The Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
And we have recently seen this at Ohio State, in Nice, in Israel, and elsewhere.
The Islamic State and al-Qaeda have both been plotting Christmas market jihad massacres.
“Lorry kills several at Berlin market,” BBC, December 19, 2016:
Nine people have died and many more have been injured after a lorry ploughed into a Christmas market in central Berlin, police say.
Police now say they suspect it was a deliberate attack. Video footage from the scene shows stalls knocked over and people lying injured on the ground.
The driver is on the run, German media report.
The market is at Breitscheidplatz close to the Kurfuerstendamm, the main shopping street in the city’s west.
A reporter for the Berliner Morgenpost described a “gruesome scene”….