The Fort Worth City Council approved the purchase of portable anti-vehicle barriers that they will use to prevent possible terrorist attacks at events drawing large crowds. The suggestions for ideal targets illustrates examples. Corresponding to “large outdoor festivals, conventions, celebrations, and parades” is a photo of an LGBT event, where terrorists not only kill Americans, they get bonus points for killing homosexuals, too.
(Oh, and by the way, don’t forget to thank a Muslim for forcing American cities to siphon off millions more of your hard-earned tax dollars to keep you safe)
Breitbart (h/t Marvin W) This decision came in response to the rising number of Muslim terrorists using trucks to mow down innocent people overseas and, more recently, in home front attacks like the one that occurred last year in New York.
On Tuesday evening, Fort Worth city council members voted unanimously to authorize the purchase of three Meridian Archer 1200 portable anti-vehicle modular barrier kits.
Randy Westerman with the Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management and Fire Department told Breitbart Texas the impetus behind this purchase was consternation over the “worldwide increase in vehicular terrorist attacks over the past three years.”
By email, he said, “The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management recommended that these barriers be used as a preventative measure to secure venues hosting major special events throughout the city.”
A city council agenda item memorandum for the June 5 meeting also noted, “These types of attacks have become the preferred method of attack because there is no need for specialized training and they are not likely to attract attention in the preparation phase of the terrorism cycle.”
According to U.S. News and World Report, 10 vehicular terror attacks occurred globally between 1996 and 2013. Since 2014, this number soared to more than 40 automotive-driven assaults.
The publication pointed out that, since 2006, seven of these incidents took place in the United States. In 2017, a vehicle ramming attack happened in New York City on Halloween when an Islamic immigrant driver plowed into pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight and injuring 11 others.
Fort Worth officials say they intend to use the barriers as a precautionary layer of protection at special events like those held downtown where there are “numerous avenues of approach for a vehicle ramming attack.” These kinds of barriers can prevent cars and trucks from charging into crowds at such large streetside events as the annual Parade of Lights, the Stock Show Parade, the Cowtown Marathon, and the Main Street Arts Festival.
PJ Media The Islamic State just published a remedial step-by-step pictorial for lone jihadists on how to use a heavy vehicle to kill, walking would-be terrorists through how to acquire a vehicle and which targets to strike.
ISIS’ monthly Rumiyah magazine, which publishes online in 10 languages including English, last covered vehicle attacks in their November issue “Just Terror Tactics” segment, using Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, who plowed a cargo truck through a crowd of Bastille Day revelers in Nice, France, last summer, as their key example.
In that article, ISIS encouraged shying away from budget sedans and “off-roaders, SUVs, and four-wheel drive vehicles” that “lack the necessary attributes required for causing a blood bath” as “smaller vehicles lack the weight and wheel span required for crushing many victims.”
They recommended trucks with double wheels for “giving victims less of a chance to escape being crushed by the vehicle’s tires.” Long semi trucks were discouraged because of the possibility of jack-knifing.
The terror group encouraged jihadists to find a vehicle with a “metal outer frame which are usually found in older cars, as the stronger outer frame allows for more damage to be caused when the vehicle is slammed into crowds, contrary to newer cars that are usually made of plastics and other weaker materials.”
A picture of a U-Haul truck was shown with the caption “an affordable weapon.” A picture of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was shown with the words “an excellent target.”
Shortly after the article was published, a ram-and-stab attack by Ohio State student Abdul Razak Ali Artan on a sidewalk full of students and faculty caused several injuries, but no fatalities. He used a silver sedan in the attack.
In December, Anis Amri hijacked a Polish semi truck and killed the driver, then plowed the big rig into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 11.
This March, Khalid Masood rented the Hyundai Tuscon he used to run over five pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before crashing into the palace fence and stabbing a police officer. Last month, Rakhmot Akilov stole a beer truck and drove it down a busy Stockholm shopping street, killing four.
Eager to build on those attacks no matter the IQ of the jihadist, ISIS published the how-to with pictures — trying to steer terrorists toward vehicles more like Berlin and Stockholm.
“The ideal vehicle,” says the page, has a “slightly raised chassis and bumper,” is a “double-wheeled, load-bearing truck” that “large in size, heavy in weight” and is “fast in speed or rate of acceleration.”
Then comes the very remedial lesson on where to get the attack vehicle (“kafir” means disbeliever, while “murtadd” means apostate Muslim):