Friday, August 18, 2017

Moving House? Too Bad! Corbyn Calls For Crackdown on Van Hire After Islamist Attacks

After a spate of terror attacks in Europe which have seen Islamists ploughing trucks into crowds of pedestrians, instead of looking to the motivating ideology behind the events, British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for restrictions on access to automobiles.

Speaking Friday just hours after three separate automobile incidents rocked Spain and saw 14 victims killed, the long-serving socialist said now was the time to restrict the use of hire vans to people who could prove they had a legitimate business reason for using it.
Specifically pointing to building companies and self-employed workers as people who would be able to legitimately provide proof to hire companies to borrow trucks in Britain, Labour leader Corbyn said he did not want to obstruct people conducting “business”.
He said: “It looks as though cities are being targeted, and whatever appropriate security measures can be made should be made… sometimes people need to hire vans at short notice for very good reasons.
“There are building companies, there are self-employed workers. Lots of people do need to hire a van at short notice, and I think a requirement to show identification and show what you want to use the vehicle for is fair enough.
“It’s reasonable that sort of thing should be brought in to prevent use in crime. But obviously, you don’t want to make it impossible to hire a van at short notice because clearly need to be able to go on their normal daily business.”
However, a number of users of social media platform Twitter lashed out at the Labour leader, pointing out that people moving home, or borrowing a van for a hobby, would struggle to produce the proper paperwork.
The proposal also does not address the issue of other vehicles being used in attacks — the third attack in Spain on Sunday and the London Westminster Bridge attacks having been perpetrated with high powered hired cars, and the Stockholm and Berlin attacks were committed with hijacked goods vehicles.
The decision to call for a response to predominantly Muslim terror attacks using cars and trucks to run over victims by making trucks harder to acquire, rather than dealing with the root causes, follows the response in Sweden to a terror stabbing at an IKEA store where an Eritrean migrant grabbed a knife from a display and killed two. The store responded by withdrawing knives from sale.
Meanwhile, mass migration of predominantly Muslim asylum seekers and economic migrants continues into Europe. The day before the Spanish attacks, Breitbart London reported that the Spanish maritime rescue service had their busiest day of the year, bringing 600 migrants to Europe.
 http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/18/corbyn-calls-crackdown-van-hire-non-professionals/

BARCELONA UNDER ATTACK: Jihadi is gunned down by Spanish police (VIDEO)

KNIFE HORROR: Wuppertal ‘stabbing sees one man knifed to death in shop as cops hunt suspect in German city’

A 31-YEAR-OLD man has reportedly been knifed to death another another person has been injured in a shop in Germany. Police are hunting at least one suspect after a 25-year-old was also injured in the attack. in a shop in Wuppertal and as cops hunt for at least one suspect.Journalist Dirk Lotze, who is at the scene, says according to witnesses the suspects are hiding in a building. Officers raced to the scene, reportedly in a hairdressers, in Elberfeld, Wuppertal, at 2.45pm local time, according to WZ. The injured man has been taken to hospital. Specialist officers are said to be at the scene and a manhunt is underway. The attack is not thought to be terror-related, according to reports. It comes just two hours after a separate stabbing attack took place in the Finnish city of Turku.
 https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4273116/dusseldorf-stabbing-germany-police-search/
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Knife attacker in Turku, Finland: "Allahu Akbar" (VIDEO)

Police: Barcelona Terrorists Plotted Massive Butane Bomb, Hundreds Targeted

The Barcelona Islamist terrorists could have massacred hundreds more if their original plans had worked out, potentially including a deadly butane gas bomb loaded in a van.

