Update from the ever reliable BBC:
“Lorry kills 12 at Christmas market”.
You have to watch out for these insane lorries careening around our cities. Oddly enough at least one of the occupants of the crazed lorry turns out to be a refugee from Afghanistan/Pakistan. Not that any reasonable, thinking person would be surprised by that revelation, anymore.
Christmas markets are a grand German tradition, but probably not for much longer.
An assassination in Turkey may reshape global outcomes.
Suddenly everything is very 1914:
Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has been shot dead at an art exhibition opening in Ankara by an off-duty police officer shouting slogans about Syria’s civil war.
Ambassador Andrei Karlov, 62, was several minutes into a speech when the gunman fired at least eight shots.
“Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” the gunman shouted in Turkish.
The undercover assassin also shouted “Allahu akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great” and continued in Arabic: “We are the descendants of those who supported the Prophet Muhammad, for jihad.”
And hasn’t that worked out well. (Tim Blair)
The suspect has been named as Naved B., a 23-year-old Pakistani who was registered as an asylum seeker in February this year, Spiegel reported, citing police and security sources. The report also said the Pakistani man could have used a fake ID and an alias.
BERLIN TRUCK STOLEN: Polish Truck Driver Kidnapped, Killed in Berlin ISIS Attack at Christmas Market
The jihadis who plowed into a Christmas market today in Berlin stole the truck from a Polish driver who was making a delivery to a Muslim neighborhood. The Polish truck driver told his wife he “did not feel safe” in that neighborhood. His wife has not been heard back from him since 3 pm.
Berlin police say that the Polish driver’s body was found in the cab of the truck. According to “Die Welt,”he died from gunshot wounds. Polish authorities are in contact with the German services.
Rports are that the Polish driver was in the passenger seat, already abducted and dead as the truck rammed the market.– The Geller Report
Saying Merry Christmas is Worse than Murder:
The Muslim View on Christmas
‘We Die in Aleppo, You Die Here’
Three people have been shot by an unknown gunman at an Islamic centre in the Swiss city of Zürich and authorities say that the gunman is now on the run.
The Islamic centre closest to the main train station is the Al-Hidaya Verein mosque which lies just north of the Zürich Hauptbahnhof. The centre was accused of ties to extremism by German journalist Shams Ul-Haq in October of this year. Mr. Ul-Haq went undercover and infiltrated the mosque where he described the Somali Imams as preaching extremist ideas.
The undercover journalist also accused the group who run the mosque, Forum of the Orient (Forient), of hiding migrants as well as other illegal activities. Imam of the Islamic centre Mohammed Hakimi has claimed that the mosque preaches a tolerant version of Islam and has denied all the allegations made by the German-Pakistani journalist.
Idiocy infecting America: