Terrorists have used vehicles as weapons periodically since the mid-2000s, but the tactic recently gained steam with use by Palestinian jihadists against Israeli’s in late 2014. The Islamic State quickly adopted the tactic and began encouraging such attacks with success in the West.
The first high profile vehicular attack took place on Bastille Day in Nice, France, when a Tunisian-born man inspired by ISIS ran down hundreds of people, killing 84. The tactic then appeared again when a Tunisian asylum seeker plowed a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in December 2016, and when a Somalian-American national plunged his car into students at Ohio State University in November 2016.
Opinion: Before Nice and Berlin, knife and car ramming attacks were carried out by Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank beginning in late 2014.
In September 2014, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, an IS spokesman — whom Western intelligence agencies have dubbed the group’s “attacks minister” — issued chilling instructions that some have since apparently followed.
“If you cannot (detonate) a bomb or (fire) a bullet, arrange to meet alone with a French or an American infidel and bash his skull in with a rock, slaughter him with a knife, run him over with your car, throw him off a cliff, strangle him, or inject him with poison,” he said.
Al-Adnani said there was no need to “consult anyone” as all unbelievers are fair game: “It is immaterial if the infidel is a combatant or a civilian… They are both enemies. The blood of both is permitted.” source
It is interesting how this generation sees terror attacks. The perception and therefore the reality is that terror attacks are relatively new. That Israel’s presence in the land of Palestine in 1948 started all the ruckus.
In the coming months Editor and I will show you a video presentation that will be launched with the release of the revised copy of “Antichrist: The Search for Amalek”.
Here is the first slide:
“There has never been, nor will there be again, a blood feud like the one between Israel and her neighbors.
The conflict is from time immemorial. It is the cause of all terrorism in the world today.
It will not be solved by mere men and it will not be solved during this age.”