Spanish police believe a cell of up to 12 were plotting to use a huge stash of canisters filled with the highly flammable gas in their assault on Thursday afternoon.
Josep Lluís Trapero, the head of the Catalan regional police force, said the attack was linked to a massive explosion, which killed two and injured 16, in a potential bomb factory just 24 hours before the terrorists struck.
Authorities believe the blast was caused by a person inside “preparing an explosive device”, Sky News reports. It is possible the terrorists accidentally detonated their stash and were forced to launch their attack early.
Joaquim Forn, a Catalan government official, also told a local radio station on Friday morning that it was possible the attackers had intended to use canisters in the attack on Thursday.
The blast occurred at around 11.15pm on Wednesday night in a housing estate called Montecarlo de Alcanar Platja, in Alcanar, in the province of Tarragona, south of Barcelona.
One person was killed and seven more injured including one seriously. The house was completely destroyed and the explosion heard miles away. Police said it was possible a second person was dead amongst the ruins of the house.
Fire fighters said more than 20 butane gas canisters were found amongst the rubble – far more than would be needed for conventional use of the substance.
The former head of the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office, Chris Phillips, suggested that could have forced terrorists to move quickly.
He told Sky News: “As soon as something like that happens, all the plans that they’d laid beforehand would have changed.
“I would imagine that the vehicle that was used was intended to be a vehicle bomb.
“If a terrorist attack happens and people are knocked over, it’s terrible and of course the number of people which have died is terrible.
“But if that vehicle had been packed with explosives, it would have been multiplied.
“And if a van like that hits, for example, a shopping centre, you can expect hundreds of people to be injured and hundreds of people, potentially, to be killed.
“The fact that that bomb went off and destroyed the house on Wednesday may well have saved a lot of people’s lives.”
 http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/18/police-barcelona-terrorists-plotted-butane-bomb-hundreds-targeted/

One Reported Dead, Several Injured in Finland, Police Shoot Knifeman

Police have shot a suspect after several people were stabbed in Turku, Finland on Friday.

One person has been killed, reports Helsinki newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, after police used a firearm to stop a knifeman during an attack in the city of Turku, in the southwest of Finland. A manhunt is underway as police search for what they described as “more perpetrators” in the city, suggesting there may have been a brawl or even mass attack.
Unverified images uploaded to the media sharing platform Snapchat claiming to have been taken at the scene show scenes of mayhem in the Finnish city, with blood running between the cobbles on the streets and a body covered in a sheet.
Finnish police confirmed through Twitter that “several” people had been stabbed during the incident and that their officers had shot one person.
The local force has ordered people to avoid the city cenre until further notice, and officers are checking public transport leaving the city centre.
The apparent attack comes just hours after a terror spree saw Spanish regional capital Barcelona locked down by police, with a suspected killer still on the run.
 http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/18/police-shoot-knifeman-several-injured-finland/

How the left is multiplying its definitions of racism

By Armando Simon

In light of the attacks on monuments and statues by communists liberal activists that they consider to be racist, egged on and justified by communist liberal mayors and the mainstream media, which we all recognize as being impartial and objective in their analysis and their reporting of news, we should anticipate ahead of time where the communist progressive Antifas might strike next. Resistance to their righteous attacks would be considered to be an unprovoked act of aggression on the part of white supremacists.
So here is a list of new things which are now racist. Beware.
So now you know: if you like to sit on park benches, or are home schooling your children, or use proper grammar while using your hands while speaking, you are a racist. Likewise, if you go to museums, or use mathematics, or seek truth in the world, or you use plastic wrap, or arrest someone for vandalism if you are a cop, or belong to a fraternity, you are most definitely a racist, white supremacist. And green frogs. To prove you are not a racist, punch a green frog if you come across one while walking in the park (wait, is walking in the park racist?).
So stop it! After all, we don’t want another Charlottesville, do we?

 http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/08/how_the_left_is_multiplying_its_definitions_of_racism.html#ixzz4q6ksAhkG

Claim: CIA ‘Warned Barcelona Police’ About Possible Las Ramblas Attack

The CIA allegedly warned Barcelona police two months ago that the city’s popular tourist area, Las Ramblas, could be the target of a terrorist attack.

