A man walks through debris on the street the day after a truck ran into a crowd at high speed killing scores celebrating the Bastille Day July 14 national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD
Christopher Dickey, Daily Beast: ISIS Jihadists, Mass Shooters: What’s Happening to the World?
Every day, there’s a fresh atrocity, from jihadists attacking a church in France to gun rampages in the U.S.—but there are patterns to the madness.
PARIS — On Tuesday during morning mass, two men burst into a church in bucolic Normandy, took five people hostage, slit the throat of the aged priest and stabbed nearly to death one of the parishioners before, finally, the police killed the attackers.
French President François Hollande went to the scene of the crime in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, where it was said both terrorists had cried out “Allah Akbar,” God is great, while they did their sordid work in the old Romanesque church. This was “the cowardly murder of the parish priest by two terrorists claiming to be with Daesh,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS, or the Islamic State.
And once again we learn that the police had been aware at least one of the killers had wanted to travel to Turkey to cross into Syria and join ISIS. And once again they’d somehow missed the warning signs that this killing was coming.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 26, 2016
How much worse could 2016 get? -- Peter Apps, Reuters
Nearby, but far away: Why aid doesn't make it from Baghdad to refugee camp -- Jane Arraf, CSM
Turkey approaches its first week in state of emergency -- Aram Ekin Duran, DW
Turkey’s Erdogan Cleans House to Form a More Perfect Islamic State -- Riyadh Mohammed, Fiscal Times
What Turkey’s Political Mess Means for Relations With the U.S. -- Cengiz Gunes, Fortune
With Lamborghinis and Rooftop Sushi, Why Is Kurdistan Broke? -- Sharon Behn, VOA
Was Saudi King Salman too sick to attend this week's Arab League summit? -- Bruce Riedel, Brookings
Ethnic polarisation: Afghanistan's emerging threat -- Davood Moradian, Al Jazeera
Why some South Koreans don't want shield from North's missiles -- Stuart Leavenworth, CSM
Germany's Dangerous Denial on Islam and Immigration -- Telegraph editorial
Russia Will Be the Cleanest Team at the Olympics -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
The Hawks’ Election Strategy: Pushing a New Cold War -- David Bromwich, National Interest
‘DNC Hacker’ Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say -- Shane Harrie & Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast
Why Russia is top suspect in the DNC hack -- Cory Bennett and Eric Geller, Politico
Democrats can't blame Putin for spectacular own goal -- Emma Connors, Interpreter
How War and Crisis Help Spread Diseases Like Zika -- Kip Whittington, National Interest