Someone’s NOT Paying Attention

And we all suffer for it.

Seriously??

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for an ax-and-knife attack on a German train that left at least five people injured, but authorities said it appears the 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker who was shot and killed by police as he fled the scene appears to have self-radicalized and had no direct link to the extremists.

The teenager shouted “Allahu akbar” (“God is great”) as he attacked people on the regional train near the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg Monday night, and a hand-painted flag of the Islamic State was found during a search of his room, according to state Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann.

And later in the article?

Herrmann said that it was too early to draw conclusions about the attacker’s motive.

Ah, yes, of course.

If we can’t identify the enemy, and recognize him when he strikes, we’re lost.

(Helpful hint– if on a plane, train, or bus, out on the street or indeed in any venue at all, and someone stands up and shouts that vile heathen war-cry, be prepared to take decisive action.)

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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5 Responses to Someone’s NOT Paying Attention

  1. DaveO says:

    The Muslim jihadists have some smarts. By being PC, and everything Muslim is protected by PC, America behaves very Canadianly: concrete bombs with “Sorry!” written on them.

    Now, were the Muslim jihadists to declare themselves a militia – well by gawd ole Wooster will getting a stirring in his loins to act!

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  2. ultimaratioregis says:

    Act decisively. Shoot the bastard in the groin, and while he screams in agony, stuff pork rinds down his filthy throat. Then give him two in the turban.

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  3. SMSgt Mac says:

    I’m reading a guilty pleasure e-book right now, where author Daniel Silva is apologetic in the front matter of his new book about being too prescient about ISIS’ latest warfare over in Europe. While reading it yesterday it occurred to me that shouting a perverted for of “Aloha Snackbar” should be treated as unprotected speech if yelled anywhere other than in a mosque– much like the inverse of where it is permissible to shout out “Fire!”. Such outbursts should draw fire immediately.Wouldn’t want to be the test case almost as much as much as I wouldn’t want to err on the side of tolerance.

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