The Russian ambassador to Turkey was murdered by an Islamic terrorist today.
Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated by an off-duty police officer in front of terrified witnesses allegedly in retaliation for the crisis in Aleppo.
The gunman -smartly dressed in a black suit and tie – reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” and said in Turkish “We die in Aleppo, you die here” after shooting Ambassador Andrei Karlov in the back.
The attacker was fatally shot by police after killing Mr Karlov and wounding three others in what Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called “an act of terrorism”.
Mr Karlov, 62, was delivering a speech at an art gallery in the capital of Ankara when he was shot from behind in an attack caught on camera, and then shot at least once more at close range as he lay on the floor.
More blessings from the religion of peace. The Mirror.
This isn’t good. The murder is bad enough but this one makes a tense situation much more volatile. The Russians will not tolerate this. Watch for rapid developments in and from this story.
And the world didn’t even have time to process that attack before ISIS (who else?) launched another assault in Berlin, Germany. There, a terrorist drove a large truck through the crowd at a Christmas market – reminiscent of the Nice, France truck attack this summer.
At least nine people have been killed and more than 50 injured after a lorry ploughed through a crowd of shoppers at a busy Christmas market in Berlin.
German police at the scene have indicated the incident is likely to be a terror attack.
The vehicle sped through a crowd of shoppers at the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz Square near the Kurfuerstendamm Avenue in west Berlin.
According to local reports the driver has not yet been apprehended, and police have now launched a manhunt.
That story is developing also. It happened while I was writing the above Turkey story. Sadly, attacks like this, against Westerners in places like Germany, have almost become routine, the new normal. This trend must be reversed.
The Germans (and the rest of the West) should watch the Russian reaction and emulate it.