Today’s Muslim terror attack in France is not the same as yesterday’s terror attack in France.
Sheesh! Do you need a program or something?
At least ten people were injured, five seriously, after a van rammed into shoppers at a Christmas market in the western city of Nantes Monday evening around 7:00 p.m. local time.
The driver charged at a chalet in a stall serving hot wine, in front of which several people were gathered, a witness told AFP.
“Many were hit, with five requiring particular attention. The attacker was stabbed, but was not killed, despite very serious injuries of his own,” he continued. “The market was quickly cordoned off as emergency service workers arrived at the scene to take the injured to hospital.”
Local newspaper Ouest France, citing a police officer and witnesses on the scene, said the driver, who is being identified as either age 25 or 44, shouted “Allahu Akbar” before plowing into the large crowd of seasonal shoppers at the market.
He then stabbed himself “at least nine times” causing himself serious injuries. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he is under armed guard.
French authorities are also attempting to determine whether this was a rampage terror attack, but say, as of now, this seems unlikely.
A source was quoted as saying that the motives for the attack were unclear but did not appear to be driven by religious extremism. “As things stand, we have no account pointing to any religious demands.”
Other than Allahu Akbar, you mean.
Police from Nantes also told local reporters the man was “European” and they had established no religious motives for the incident.
We get it already! A man plows a car into a crowd of people while shouting Allahu Akbar, and you see no religious motivation whatsoever. A day after this happened:
The attack comes the day after a mentally ill man yelled “Allahu Akbar” before ramming his vehicle into dozens of pedestrians in the eastern French city of Dijon. 13 people were injured in that incident, which has been ruled to have no link to terrorism.
Monday’s attack also comes two days after a French convert to Islam was shot dead upon stabbing three police officers while also reportedly crying “Allahu Akbar” in the central town of Joue-les-Tours.
Earlier on Monday, French President Francois Hollande called for vigilance after the weekend’s attacks, and urged the public to stay calm and not panic.
Panic, shmanic. Just avoid crowded sidewalks in France anywhere Muslims might be driving, and you should be fine.
PS: That’s three attacks in consecutive days. Anyone wanna bet on Tuesday? I got ten bucks that says yes.
PPS: As Aggie is away, let me take a solo dip in the still pool of schadenfreude while the French reap the terror that their appeasement of hard-line Islam has sown. It’s a bumper crop, if you’ll pardon the pun.