Could be an accident. Could be jihad. Could be something else altogether. But that there is immediate suspicion that it is jihad, and not just an accident, is a sign of how much Europe has changed: even ten or twenty years ago, everyone would have assumed it was an accident.
— Crottaz Finance (@crofin67) August 17, 2017
“Barcelona truck crash: ‘Many injured’ after ‘truck ploughs into pedestrians’ along iconic Las Ramblas tourist hotspot,” by Neal Baker, The Sun, August 17, 2017:
People have been told to avoid the area as emergency services reacted to a “serious incident” in the Spanish city.
Metro lines have been shut and shoppers and pedestrians have been seen running into buildings as armed police flooded the area.
Testimonies suggest the van careered into pedestrians as they crossed the road.
Police have confirmed that a “massive crash” has occurred.
And witnesses have told of hearing gunshots, although this has not been confirmed…