The awful truck attack yesterday in France reminded us all once again that ISIS is on the march and they are making serious strides in terms of their capabilities.
Over 80 people lost their lives in one of the most gruesome attacks we have seen in a long time.
We are now learning some even more troubling news about the attack.
Guess what the killer shouted before he carried out the attack?
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) July 15, 2016
Yup, yet another cut and dry example of radical Islamic terrorism.
Two of the victims were Americans.
From NBC News:
The State Department confirmed that two U.S. citizens were killed in the attack, saying it was providing all possible consular assistance.
A family representative told NBC News that the victims were Sean Copeland of Texas and his 11-year-old son Brodie.
The Copelands lived just outside of Austin in Lakeway, Texas.
Obviously it is sad when anyone loses their life but it hits home a little more when Americans are involved.
Here is more on the driver.
A terrorist who used a hired lorry to kill at least 84 people in a rampage during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice has been named as a convicted criminal well known to the police for armed attacks.
Tunisian-born Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel – described as a “weird loner” who “became depressed” when his wife left him – was a French passport holder who lived in the Riviera city and was regularly in trouble with the law.
The 31-year-old delivery driver’s wife is this afternoon in police custody as officers question her about his alleged Islamist links. Bouhlel was reportedly not on a terrorist watch list or suspected of being security threat.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.
When will Europe start taking this seriously?