some efforts it's still very minim, the killer was an 18 yr old kid most probably born there and most probably used to french social media only, like most french teenagers....all extremist propaganda i find online especially on Twitter and exclusively french social media platforms which I'm part of are salafi which is corroborated by a well known 2018 study about online extremism in France titled "La Fabrique de l'islamisme" which links most french social media propaganda accounts to Ikhwaan or simply being salafi in nature. One more important point about a possible salafi connection is that Saudi funded salafi mosques are a sizably voluminous thing in france and all mosques (20 or more) which were closed by the government for extremist preaching since the past few years were salafi and had ties to Saudi Arabia, the real problem is many salafi hate preachers operate mostly outside the mosques targetting youngsters. Tl:dr there are various much more probable theories potentially closer to realityYes, TJ is banned in Russia and the Central Asian stan countries. But this young man was probably influenced by a TJ in France or via internet from Britain.
I thought he was an atheist, Wasn't he always a pro-reformist in the first place? Wouldn't be much of a debate or "response" wouldn't it coz both fundamentally agree that Islam needs reforms...? Whenever i watch a discussion or debate between reformists and atheists I find them agreeing more than they disagree for reasons known to both of usTariq Ali should be more active in intellectually responding to Islam-haters like Christopher Hitchens.