The claim, from Spanish paper El Periodico, comes after Islamist terrorists killed 13 and injured more than 100 with a van on the famous walk way. Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
Later in the day, an Audi A3 car carrying five terrorists in fake suicide belts rammed into a group of people in Cambrils, killing a woman and injuring a police officer and six members of the public.
The alleged warning from the American intelligence agency followed repeated car and truck attacks in Europe – including in London, Nice, Berlin, and Stockholm.
London has been hit by three vehicles attacks this year – Westminster, London Bridge, and Finsbury Park – and bridges and popular tourist areas are now surrounded by metal railings and concrete bollards to stop vehicles entering them.
A ring of concrete roadblocks to guard against attack also surrounded this year’s Gay Pride celebrations and thousands of extra police were dispatched for New Year’s Eve.
Christmas markets across Europe were also placed under heavy security after the lorry attack on a festive market in Berlin, with concrete blocks covering entrances.
Spain, meanwhile, has largely escaped the recent spate of Islamist violence in Europe.
The last successful Islamist attack in the nation was on March 11, 2004. A suspected al-Qaeda terror cell detonated explosives on several Madrid commuter trains in a series of coordinated attacks, killing 192 and injuring more than 2,000.
Spanish and foreign intelligence agencies have long seen Catalonia as a high-risk area.
In 2007, the U.S. Embassy in Madrid proposed setting up an intelligence hub in Barcelona to counter a “major Mediterranean centre of radical Islamist activity”.
Spain has also experienced a recent surge in illegal immigration and could overtake Greece for the number sea arrivals this year.
In the 24-hours before the attacks, the Spanish coastguard brought more than 600 migrants ashore from the Mediterranean.
 http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/18/cia-warned-barcelona-police-possible-attack/

Spain’s Day of Terror: 14 Victims and Six Suspected Terrorists Dead After Multiple Attacks

Spain suffered four incidents believed to be related to terrorism, including two deadly attacks, in little over 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday, which have left 14 victims dead, up to 80 injured, and as many as six suspected terrorists dead.

Spanish authorities have identified the attacks as Jihadist terrorism, and two have so far been arrested — one Moroccan, and one Spanish citizen from Melilla, the Spanish exclave in Morocco. Police announced a 14th victim fatality following the attacks Friday morning — the number had stood at 13 since the previous eveniung. More deaths may follow, with a dozen injured presently in critical condition.
The main attack took place in Barcelona at 1650 local time (1250EST) Thursday, as a hired van departed from the roadway that runs adjacent to the city’s tourist hotspot Las Ramblas pedestrianised walkway. Lined with cafes and bars and at the height of tourist season, the street saw 14 killed and dozens more injured as that van drove at high speed, swerving to target people on foot, according to witnesses.
The perpetrator of the attack then fled on foot and is still being sought by police, reports Spanish newspaper El Pais. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, calling the killers “Islamic State soldiers”.
Less than three hours later, there was a second incident — this time on the outskirts of Barcelona. This time a car drove into police officers manning a checkpoint — possibly part of operation cage, the Spanish police mission launched under the attack to lock down the city. While no officers were killed, the driver was found dead in the car, having suffered fatal knife wounds which may have been self-inflicted.
While police initially said they were not treating the incidents as linked, they now believe they may have been.
The third attack came in the early hours of Friday morning, as suspected terrorists again drove into police in Cambrils. Using an Audi A3 car the reportedly five would-be killers rammed into a group of people, injuring a police officer and six members of the public.
Police opened fire on the attackers as they emerged from the car, carrying knives and wearing explosive vests. All five were killed in the gunfire, and bomb teams used controlled explosions to destroy the vests, which subsequently turned out to be fake.
These attacks are now being linked to a fourth event which took place in Alcanar, a town 120 miles away from Barcelona. A huge explosion destroyed a house, which was initially blamed on a gas leak. However, police now believe the explosion could have been a bomb meant for Thursday’s attacks that exploded prematurely. Dozens of bottles of propane and butane were found at the address.
The police operation following the attacks is still active, with at least one attacker — named as Moussa Oukabir — known to be on the loose.
 http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/18/spains-day-terror-13-victims-six-suspected-terrorists-dead-truck-ram-raid-attack/

Is a Tolerant Culture Being Replaced by an Intolerant One?

