ISIS fanatics ‘plotting new 9/11’: Homeland Security chief says jihadists are working on a ‘big explosion’ and want to bring down planes to inflict mass civilian casualties

  • Elaine Duke, Donald Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security, issued a warning
  • She said recent attacks are keeping jihadis engaged ahead of ‘big explosion’
  • Terrorists plotting to take down planes to inflict mass civilian casualties, she says
  • Yesterday, MI5 boss Andrew Parker warned UK was facing biggest terror threat
A fiery blasts rocks the south tower of the World Trade Center as the hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the building September 11, 2001 in New York

A fiery blasts rocks the south tower of the World Trade Center as the hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the building September 11, 2001 in New York

Islamic State fanatics and other terror groups are planning another massive attack on the scale of 9/11, a top US security chief warned today.

Elaine Duke, Donald Trump’s acting Secretary of Homeland Security, said jihadists were using crude knife and van attacks to keep their members engaged and their finances flowing as they plot another ‘big explosion’ similar to the September 2001 atrocities.

Speaking at the US embassy in London, she said intelligence is pointing to extremists plotting to take down planes to inflict mass civilian casualties.

Mrs Duke said ISIS is currently in an ‘interim’ period focusing on a much bigger endgame.

The security chief, who has served three US presidents, said: ‘The terrorist organisations, be it ISIS or others, want to have the big explosion like they did on 9/11. They want to take down aircraft, the intelligence is clear on that.

‘However, in the interim they need to keep their finances flowing and they need to keep their visibility high and they need to keep their members engaged, so they are using small plots and they are happy to have small plots.’

Islamic State fanatics and other terror groups are planning another massive attack on the scale of 9/11, a top US security chief warned

Islamic State fanatics and other terror groups are planning another massive attack on the scale of 9/11, a top US security chief warned


She added: ‘Creating terror is their goal and so a van attack, a bladed weapon attack, causes terror and continues to disrupt the world – but does not mean they’ve given up on a major aviation plot.’

Elaine Duke, Donald Trump¿s acting Secretary of Homeland Security

Elaine Duke, Donald Trump’s acting Secretary of Homeland Security

Yesterday Mrs Duke said the prospect of a terrorist blowing up an airline using a laptop was just one of the threats facing airlines worldwide.

She said the free movement of goods and people means security has to be tightened in individual countries around the world.

She said: ‘The laptop is one of the many aviation threats, we will never be comfortable and we will always be evolving.

‘What we believe is that because of the movement of goods and people, we have to raise the baseline worldwide, we can’t only consider our borders.’ Mrs Duke went on: ‘We think the level of terrorist threat against the United States too is extremely high.

‘I think that it is challenging for you because you have the proximities to other countries, the ease of movement from some of the terrorist safe havens is a little easier for you, but we feel the terrorist threat is very high in the United States.’

Asked how the US is tackling the threat of another 9/11-style atrocity, she said: ‘We have worked on some strong measures that we can’t talk about. We are trying to play the away game and that is working against them in their terrorist safe havens and homes.

‘We do have some terrorist groups on the move, you just saw the take-over of Raqqa and so if we can keep them declining and moving they have less time to sit and prepare.’

They want to take down aircraft
Elaine Duke, Donald Trump’s acting Secretary of Homeland Security

Mrs Duke warned that the number of home-grown violent extremists, mostly inspired by terrorist organisations, is increasing in the US. She said the ability of IS militants to put terrorist propaganda on the internet will appeal more and more to extremists as they are pushed out of Syria and Iraq.

Mrs Duke said web giants need to do more to detect extremist content online, and one way of doing this could be using the same technology used to identify people in passenger lists.

‘Terrorists are strong, they are adaptable and the terrorist threat is the highest it has been since pre-9/11. We have got to have every tool that’s possible,’ she added.

A total of 2,996 people were killed during the September 11 attacks, when al-Qaeda suicide attackers hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.

Earlier in the day she met the British interior minister Amber Rudd to discuss how to force internet giants to do more to tackle terrorism ahead of the G7 summit.

Following the recent wave of attacks in Manchester and London, police chiefs have said the threat facing the UK is a ‘new norm’ that will not change.

