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Barcelona Truck Terrorist Wore Fake Suicide Belt as Cops Shot Him Dead

Barcelona Truck Terrorist Wore Fake Suicide Belt as Cops Shot Him Dead

He allegedly yelled “GOD IS GREAT” before the cops shot him.

On Monday morning, the Catalan police identified 22-year-old Moroccan Younes Abouyaaquoub as the terrorist who plowed a truck through a crowd in Barcelona on Thursday. The attack killed 13 people and injured over 100. He escaped, but went on to stab “another driver and mowed down a policewoman.”

Hours after the press conference, reports emerged that the authorities shot him dead as he wore a suicide belt.

From The Guardian:

The shooting happened in Subirats, a town 30 miles west of Barcelona. Police said Abouyaaqoub was wearing a fake suicide vest.

Abouyaaqoub, 22, had been identified as the driver of the van that sped down Las Ramblas on Thursday, killing 13 people and injuring more than 130.

Police said he shouted “God is great” shortly before being shot dead. The bomb squad was using robots to get closer to the body.

Police said earlier on Monday that they could not be certain whether Abouyaaqoub was still in the area or had crossed into France. More than 800 vehicle checkpoints were set up in the aftermath of the Barcelona attack, and Spain tripled the number of officers working on anti-terrorism operations.

Abouyaaqoub fled the scene of the attack on foot and is thought to have killed a 14th person to take his car and escape from the city.

Last Thursday, at 5PM local time, Abouyaaqoub plowed a rental truck through a busy tourist street in Barcelona. That attack killed 13 people. During his getaway, the terrorist stabbed a driver to death and took the car.

ISIS took responsibility for the attack.

The authorities concentrated on Abouyaaqoub as the last remaining member of a terrorist cell. Members of that cell used a black Audi car to plow into a crowd in Cambrils and killed one woman.

The authorities also linked the cell to an explosion that happened last Wednesday. From USA Today:

Catalan regional police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said a dozen members of the cell stashed more than 100 gas canisters and had planned to use them in vehicle attacks, El País reported. The plot was thwarted, however, when the house in which the butane gas was stored blew up Wednesday, Trapero said. He said at least two suspected terrorists died in the explosion.

At the time, authorities suspected a gas leak was responsible for the blast

“It’s evident that the person who committed the van attack can’t be dead because the explosion happened before the attack in Las Ramblas,” Forn told Catalunya Radio.


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Conservative Beaner | August 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Kudos to the guy who gave this clown his dirt nap.

Nitpick here…. “god (allah) is greater”….that is supremacy..

theduchessofkitty | August 21, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Suicide by cop!

Hey, idiota! ¡Púdrete en el infierno!

(Idiot! Rot in Hell!)

Police said he shouted “God is great”
ahh, he spoke english….
yeah I am betting thats not the actual words he used….

thalesofmiletus | August 21, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Isn’t there a statue we can tear down to appease these terrorists?

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. May he rot in hell.

Alan McIntire | August 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm

To discourage other potential terrorists, they should have him buried in a pig sty with a bit of bacon in his mouth.

    A pig pecker would be okie dokie.

    Milhouse in reply to Alan McIntire. | August 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

    There is no evidence at all that this would work. And no, Pershing didn’t do it.

      Alan McIntire in reply to Milhouse. | August 22, 2017 at 8:32 am

      There was no evidence that heavier than air vehicles could fly until the Wright brothers did it.

      If it hasn’t been tried, what makes you think it wouldn’t work? The idea would be to discourage fundamentalist terrorists. Of course it wouldn’t discourage non fundamentalist, non religious terrorists, but how many of THEM go around shouting Alahu Akbar, and killing innocent civilians?

Paul In Sweden | August 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm

He allegedly yelled “GOD IS GREAT” before the cops shot him.

…and still, we are told that we may never know what motivated the Islamist Terrorist.

Alright. This isn’t the first set of moslem terrorists that were wearing fake suicide vests. The slice-n-dicers on London Bridge were also noted to be wearing falsies.

Is it the working theory that they believe they’ll be less apt to be shot down in the streets like the dogs they are, because they might blow themselves up?

If that’s the case, it doesn’t seem to be working.

    a random guy in reply to Miles. | August 21, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    But perhaps the point is to be killed rather than captured…

    Its straight to “heaven” after that isn’t it?

      Possibly, but if they simply wanted to be killed so they could get their 72 virgin goats, why go to the trouble of a falsie suicide vest?

      All anyone has to do is go to guns while yelling Aloha Snackbar! and I can pretty well guarantee that any country’s police will – eventually – turn you into Swiss Cheese, and even after you’re down, probably give you one or two “anchor shots” through the head just in case you might have a real vest.

“He allegedly yelled “GOD IS GREAT” before the cops shot him.”

That’s a HUGE LIE, why repeat it?

He actually shouted, “Allahu Akbar” – as all Muslim Terrorists do.