by Saher Fares
  • One need not go back centuries to the Muslim conquest of the Christian late classical world -- the medieval Barbary corsair raids, the Ottoman yoke in Central and Eastern Europe or the slave markets of Kaffa in Tatar Muslim Crimea -- to understand that this violence clearly predates the European colonial era, the creation of the modern state of Israel, or the issue of climate change.
  • Countries such as China, Nigeria or Kenya that are not Western, not "imperialist", not whatever the excuses that Islamists make, are still spectacularly attacked by similar stabbings. Month on month, there seems almost nowhere that Islamic terror did not strike.
  • Volumes of revered Islamic texts establish in great detail the grounds of violence and oppression of non-believers and those deemed heretical. These supposed grounds -- made alive daily in madrassas and mosques across the world before being acted upon by religiously-trained terrorists -- are childishly dismissed by Western liberals as immaterial.
  • The first step towards a solution is to question the received knowledge tirelessly dished out by media pundits in the West. What is lacking is simply seeing a huge body of evidence of theological justification for Islamist terror.
How thin can excuses wear every time an atrocity is committed in the name of Islam?
When 13 people were killed and scores more injured this week in a vehicle-ramming attack in Barcelona, Spain, and stabbing men shouting "This is for Allah!" on London Bridge and in Borough Market in June, what the victims least cared about was the Western elite pontificating that the latest atrocity "had nothing to do with Islam".
British Prime Minister Theresa May said, "It is time to say enough is enough" and promised a review of her country's counter-terrorism strategy.
In the absence, however, of an honest and tempered look at the root causes of this terrorism, sacred or not, and a painful soul-searching by Muslims themselves of the grounds in their religion that give rise to such violence, it will never be "enough".
On June 4, British PM Theresa May said, "It is time to say enough is enough" and promised a review of her country's counter-terrorism strategy. In the absence, however, of an honest look at the root causes of this terrorism, and a painful soul-searching by Muslims of the grounds in their religion that give rise to such violence, it will never be "enough". (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
One need not go back centuries to the Muslim conquest of the Christian late classical world -- the medieval Barbary corsair raids, the Ottoman yoke in Central and Eastern Europe or the slave markets of Kaffa in Tatar Muslim Crimea -- to understand that this violence clearly predates the European colonial era, the creation of the modern state of Israel, or the issue of climate change.
Only a fortnight ago, 29 Christian Copts were killed for refusing to say, "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet" while on a trip to an Egyptian monastery on May 26. Separately, an unconfirmed number of Christians were killed and taken hostage by a mix of Saudi, Pakistani, Chechen, Moroccan and local jihadists in the southern Philippines during the past few weeks. In addition, 90 people were killed in a bombing in Kabul on May 31, and 26 people were killed at an ice cream parlor in Baghdad during Ramadan. None of these massacres had anything to do with "Bush's war" in Iraq or U.S. President Donald J. Trump's proposed "Muslim ban".
Countries such as China, Nigeria or Kenya that are not Western, not "imperialist", not whatever the excuses that Islamists make, are still spectacularly attacked by similar stabbings. Month on month, there seems almost nowhere Islamic terror did not strike. In January 2014, there the kidnapping and forced conversion of Christian Chibok girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria. In March 2014, there were stabbings at China's Kunming Railway Station in by eight terrorists of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement -- male and female attackers pulled out long-bladed knives and stabbed and slashed passengers. In May 2014, there was the shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. In June 2014, there was the murder of 48 people in Mpeketoni in Kenya, and the list goes on for just the first half of 2014 alone.
The slaughter at London's Parliament Square; the Manchester Arena; the St. Petersburg Metro; Paris's Bataclan Theater and sports stadium; the three bombings targeting travelers in Brussels; last Christmas's truck-ramming attack on a packed festival market in Berlin, to name but a few of the further incidents -- all really had nothing to do with avenging the Congolese from the onerous legacy of King Leopold.
Rather, volumes of revered Islamic texts establish in great detail the grounds of violence and oppression of non-believers and those deemed heretical. These supposed grounds -- made alive daily in madrassas and mosques across the world before being acted upon by religiously trained terrorists -- are childishly dismissed by Western liberals as immaterial.
Meanwhile, men, women and children are being offered as human sacrifices on the altar of political cynicism. Divine justice will doubtlessly judge not only the murderers and a creed that often seems bloodthirsty, but also those who insist, against all evidence, that this creed has nothing to do with those deaths.
The first step towards a solution is to question the received knowledge tirelessly dished out by media pundits in the West, and confirmed by too many supposed Muslim "moderates" both at home and abroad. What is lacking is simply seeing a huge body of evidence of theological justification for Islamist terror.

