ISIS Suicide Bomber Behind DEADLY Istanbul Attack was “SYRIAN REFUGEE” 10 European Tourists Dead, Scores Injured

Rescue teams gather at the scene after an explosion in central Istanbul, Turkey January 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Kemal Aslan
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The homicide bomber who killed at least 10 foreigners Tuesday in a popular central Istanbul tourist area belonged to ISIS and was a Syrian migrant, officials said — an attack that shows the group is making good on its vow to wage jihad via a mass migration into Europe and Asia. The victims of today’s Islamic State attack were European tourists. Germans mostly, Frau Merkel.

The Muslim mass murderer was a migrant from Syria. Perhaps Obama will invite him his SOTU address, too.

ISIS vowed to send a jihad army into Europe, and they have.

CNN is reporting, “ISIS member behind deadly Istanbul suicide blast, PM says“:
At least eight Germans died in the blast between the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque tourist attractions in Istanbul’s cultural and historic heart, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, warning that figure may rise. A Turkish official earlier told CNN that at least nine Germans were killed. Davutoglu indicated that the 15 wounded were from inside and outside his country, with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier saying nine of those were German.

Born in 1988, the man responsible for the blast was not among the thousands being tracked by Turkish authorities, having “newly (come) into Turkey from Syria,” Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said.

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Syrian suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul popular with tourists Tuesday morning, killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 others, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Erdogan said in televised remarks that both Turks and foreigners were among the dead in the explosion in the Sultanahmet district.

“I strongly condemn the terror incident that occurred in Istanbul, at the Sultanahmet Square, and which has been assessed as being an attack by a Syria-rooted suicide bomber,” Erdogan said.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the bomber was a 28-year-old Syrian national. He said most of the people who died were foreigners. It was unclear whether the death toll of 10 included the alleged bomber.

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The explosion, which could be heard from several neighborhoods, was at a park that is home to a landmark obelisk, some 25 meters (yards) from the historic Blue Mosque.

Turkey’s Dogan news agency reported that at least six Germans, one Norwegian and one Peruvian were among the wounded, and Seoul’s Foreign Ministry told reporters via text message that one South Korean had a finger injury. The Norwegian Foreign Ministry told Norway’s news agency NTB that the Norwegian tourist was slightly hurt and was being treated in a local hospital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, although the Islamic State group was suspected. Kurdish militants and left-wing groups are active in Turkey.

Last year, Turkey agreed to take a more active role in the US-led battle against the IS group. Turkey opened its bases to US aircraft to launch air raids on the extremist group in Syria and has carried out a limited number of strikes on the group itself.

It has also moved to tighten security along its 900-kilometer (560-mile) border with Syria in a bid to stem the flow of militants.

The attack comes at a time of heightened violence between Turkey’s security forces and militants linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, in the country’s mostly-Kurdish southeast.

The country is also dealing with more than 2 million Syrian refugees and a wave of migrants from Syria and other countries pouring across Turkey to Europe.

Germany warned its citizens to avoid crowds outside tourist attractions in Istanbul, saying on a government website that further violent clashes and “terrorist attacks” are expected across Turkey. It also urged travelers to stay away from demonstrations and gatherings, particularly in large cities.

Police sealed the area, barring people from approaching in case of a second explosion, and a police helicopter hovered overhead.

The Sultanahmet neighborhood is Istanbul’s main sightseeing area and includes the Topkapi Palace and the Haghia Sophia museum.

Erdem Koroglu, who was working at a nearby office, told NTV television he saw several people on the ground following the blast.

“It was difficult to say who was alive or dead,” Koroglu said. “Buildings rattled from the force of the explosion.”

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu immediately convened a security meeting with the country’s interior minister and other officials.

As with previous attacks, authorities imposed a news blackout, barring media from showing images of the dead or injured or reporting any details of the investigation.

Turkey suffered two major bombing attacks last year, both blamed on the Islamic State group.

More than 30 people were killed in a suicide attack in the town of Suruc, near Turkey’s border with Syria, in July.

Two suicide bombs exploded in October outside Ankara’s main train station as people gathered for a peace rally, killing more than 100 in Turkey’s deadliest-ever attack. The prosecutor’s office said that attack was carried out by a local Islamic State cell.

Last month, Turkish authorities arrested two suspected Islamic State militants they said were planning suicide bombings during New Year’s celebrations in the capital Ankara.

  • knight

    Off Topic but good to know

    Every time you have a coffee or Croissant remember

    Croissant came into existence, including coffee for the people in Europe after the defeat of the Turks at Siege of Vienna

    See end of video
    Siege of Vienna 1683 (Documentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc-RWtovrqg

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Every coffee shop is a testament to the defeat of islam by Europe’s ancestors, too bad todays europeans are all on herbal tea. Sissy’s, the lot.

