First, questioning the nature of this major terror attack is, as far as I’m concerned, no disrespect to its victims. Second, given the questionable nature of such previous high-profile terrorist incidents as Charlie Hebdo, 7/7, the Boston Marathon, Copenhagen and 9/11, it is both natural and necessary to question the emerging narrative of these brutal attacks.
Whoever carried them out and whoever was ultimately behind them, they are a heinous crime; killing innocent people at rock concerts or on the streets or while they dine in restaurants is the epitome of evil, disgusting and devoid of any possible justification. And, unlike one or two people I’ve seen online, I don’t refute at all that innocent people have been killed, injured or otherwise traumatised by whatever it was that occurred this Friday night in what some journalists are calling ‘Europe’s 9/11’.
But killed by who? And for what?