Her chilling remarks came 24 hours after MI5 director general Andrew Parker warned Britain is facing its worst-ever terrorist threat in his first major speech since the UK was hit by a wave of attacks.

The British spy chief said it was taking terrorists just days to hatch plots as violent extremists exploit ‘safe spaces online’ to evade detection.

It is harder for the UK to protect itself because of its proximity to other countries and the ease of movement from terrorist safe havens, she suggested.

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France arrests 10 in probe of alleged far-right terror plot

PARIS — French counterterrorism police have arrested 10 people allegedly linked to a far-right extremist who already was in custody on suspicion of planning attacks against mosques, politicians and migrants.

A French judicial official told The Associated Press that officers investigating the militant held the people detained on Tuesday under a possible charge of criminal terrorist association.

The suspected extremist only has been identified as Logan Alexandre Nisin, former militant of the far-right group Action Francaise Provence. He was arrested in June and given preliminary charges after intelligence agents learned of his alleged attacks. They claim he maintained a Facebook page glorifying Anders Behring Breivik, a convicted far-right Norwegian terrorist who killed 77 people.

The police are questioning the 10 suspected associates to find out what they knew about Nisin’s plans.

The suspects, aged 17-25, included nine men and one woman, a source close to the investigation said.

Another source named the targeted politicians as government spokesman Christophe Castaner and radical left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon.

7 dead as terrorists rob bank, attack church in Egypt’s Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt — In a brazen attack, about a dozen Islamists robbed a local bank and traded fire with security forces guarding an unused church in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing seven people, including three civilians, officials said.

The attackers fired rocket-propelled grenades and traded gunfire with the guards outside the Church of Saint George in the center of el-Arish, security and military officials said. Services at the church were suspended months ago, following a wave of attacks on Christians in Sinai.

The extremists then robbed a bank before fleeing in a pickup and a motorcycle to the southern outskirts of the city. “They looted the entire bank and left explosive devices inside,” a senior security official said.

The clashes killed three civilians, including a child, three guards and one soldier and wounded another 15 people, including women and children, the officials said. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

Panic spread in the city, which has been under a state of emergency and curfew since a series of deadly IS attacks in 2014. A bank employee appeared to have been kidnapped in Monday’s attack, the officials said.

Security forces cordoned off the city center and evacuated residents living in the bank building. Pictures posted on social media by locals from el-Arish showed school girls fleeing a school located in the vicinity of the bank and the church.

The fighting came less than 24 hours after the Islamic State affiliate in Sinai killed nine soldiers in series of attacks targeting checkpoints across the nearby town of Sheikh Zweid. IS claimed responsibility in a statement carried by the extremists’ Aamaq media outlet. The army said 24 attackers were killed. On Thursday, six other policemen were also killed in an attack by the militants in el-Arish.

Egypt has been struggling to combat an Islamic insurgency in the northern Sinai that gathered strength after the military overthrew of an elected Islamist president in 2013.

St. George’s in el-Arish was attacked twice previously, during the uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, and again after the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Sunday’s attacks on military checkpoints prompted Egyptian authorities to postpone the opening of the Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip, which had been due to open for four days. No new date has been set.





“The US struggles with homegrown terror more than” Europe, which “has a bigger foreign fighter” problem, New York Commissioner of Homeland Security Roger Parrino has told The Jerusalem Post.

Parrino analyzed the different terrorism challenges presented to the US and to other countries in interviews with the Post last week and on the sidelines of an IDC Herzliya terrorism conference last month.

“The trends we are seeing in Europe of vehicle attacks and knife attacks have made it to the US, but not to the same extent as in the rest of the world. We do not have someone coming over” to the US to perpetrate terrorism in the numbers that Europe has had, he said.

On the other hand, homegrown terrorism is a bigger problem in the US, where “a lone wolf gets inspired and wants to be known for something… or someone with mental illness” ends up attacking, he said.

Furthermore, these types of terrorists usually “have no criminal backgrounds,” making them hard to trace or anticipate, the commissioner said.

Parrino was told about Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) statements that it had prevented hundreds of potential lone wolf terrorists from acting, by arresting them based on their profiles and on incitement they posted on social media.

He responded that what impresses him about Israel is that it “has cracked the formula of how to communicate with citizens from an early age based on the fears and the problems they face. We in America have not.”