Have the statements by politicians in the 1990s (for example, at the time of Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman's plot against the World Trade Center) changed from those uttered in the wake of 9/11, or again from those repeated after the San Bernardino attack in 2015? Do politicians give their "Islam is a religion of peace" platitudes out of political expediency or even the slightest knowledge of the ideology of Islam? Do they know actually know more about Islam than many of Islam's learned ulema (scholars), including Ibn Taymiyyah, or the authentic hadith (actions and sayings of Muhammad)? One says:
"Allah's Apostle said, 'I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror.'" (Sahih Al-Bukhari 122)
How does one read verses in the Quran such as:
"I will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers. Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them. This is because they contended against Allah and His Messenger. If any contend against Allah and His Messenger, Allah is strict in punishment." (8:12-13)?
When it is said that Islam has nothing to do with verses such as these, is that meant to appease Muslims, comfort the victims of Islamic terror or support the comfort of the non-Muslim community? If it is the first, well, as history teaches, appeasement simply does not work. Besides, it would be an offensive to presume that Muslims, all Muslims, are to be held responsible for a creed that, in their own understanding of it, greatly varies from one individual to another. If the denial is intended to comfort victims, it does not. And as for the comfort of the non-Muslim community, what is being served up has to be based on what is visibly true. Should such arguments not first be pitched to try to convince those who are willing to kill and be killed in the name of Islam, rather than to those out to have a good time on a Saturday evening?
Will the time come when reformers in the Islamic world will have louder voices in scrutinizing Islam -- despite the obvious dangers to their lives -- than Western elites, who are merely afraid of being falsely accused of being "Islamophobes"? Why should it be "Islamophobic" to want to defend yourself?

For nearly two years, a prime-time TV program by a young Egyptian reformist, Islam el-Beheiry, has called for an overhaul of the millennium-old compilation of hadiths. He argues that much of it is incompatible with modernity and the best understanding of divinity and prophethood:
"Such tradition has very little good amid a multitude of evil, least of which is the insistence by all the Four Schools of Sunni Islam that Christians can be killed with impunity. A Muslim life is 'superior' to that of a non-Muslim. Such is the Ijmaa' (jurisprudence consensus)."
Beheiry was sentenced in May 2015 to five years in prison with hard labor for "defamation of religion" -- thanks to Egypt's blasphemy law. The sentence was reduced in December 2015 to one year. After serving most of his sentence, he was released on a presidential pardon.
Still, this Ramadan 2017, Beheiry was back again on the screen with a program he calls "The Map", in which he is trying to build a scientific way of judging what he thinks is divine and what is not in the mass of Islamic literature.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, an army general who in 2014 came to power following vast street protests against the short-lived rule of the Muslim Brotherhood, said it was no longer feasible that the Muslim World would set itself "in enmity against the whole world".
Now, in Europe, some rightly ask: If one in a thousand is a bad apple, why should we judge all the apples. One also needs to ask: If one in a thousand apple blows up in my yard, how many more violent incidents will Europe get after bringing in a cartload of millions more? Or, what if the problem is not really with the fruit, but with the tree itself?
Why is a desire to preserve one's own culture deemed racist? I do not believe that I am better because I am or am not a Muslim. Is it "xenophobic" to ask such questions when the violence keeps edging closer and closer to home? Why should it be "Islamophobic" to want to defend yourself?

I do not fear Muslims, but I fear that a tolerant culture is being replaced by an intolerant, misogynistic, anti-Semitic and supremacist one -- espoused, even semi-consciously, by much of the Islamic world today. It is a world that is being assured by its scholars that such intolerant, misogynistic, anti-Semitic and supremacist manifestations are, in all ages, in the best spirit of Islam.
Is it "Islamophobic" to be angry at such atrocities committed every day, or to be angry at politicians who lie about what Islam is and is not, and merely call their challengers names while failing to do anything to stop the atrocities?
Should European courts and parliaments criminalize free speech that criticizes this understanding of Islam among the bulk of Islamic jurists, when those jurists stand at the head of an assembly-line of suicide bombers targeting Western nationals?
Should those who ask questions about Islamic terror be ostracized by the mainstream media and academia, while those institutions themselves give no answers to the jihadist problem of "holy hate" in our midst?

I do not wish the world to turn against Muslims. I only wish the sages would stop and think if all this really has "nothing to do with Islam." Can we not say, "stop justifying murderers in the name of your religion"?

Can we not simply say that such creeds will not be allowed here in the West, will not be whitewashed, glossed over, or explained away by Westerners through a mixture of cultural cringe and a misguided sense of guilt? Can we not reject jihad, accept apostasy, and be able freely to ask questions in our public spaces, on our television shows, in our schools and on our streets?

 https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10521/intolerant-culture

Austria Sends Soldiers to Migrant Gateway Where Alt-Left Attacked Police

Austria is sending 70 soldiers to secure its border with Italy at the Brenner Pass, as Bulgaria urges the European Union to defend its frontiers with “force of arms”.

