"They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me.…"
Note that he appears to be reading from a prepared text and that he could have escaped before the Police arrived and killed him, but chose not to. He refers to the example of the prophet and of the four Rightly Guided Caliphs - we are left wondering the same thing we are always left wondering: How did he so radically misconstrue the "true, peaceful" teachings of the prophet and decide they were violent? Is it now my fault if I notice that, far from being peaceful, many of the authoritative words of the prophet taught warfare on unbelievers? Should I ignore what this man states as his motivation and look elsewhere?
He pledges allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State. He addresses his fellow Muslims and challenges them to the same level of zeal he displays. Missed out of the video are his musings on whether he should kill the couple's 3 year old child and that he performed the attack because the Europeans were closing the door of Hijra (migration).
Here is a man willing to cut a woman's throat and truly believe he is "doing a service to God". I don't want to make light of all the bloodshed we are increasingly seeing, but regarding these murders, seeing as there were no guns involved should we now blame knives? Maybe the man was gay? Or had a mental illness? Perhaps he was a pudgy kid who was always teased?
What other reasons can be contrived to keep us from the obvious issue - why is it only Islam that produces such people? Another good question might be: Why aren't all Muslims doing these things? Why are they believing and acting differently when they ostensibly follow the same religion?
Judging by the final response to Orlando we seem to have finally decided that any and all murders done by Muslims - in the name of Islam, who pepper their talks with references to Qur'an and Sahih Bukhari & Sahih Muslim (proving they have a more than just cursory knowledge of Islam) and dedicate themselves to the Caliph Abu Bakr - have nothing at all to do with Islam. In fact it's considered rude to mention these things.
Breitbart has an article on the video here. It includes the following:~
"Also in the sights of Larossi Abballa was the government of France and the Euro 2016 football tournament. Abballa laughed off Europe’s attempts to close down mass migration of Muslims into the continent, remarking “as you close your gates, we open the gates of Jihad on your own soil”. Of the football tournament, he said it “will be a cemetery… we will have no mercy”.
Abballa’s final critiques were for “moderate Muslims”, who he warned would be “punished” by Allah, and for Imams of moderate mosques. Criticising them for teaching a different interpretation of Islam, he blasted: “What are you saying? Jihad is an obligation! The original obligation. Muslim lands are occupied. It is obligatory for every Muslim to relieve Islam”.
Just before the video ends, Abballa’s final recorded words before he was shot dead by police marksmen were: “That’s it, the police are around me. I’m keeping some surprises for them. And I’ll do it with the help of Allah. Those who are in contact with the Islamic State, tell them that I obeyed the call. That’s it, my brothers. Call Allah to help me. Call Allah to accept me as a Martyr”.
2+1/2 minute video with English subtitles.