Another ‘suspected’ terror attack in Paris with a vehicle used as a weapon. Is it time to ban cars in France?
It’s not like this is an isolated incident.
This is one of the preferred M.O.s of ‘lone wolf’ terrorists inspired by ISIS.
Maybe it’s happening too often and the European Media is getting numb to it.
The terror attack story was below ‘Britain set for a lot of rain’, ‘the real life images that inspired Dunkirk’ and my personal favorite, ‘Hilarious photos of lazy food industry employees’.
Now, there is a time difference of 6 hours between British Standard Time (BST) and Central Time (CT). But that doesn’t account for the post being updated just minutes ago.
As I write this it is currently 8:57am CT. The post was written at 8:19 BST and updated at 14:46 BST. It should still be a prominently displayed piece of news.
What’s wrong with the European Media?
Shake off that feeling and let’s treat these attacks with the right amount of horror and outrage that it deserves!
A terrorist rammed a vehicle into a group of people.
This time it was soldiers that were attacked.
The ones that were assigned to protect citizens and tourists against terror attacks.
Six soldiers were mowed down early Wednesday morning as they were leaving the Levallois-Perret barracks in a northwestern Paris suburb. Two have serious injuries.
A driver in a dark-colored BMW allegedly waited in a nearby ally for the soldiers to exit the barracks before speeding into them.
A man has been shot and arrested in the search for the driver responsible for this morning’s suspected terrorist attack in Paris, which saw six soldiers injured.
A police official said the arrest on the A16 motorway in northern France turned violent, and officers opened fire on the suspect.
The man was stopped as police hunted for cars suspected of involvement in the attack, which saw a BMW mow down an anti-terrorism patrol in Paris.
The suspect that was arrested has not yet been named. It is reported that he was shot 5 times and is ‘seriously injured’. An officer was also shot but details of his injuries are unkown at this time.
The suspect was driving towards Calais — an area of France that borders England and is home to a large number of ‘migrants’. There have been issues in the past of roads being blocked by migrants to cross the border into England.
France’s Defence Minister Florence Parly has condemned the suspected terrorist attack as a ‘cowardly act’.
The incident ‘does nothing to dent soldiers’ determination to work for the security of the French people,’ she said in a statement.
Levallois-Perret is home to France’s main intelligence agency and a staging point for soldiers assigned to protect prominent sites after recent attacks.
France has been under a State of Emergency since November 2015.
The French government has deployed soldiers and increased police presence at major tourist sites that could be targeted by terrorists.
Opération Sentinelle is an anti-terrorism force made up of 10,000 soldiers and 4,700 police and gendarmes, deployed following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.
In January 2015, two brothers who had vowed allegiance to Al-Qaeda gunned down 12 people at satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
The Opération Sentinelle forces have been consistently under attack.
On Saturday, an 18-year-old with a history of psychological problems was arrested at the Eiffel Tower after brandishing a knife and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Greatest).
He later told investigators he wanted to kill a soldier.
The 18-year old had ‘a history of psychological problems’. That must be the reason.
Do you ever wonder if the ‘psychological problems’ come before or after radicalization?
It’s a real chicken/egg conundrum.
In February, a man armed with a machete attacked four soldiers on patrol at Paris’s Louvre Museum, while in April another extremist shot and killed a policeman on the Champs Elysees.
And you will note the lack of guns in these attacks. It’s mostly knives.
In June, a 40-year-old Algerian doctorate student who had pledged allegiance to IS attacked a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame cathedral.
Source: Daily Mail
We’re glad that the terrorist with the weaponized BMW was caught, and hope those soldiers recover from their injuries.
France has been under a State of Emergency for almost two years.
And it’s because of radicalized Islamist terrorists.
Do you think it’s time for the French government to start monitoring mosques to make sure that radicalization isn’t being taught?
What do you think?
Let us know in the comments.