As you all know by now, there were at least four major jihad attacks today in various parts of the world. The headlines have been dominated mostly by the attacks in France and Tunisia, but two other deadly assaults by mujahideen were reported in Kuwait and Somalia. The Islamic State has been pushing for more attacks on infidels during the holy month of Ramadan, and these deadly incidents may in part be a response to their call.
A lone mujahid attacked a US-owned gas plant near Lyon in France. One man, the supervisor of the alleged perpetrator, was beheaded. His body (supposedly covered in Arabic slogans) was left near the plant, and his head hung on a fence next to Arabic banners whose text may have included the shahada. No one else was killed, and the suspect is in custody. His wife told the press that he and his family were normal Muslims, and had been observing Ramadan. (RT video)
A suicide bomber exploded during Friday prayers at a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait City, killing dozens of people. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. ISIS is a Sunni outfit, and considers Shi’ites to be mushrikun, blasphemers guilty of shirk, or polytheism.
Two gunmen open fire on a crowded beach in Tunisia, killing more than three dozen people and wounding an undetermined number of others. Most of the casualties were European tourists on holiday. One of the gunmen was shot by security forces. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for this attack as well.
In the fourth major jihad attack of the day, mujahideen from the Al Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab attacked an African Union army base in Somalia, beheading women and killing at least thirty people.
According to Geert Wilders, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said something similar. Mr. Wilders responded (via Twitter): “There is a war going on and our leaders betray us.”
Vlad Tepes has been covering the breaking news on these and other important events all day today. Check the top few posts on his site; he has lots of videos.
Hat tip for Somalia and Tunisia stories: Fjordman.