      • joe1429

        German men are too busy sipping dd lattes, to defend the country,lol

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Well, I thought they were more into herbal tea, latte’s are for real people.

          • joker

            Herbal tea is good for you but not today. Once upon a time there were Germans who fought until the last one dropped dead. But that is now almost a fairy-tale.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            German… fairy… with due respect to people who have an alternative life style, Germany has become the limp wrist of the modern world.

  • Thomas Didymus

    The only tours people should be doing in the middle east are tours of duty.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    If refugees must be retained in semi civilized countries, they should be sent to isolated interment camps until it is safe for them to return home. Allowing suicidal murdering subhumans in the general population results in mass murder. Now Merkel can invite more colonists to germany as there are fewer germans today.

    • roger

      That could be a workable solution for genuine refugees from Islamic countries but what to do about the millions that are already living here.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Simply enforce existing laws on them as well as everyone else, allowing muslims special treatment bolsters their ignorant violent egos and causes considerable resentment amongst those who must obey laws that muslims can violently in many cases break. Too bad europe is so submissive to islam, it is the architect of its own misery.

  • knight

    Look best thing is to stay away from Muslim countries, bad enough with the invasion of Muslims into our own countries that we have to fight back to eradicate the vermin

  • Shafiq Islam

    There is one additional victim of this crime, one of the co-conspirators, Angela Merkel. She is finished now.

    • roger

      Angela Merkel is nor a victim, she is an instigator, a perpetrator and a criminal.

      • Shafiq Islam

        Yes, a co-conspirator.

  • Jenna

    Evil is as evil does.
    We are done for we all know this. Just pretending that we still have a chance but the reality is grim the time to change the future is almost past. We are very near the end game and nobody seems to be able to stop where we’re heading.

    I wake up and feel as if I’m in the twighlight zone will nothing end these horrors, is there no politician brave enough, have morals lost all meaning, are we in hell?

    I’m not very religious but I’m starting to wonder that things are not by accident, coincidence or mere bad luck it is a clash of civilization, of life versus death, terror, beheading, crucifixion, rape, slavery, bombing, pure hatred that cannot be in anyway appeased except by the murder of all people, religion, ideas, opposition to Allah..

  • hyena

    We should start referring to Occupied Constantinople instead of the name given by moslem invaders

  • knight

    Off Topic as Islam heats up for more attacks.

    Do you think these brainwashed Muslims care, no they believe in Paradise and 72 virgins, a “Pie in the Sky” with a big lie. All they want to do is kill us, we have to fight back and throw out our leaders who bow to Islam, Halal Certified, a convert.

    Never let fear get to you. “Revelations 9” a big warning not to convert to Islam

    What Islam REALLY Wants: The Coming of Al-Mahdi!
    http://www.hope-of-israel.org/islamwants.html

    Revelations 9
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+9&version=KJV

  • Yitzhak

    Anyone who goes to Turkey as a tourist is nuttz. or an Islamist or a leftist. Maybe the six “Germans” were Muslims. I needs a playbook here of who is who.

    • joe1429

      A friend against my advice went to ankara turkey, with wife and kids on vacation

      • Yitzhak

        Ask him to sign over is house to you before he goes – just in case.

      • Po Tato

        Your friend is a confirmed idiot

        By risking not only his own life, but also the life of his wife and his children, your friend truly deserves a ‘Darwinian Award’

        http://www.darwinawards.com/

  • joe1429

    Again not a peep from the drive bys about him being a syrian refugee! Thanks Pam!!

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  • Po Tato

    I really hate to say this …

    Anyone wanting to spend their money to help the moslems deserve the worst kind of treatment at the hand of the moslems

    Those Germans had a lot of other places to go — they could have gone to Porland, or Argentina or Vietnam, places in which their money wouldn’t have gone to help the moslems, but no … they just have to go to Turkey, spend their money there, helping the moslems there …

    … so they got what they truly deserve

    • Yitzhak

      Don’t hate to say it – just say it!

  • AlOmega

    Erdogan set-up. ISIS don’t target Turkey. Turkey is their ally.

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    This is nothing but karma paid back — the muslum bastards in Istanbul blew up 2 synagogues in 2003 (killing 26 people) and 90% of the all muslum perps have already been released from prison.

  • joe1429

    lol….. thats good… he says he been there before, to istanbul and loves it. I wouldnt go, but a lot of westerners go there. Turkey plays both sides of the fence, and has a lot of western tourism.

  • joe1429

    hahahaha.. yea i agree.. They been there before and like it. Wants to leave their dog with me.

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