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Nice terrorist was an immigrant from an Islamic country

Nice Matin reports that the truck driver is a 31-year-old from Tunisia. (Although my French isn’t so good, so I’m not 100% sure what the article says.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 14, 2016 at 10:04 pm

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  1. Pretty sure that’s exactly what it says.


    July 14, 2016 at 10:15 pm

  2. If you use the Google Chrome browser it will offer to translate the page for you.


    July 14, 2016 at 10:44 pm

  3. Non, tu as bien compris l’article.

    Gilbert Ratchet

    July 14, 2016 at 10:47 pm

  4. CNN had crawl on the screen that said he is a Nice resident of Tunisian origin. Good grief. They just can’t say immigrant. Not that it matters to me. Even if he was born there he is a product of immigration.


    July 14, 2016 at 10:56 pm

  5. Doesnt say mich more than that. Weapons and grenades in the truck. He was planning to do more.


    July 14, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    • Ironically, he probably accomplished more killing with the truck itself than he could have with the weapons and grenades cargo.

      MEH 0910

      July 15, 2016 at 1:38 am

  6. JS should be able to translare it for us.


    July 14, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    • Yakov beat me to it! :P”


      July 15, 2016 at 1:15 am

  7. Anybody who says Islam is a religion of peace should read this quote from Schopenhauer”

    “Consider the Koran, for example; this wretched book was sufficient to start a world-religion, to satisfy the metaphysical need for countless millions for twelve hundred years, to become the basis of their morality and of a remarkable contempt for death, and also to inspire them to bloody wars and the most extensive conquests. In this book we find the saddest and poorest form of theism. Much may be lost in translation, but I have not been able to discover in it one single idea of value. Such things show that the capacity for metaphysics does not go hand in hand with the need for it” .


    July 15, 2016 at 12:55 am

  8. Ital-Am mother of 8, businesswoman, still trim and sexy, Trump super-volunteer, rural Ohio resident, lover of Old Glory:


    July 15, 2016 at 4:02 am

  9. They say he was a french born in Tunisia with double nationality 31 yo living in Nice. He was knonw by the police for many crimes but not for terrorism and radicalization.

    Bruno from Paris

    July 15, 2016 at 4:10 am

  10. The media give lots of place to “muslim” family who were there and were shocked by the violence and condemn the crime. What the authority fears is an anti-muslim reaction of general population. In France, muslims represent between 10% and 30% of the general population (we don’t know the figure because it’s inconstitutional to discriminate on religious or racial basis here) and not 1% as in the USA ….

    Bruno from Paris

    July 15, 2016 at 4:17 am

  11. Another interesting point is that Nice is really a rich and affluent city with very few poors (even among recent immigrants) and lots of security measures BUT it is one of the cities in France which has sent the highest number of djihad people in Syria and Irak …..

    Bruno from Paris

    July 15, 2016 at 4:19 am

    • I retain the capacity to be astonished. It astonishes me that France still allows people to come and go from Syria. If you go to Syria, your passport should be revoked and your family deported. Just throw ’em into the Mediterranean. That won’t happen, but just saying.

      This is going to keep happening. So let’s move on.

      Meanwhile, the NY Times has reached levels of parody that are unmatched. Check out the picture where it is helpfully pointed out that a Muslim woman was the “one of the first persons killed”:

      It’s almost as if they want people to loathe them.


      July 15, 2016 at 8:19 am

      • If they throw them in the Mediterranean the Italians will fish them out and bring them back.


        July 15, 2016 at 9:52 am

      • Excellent spot gothemette – How could I miss that???
        The Times is beyond parody.

        The Times commenters on this event are even more astonishing than the Time’s reporters.
        No evidence will ever alter the views of these kumbaya lunatics.

        Last night many were blaming Bush & Chaney.
        Here’s a brief sample from today’s comments:

        Arcticfoxxx Atlanta, GA 34 minutes ago

        It doesn’t pique anyone’s interest that is being called an “Islamic terrorist act” by the media and the French officials, yet there is no evidence or proof presented that the driver was in any way connected to anything?
        The only thing it’s being based on is his name and religion- if in fact he was a Muslim and not just a person with a Muslim sounding name.
        He very well could be just a disgruntled guy who decided to run people over because he had a screw loose. Nothing more.

        Cindy Allen Gainesville, FL 23 minutes ago

        If only there were some way to stop or pare down the wall-to-wall TV news coverage of these events. You know it is exactly what these extremists want to see. It stokes fear and makes people not want to live their lives normally. The best defense against these heinous cowards is to defiantly keep on living.

