Isis encouraged its supporters to attack French people with cars ahead of the Nice attack.
A man drove a truck through a crowd in Nice, killing at least 84 people and injuring many more.
Isis has not claimed responsibility for the attack, though it has been celebrated by its supporters. But the manner that it was conducted seems to be in keeping with calls from Isis spokesperson Abu Mohammed al-Adnani.
He called on Isis supporters to use vehicles to commit terror attacks, if they didn’t have access to more traditional weapons. The call came soon after Adnani was appointed as spokesperson, in late 2014.
“If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman or any of their allies,” he said in one of his first speeches, according to a translation from the SITE Intelligence Group.
“Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car.”
Soon after that warning was first given, a man who claimed to be acting in support of Isis used a car to ram into security officials in Canada.
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