This means that in many parts of Israel, would-be terrorists see the perceptive and sometimes armed members of the Israeli public as a challenge, and may choose to avoid certain attacks and “decide to pick on a different city” that is less well-guarded.

Asked why Israel had made such progress in connecting with its citizenry about security, he said part of the story is their “proximity to danger. It is different to be fighting for your existence since 1947 versus one horrific day in September 2001.”

Parrino said he did see it as a central part of his role “to reach out more to the American people so they can use information to make better decisions about their safety. Our governor is very forward-leaning in that realm.”

As for information sharing among US counterterrorism authorities, he said there had been major progress. “The FBI is so much more cooperative and interested in sharing information than they were when I first entered law enforcement in 1982.”

At the same time, he said there is room for improvement, as changing the culture of sharing intelligence is “slow moving, like altering the direction of the rudder” of a large ship.

“It exists and we are talking about it. The discussion used to be ‘Make sure we do not cooperate.’ Now it is ‘How can we cooperate.’”

He discussed striking the proper balance between sharing enough information with the US public versus sharing too much information, which could “give up vulnerabilities and capabilities.”

It is valid to give the public more information about travel risks, risks of attending certain public gatherings and about a counterterrorism unit in New York being capable of responding to multiple simultaneous attacks, he said.

However, he was against giving out technical information about security precautions and capabilities being undertaken by the government, as “that is a playbook for evildoers and terrorists.”

Examples of going too far in sharing would be publicizing how security forces “are collecting information, warehousing information and describing surveillance gear and equipment. That kind of information does not deter the bad guys. They use it and work around it.”

Still, Parrino favors sharing some of that technical information “with a government oversight committee” in a classified session.

After all of that, he said that there was no silver bullet for stopping terrorism, and he implied that statistics, even those of the Shin Bet, about how many potential attackers could or were stopped were notoriously hard to back up

“Congress always asks what has been stopped. The legalities are a struggle with supervising social media. It is not easy to draw the line between saying ‘It is okay to have a radical thought process, but not okay to encourage radicalized violence,” Parrino said.

One concrete technique for stopping at least forms of vehicular terrorism that he supports is bollards – thick steel posts that can line sidewalks and entrances to gathering areas and block attacks.

In the past many people objected to securing buildings and public areas because the security recommendations would render areas ugly, he said. In contrast, he said bollards are relatively attractive and unobtrusive for pedestrians.

Bollards can also be used more aggressively to entirely block off certain pedestrian-oriented areas of a city. While this could increase traffic congestion elsewhere, Parrino said some of the adjustment required just making a mental shift in understanding the scale of the terrorism challenge.

“Fifty years ago, no one was wearing seat belts,” and now that has become standard, he said, adding that “giving the streets back to pedestrians is not the worst thing.”

He concluded that he “loves the mission of sharing information” and is proud of his accomplishments in advising New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and various partners about how to better protect “critical infrastructure and a range of softer targets.”

Three charged in mysterious, failed terror-linked attack on Paris building

PARIS — Three men have been handed preliminary terror-linked charges in the failed attack at a residential building in an upscale Paris neighborhood with gas canisters that failed to ignite.

The three, identified as Amine A, his cousin Sami B, and Aymen B., were charged late Friday with “attempted murder in an organized group in connection with a terrorist enterprise” and placed in pre-trial detention, a judicial source said.

All three were arrested on Monday evening, two days after the device was found in a block in the 16th arrondissement, one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods.

In total, police found four gas cylinders — two of them in the hallway attached to a mobile phone which investigators believe was meant to be used as a detonator. The other two were on the pavement outside.

The judicial official said on Saturday that the three were placed under formal investigation late Friday in the mysterious attack attempt. The official wasn’t authorized to speak on the record in an ongoing investigation.

Anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins said at a Friday news conference that investigators have yet to find a “logical explanation” for why the building was targeted.

Two of three men, Aymen B. and Amine A., are among thousands on a list for radicalization.

Three of their associates who were taken for questioning earlier this week have all been released.

“The consequences in terms of human life and material damage could have been dramatic,” Molins said on Friday, adding that it was unclear why they chose to target that particular building in Porte d’Auteuil.

It also remains unclear why the men did not activate the device. Police tracked them down by means of DNA found at the scene.