        Violaine Alexandria, VA 12 hours ago

        I am French and my heart is bleeding tonight, once again. To those commenters who are using this attack as an argument for a Trump presidency or as proof that gun control is unnecessary: please stop, I am hurting and you are making it worse.

        Paul Cohen is a trusted commenter Hartford CT 4 hours ago

        This madness of mass violence against innocent people must stop. France and all of Europe are on the frontlines of retribution due in large part to no-stop U.S. military aggression against the Muslim World now into its 15th year. U.S. meddling in the affairs of the Middle East date back to 1953 when the CIA overthrew the popularly elected Mossadeq in Iran and installed the brutal dictatorship of the Shah…

        To stop the carnage, the European nations must band together and demand that U.S military carnage in the Muslim World must stop and be replaced by diplomacy. That will go a long way to diffuse Jishadist violence against the West. It must include all relevant parties including terrorist groups and Israel. The U.S. must recognize the right of all citizens to choose its own form of government.

        Hal S Earth 2 hours ago

        I know it is hard to think this way in the midst of this tragedy, but I take this as a sign that we are winning in this long term struggle. If the best that terrorists can do in a target country on a very symbolic day is steal a truck and run down people, then they are week. It seems international efforts to keep these cowards from accessing explosives and other more effective means of mass destruction are working -even though of course these protections cannot to be full-proof.

        Katz Tennessee 2 hours ago

        The only way we can respond effectively to such acts is to keep living life to the fullest–keep going to cafes, beaches, fireworks displays, concerts and parks; keep working; keep celebrating liberty; and keep caring deeply when families lose loved ones because of a senseless, calculated, revolting act of violence. Otherwise, we cede control of our lives to men like the driver of the death truck.

        Michjas Phoenix 2 hours ago

        As with the previous attack in Paris, the perpetrator here was Tunisian. The French were once the colonial power that ruled Tunisia. After the fall of colonialism, many Tunisians moved to France. They have long been an underclass subject to substantial prejudice. The French are particularly nationalistic and have a history of mistreating Muslims. After the previous attack, mistreatment of French Tunisians greatly increased. Young Tunisians have aligned with ISIS in large numbers despite the fact that the Tunisian government is more stable and democratic than most Arab countries. Clearly, many young Tunisians are anti-Western. This is hardly a mystery.

        Susan e

        Can’t the coverage of these events be contained, carefully edited, and reduced to dry statistics and non-hysterical commentary? In no case should the actor or the victims be identified by more than age, sex, and national origin-whether its the Brussells airport or Orlando Fl, what possible need is there profile the victims and their pain and fear? Isn’t that a victory for ISIL, doesn’t that encourage more lone wolves to imitate these horrid acts?

        Wolf North 20 minutes ago

        Well said. We must find out what is creating such despair among so many angry young men — the US has more than its fair share of enraged young men who have no purpose in life, who see no future for themselves, who have resorted to nihilism as a way of being in the world — and fix those problems. Poverty, humiliation, the vestiges of colonialism, slavery, poor education, massive income inequality, loss of opportunity, you name it. This cesspool of despair is where this violence festers and grows. Unless we address that issue, we will continue to see angry young men lashing out at the world, looking for someone or something to give them a sense of purpose, of some kind of honor, some kind of importance, twisted though it may be. We can’t continue to use bombs and bullets to solve our problems.

        RichD Grand Rapids, Michigan 24 minutes ago

        And so it came to pass that the survivors stood and began to angrily accuse one another. Shouts of “Down with this one!” and “Down with that one!” were heard throughout the land. Brother against brother, sister against sister, they cursed, swore oaths, and fell into fighting among themselves…..

        cloudsandsea France 25 minutes ago

        Alas, these acts by madmen will bring to light more bigotry against Islam. (think Trump and Marine Le Pen) Almost all religions have suffered their fate of of the home to crazy fanatical followers. Yes, Christians, even Buddhism have had their share of dysfunction in this regard. I ‘read’ between the lines the ever subtle, (and less so) remarks in social Media about the violence of Islam. The truth is that all terrorism is acted out by people unhinged by insanity whether they hold religious ideas or not. Meanwhile the power brokers in each and every country the world over exploit terrorism to grab more political power. And all terrorist acts in France of late can be attributed to criminals or crazy individuals; that they are Muslims is heart breaking for all Muslims world-wide.

        ¡Trump 2016!

        Nedd Ludd

        July 15, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  12. USA Today – Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

    E. Rekshun

    July 15, 2016 at 6:17 am

  13. He doesn’t seem like a very nice terrorist to me. Ok yeah sorry I had to go there jaja


    July 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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