by Scott Creighton
Mohamad Lahouaiej Bouhel has been identified as the driver of the delivery truck that ran over a bunch of people in Nice, France last night killing 84 and wounding a number of others as it cut a 1.3 mile long path of destruction through tourists celebrating Bastille Day on the French coast.
As various war-mongers and Islamaphobes screech about “ISIS” and shipping Muslims out of the country, some interesting facts about this event and the suspect are being unearthed.
1. He doesn’t appear to be very religious
French television station BFM TV reported that he was a divorced father of three who had become depressed following the breakdown of his marriage.
Neighbours told the channel he was not particularly interested in religion, adding that he preferred girls and salsa.
They said that he had been unhappy since he divorce, and that he suffered from financial problems.
Neighbors described him as “depressed and unstable, even agressive” of late. They put this down to his “marital and financial problems”.
One told BFM TV he was “more into women than religion“.
“He (didn’t) pray and like(d) girls and Salsa,” according to BFM’s crime correspondent. Telegraph
Sounds kinda like the “religious extremists” from 9/11 who liked gambling, cocaine and hookers.
2. He has recent legal issues like so many of the other “terrorists”
These terrorists always seem to have pending legal issues, don’t they?
He was known to the police for assault with a weapon, domestic violence, threats and robbery but had no previous convictions for terrorism.
Investigating sources said his last appearance in a criminal court was as recently as March and had previous convictions for armed theft, conjugal violence and threatening behaviour. Despite this, he had no known links with terrorism and was not under surveillance. Telegraph
I wonder what crime he was accused of back in March and how, with all the previous convictions he had, how he was still out and about in France, running around renting box vans for no apparent reason.
3. Fake guns and grenades in the van? WTF?
How the hell would this guy get a hold of fake guns and grenades. And for what purpose? This is possibly the most bizarre aspect of this story thus far.
Police are searching for any accomplices to the attack, which appears to have been premeditated. They found a pistol, a larger gun, and a number of fake weapons and grenades in his vehicle after the attack. Telegraph
Is it a special effects van that he took? Why the hell would a “radicalized terrorist” have prop weapons in his van? Absolutely bizarre.
I just watched an interview on MSNBC where a witness who was at a restaurant in that area with his wife described the chaos in the aftermath of the attack. What was interesting was the fact that this guy was from London and said he worked for a company that “modeled terrorist attacks”
He apparently works for some kind of NGO that tracks and predicts terrorism events and perhaps helps various cities or countries plan for them.
He said they were going to attend the final game of the European Cup last week but they turned around at the last minute because he figured the “bottleneck” of the entrance would be dangerous if there was an attack inside the facility.
During the interview the reporter asked him if he was planning to change his behavior in the wake of this attack and him being so close to it and he choked up and said “We can’t let them win”
Wait a minute… I thought he just said he didn’t attend the final game of that tournament because he feared a terrorist attack?!
Anyway, I thought it was odd that he just happens to be in the counter-terrorism business and was there for this event. When I figure out his name and company, I will post a link to it.
So there you have it, a radicalized “extremist” Muslim who wasn’t much of a Muslim but was a career criminal apparently running around in the same location as the “terrorism modeling” professional with fake guns and grenades.
Seem odd to anyone else?