Over the past few years, France has suffered a string of deadly attacks which began in January 2015 and has claimed the lives of 241 people.

Last month, the interior minister said 12 attacks had been foiled since the start of the year.

In September 2016, three women were arrested after a foiled plot to blow up a car containing five gas canisters near the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Terrorism, race, religion: Defining the Las Vegas shooting

AP — The mass shooting in Las Vegas is the deadliest in modern US history, but is it terrorism?

While much will hinge on the motives of a white gunman attacking a mostly-white country music crowd, that uncomfortable question also hits at some of America’s most divisive issues: race, religion and politics.

The FBI said Monday that the 64-year-old shooter, identified as US citizen Stephen Paddock, had no connection to an international terrorist group. The Islamic State group earlier claimed responsibility, saying Paddock was a recent convert.

But beyond the claim, which offered no proof, the shooter’s motives are unclear and little was known immediately beyond his name and his choice of target.

“Just because we rush to ascribe motive when the shooter is Muslim doesn’t mean we should rush to ascribe motive when the shooter is white,” Shadi Hamid, a fellow at the Brookings Institute think tank and author of “Islamic Exceptionalism,” wrote in a tweet Monday.

Paddock, from Mesquite, Nevada, apparently killed himself as police closed in on his hotel room. The lack of known motive so far clouds whether the shooting meets traditional definitions of terrorism. Those generally include having a political, economic, religious or social goal; and using violence to convey a message to a broader audience than just the victims.

The absence of information leaves many to fall back on a debate that has roiled the United States since even before Timothy McVeigh used a truck bomb against a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995.

McVeigh was convicted not of terrorism, but of using a weapon of mass destruction and of murder for the deaths of eight federal law enforcement officers who died in the blast, which killed a total of 168 people.

At well over 50 dead, Sunday’s toll surpassed that of the June 2016 shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, which killed 49 people. The Orlando shooting was carried out by Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old US citizen who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group and was killed by police. Then American president Barack Obama called it “an act of terror and an act of hate.”

Within hours of the Pulse shooting, then-candidate Donald Trump sent a self-congratulatory tweet “for being right on radical Islamic terrorism.” On Monday, as president, Trump offered condolences to victims and their families and called the shooting “an act of pure evil.”

Outside the US, recent attacks that have resulted in terrorism charges include the November 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris, which killed 130, and the 2011 rampage by Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik, a neo-Nazi who gunned down 77 people in 2011.

Ahead of Monday’s shootings, Randall Law, who wrote “Terrorism: A History,” said he believed there is a racial component to the United States’ reluctance to clarify or prosecute with domestic terror laws.

Many Americans, he said, think only “people with foreign names … and people with dark skin funding foreign ideologies” would commit such horrific acts.

He adds that different branches in the US federal government — from Homeland Security to the FBI to the State Department — have “multiple definitions of terrorism.”

“It’s a truism that nobody can quite agree on how to define terrorism,” he said.

Law said there are complex arguments against drawing up a comprehensive definition of domestic terrorism in law. First Amendment concerns arise in legal discussions about making domestic terrorism a crime. Many worry the federal government would criminalize speech, religion or ideology.

The mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman, made no reference to that on Monday, simply describing the shooter as “a crazed lunatic, full of hate.”Regardless, Nevada law has a clear definition of terrorism: “The use or attempted use of sabotage, coercion or violence which is intended to cause great bodily harm or death to the general population.”

Whether a crime is called terrorism has important practical implications, as Connecticut Representative Jim Himes, whose state endured the mass killing at Sandy Hook elementary school, in 2012, pointed out.

“Now we’re obsessing over whether the (Nevada) carnage was ‘terrorism,’” he wrote in a tweet. “If we decide it is, we’ll mobilize untold resources. If not, nothing.”

IS inspired terror attacks targeting New York foiled by FBI

NEW YORK — An undercover FBI agent helped thwart a jihadist plot to attack targets including New York’s subway and Times Square, authorities announced in unsealing the charges Friday.

Three people have been charged with involvement in the planned attacks, which were to be carried out in the name of the Islamic State group during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in 2016.

The 2015 attack on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris and another on the metro in Belgium the following year served as inspiration for the planned killings in New York.

