Important headlines for May 14th - From Paris to church Islamic terror hits hard again
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Family of 6 suicide bombers attack Indonesia churches - Sun Sentinel
Excerpt: A family of six launched suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials said. police blamed the bombings on the Islamic State-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD).
JAD is an umbrella organization on a U.S. State Department terrorist list that is estimated to have drawn hundreds of Islamic State sympathizers in Indonesia.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, in a message carried on its Amaq news agency.
Hot Take: Meanwhile in Paris an Islamic terrorist used an assault weapon (knife) to carry out a terror attack that killed one and seriously injured four others.
In the past month alone, here's an updated count of Islamic terror attacks carried out world-wide:
Attacks in 22 countries
136 attacks (an average of 4.5 per day)
785 killed (average of 26 per day)
950 additional injured (average of 32 per day)
Something else that's notable about what the targets have been in the attacks over the past month. 1) Police 2) Christians 3) Non-Sharia Muslims
Those attempting to vote in Iraq have also been targeted as intimidation efforts have been intense by the terrorists who seek to gain political control in Iraq. Kudos to the Sentinel for running with the story. The only other one you've likely come across of late is the attack in Paris but the fact remains that Islamic terror is still alive an unfortunately well enough to create that level of devastation.
It's also a reminder that Sharia law is evil, and that no amount of gun control, knife control, bomb control, etc. will protect you from those who seek to cause harm and we'd be well served if we spent more time on identifying those who represent a specific risk in our society.