‘The Nice truck driver Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was clearly not troubled by the humanity of those unfortunates who perished under the wheels of his truck.’ Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters
Abdel Bari Atwan, The Guardian: Don’t underestimate Islamic State. More atrocities are on their way
Islamic State waited less than 48 hours to claim responsibility for the horrific massacre in Nice in which at least 84 people – 10 of them children – lost their lives last Thursday night. This week Isis again moved swiftly to claim responsibility for Monday’s axe attack by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee on a train in Germany, in which four people were seriously injured before the attacker was killed by police.
It is possible that Isis’s claims are mere opportunism, but the nature of both attacks suggest that their perpetrators had been radicalised, or at least “inspired”, by Isis.
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WNU Editor: Sadly ... this prediction is accurate.