Islamist Terrorists Arrested in Germany

The goal? “The aim was to kill as many people as possible.” German prosecutors arrest 10 suspects over Islamist attack plan.

According to the initial investigation, the accused were planning to use a vehicle and firearms to kill as many “unbelievers” as possible. They had rented a large vehicle and made contact with weapons’ dealers and started to raise funds.

There have been a number of plots stopped in recent months by German authorities.

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I Missed This Story About a Terrorist in Italy

I don’t suppose it got a lot of coverage by the media. Italy: Bus driver takes 51 kids hostage, sets vehicle on fire.

A school bus driver on Wednesday allegedly held 51 children and their chaperones hostage on a bus in the northern Italian city San Donato Milanese before setting it on fire.

All of the children were rescued when the bus crashed following a police chase, allowing officers to force open the back door and help students off the bus, as the driver threatened suicide.

A story from today he says “It’s all the white people’s fault.”

The 1993 Attack on the World Trade Center

Stolen shamelessly from myself, from last year, which was the 25th anniversary of the attack. The attack that everyone forgets. (Not that anyone thinks much about Sept. 11, 2001.)

World Trade Center as it was in 1993Today is the 26th anniversary of that first attack on the World Trade Center. The attack that everyone forgets about. Remembering the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing – History in the Headlines

(The linked article is from 6 years ago, so don’t be confused about the dates.)

Ignoring security recommendations has a long history in this country. And it isn’t just restricted to the world of computers and technology.

Safety concerns became apparent as early as 1975, when a disgruntled custodian set a fire in the north tower that caused millions of dollars in damages and prompted calls for the installation of a sprinkler system. A decade or so later, the government agency that owned the World Trade Center began examining possible terrorism threats. But it ended up ignoring many of its security team’s recommendations, including that public parking be eliminated or that cars at least be randomly inspected.

Neither of those recommendations were adopted, and so on February 26th, a van was parked in lower-level garage.

On February 26, 1993, the plotters loaded their homemade bomb, which weighed about 1,200 pounds, into a yellow Ford Econoline van they had rented from a Ryder dealership in New Jersey. Two of them then drove it across the Hudson River into Manhattan, made their way south to the World Trade Center, entered the basement parking garage between the north tower and a hotel, parked in an illegal spot on a ramp, lit four 20-foot fuses, got into a car that had trailed them and sped off.

The bomb exploded at 12:17. Click through to the article to see the aftermath. A lot of it mimicked the evacuation problems that would resurface in 2001.

A Step-by-step Review of a Cop’s Use of Force

The guy had a knife, and attacked a cop. Oh, and he was a Jihadist. Law of Self Defense: ISIS Brings Knife to Gunfight, Gets Shot

The events took place on January 7, but the body cam video and 911 recordings were only recently released under court order, in response to motions filed by media outlets for disclosure. (The body cam video footage is embedded below.)

It’s worth a look. The original video/story is at this link. But Legal Insurrection has a better analysis. (First link at top.)

Immigrant Vandalizes Grave of Terror Victim, Attacks Her Father. Cops Do Nothing

There’s never a cop around when you need one. (This is Sweden, so they are hiding under the bed, fearful of being labeled “racist”.) Father of Swedish terror victim attacked by migrant who vandalised her grave – Police do nothing.

Stefan writes that the man was sentenced to expulsion in 2014, but the decision was appealed to the Supreme Court. In 2015, he was sentenced again, for the grave violation, but avoided expulsion.

The trial for repeated violations of Ebba’s grave will be held in March next year. According to the father, the vandalisation continues “on average three nights a week”.

Sweden is toast. But they brought it on themselves. (Well, Angela Merkel helped.) Hat tip to Trigger Reset.

The Real “War on Christmas”

Hint: it isn’t about saying “Happy Holidays.” Deadly shooting in French city of Strasbourg.

A gunman opened fire near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, killing at least four people and injuring 11 others, local officials said on Tuesday evening.

Four dead, eleven wounded. The French are opening a “terrorism probe into the shooting.”

Germany has strengthened border controls into Strasbourg.

Strasbourg’s Christmas market is a popular tourist destination, drawing millions of visitors every year.

FBI Stops a Replay of the Attack on the Pittsburgh Synagogue and a Separate Attack

Two attacks were stopped. I expect there will be more. An alleged ISIS supporter and a woman accused of planning a terror attack arrested in Ohio.

“This man spent months planning a violent terrorist attack on behalf of ISIS here in the United States, and eventually targeted a Jewish synagogue in the Toledo area,” said U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman of the Northern District of Ohio in a press release. “The charges describe a calculated man fueled by an ideology of hatred and intent on killing innocent people.”

In a separate incident…

In the nearby city of Toledo, agents on Monday morning arrested Elizabeth Lecron, 23, for allegedly buying bomb-building materials such as screws and gunpowder. She is charged with one count of transportation of explosives and explosive material for the purposes of harming others and property.

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”