German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said today he was “shocked” after the knife attack near the Eiffel Tower, Paris, in which a German-Filipino tourist was killed by a young Frenchman known for radical Islamism and psychiatric disorders.

“I am shocked by the terrorist attack in Paris that claimed the life of a German and injured many people,” Scholz wrote on the X social network.

“Our thoughts are with the injured, the families and friends of the victims. This underlines once again why we must fight against hate and terror,” he added.

Interior Minister Nancy Feiser earlier today denounced “a heinous crime” during an interview with the Funke media group.

Saturday afternoon, a 26-year-old Frenchman of Iranian origin stabbed a 23-year-old tourist, of German and Filipino nationality, before slightly injuring two men with a hammer.

Known for radical Islamism and psychiatric disorders, the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” at the time of the attack, according to a police source. He was arrested shortly after the incident and taken into custody.

“This brutal act of violence demonstrates just how acute and serious the threat of Islamist terrorism is,” Feiser said. “Germany is fighting side by side with France against Islamic terrorism. Our security services are working closely together,” he assured.

“The war in Gaza following the terrorist act by Hamas exacerbates the threat. We are seeing more and more calls for attacks on the jihadist spectrum,” added the minister, expressing fears of “the risk of greater (…) radicalization of perpetrators of Islamist violence.”

German authorities have expressed their fear for bringing the conflict into their country since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which was triggered by the Palestinian Islamist movement’s bloody attack on Israeli soil on October 7.