A New Target For ISIS: Tourists

A deadly suicide attack on German visitors in the heart of Istanbul may indicate a chilling new strategy by ISIS sleeper cells in Turkey.

ISTANBUL — A suspected ISIS suicide bomber killed 10 tourists in the heart of Turkey’s largest city on Tuesday, sending a chilling message to the country that borders on the self-styled jihadist caliphate.

  • Sharkibark

    Not really a new type of attack… have people forgot the Luxor Massacre of 1997 (62 dead), the 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks (88 dead), the Tunisian Beach shootings (38 dead) the Bataclan nightclub just this very year? Or even the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali – only one dead but again specifically targeting places where people/tourists/sightseers and other soft targets congregate – hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, beaches, public events, public transportation.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Were those German tourists actually German or just Turks holding German passports?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Good question.

    • Millie_Woods

      And was the bomber a tour guide? This could just be another case of workplace violence.

      • Canadian


  • Shebel

    They were probably just pretending to be tourists and were actually SPYs.
    Because nobody knows what is going on in Turkey.

  • Pavelina

    You mean there are still people taking their vacations in muslim countries!!? Incomprehensible.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      I agree with you, and this gives me another excuse to put up pictures of beach babes from the region’s one non-Muslim country.


  • Canadian

    They went…..