Those attacks were both claimed by IS, a brutal terrorist group that seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria and has inspired a series of deadly attacks abroad.

Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian who purchased bombmaking materials and was arrested after traveling to the US, has pled guilty to “terrorism offenses,” the statement said.

Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old American citizen living in Pakistan, allegedly planned to take part in the attacks, while Russell Salic of the Philippines, 37, allegedly provided funds for the operation.

The attacks were thwarted with the help of an undercover FBI agent posing as an IS supporter who communicated with the three plotters.

Haroon and Salic have been arrested abroad, and their extradition to the US is pending.

“El Bahnasawy and Haroon identified multiple locations and events in and around New York City as targets of the planned attacks, including the New York City subway system, Times Square and certain concert venues,” the statement said.

El Bahnasawy sent the undercover FBI agent an image of Times Square, saying that “we seriously need a car bomb” to attack it and that he wanted to “shoot up concerts cuz they kill a lot of people.”

Haroon, meanwhile, told the agent that the subway would make a “perfect” target, and that suicide vests could be detonated after the attackers expended their ammunition.

Salic also began communicating with the FBI agent, eventually sending “approximately $423” to fund the attacks and promising to send more, according to prosecutors.

New York was the target of the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and led the US to launch an open-ended “war on terror” that included invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and military operations in a number of other countries.

These operations led, directly and indirectly, to tens of thousands of deaths, and cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars.

The most recent attack in New York occurred in September 2016, when a pressure cooker bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood, wounding 29 people.

In first, IS urges women to join jihad and carry out terror attacks

The Islamic State has for the first time called on women to carry out terror attacks and wage jihad against the West, the UK’s Independent reported Saturday.

A newspaper run by the terror group called on Muslim women to “fulfil their duties on all fronts in supporting the mujahedeen in this battle” and “prepare themselves to defend their religion by sacrificing themselves by Allah,” the British paper reported.

IS is infamous for its oppression and subjugation of women under its rule, and has traditionally entrusted females only with homemaking roles. But the organization’s increasingly desparate struggle as it loses ground in Iraq and Syria may have encouraged a more flexible attitude.

The jihadist paper rationalized the new approach by noting that women had in fact partaken in combat at some points in history, including during Islam’s Golden Age.

The Independent noted that the call to arms could have significant consequences in Western nations, where threats by Islamists have so far been almost entirely limited to the male population. Female Mideast refugees have generally been considered far less of a potential danger, and have undergone less comprehensive screenings.

IS has seen its self-declared “caliphate” straddling Syria and Iraq shrink steadily over the past two years and has lost all but a few of its main hubs in both Arab states.

Syrian regime forces on Friday broke into the eastern town of Mayadeen, one of the Islamic State’s last bastions in Syria, backed by Russian air raids taking a deadly toll on civilians.

Mayadeen in the oil-rich eastern province of Deir Ezzor is seen as the jihadist group’s “security and military capital” in Syria, and its loss would deal “a severe blow” to the jihadists, according to a Syrian military source.

Over the course of months of successive defeats, Mayadeen and nearby Albu Kamal on the Iraqi border have taken in IS fighters fleeing the battle to the north for Raqqa city in the face of an offensive launched by US-backed Kurdish and Arab forces.

IS remains in control of half of Deir Ezzor province, despite advances by President Bashar Assad’s forces and a separate offensive against the jihadists by the Kurdish-Arab alliance.

Meanwhile on Friday the FBI said it thwarted a jihadist plot to attack US targets including New York’s subway and Times Square.

Three people have been charged with involvement in the planned attacks, which were to be carried out in the name of IS during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in 2016.

French MPs adopt tough anti-terror legislation in first vote

PARIS (AFP) — France’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a new counter-terrorism bill, making permanent several controversial measures in place under a nearly two-year-old state of emergency.

It will allow the authorities to confine suspected jihadist sympathizers to their neighborhoods, close places of worship accused of condoning terror and carry out more on-the-spot identity checks — all without the prior approval of a judge.

The legislation has encountered little resistance from a public traumatized by a string of jihadist attacks, despite criticism it will undermine civil liberties.

The bill was approved on its first reading in the lower house of parliament by 415 votes to 127, with 19 abstentions.

It is expected to become law before the state of emergency declared after the 2015 Paris attacks elapses on November 1 after being extended six times.

