Can We Stop Terrorist Vehicular Attacks?

It has been two months since Younes Abouyaaqoub rammed a van into a crowd of shoppers in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas tourist area. Hours later, five members of the same terrorist cell drove a car into a crowd of pedestrians in the nearby town of Cambrils. The attacks killed 16 people and injured 137. The Spanish attacks mark a trend that is increasingly common in Europe: Islamist terrorists carrying out attacks by acquiring a truck, van, or car and turning it into a weapon.

If vehicular attacks are stopped, terrorists will switch to bombs. If bombs are stopped, they will change to gun. If guns are not available, they will use acid attacks. If acid attacks are stopped, they will switch to knives. If knives are outlawed, they will use rocks.

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  • vwVwwVwv

    No Islam no Terror?

    • J. C.

      Exactly.

  • Watchman

    Let me see: if I get this right you are saying that we immediately need to ban motor vehicles from the hands of the public. If it saves just one child it will all be worthwhile, and cars are not protected by any US Bill Of Rights Amendment. Then if that doesn’t work we need to make bombs illegal. /sarc

  • The extent of useless waffle quoted in this article illustrates exactly what the problem is, and this sentence sums it up neatly: “Clearly, the main problem in Europe is Islamist ideology rather than it being too easy to hire vans”.

    Presumably the likelihood of this registering on the Authorities is zero.

    • k1992

      The real trouble is, they are very much aware of this but they won’t do anything about it out of fear of the consequences, of the scale of the problem that they have created, perhaps vanity (they’d have to admit the horrible error that they had made) and possibly greed – many do still benefit from the mass muslim immigration scam, in terms of power and money.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Liberal democracies will no doubt leverage this into not only autonomous cars in cities but autonomous cars that are controlled by the local police department.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Israel seems to have effectively curbed vehicular attacks.