There have been eight lethal terrorist attacks in Europe since 2014, five of them in France alone, carried out by ISIS or by “lone wolves” inspired by the terror group or by al Qaeda.
What do these attacks have in common? The terrorists are almost invariably criminals who have either served time in the French or Belgian prison systems, or they have been convicted for lesser offenses but have avoided jail time.
Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, who killed at least 84 people Thursday in Nice, France, had a long record of petty crimes. Bouhlel assaulted a motorist last year for which he received a six-month suspended sentence.… Seguir leyendo »