Radical Islamic terror groups such as ISIS have been preparing to make Christmas season 2017 one of the bloodiest the world has ever known.
These despicable caliphate organizations have long been waging war on the Christian religion and the world that surrounds them, with a swift uptick in attacks coming around the holiday season that fills the gap between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. With Europe already swarming with ISIS wolves disguised as Syrian refugee sheep, it comes as no surprise that the first of these Christmas-centric terror attacks has occurred in the German city of Potsdam.
“Police in the German city of Potsdam have carried out a controlled explosion on a device filled with nails next to a Christmas market.
“The device, that also held batteries and wires, was sent to a pharmacy in the city south-west of Berlin.
“Police initially said they found explosives inside, but later said there was no detonator.
“Last December, 12 people died when an Islamist attacker hijacked a lorry and drove it at a Berlin Christmas market.
“The device was found near Brandenburgerstrasse in the centre of Potsdam, which has a number of other Christmas markets.
“A police spokesman said an X-ray scan was conducted on the device, which found that it had nails inside.”
Over the course of the last few weeks, ISIS’ social media channels had been filled with propaganda specifically targeting both Christmas and Christianity as a whole, employing imagery of The Vatican and Santa Claus in separate campaigns.
We must remember that terrorism, while certainly not lacking in the bloodshed department, is also an extremely psychological but of warfare. By targeting our faith, and our most faith-filled of holidays, these radical Islamic terrorists are attempting to inject fear into our cherished future memories. We must remain vigilant, certainly, but we should not allow this fear of their religious violence deter us from celebrating as we always have.
If the terrorists manage to destroy our yuletide joy, then we have truly lost the war against radical Islam.