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Latest reports regarding the Vienna attack state 4 victims killed and that others are seriously injured and remain in hospital.
It is now suspected that the gunman may have acted alone, contrary to earlier reports suggesting several terrorists.

A number of suspects are under arrest.

The terrorist is reported to have been released early from prison.

Meanwhile the terrorist threat level in the UK has been increased from "substantial" to "severe", meaning that an attack is considered "highly likely" but that there is no intelligence regarding a specific threat.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54798679
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The worry in the UK is that these attacks will insight copycat attacks by previously unknown radicalised Moslems. This could happen anywhere but odds on it would be more likely in areas with larger numbers of Moslems and most likely with a knife or vehicle as guns are hard to come by unless you're from the criminal fraternity.

On the other hand there might not be any attacks at all.
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I agree, WRT copycat attacks, as you say probably not involving firearms.
In the near term, the lockdown arguably reduces the risk since there will be fewer crowds to attack.
After the lockdown I expect more attacks in the UK.
Tomorrow, the last day before lockdown is IMHO rather high risk.
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adam2 wrote:I agree, WRT copycat attacks, as you say probably not involving firearms.
In the near term, the lockdown arguably reduces the risk since there will be fewer crowds to attack.
After the lockdown I expect more attacks in the UK.
Tomorrow, the last day before lockdown is IMHO rather high risk.
Oooooh...

Better keep those shiny new restrictions on civil liberties in place after Covid has ended....right?

All for our safety... obviously
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Jihadi bride is refused permission to return to the UK, after having been stripped of UK citizenship.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56209007
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adam2 wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:27 am Jihadi bride is refused permission to return to the UK, after having been stripped of UK citizenship.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56209007
I am not necessarily a fan of multiculturalism but when a British citizen of Bangladeshi heritage is stripped of their citizenship by a Home Secretary of Pakistani heritage on national security grounds backed up by a current Home Secretary of Indian? heritage without the race card being played it gets my vote.

There is a similar case of a New Zealand citizen who later moved to Australia and got Australian citizenship going to fight in Syria and then wanting to come back. Australia said "Citizenship? What citizenship? You lost it when you swore allegiance to and fought for another country." Apparently New Zealand is wimping out and taking the person back.
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Apparently 20 retired generals among others wrote a letter to macron STRONGLY urging him to defend France against Islamism.

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This attack in Germany sounds rather islamist, though this has not been confirmed.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57624115.

3 murdered and several injured.
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This case I find concerning.
The terrorist was released early from prison, despite concerns that he represented a risk to the public.
Although sentenced to 40 months, there was it seems no way for him to actually serve 40 months. Early release from prison USED to be a reward for good behavior or being a reformed character but now seems automatic no matter what the circumstances.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-58173190
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Several people stabbed in Auckland supermarket.
Believed to be islamist terrorist attack.
Attacker shot dead by police.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58405213
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adam2 wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:35 am Several people stabbed in Auckland supermarket.
Believed to be islamist terrorist attack.
Attacker shot dead by police.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58405213
I'd be interested in how the attacked was allowed to stay in New Zealand. As far as I know the Governor-General has the power to simply expel non-citizens without any legal recourse. The individual could have acquired NZ citizenship I suppose, in the ten years he was there.

In any case, the NZ police seemed to be very quick in terminating the attacker, as they often are, and avoiding the need for a trial and a lengthy and expensive stay in prison.
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If the British police find anyone attempting an attack they will shoot that person as there is always the danger of an explosive vest. It seems to suit most attackers as when killed they are martyred and go to heaven for their 40 virgins and it saves us the bother and costs of a trial and imprisonment. Only a few human rights lawyers find this unacceptable. I suppose that they could sue for loss of earnings!
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"dont sweep us under the carpet says islamic state mother"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58814804

I would be strongly opposed to letting them back into the UK which is what they are calling for. They should be grateful that we did not execute them as traitors.
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"Five killed with bow and arrows" in Norway.
Was first reported last night, but is now believed to be an islamist attack. The murderer is in police custody and is reported to have recently converted to islam.

This report I find to be particularly concerning as it might be the start of a trend. Archery equipment may be purchased lawfully in most western countries, and even if banned or restricted is much easier to make than a gun.
Reports do not state if the attacker used a traditional style longbow, or a modern crossbow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58910794
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In some ways it is an admirable 'business model' a bit like the Communist spies of the 1930's. Target certain marginalised sectors of the society you wish to destroy, such as criminals or the mentally ill, indoctrinate them and then get them to do the dirty work for you. Can even be done entirely online during a lockdown. The modern day useful fools.

I can see restrictions on bows and arrows coming in shortly.

From a photograph I saw online of an arrow sticking out a wall it looked too long to be a crossbow bolt.
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