Since 2012, France has progressively tightened its legal arsenal to tackle terror threats, passing around 10 different laws.

“The concentration of powers in the hands of the executive and weakening of judicial oversight is not a new characteristic of France’s counter-terrorism efforts,” said Benedicte Jeannerod, France director for Human Rights Watch.

“But the normalization of emergency powers crosses a new line.”

Tuesday’s vote comes after more bloodshed this weekend, when a suspected Tunisian radical stabbed two 20-year-old women to death in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille.

The attack by 29-year-old Ahmed Hanachi, who was shot dead by troops on anti-terrorism patrol, brings to 241 the number of people killed in attacks claimed by, or attributed to, jihadists since January 2015.

‘State of war’

“We’re still in a state of war,” Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told parliament Tuesday, warning of a “very serious threat” level.

Rights groups have countered that the state of emergency did not prevent a string of attacks in the past two years.

On Monday, anti-discrimination group SOS Racisme demonstrated outside parliament against provisions that will allow police to carry out more spot ID checks.

“People who are supposedly foreigners, black or north African will be stigmatised,” Thierry Paul Valette, head of another anti-racism group, Egalite Nationale, told the Liberation newspaper.

UN experts also raised objections in a letter to the French government last week.

But a poll published by the conservative Le Figaro newspaper last week showed 57 percent of the French in favor.

12 foiled attacks

The Islamic State group, which is fast losing territory across the remaining parts of its self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq and Syria, has claimed several recent attacks in France as the work of its devotees, including the Marseille assault.

Under the anti-terror bill, which was passed by the upper house Senate in July, the police will have powers to expand border controls to areas around international train stations, ports and airports.

It also allows the authorities to shut down a mosque or other place of worship if preachers are found to promote radical “ideas and theories.”

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front who ran a failed presidential bid, complained Tuesday that the law did not go far enough in combating the “Islamist ideology that is waging war on us.”

Ex-president Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency after the wave of bombings and shootings at Paris nightspots and France’s national stadium in November 2015, in which 130 people were killed.

It was meant to be temporary but was repeatedly extended in order to protect major sporting and cultural events, as well as this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections.

The government says it has helped foil 12 planned attacks so far this year.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau (White Freemason, Zionist) Shares Call to ‘End White Supremacy’ After Somali Refugee’s Terror Attack



Renegade Editor’s Note: I have not looked into this “terror attack” enough to know whether it is a false flag, but the point is that even if the attacker is not a White man, the narrative still includes ending White supremacy.

By Chris Menahan

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to news of a Somali refugee’s terrorist attack in Edmonton by sharing a call to “end white supremacy” and insisting “our diversity is our strength.”

On Saturday, a 30-year-old Somali national asylum seeker rammed into a police officer with his car and then got out and stabbed him repeatedly with a knife. The attacker went on to injure four more pedestrians by ramming them with a U-Haul truck. Additionally, an ISIS flag was found in a van he rented.

Constable Mike Chernyk, an 11-year veteran, suffered “substantial injuries including stab wounds to his face and head and significant abrasions on his arms,” Edmonton Journal reports.

Afghan-Canadian Muslim Minister Maryam Monsef took to Facebook after the attack to run cover for the attacker and throw out a bunch of meaningless platitudes insisting this attack makes Canada stronger:

Though the attacker was a Somali Muslim and the victim was a white police officer, she included multiple calls to “end white supremacy.”

Justin Trudeau shared the post to his own Facebook on Sunday and said he agrees entirely.

“Well said, Minister,” Trudeau said. “Canadians’ resolve has been tested this weekend, but I know, as always, we will come through united. Our diversity is our strength.”

Commenters were not as thrilled:

Earlier this year, Trudeau chastised Trump for his quasi-Muslim ban and said that “Muslim Canadians are an essential part of the success of our country.”

“And I’m never going to shy away from standing up for what I believe in, whether it’s proclaiming loudly to the world that I am a feminist, whether it’s understanding that immigration is a source of strength for us and Muslim Canadians are an essential part of the success of our country today and into the future,” Trudeau said.

This article originally appeared on Information Liberation.

Renegade Editor’s Note: Hmm, I wonder what group could possibly be behind Trudeau’s anti-White agenda.