At least 84 people were killed Thursday in the southern French city of Nice when a truck plowed through a crowd gathered for Bastille Day celebrations, in an attack that President François Hollande described as an act of “terrorism.”
It was the third major attack to have hit France since early last year. Authorities said a man drove a 19-ton truck at high speed around 11 p.m. local time into a crowd of revelers who had come to watch fireworks from the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s iconic boardwalk overlooking the Mediterranean.
The terrorist has been identified as Mohammed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a 31-year-old male. After driving for more than a mile through the holiday crowds, Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was shot and killed in a gun battle with police. More than 300 people are reported to have been injured.
Although the driver had a reputation for petty crimes with local authorities, intelligence services had completely failed to identify him as a source of concern. Mohammed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel chose Bastille Day — France’s national holiday and an equivalent to our 4th of July – to perpetrate this assault.
Since 2012, Islamic terrorists have killed well over 200 people in France and injured hundreds more.
While the left continues to assert that it is “guns” and not “Islam” as the real threat, a radicalized Muslim from Tunisia utilized a common, everyday, box truck to commit an act of terrorism, killing more people than the shootings in Orlando and Dallas combined.
One can imagine that the left will soon call for tighter regulations on “assault vans”. Background checks on truck purchases and rentals…expensive truck operator licenses… and low horsepower engines for civilian vehicles. It sounds absurd, but this is the way the left thinks. They’ll blame anything and anyone – except the people actually responsible.
Radical Islam and ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) have now claimed responsibility for inspiring the attack in Nice, but it was clear from the beginning that this was the work of Radical Islam. Radical Islamic terrorism was behind the Paris Attack last November, the Orlando night club shooting in June, the Brussels bombing in March, and now the truck attack in Nice.
The frequency of these attacks can be directly tied to the Liberal immigration policies being followed in Europe and the United States. Muslim refugees are swarming Europe both from the Middle East and North Africa. While they are arriving illegally, the European Union (EU) is forcing its member-states to let them stay – regardless of the consequences to health, safety, or even national security.
Since last year, the Obama Administration has joined the EU in making refugee resettlement a priority in the United States – despite massive outcry from both the public and state governments.
ISIS and Radical Islam is using the refugee crisis – and exploiting the left’s refusal to seriously screen refugees – to infiltrate Europe and the United States. France has announced new and even tighter security measures following the Nice attack – and has placed a special emphasis on Mosques ever since the Paris shooting.
Meanwhile, the Obama Administration continues to ignore the real problem and refuses to take serious action to stem the flood of terrorists into our country.
As a candidate for president, Hillary Clinton has pledged to honor President Obama’s policy of appeasement to Radical Islam, while Donald Trump has promised to shut down Radical Islam’s pipeline into the United States no matter what it takes.
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