A Muslim driver screaming “Allahu Akbar” tried to mow down people walking in the street in Vienna, Austria – and police, who’ve taken the 21-year-old into custody, are now investigating his motive, various media report.
Investigating his motive?
As RT reported:
“‘He aimed and drove directly at the passers-by,’ Vienna police spokesperson Thomas Keiblinger said in an interview with Radio Wien, as cited by national public proadcaster wien.ORF.at.
“‘According to the statements of the eyewitnesses, the 21-year-old shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ out of the opened window of his car,’ Keiblinger added.”
Nobody was injured and police nabbed him almost immediately. But to diether over motive at a time when terror attacks are sweeping across the globe does nothing to protect the innocent. After all, it seems pretty straight-forward, with the call of “Allah Akbar” followed quickly by an act of attempted murder that radical Islamism might have played a role, right?
“According to the Austrian media the driver is Vienna resident with a Turkish background. The man was detained by law enforcement officials shortly after the incident.
“Authorities are now investigating whether the man might have had religious or political motives. According to police the 21-year-old has not yet made any statements.”
Robert Spencer, writing at his site, Jihad Watch, had this to say:
“You want motive? Here it is. This is a war. A jihad. It is global. It is in Vienna. 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 …’”
Again – pretty clear, right? So let’s stop dithering and get to calling a spade a spade – radical Islamic terror, radical Islamic terror.