It should have been a joyous event for French citizens as they gathered to celebrate Bastille Day [similar to America’s July 4th] with fireworks and festivities. But the joyous scene in the beautiful coastal city as the crowd waited in anticipation for the fireworks show was abruptly shattered with yet another terror attack.
There’s just enough information right now to make us all shake our heads and ask one more time, “Why?” A large box delivery truck plowed through a sea of revellers gathered for Bastille Day, killing 84 people and sending others fleeing, at which the point the driver got out to continue shooting and was eventually taken down by police.
Machine guns and grenades were found in the back of the truck, but FOX News host Shepard Smith said on his show the weapons were fake! It was immediately glossed over by his guest on the segment.
Why would a 31-year-old Tunisian national jump into a truck and drive it into a crowd knowing that he had a back end full of fake guns and grenades? Was it a dry run? Or was he set up?
The Fox News guest tells Smith that whether or not the guns were fake did not change the narrative – and what really matters is the psychology behind all of this?!
Obama released an official who was affected by it,
Immediately the topic of the discussion switched to immigrants, and whether they should they be allowed in. The Trump campaign doesn’t appear to be so egotistical and xenophobic now when you consider this attack in France was carried out by an immigrant they welcomed into their country with open arms.
Newt Gingrich said on the Hannity show:
“We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported.”
He didn’t stop there when he told Hannity,
“Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia — glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door. But we need to be fairly relentless about defining who our enemies are. Anybody who goes on a website favoring ISIS, or Al Qaeda, or other terrorist groups, that should be a felony, and they should go to jail.”
French President Hollande has extended the state of emergency for three months in the wake of this recent attack. Is this the new norm? Is this what the world should be expecting? Did 84 people die in vain? Or will the governments of the world discover a backbone and finally stand up to Islamic terrorism?
Even the smallest portion of light drives out darkness, but first they must be filled with the light of the world to do so. Please pray for light to be released all around the world. Where there is darkness, let the light of God abound even more!