Writing for the British Spectator blog, Douglas Murray discusses Europe’s summer of terrorism and has some choice words for journalists and politicians who are in denial about its connection to Islam. [Read more…]
Two Islamic terrorists burst into a church during Mass in Normandy, France. They beheaded the 84-year-old priest, critically-wounded a nun, and took four hostages. The terrorists were killed by police snipers. ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack.
Churches would be natural targets for terrorists. This particular congregation was said to be on one of those hit list of targets circulated by ISIS, so as to encourage “lone wolf” attacks. See this for a report on an American list, which is said to include churches. The FBI is said to be contacting those listed, but I’m curious what authorities are doing for their security.
Does your church have a security protocol in place? Should it? Or should churches not resist evildoers and instead embrace martyrdom if it comes?
A terrorist shouting “Allahu Akbar” began shooting children in a McDonald’s at Munich. He then went on a rampage through a shopping mall, killing at least 9 and wounding more than 20.
As Bastille Day celebrants packed the streets watching fireworks in Nice, France, a large truck broke through barriers and accelerated into the crowd, driving for over a mile until he jumped out of the cab and started shooting. He was killed by police. The death count stands at 75, with over 100 injured.
Authorities are calling this a terrorist attack.
UPDATE: The death toll has risen to 84, with many more in critical condition. Two Americans are among the dead. The killer has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. See this.
The left is blaming Christians for the Orlando attack on gays and lesbians, while defending Islam. Even though the attacker himself said that he acted in the name of Islam. David French explores this odd pattern of accusation and defense. [Read more…]
David Harsanyi asks, referring to the technical word for free societies, “Why is it that so many of the same people who are skeptical about exporting liberalism (count me as one) are perfectly content with the idea of importing illiberalism?”