Is ISIS Behind the Seine-et-Marne Pizzeria Car Ramming?

A BMW has rammed into Pizza Cesena, a pizzeria at Sept-Sorts near La Ferte sous-Jouarre in Seine-et-Marne, France. 5 are reported injured with at least one dead, an 8-year-old girl. The driver has been arrested.

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Is the Islamic State behind it? As of now it is unclear, but authorities are saying it was intentional but unlikely to be terrorism, reports RTL. They add that the 39-year-old driver told police that he wanted to commit suicide.

Car ramming is a hallmark of ISIS attacks.

In an ISIS magazine article from November 2016, ISIS suggested to jihadists how to carry out a successful attack as a lone wolf operative. In the article, ISIS said that a lone wolf should use a vehicle to plow into a crowd and to carry a secondary weapon.

Since then, ISIS has used vehicles for deadly attacks across Europe and the United States. Islamist vehicle ramming has also inspired non-Islamists in England and the United States, with a white supremacist using his vehicle to mow down protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend.


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