Maduri: Radical Islam Strikes Muslim Country of Turkey
ISTANBUL – There has been three explosions have been reported at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. At least 28 people have been killed and 60 more have been injured. Something of note is that last year, Ataturk overtook Frankfurt Airport to enter the top three busiest airports in Europe after London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle.
More than 61 million passengers traveled through the airport in 2015.
Listen to my full take on the latest Islamic terrorist attack, this time on a Muslim country.
The acceleration of these style of attacks have been stunning. The inability for the west to deal with Radical Islam is nothing short of incompetent or worse complicit. It should not surprise you that this looks like an ISIS attack after hearing from the Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag.
“The minister said a terrorist opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle at the international terminal before detonating a suicide bomb,” reports the state-run Anadolu Agency.
It should be noted that Turkey is a Muslim country but that has not stopped it from being a target of radical Islam. Istanbul has been hit with several attacks this year, including one claimed by the Islamic State Group and others attributed to Kurdish separatists.
ISIS has attacked Turkey 15 times over the past year. This could mark war between ISIS and Turkey, even though it should be noted that they have never taken credit for attacks in Turkey.
Charles Michel, the Prime Minister of Belgium whose capital city was targeted by bombers in March, tweeted from the EU summit in Brussels: “Our thoughts are with the victims of the attacks at Istanbul’s airport. We condemn these atrocious acts of violence.”
A U.S. state department travel warning for Turkey, originally published in March and updated on Monday, urges US citizens to “exercise heightened vigilance and caution when visiting public access areas, especially those heavily frequented by tourists.”
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