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Below is an excerpt from the July 15th State Department Briefing regarding the attack in Nice.
QUESTION: On the same topic, I mean, while this horrible terrorist attack seems to have been conducted by a lone wolf – the term “lone wolf” and so on – all indications or all information show that the mosques in places like Nice and Marseille and Paris and others that are really funded and supported by many of your allies, mainly in the gulf – they basically sort of instigate that kind of rhetoric and so on. And my question to you that I’ve asked in the past as well: Why can’t the United States get its allies to commit to tone down that kind of rhetoric in these major mosques that really prey on the vulnerable and the weak, on the non-belonging and so on.
MS TRUDEAU: So I’ve – I guess I – sort of three-part answer to that, and hold me accountable for all three, okay. First one: This is not Islam. This is not Muslims. Let’s be very clear on that, and I don’t – I want to put that out point-blank. Whatever motivated this individual to do that attack, it’s not Islam.
Below is an excerpt from a 2013 State Department report about terrorism.
“Price tag” attacks (property crimes and violent acts by extremist Jewish individuals and groups in retaliation for activity they deemed to be anti-settlement) expanded into Israel from the West Bank in