Austria’s government believes that between 700 and 1,000 migrants are infiltrating the country every month — often on freight trains coming through the pass — EU Observer reports.
Austrian police chief Helmuc Tomac said the measures were important “not only to prevent illegal migration but, above all, to save human lives,” reminding listeners of two migrants who died aboard a goods train in 2016.
Italy has been the main entry point for migrants into Europe en route to more generous welfare states — such as Britain, Germany, and Sweden — after a deal between the EU and the Islamist government in Turkey began to stem the flow into crisis-wracked Greece, which absorbed some 885,000 migrants in a single year in 2015.Austria has perhaps been the EU member-state least enthusiastic about mass immigration outside the Visegrad Group — Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovakia — and police previously been attacked by alt-left, open borders activists whilst trying to control the border.
Bulgaria, meanwhile, deployed 600 soldiers — said to include “highly specialised combat groups” — to its frontier with Turkey, which is also one of the EU’s external borders.
The south-east European country has called on the rest of the bloc to take similarly robust action, with Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov warning German media: “We cannot allow illegal migrants to come to Europe in large numbers.
“We should deploy Nato or EU forces in Italy and Greece and defend the external borders of the European Union by force of arms.”
Italy has, in conjunction with the Libyan coastguard, began to take more robust action on the people-smugglers and so-called “rescue” ships which have been ferrying migrants into their territory for years now.
The Mediterranean country recently impounded one NGO vessel, the Iuventa, after the authorities uncovered evidence it had been colluding with people-smugglers directly. Another, the Golfo Azzurro, was detained by the Libyan authorities and ordered to depart from the waters around the North African country and accused of similar activities.
Whilst illegal migration to Spain has begun to significantly increase since travel to Greece and now Italy has become more problematic, it is unlikely Bulgaria is likely to prove an attractive alternative. Like Hungary, it has erected a powerful border fence to protect itself, and told the left wing government in neighbouring Greece that its armed forces could solve the migrant crisis for them “in a day” in March 2016.
 http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/18/austria-sends-soldiers-to-block-migrants-as-bulgaria-urges-eu-to-defend-borders-with-force-of-arms/

Vehicular Jihad Comes to Barcelona: Meanwhile, on CNN, the denial and willful ignorance continue.

In Spain Thursday, a man drove a truck into a crowd at Barcelona’s popular Costa Dorada area, killing at least 13 and injuring 100. On CNN, Wolf Blitzer asked, “There will be questions about copycats. Questions, if what happened in Barcelona, was at all, at all, a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia.”
No, Wolf, it was a phenomenon with which you and your CNN colleagues have only a glancing familiarity: Islamic jihad. Of course Wolf Blitzer immediately reached for a connection with Charlottesville, because he most likely doesn’t believe that there are Islamic jihadis at all, just mentally ill lone wolves driven to violence by “Islamophobia.” Jihad doesn’t fit his network’s narrative. And vehicular jihad? Wolf has never heard of such a thing.
Last June, the Islamic State published a poster depicting an SUV driving over a heap of skulls and bearing the legend “Run Over Them Without Mercy.”
And the Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
Many Muslims in the West have heeded this call. The man who rented the van used in the Barcelona attack was a Muslim from Morocco named Driss Oukabier, who was arrested, while one of his apparent accomplices was killed in a gun battle with police. This could have been just one part of a much larger jihad plot, as Spanish police now believe that a massive explosion in a house in Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, was also linked to the Barcelona jihad plotters.
There have been many other vehicular jihad attacks. Just last week in France, a Muslim named Hamou Bachir hit six French soldiers with his car in Levallois-Perret, where the headquarters of the DGSI (General Directorate for Internal Security), the country’s primary counter-terrorism intelligence agency, are located. In June, a Muslim drove his car into a crowd on the London Bridge and then jumped out and started stabbing people. We have seen several other vehicular jihadis get out of the car after they plowed into pedestrians, and start stabbing people. In June 2015, a Muslim in Austria drove his car into a crowd, killing three, and then got out and stabbed passersby. Then in November 2016, a Muslim student at Ohio State University named Abdul Razak Ali Artan drove his car into a crowd, then got out and stabbed several others.
There have been many others in 2016 and this year: in Nice, in Berlin, in Jerusalem, in Paris, and elsewhere. Yet on CNN and elsewhere in the establishment media, no analysts have connected the dots between these jihad attacks, which have an obvious connection with one another in sharing the same motivating ideology and the same goal. But Wolf Blitzer readily sees a wholly imaginary connection between Charlottesville (in which a neo-Nazi was imitating jihadis, not the other way around) and Barcelona, because he wishes to exaggerate the importance and influence of white supremacists, while minimizing the magnitude of the jihad threat.
And so it goes in the daily news of the contemporary West: another jihad massacre, and another reason to turn off CNN.
 http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267619/vehicular-jihad-comes-barcelona-robert-spencer



