Islamic terror again strikes France

Nice Promenade des Anglais at night (W. M. Connolley )

Nice Promenade des Anglais at night (W. M. Connolley )


There was another Islamic terrorist attack in France today:

July 14, 2016

Eighty people were killed and another 50 hurt in Nice, France, Thursday night after a truck filled with grenades and weapons plowed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the resort town, according to French authorities.

Eighteen people were hurt critically, the Associated Press reported.

The French Interior Ministry issued a statement on Twitter saying the driver of the truck was dead. “The individual who drove the truck was neutralized,” the ministry statement read. “The investigation will determine whether he acted alone.” …

Authorities stopped short of calling it a terrorist act, but the Paris prosecutor’s office announced it was opening an investigation for “murder, attempted murder in an organized group linked to a terrorist enterprise.”

July14, 2016

Shocking footage from Nice shows bodies lying in the streetafter the incident earlier this evening.

Anti-terror police are on the streets as crowds fled the scene of the crash, in a country still tense after a string of devastating attacks. …

According to Nice Matin, the driver of the lorry which killed more than 70 people was a man of Tunisian origin from Nice.

The man, believed to be 31, fired on crowds of people before he was shot dead by police. …

According to unconfirmed reports from Le Figaro, a source at the Interior Ministry has said the death toll now stands at 80.

Nice Maton is a French newspaper. The shooter’s name was Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel according to the Nice Matin newspaper.

Anyway, since 98% of Tunisians are Muslim and many were terrorized, this looks like another Islamic terrorist strike.

Also, there are Islamic writings that encourage terrorism. Notice something from the Qur’an:

YUSUFALI: Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority: their abode will be the Fire: And evil is the home of the wrong-doers!
PICKTHAL: We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve because they ascribe unto Allah partners, for which no warrant hath been revealed. Their habitation is the Fire, and hapless the abode of the wrong-doers.
SHAKIR: We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has sent down no authority, and their abode is the fire, and evil is the abode of the unjust. (The Qur’an Translations of the Qur’an, Surah 3: AL-E-IMRAN (THE FAMILY OF ‘IMRAN, THE HOUSE OF ‘IMRAN). Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement. retrieved from 12/04/15)

More items about Islam, war, terror, and deceit, can be found in the article Differences Between Islam and the Continuing Church of God.

The incidents in Paris and Brussels in the past year or two, combined with the Orlando and San Bernadino killings in the USA, has gotten the international community in a position that it will not put up with Islamic terrorism indefinitely without major action.

As far as France goes, I have warned that it would be subject to Islamic terrorism in the past, and it looks like that again.

Notice the following from my article The ‘Lost Tribe’ of Reuben: France in Prophecy?:

What is ahead for the French?

Troubles, economic growth, and disaster.

3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?”

5 And Jesus, answering them, began to say: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 6 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many. 7 But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:3-8)

It is likely that troubles for the French will include violent civil unrest.

The Bible shows that terrorism is prophesied for descendants of Israel, and that would include the French:

14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you. (Leviticus 26:14-17)

25 The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within (Deuteronomy 32:25)

12 “Cry and wail, son of man; For it will be against My people, Against all the princes of Israel. Terrors including the sword will be against My people; Therefore strike your thigh. (Ezekiel 21:12) 12 Behold, these are the ungodly,Who are always at ease; They increase in riches…19 Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors. (Psalms 73:12,19)

25 Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, 27 When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. (Proverbs 1:25-27)

5 Also they are afraid of height, And of terrors in the way (Ecclesiastes 12:5).

More terrorism should be expected in France, as well as other parts of Europe and the USA and Canada, etc.

As France has economic problems and a high Islamic population (“the terror within”?), those factors will likely collide and cause a backlash by the French.

But it is not just France, we will see more civil unrest in Europe, as well as the USA.  And yes, more major terrorist attacks.

In the USA, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump commented about this attack earlier this evening:

July 14, 2016

Donald Trump quickly seized on horrific reports of another deadly attack in France, asking his Twitter followers: ‘When will we learn?’

Trump, who was very vocal in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, saying that it would have been a ‘much, much different situation’ had the victims been armed with guns, responded to reports that at least 74 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a truck attack in Nice on Thursday.

The billionaire real estate mogul, who is close to choosing his vice-presidential running mate, tweeted: ‘Another horrific attack, this time in Nice, France. Many dead and injured. When will we learn? It is only getting worse’.

If we see substantial terrorist events in October or early November of this year, this would tend to help Donald Trump politically as he is considered to be a stronger leader than Hillary Clinton on matters like terrorism.

But Donald Trump will not be able to solve the problem, as the prophesies cited earlier in this post also apply to the USA (though a temporal cessation of terrorism will likely happen (see The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27).

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