As Americans focus on what’s happening in football stadiums across the nation, and thousands if not millions are still dealing with the aftermath of two hurricanes, we forget the jihadists are focused on something else entirely: death to infidels.
Last night our neighbors to the north in Canada suffered a terror attack outside a football stadium.
A terrorist carrying an Islamic State group flag stabbed a police officer before mowing down a crowd of people with a U-Haul van in Canada, leaving at least five injured.
The attack began outside a Canadian Football League game where the Edmonton Eskimos were hosting Winnipeg on Canadian Forces Appreciation Night on Saturday night at the Commonwealth Stadium.
Police say a white Chevrolet Malibu rammed a traffic control barricade and sent an officer flying 15 feet into the air.
The driver then got out, attacked the officer with a knife and fled on foot.
A few hours later, police stopped a U-Haul van at an impaired driving check stop north of downtown Edmonton.
According to police, the name of the driver was close to the name of the registered owner of the car that hit the officer. The driver of the U-Haul then sped off toward downtown with police in pursuit.
According to the Daily Mail, Police say the U-Haul intentionally swerved at pedestrians at crosswalks throughout the chase.
Four people were injured by the van, but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.
The van eventually rolled over near a downtown hotel and a suspect was arrested.
Sadly, that wasn’t the only attack. Meanwhile, across the pond…
This morning per the Daily Mail, A man carrying a knife and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ killed two female passengers before being shot dead by soldiers at Marseille’s train station in southern France. The attack at Marseille’s busiest train station took place early this afternoon, as scores of armed police officers and soldiers swarmed the area. Both victims were women, with one left with a ‘sliced neck’. Local official Oliver de Mazieres told AFP: ‘Two victims have been stabbed to death.’The prosecutor for the area Xavier Tarabeux said the knifeman had been shot by soldiers, while Marseille police urged people in the city to avoid the area around Saint-Charles station.
A police source said the stabbings were ‘frenzied and took place in front of lots of witnesses. The man first shouted threats, and then launched into the two women.
‘The two were killed by a knife, and then solider on anti-terrorism duties intervened. They shot the man dead’ said the source.
He added that the suspect shouted Allahu Akbar during the attack. He was estimated to be aged between 25-30 years and no had no identification papers on him.
In a separate incident, yet another man with a knife was arrested today on London’s Oxford Street in front of horrified shoppers. Thankfully, he was arrested before he could murder anyone.
Entitled, highly-paid young men who make a living out of playing a game are well-insulated from the real dangers and horrors of our world. Sadly, football fans in Canada, two women in France and shoppers in London – ordinary, working-class people going about their day – are not.
Just to refresh your memory, here’s what terrorists of have been up to just in the last few months…in France alone.
We’d best not forget that while we wring our hands over tweets and insults, our deadliest enemies are sharpening their knives and planning their next move.
[This article was written by Michele Hickford, author of the brutally honest and bitingly funny Do I Need To Slap You?]