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Barcelona: Two cops run over at jihad attack roadblock, driver shot dead

More vehicular jihad, as the jihad battles continue in Barcelona.
“BREAKING: Two police officers are run over at Barcelona terror attack roadblock as driver is shot dead,” by Dave Burke, Mailonline, August 17, 2017:
Two police officers have been run over at a roadblock in Barcelona just hours after a terror attack left at least 13 people dead.
A white Ford Focus broke through the roadblock, set up at entrances and exits to the city, and collided with officers and left them injured.
Police said shots were fired between occupants of the car and officers.
The driver was later shot dead in a shootout with the police in Sant Just Desvern, on the outskirts of the city, local media said.
Just hours before, at least 13 people were killed and more than 80 injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians in the busy tourist street.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Terror police are also reported to have arrested two suspects.
Police launched ‘Operation Cage’ to capture those responsible for the attack and also denied early reports that hostages were being held in a bar in the city.
El Pais reported detained suspect Driss Oukabir is a Moroccan citizen, born in Aghbala, 180 miles south east of the capital Rabat, and is a resident in Spain.
He has previously spent time in prison in Figueres, 85 miles north east of Barcelona, being released in 2012, the newspaper said.
He arrived again from Morocco on Sunday, anti-terrorist sources told the newspaper, having previously been in Madrid earlier in the year.
However, TVE1 reported that Oukabir is from Marseilles, France, and lives in Ripoll in Girona, north of Barcelona, citing a Facebook page….

 https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/08/barcelona-two-cops-run-over-at-jihad-attack-roadblock-driver-shot-dead

After Barcelona Van Attack, Leaders Must Condemn Islamic Supremacism

 
13 are dead in the latest Muslim terror attack. This time, Muslim terrorists ran over pedestrians with a van in Barcelona. This has strong echoes of previous Muslim terror attacks in Europe. And the death toll may still rise.
 Driss Oukabir, the Muslim terror suspect in the attack, is apparently from Marseilles, France. A city that has become notorious as a hub for Muslim terror. More attackers have apparently fled into a Turkish restaurant.
We will, no doubt, know all the details soon enough. And the media will pretend that  Driss Oukabir and his comrades were mentally ill or aberrations. They're not.
The same standard that was applied in Charlottesville must apply here.
Leaders must unambiguously condemn Islamic Supremacism as the poisonous ideology that is the cause of these attacks and others that have recently killed hundreds of people. They must utterly disavow and denounce the Islamic theology and political ideology behind these attacks. They must pledge to combat it by uprooting it from our cities.
If they fail to do so, they are complicit in the attacks.
Any effort to shift the blame to psychological factors, to defend Islamic Supremacism by claiming that most advocates of political Islam are moderate, to shift the focus from the victims to supposed fears of an anti-Muslim backlash must be denounced as a shameful collaboration with Islamic Supremacism.
And must not be tolerated.
 http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/267612/after-barcelona-van-attack-leaders-must-condemn-daniel-greenfield

UPDATE: 13 dead, dozens injured -- TWO ARMED MEN ENTERED A RESTAURANT IN BARCELONA AFTER TRUCK CRASHED INTO CROWD

‘There Are Injured’: Truck Hits Crowd in Central Barcelona, Police Evacuate Popular Tourism Spot

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Spanish police have confirmed a truck has struck a crowd on a popular tourist street in central Barcelona, with local media claiming there are up to a dozen injured in the “serious incident”.

