So at the latest count, we have 77 dead in Nice, France after yet another Muslim jihadist attack. As usual most media outlets are squeamish about mentioning the “I” word or the “M” word. As usual, political correctness and appeasement and faulty immigration policies have resulted in numerous dead and wounded.
Masses of people were out celebrating Bastille Day and watching the fireworks when a truck filled with weapons ploughed into a crowd. While European leaders bend over backwards to accommodate Islam and bring in millions of Muslims from elsewhere, the jihadists have always been clear about their aims.
Just recently the Islamic State had issued a clear call for even more jihad attacks in France: “The French must die by the thousands.” And that is now happening, but how many clueless wonders in Europe and the West will still defend Islam, still say this has nothing to do with Islam, and still manage to blame non-Muslims for all this carnage and death?
French officials have confirmed that they are investigating a terrorist attack and there are reports that there are gunmen on the loose in the city. French TV channel iTele tonight reported that a gunman believed to be one of two terrorists had “holed up in a nice restaurant downtown” but was then “neutralized” by police.
The channel said it is not believed the man had taken any hostages during the incident. The man is believed to have been in the lorry with the driver and fled on foot to a restaurant called Le Buffalo nearby, where he was killed by an officer with a handgun.
French newspaper Le Figaro quoted police sources saying that officers found weapons, guns and grenades inside the lorry cab, indicating it was a premeditated terrorist attack. Police are now actively seeking out any accomplices involved in planning the atrocity and specialist anti-terror detectives from Paris have taken over the investigation from local officers.
On the promenade it is thought that police officers desperately fired on the truck as it was “deliberately driven” for more than 100 metres at people leaving a major bank holiday fireworks celebration.
Witnesses said the truck picked up speed and “rammed” the crowd where it was thickest at more than 40mph whilst the driver fired a gun out of the window. Images then emerged of the cab riddled with bullets. One eyewitness said he saw the driver emerge with a gun after the truck came to a halt and begin shooting at the fleeing crowd.
Police have identified the driver, who was killed during the incident, and it is believed to have been a man who was known to security services. Separate reports emerged tonight that police fear four different trucks are involved, raising fears of a massive organised terror attack.
At least 74 people are dead according to the French newspaper Nice Matin, with another 42 fighting for their lives in a critical condition in hospital. More than a hundred more people are believed to have been injured.
Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the attack but supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group have been celebrating it on social media. It is believed to be the 10th terrorist attack carried out in France since January last year.
France is under attack. Europe is under attack. The West is under attack. Since September 11, 2001 there have been 28,815 Islamic terror attacks. Just in the past month (June 2016) there were 238 attacks in 33 countries, with 2055 people killed, and 2006 injured. Some 43 of these attacks were suicide blasts.
This is a test for all Western leaders. The brand new English Prime Minister Theresa May has been quite soft on Islam and sharia law in the past. Will she rise to the challenge and now get real about Islam? Will Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Francois Holland start waking up and getting tough? Time will tell.
Other Western leaders up till now have been utterly clueless on this, certainly US President Obama. He has been among the West’s biggest apologists for Islam. Let’s see what sort of spin he will put on this attack. But I will not hold my breath.
The truth is we are in a war. Islam has been waging a 1400-year war on the West, on the infidel, on the unbeliever, on all who will not submit to Allah. Experts on Islam say that anywhere from 240 million to 270 million people have been killed in the name of Islam during its bloody history.
How many more innocent men, women and children must be killed before the West wakes up, snaps out of its stupor, and gets serious about the biggest threat we face today: the political ideology of Islam which is the bloodiest and most brutal ideology ever to plague the human race?
Do our leaders even care? It really seems like they do not. We need to pray that they get some backbone – and soon. If not, we need to pray that we get some new leaders who do have some backbone. And please pray for all those who are right now steeped in such heavy grief, mourning, sorrow and suffering.