Footage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during his killing spree inside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in January shows him asking a customer his nationality before shooting him dead after the victim replies that he is Jewish, the BBC reported on Thursday, citing a transcript of the video obtained by the French website Le Nouvel Observateur.
In the 7-minute clip, Coulibaly asks the hostage what his origin is and when the man replies “Jewish,” Coulibaly kills him instantly. The gunman also shouts “Nobody move” before grabbing another customer, asking his name and then shooting him dead.
“So you know why I am here then. Allahu Akbar,” he yells in the footage, according to Le Nouvel Observateur.
Coulibaly goes on an antisemitic rant in the video and screams “Stand up or I’ll kill you” at the hostages. He also makes further antisemitic remarks in response to one woman who tries telling him the hostages are innocent, according to a transcript of the clip.
Investigators are still examining the footage, which was filmed by Coulibaly on a GoPro camera worn during the attack, according to reports. He kills three of his four victims during the video.
Coulibaly reportedly had a long history of criminal activity and was linked to at least one of the Kouachi brothers, who were responsible for killing 12 people when they attacked the Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters in Paris on Jan. 7. Coulibaly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group in a separate video that emerged on Jan. 11. He was killed when police stormed the Hyper Cacher supermarket during his siege.
Police believe Coulibaly killed a policewoman in Paris the day before his attack on the kosher supermarket at Porte de Vincennes, the BBC reported.