The morning after a massive truck mowed down dozens of innocent souls out celebrating a national holiday, 84 are dead, including 10 children. Two Americans are among the dead. 188 have been admitted to hospitals, with 48 in critical condition and 25 in intensive care. [H/T ABC News via Breitbart] French President Francois Hollande describes 50 of those injured as “between life and death.”
We’re learning more about the attacker himself as well, who has been named locally as a 31-year-old French-Tunisian called Mohamed Lahouaiej Boisvert.
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) July 15, 2016
And in case his name isn’t a tip-off that this wasn’t some right-wing Christian gun-loving nut job, witnesses claim he shouted — wait for it — “Allahu Akbar” — before opening fire on officers.
Sadly, of course all of us know by now these Arabic words meaning God is greatest.
As Breitbart reports, French authorities are treating the incident as “an attack”; French President François Hollande declared it an “undeniable” terrorist attack. So far, however, we have yet to hear leaders come out and put that word “Islamist” in front of the words “terrorist attack” — no doubt for fear of being politically incorrect and risking accusations of rushing to judgement.
Tragically, attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was known to police as a career criminal, but not known to intelligence services. One has to wonder… were there red flags authorities might have picked up on in Bouhlel’s criminal past to suggest a terror risk, had they not been willfully blinded by political correctness?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]