According to reports, the van involved in the incident left the road and entered the pedestrianized area of the walk and drove through the crowds until it crashed into a kiosk
Police evacuated the La Rambla pedestrianized street in Barcelona Thursday afternoon, as shop keepers closed their roller-shutters with customers inside to protect them from events outside, reports local newspaper La Vanguardia. All local railway stations have been closed.
An English-language tweet by the official account of the Catalan police declared there had been a “massive” incident by a “person with a van” and that “there are injured”. Subsequent messages in Spanish instruct followers to avoid the La Rambla area and for civilians to not obstruct the work of the emergency services.
Police have gone door to door in the area ordering businesses to shut their doors and to keep customers inside. A tweet from the Catalan emergency services account instructs people to “stay inside” until told otherwise by officers.
Video shared on social media shows a stampede of pedestrians away from the scene after the event unfolded.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/17/truck-hits-crowd-central-barcelona-police-evacuate-popular-tourism-spot/

BREAKING: Van ploughs into 'dozens of people' in Barcelona - city on lockdown

A VAN has ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, with the area now in lockdown.A crowd of dozens of people have been hit by the van, with police warning of a "massive crash". People have been urged to avoid the area, with peope now shuttered inside shops in the area for their own safety. Several people have been injured, according to Barcelona police on Twitter. One shocking photo posted on social media shows at least three people being treated on the ground by paramedics. The incident has occured at La Rambla de Catalunya, which has now been evacuated. One witness said: “Crashing noise. I saw a woman next to me screaming for her kid. Police were very quickly there, officers with guns. Chaos, you couldn’t tell what was happening. “Police officers were screaming at people to move back. People were seriously injured on the ground. Within 30 seconds police vans, ambulances, officers with guns were arriving.” Ambulances have rushed to the scene along with police.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/842495/barcelona-van-ploughs-crowd-tourists-police-las-ramblas

No Go Zones: ‘No Whites Allowed After 8 PM’ Graffiti Appears in Birmingham, England

More evidence of the creeping establishment of de facto No Go Zones in Britain has emerged in Birmingham, after a message reading ‘NO Whites Allowed After 8 pm’ appeared on the side of a building in the inner-city neighbourhood of Alum Rock.

The Birmingham Mail traced the graffiti to the corner of Farndon Road after the image was shared in a Facebook post — since deleted — by a page called Brumz Updates.
Local councillor Ali Khan, a Labour Party representative, told the paper that similar messages had been scrawled on stickers and affixed to lampposts in the nearby district of Saltley around three years ago.

The graffiti is just the latest in a series of anti-white incidents in England recently.A lecturer from Stratford College was punched in the face and knocked into a freezing canal in January for “being white” by a group of Pakistani youths in January.
A white women was racially abused and had her nose and cheekbone shattered by three “Asian” men near the Coventry Skydome in March.
Three Muslim men were handed short sentences for approaching strangers in the streets of Liverpool and demanding “Why aren’t you a Muslim?” before attacking them in July 2017.
Birmingham has undergone rapid demographic changes in recent decades, with “mass immigration” being the previous Labour government’s preferred means of “[making] the UK truly multicultural”, according to then immigration minister Barbara Roche’s speechwriter Andrew Neather.
The city’s population was only 53.14 per cent White British at the time of the 2011 census — down from 65.64 per cent in 2001 — and natives may no longer be a majority as of the present day. Previous estimates by the University of Manchester had suggested that such a change is expected no later than 2020.
Researchers for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) found that the white working class in Birmingham felt areas of the city were turning into No Go Zones as long ago as 2009.
Dr Mohammed Naseem, the chairman of Birmingham Central Mosque, said at the time that the then Labour government was at fault:“No community should be made to feel like they are being treated unfairly and if the Government do think immigration is a problem then perhaps they should take a look at themselves because they allowed these people in in the first place.
“No community should be made to feel like they are being treated unfairly and if the Government do think immigration is a problem then perhaps they should take a look at themselves because they allowed these people in in the first place,” he said.
“They did not just land here from heaven, the Government created a problem for itself, and is now dealing with consequences like this.”
The situation does not appear to have improved since the Tories took office in 2010, with EU-based Islamists taking advantage of the bloc’s Free Movement immigration regime to resettle in Britain — seen as a soft touch — after countries like France began implementing anti-extremism measures, such as prohibiting full veils in public.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/17/no-go-zones-no-whites-allowed-after-8-pm-graffiti-appears-in-birmingham-england/