Over the next few days I want to cover a number of topics that have been in the news. In the attack in Nice, France, 84 people were mowed down by a man driving a truck and crying Allahu Akbar. In Germany there was an attack where people on a train were stabbed by an immigrant brought into Germany to show their compassion, and look at how he repaid them. There has been the shooting of our police here in America by black racists. The biggest event was the failed coup in Turkey. The President of Turkey, Erdogan, wants us to believe that a moderate cleric here in the States is responsible for the coup. He has locked down one of our bases in Turkey until the US turns this cleric over to Turkey. We will look at all of these things today.
It seems like things are spiraling out of control in the world. I can’t imagine what it would be like to live in these times without the confidence that I have because I know that our God is in control. These are times that try our faith. I am grieved by what is happening, and I can’t imagine what it must be like for those who don’t know our God.
Every one of these events is a major event in, and of, itself. When they all happen within 7 days it is stunning. The events we are seeing fit with biblical prophecies concerning the last days.
The Attack In Nice
In the attack in Nice, 10 of those killed were children. This was not the first time we saw someone try to kill people with a vehicle. It is part of the Al Qaeda play book. It is interesting that the strategy for this kind of attack was taught by Al Qaeda. On October 11, 2010, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the second issue of its English-language magazine Inspire. Here are portions of the article:
“America is a terrorist state and Americans are complacent in some of the worst forms of terrorism our Muslim nation has been subjected to. Millions of Muslim lives have been lost to American brutality. It is about time Muslims wake up and payback America what is due to it.
“The idea is to use a pickup truck as a mowing machine, not to mow grass but mow down the enemies of Allah. You would need a 4WD pickup truck. The stronger the better. You would then need to weld on steel blades on the front end of the truck. ……
“Pick your location and timing carefully. Go for the most crow[d]ed locations. Narrower spots are also better because it gives less chance for the people to run away. Avoid locations where other vehicles may intercept you.
“To achieve maximum carnage, you need to pick up as much speed as you can while still retaining good control of your vehicle in order to maximize your inertia and be able to strike as many people as possible in your first run. Keep in mind that as soon as people realize what you are up to, they would scatter and run in every direction looking for cover.
…. The ideal location is a place where there are a maximum number of pedestrians and the least number of vehicles. In fact if you can get through to ‘pedestrian only’ locations that exist in some downtown (city center) areas, that would be fabulous.
…. If you have access to firearms, carry them with you so that you may use them to finish off your work if your vehicle gets grounded during the attack.
This is done in the name of a religion. Publishing articles telling how to kill the maximum number of innocent people shows the evil mind of these terrorist groups. Just when we think they have used every method possible for their evil work, they come up with another way to kill. There are still between 13 and 35 bodies that are yet to be identified because they were so mutilated.
Many are saying this was not an Islamic terrorist attack because he was not affiliated with any group. The terrorist did have a very troubled life with domestic violence and attacking the neighbors. He had fits of anger, he was sexually promiscuous, and had issues with adapting in France. The bottom line is that, according to his own words, he was inspired by ISIS, he grew a beard to resemble a jihadi, and by shouting Allahu Akbar he was committing an act of jihad.
He followed the instructions of the article above to a “T.” It was Bastille Day, there were large crowd on very narrow roads so people could not escape, he ran at a high rate of speed, etc.
Some are saying that some of those killed were Muslims so it can’t be Islamic. Remember, Islam is very strong on the sovereignty of Allah. They believe that if some Muslims were killed, it must have been Allah’s will that they died. Muslims believe that if other Muslims are killed by one committing jihad, that Allah has chosen them for the honor of being a martyr also. They get to participate in the same rewards as the jihadist.
We need to remember that in Islam the only guarantee of salvation is dying as a martyr on the behalf of Allah. This requires waring against non-Muslims. Any Muslims that are collateral damage are seen as participating in the blessing of martyrdom. This destroys the narrative given by many that, because they killed Muslim, it cannot be Islamic terrorism. There were Muslims killed on 9/11, but it was still an act of Islamic terrorism.
We also need to look at how the French government is handling this. It is appalling to hear what the French Prime Minister (not the President) had to say.
“France has to learn how to live with terrorism.“
He is telling the French people that they just need to get used to this because it is the new normal. We should expect that people are going to be killed in our country by Muslims and we just need to get used to it.
It is totally irresponsible for anyone to say something like this. It is especially bad when it is a high government official who says it. When President Francois Hollande went to Nice, he was booed for this.
This may be leading up to a potential civil war in France. If the people of France feel that, not only is their government not going to protect them, it wants them to get used to this type of carnage, something will happen. People can only take so much.
Throughout Europe there are groups that are standing up against this. In Great Britain there is the Britain First group. There are secularist groups in France that are going to fight back. Many are expecting to see battles in the streets. How long do you think people are going to put up with this kind of thing?
In Israel they are used to seeing terrorist attacks. Can you imagine if the Israeli government said that, instead of our doing everything we can to eradicate this, you will just have to get used to it. This idea of getting used to terrorism is outrageous. The Prime Minister of France should step down, and he should apologize to the French people.
The driver in the attack in Nice was a home-grown terrorist unlike the terrorist in Germany, who was an immigrant.
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