Salah Abdeslam, the only suicide bomber to survive the worst terrorist attack in the history of France has married in prison.
The 33-year-old inmate reportedly took part in the ceremony over the phone from his high-security cell at the city’s Fleury-Mérogis prison, where he is serving multiple life sentences related to the ISIS attack on Paris in which 130 people were murdered.
A source told RTL radio: ‘She’s a woman chosen by the father of the terrorist, whom Salah Abdeslam did not know.
‘French prison intelligence, which listens to all of his telephone conversations, had already noted that Salah Abdeslam had been planning to get married for some time.’
The terrorist’s father is Abderrahmane Abdeslam, a Morocco-born 73-year-old living in Brussels, where his son once ran a bar. He is believed to have chosen his son’s new bride, whose name and nationality has not been revealed.
In June, Abdeslam was told he had no hope of parole after five specialist anti-terrorist judges sitting in Paris found him guilty of mass murder.
Abdeslam, a French Moroccan national from Belgium, claimed he deliberately pulled out of the November 2015 rampage in which other ISIS terrorists including his own brother were blown to pieces.
He described himself as a ‘Soldier with Islamic State’, and part of the ‘commando unit’ that attacked the Stade de France national sports stadium in Paris, together with six restaurants and bars, and the Bataclan music hall.
Prosecutors said that Abdeslam’s explosive vest malfunctioned and that he then ran away from the French capital in the hours after the Friday 13th attack.
Days after his arrest in March 2016 after a four-month manhunt that ended in a shootout in Brussels, suicide bombers struck at the city’s airport and on the Metro, killing 32 and injuring hundreds.
Abdeslam has also been sentenced in Brussels to 20 years in prison for the shootout that accompanied his arrest.