Color me shocked. Dutch Prosecutors: Turk Who Shot Tram Passengers Dead Had ‘Terrorist Motive’
In a written statement following a preliminary hearing at Utrecht District Court, prosecutors said 37-year-old suspect Gokmen Tanis left a handwritten letter in a getaway car that said in Dutch: “I’m doing this for my religion, you kill Muslims and you want to take our religion away from us, but you won’t succeed. Allah is great.”
In a related story, the Dutch State Secretary (Justice and Security) resigned after it was revealed that the government was sweeping serious crimes by immigrants under the rug. De Telegraaf: Harbers resigns. (And yes, it is in Dutch. Use a translation service.)
In a report from his ministry, serious crimes such as rape and (attempted) manslaughter and murder were hidden under the heading other crimes. As a result, it was not clear to the general public what was covered. Only after asking De Telegraaf did it become clear what serious matters were meant by this.
The report originally broke out misdemeanors, and lumped all felonies into “other.” Because rape and attempted murder and assault are just not that interesting to the .gov, or something.
Don’t expect to see this covered in the US media. Doesn’t fit the narrative. Terrorist attacks two in Jerusalem’s Old City, gets shot by police- watch.
On Friday morning, a 19-year-old terrorist from the West Bank, who had allegedly come to the Temple Mount for Ramadan to pray, stabbed and critically wounded a 47-year-old man at Damascus Gate – which wasn’t captured in the video. Minutes later, while running through the Arab market, the terrorist stabbed the 16-year-old.
The Palestinian doing the stabbing was shot and killed by police.
Both stabbing victims are expected to survive.
Burkina Faso is a land-locked country in West Africa, northeast of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Burkina Faso church attack: Gunmen open fire at mass service – priest among six dead.
A group of gunmen broke into a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday morning during Mass and began shooting at the congregation, Radio France Internationale (RFI) reported. At least six people were killed, and a priest was among those who died.
20-30 gunmen were involved. When they were done with the church the set fire to shops, and attacked the health center.
No mention by the national media? FBI uncovers homegrown terror training camp in Alabama.
But this plot of land in Macon County, Alabama is described in an FBI search warrant as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course” belonging to a small group of terrorists led by Siraj Wahhaj who owned the property up a long dirt road but just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee.
Hat tip to Godfather Politics.
More death and destruction in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka militants set off bombs during raid, killing 15.
Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country’s east, leaving behind a grisly discovery Saturday: 15 bodies, including six children.
Am a bit surprised that the WaPo and the rest of the media are covering this story. Sri Lanka blames local Islamist extremist group for Easter bombings that killed 290.
Sri Lanka on Monday accused a local Islamist extremist group, the National Thowheed Jamaath, of being behind a string of Easter bombings at churches and hotels that killed at least 290 people.
They’ve been studiously ignoring violence against Christians, at least since the Yazidis were being exterminated by ISIS.
More stories you won’t see in the US media. Kenya attack: 147 dead as Islamist gunmen target Christian students.
Masked gunmen from Somalia’s Shabaab group massacre 147 Kenyan pupils in a day-long college campus siege
Hat tip to 90 Miles from Tyranny.