This vehicular attack is unusual in that police are actually acknowledging that it’s a terror attack.
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….
“Germany van crash: Vehicle crashes into crowd in Munster leaving three dead and more than 30 injured,” by Lucy Clarke-Billings, Mirror, April 7, 2018:
A van has crashed into a crowd in Germany leaving three dead and more than 30 injured, according to reports.
Authorities are treating the incident in Munster as a terror attack.
Spiegel Online reports on dead and numerous injured.
The Rheinische Post said there have been at least three fatalities.
The attack happened in Kiepenkerl, Munster, according to reports….