An Islamic Mosque, funded and owned by a hardline, “fundamentalist” Saudi Arabian cleric, opened in the Nice just two weeks before the Southern French city was struck by a deadly terror attack.
Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up in the main international airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing at least 36 and wounding at least 147.
Imam Abdullah Hakim Quick was at a banquet, surrounded by mayors, police chiefs and dignitaries, celebrating 26 years of the Canadian Council of Imams when he learned Islamic State was calling for his murder.
The nonprofit Investigative Project on Terrorism found that an average of nearly 30,000 people per year have been killed by terrorists since 2010, when terrorism’s death toll was 3,284.
“Whenever a force is recruiting children to conduct its operations, you can expect that force to move to the extremes of mass atrocities,” Dallaire stated.
“We are faced by a more dangerous threat from so-called Islamic State,” Europol chief Rob Wainwright told the BBC, The Washington Post reports. “It threatens not just France and Belgium but a number of European countries at the same time.”
“What is happening in Iraq and Syria is a deliberate, systematic targeting of religious and ethnic minorities. Today, the House unanimously voted to call ISIS’s atrocities what they are: a genocide.
Manuel Valls said he wanted to be honest with the public and tell them to expect more attacks like the ones carried out by the terror group, also known as Daesh, in France in 2015.
“ISIL would like us to see them as a credible threat to our way of life… we know Canada is stronger, much stronger than the threat posed by a murderous gang of thugs…”
Europe’s top police agency issued a stark warning Monday: Islamic State extremists will keep attempting lethal attacks on soft targets in Europe as the militant group increasingly goes global.