The three lone mujahideen used divers methods in these attacks. In Westminster the weapon of choice was a car; in Philadelphia it was a gun; and in Périgueux it was a knife (two knives, actually).
The attackers in Europe were immigrants; the one in Pennsylvania was an African American.
The three incidents have these characteristics in common:
|1.||They were low-grade jihad attacks, as such things go. Nobody was killed, and only a handful of people were wounded in each case.|
|2.||The three attackers — like many Muslim terrorists — appear to have mental problems, and the media are playing up this aspect. Islam is not mentioned in any of the reporting I have seen.|
|3.||Not much attention has been paid to the three incidents in the media, either traditional or alternative. Even Counterjihad-related sites (including this one) did not focus on them much.
I attribute #3 to a syndrome I call “jihad fatigue”: unless there’s a large body count to draw MSM coverage, it’s just too much work to try to deal with it. There’s so much of this stuff nowadays that most of us have reached overload. “Ho-hum — another day, another Islamic terrorist attack.” Bleeding people lying on a roped-off sidewalk, ambulances with flashing lights, police in body armor carrying automatic weapons, shocked bystanders alternately weeping and holding up their phones to take video of the tragic goings-on, talking heads on TV explaining what happened and telling you how you feel about it… Such is our humdrum, quotidian routine in the Modern Multicultural West.
Anyway, to make up for some of these lacunae, here’s a report on yesterday’s knife attack in Dordogne. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||90 Victor Hugo Street in Périgueux. The place where the attack took place|
|00:04||last night around 6pm, which could have ended in a true tragedy.|
|00:08||After attacking a driver, a young man, obviously drunk,|
|00:12||found himself face to face with two paramedics, who were just passing by, who tried to subdue him.|
|00:16||The attacker, not armed at that point, decided to return to the place|
|00:20||where he lived. —He jumped out of the window with two kitchen knives.|
|00:24||And there, well, it was a catastrophe, since there he started stabbing with the knife|
|00:28||every person he could reach. This violent scene scared the passersby,|
|00:32||who were numerous at that time of day. Two brothers, 66 and|
|00:37||68 years old, also tried to intervene after the attempt by the paramedics.|
|00:41||That’s when the stabbings intensified. —The first paramedic|
|00:45||was stabbed in the back, the second, who wanted of course|
|00:49||to help his colleague, was also stabbed in the back and head,|
|00:53||resulting in a rather ugly wound. Two other people also arrived|
|00:57||and were stabbed as well. This attack allegedly resulted in four victims. Two men|
|01:01||were lucky tonight; two others are still under medical supervision in the hospital of Périgueux.|
|01:05||Placed in custody by the police, the very drunk young man told|
|01:09||the investigators that he didn’t remember anything. He’s a 19-year-old Afghan, living|
|01:14||in Gironde, visiting his cousin in Périgueux,|
|01:18||who is sheltered by this association of helping migrants. —In the vast majority of cases, in fact,|
|01:22||it’s going very, very well. We have good relations with the community, and this is|
|01:26||an isolated case, which has nothing to do with the origins of the person.|
|01:30||At the request of the prosecutor the young attacker has been placed tonight in temporary detention.|
|01:34||He will be tried by the Criminal Court on Friday afternoon.