According to ‘Express’ “At least 80 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in the southern French city of Nice tonight after a terrorist firing a weapon drove a lorry into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day. After the truck mowed down crowds for more than a mile the driver got out and sprayed crowds with bullets.
Identity documents belonging to a 31-year-old French Tunisian were found in the truck according to security sources.
The source said: ‘The identification of the truck driver is still underway.’ The recovered documents indicate the man is a resident of Nice.
One eyewitness described seeing ‘bodies flying like bowling pins’ and ‘hearing noises, cries that I will never forget’ as the horror unfolded on a busy promenade at around 10.30pm last night.
The truck driver was said to have shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ — God is greatest — before being shot dead by police. Pro-ISIS groups have been celebrating the attack but as yet the terror group has not officially claimed responsibility.
Guns and grenades were later found inside the truck, which mounted the pavement at approximately 40mph and steered directly towards hundreds of people watching a fireworks display.
Anti-terror police swooped in as the city was put on lockdown and residents were warned to stay indoors for their safety. Gunshots rang out in the streets, with gunmen targeting hotels and cafes in the port city in the south of France”
ISIS is celebrating the apparent terrorist attack in Nice, France, on Thursday as retaliation for the death of Abu Omar al-Shishani—the terror group’s so-called “minister of war”—who was killed earlier this year by coalition forces while fighting in Iraq.
I guess the sleeping cells are waking up. Next will see a plethora of useless messages from politicians and head of states; however no concrete action is going to be taken.
It looks like nobody wants so address the 800 lbs gorilla in the room: Muslims are not integrating in modern western societies, especially the hard core religious ones. Once they feel comfortable and establish roots in a country, instead of trying to integrate, they put all the effort into making the host country bend over backwards to please them. Why?
Mostly because politicians are a bunch of whiny little bitches, worried for their future pensions. They could not care less about the people who were stupid enough to elect them and give them the power to control their destiny.
Update: July 15, 2016
Mr Hollande made the chilling warning after visiting vctims in hospital in Nice less than 24 hours after Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ploughed a rented truck into crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day.
Hundreds of men, women and children were mown down leaving 84 dead and hundreds more injured.
Now the French president has warned that the number of dead could rise.
He said: “About 50 people are in an absolute urgency between life and death.”
He dded that there were a lot of foreigners and children among the dead and warned that the fight against extremist groups would be long because they would continue to try to strike at Western values.
And to confirm what I mentioned yesterday, following is an opinion of somebody with more clout than me:
Peter Neumann, a professor who specialises in radicalisation, said Nice, as well as other parts of southern France and Paris, have become “jihadist breeding grounds”, sparked by failed integration.
The King’s College London professor, said the Nice attack, which last night saw 84 people killed by a terrorist ploughing into a crowd of people watching Bastille Day fireworks, should come as no real surprise.
He said there was “almost an entire generation of people” who do not feel a part of “the French project” and that it was time for France to focus on the “deeply rooted problem” of Muslim alienation.’