This typically witless Daily Mail story doesn’t give a hint of it, and the British Sharia police aren’t likely to either, but a Muslim deliberately ramming a car into a crowded nightclub is following exhortations given by the Islamic State and other jihad groups.
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….
“Man is charged with attempted murder after 4X4 rams into nightclub injuring 13 people at grime show,” by Mark Duell, MailOnline, March 19, 2018 (thanks to London):
A 21-year-old man was today charged with attempted murder after 13 partygoers were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd during a gig by grime artist Giggs.
Mohammed Abdul, 21, Deptford, South East London, will appear at court today after a Suzuki Vitara was driven into revellers outside Blake’s nightclub in Gravesend, Kent.
Footage taken on Saturday night shows clubbers appearing to attack the driver of a car which smashed through the marquee where smokers had congregated.
Abdul will appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court today, Kent Police said as they confirmed that the incident at about 11.45pm is not being treated as terror related.
The driver was pulled from the car by clubbers, who detained him while police arrived. It is believed one of the injured, a young woman, suffered a broken pelvis.
Several of those hurt suffered broken bones. Footage from the scene appears to show security guards in hi-vis jackets wrestling the driver to the floor.
Elena Napoliello, 18, from Gravesend, said: ‘A friend and I were standing in front of the bar in the marquee, waiting for our coats to be taken to the cloakroom.
‘All of a sudden, I saw multiple people falling backwards onto us and so I was confused as to what was happening.
‘Then, I saw the headlights of the car coming towards me and my friend and we got pushed backwards by one of our friends to get us into safety.
‘I could see everyone surrounding this 4×4, but there was nowhere for us to go, so we had to hide in the back of the marquee. Everyone was shouting to ‘get down and hide’, which is what we were doing.’
‘When I could see the car coming towards me, I could see everyone kicking and punching the car trying to stop it and then the next minute I could see the guy on the floor. I didn’t see him very clearly because everyone was surrounding him.’
Other recordings show the car with its number plate hanging off and a smashed windscreen having crashed in the middle of the dancefloor.
Sonny Powar said he saw two people get hit by the car before the driver was pulled from the vehicle.
He said: ‘We ripped the tent wall apart and got out and called the police. It was a complete mess of panic and chaos.
‘Whilst we were doing so, I saw many injured people, someone limping along and another person with a bandage around their head.’
Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector David Chewter said: ‘I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the security staff at the nightclub as well as those members of the public who helped in the initial moments after the collision.
‘Many people were injured as a result of the incident but none of their injuries are described as life-threatening or life-changing.
‘However, we believe there may be more casualties out there who are yet to come forward and talk to us – we would like to hear from them as we continue to build a clear picture of what happened that night.’…