But don’t worry: it’s not “terrorism.” The man “seems to have simply been overcome by a fit of rage.” Of course. How often have you gotten ticked off when the coffee pot at the office is empty again, and gone out and stolen a car, rammed it into an airport door, and then tried to stab a police officer? It’s perfectly understandable. Nothing to do with “terrorism.” And jihad? Pah! What relationship could this incident possibly have with a noble interior spiritual struggle?
“Foreign man shot, arrested after ramming Milan airport door: Police rule out terrorist motives,” from ANSA.it, February 21 (thanks to Insubria):
Rome, February 21 – A foreign man was shot and arrested after ramming a door at Milan’s Malpensa airport with a stolen four-by-four and attacking a police officer armed with a knife amid scenes of panic on Monday.
The man, apparently a Tunisian married to an Italian, was shot in the foot by a colleague of the officer who was attacked and then detained. Terminal One of the airport has been evacuated and outgoing flights delayed. The police have ruled out terrorism as the motive for the incident and said the man seems to have simply been overcome by a fit of rage.