Police don’t know if it’s an accident or deliberate. But seriously, what are the odds that someone would accidentally crash into two separate bus stops in two different places on the same morning? And so it is likely deliberate, and that means that it is quite possibly more vehicular jihad.
Last June, the Islamic State published a poster depicting an SUV driving over a heap of skulls and bearing the legend “Run Over Them Without Mercy.”
And the Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
“BREAKING NEWS: One person dead after car crashed into bus station in Marseille,” by Sara Malm, MailOnline, August 21, 2017:
- Driver crashed car into bus stop at two separate locations in Marseille
- At least one person has died after the incident in Monday morning
- The suspect was arrested in the city’s Old Port after the two crashes
At least one person has died after a car crashed into two bus stops in Marseille, southern France, Monday morning.
The driver of a dark car first hit a but stop in the city’s Croix-Rouge area with no reported casualties.
The suspect then drove down to the La Valentine area, and hit another bus shelter where one person was seriously injured and later died in hospital….
It is not yet known if the incident was deliberate or an accident.