FLASHBACK: ISIS Instructed Followers To Use Vehicles As Weapons
The terrorist attack in Nice, France — which has left more than 73 people dead and scores injured when a truck sped into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day — is eerily similar to what the Islamic State has been calling for since September 2014.
“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,” Those are the word of Abu Mohammed al Adnani, a spokesman of ISIS, advising supporters in 2014 to attack non-believers any way they can.
The statement specifically singled out the French for targeting, referring to them as “the spiteful and filthy French.”
“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,” the statement read.