Skip to comments.Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site
Posted on 03/18/2015 8:34:30 AM PDT by tcrlaf
At least 19 people have been killed in Tunisia after two gunmen stormed the Bardo national museum one of the countrys leading tourist attractions in the capital, Tunis sparking a three-hour hostage siege.
Tunisias prime minister, Habib Essid, said on Wednesday afternoon that 17 of the dead were foreigners from Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland calling the attack a cowardly assault targeting the economy.
Three hours after the attack started at about midday local time (11am GMT), an interior ministry spokesman said two gunmen had been killed, as well as one security officer, and that all hostages had been freed.
Polands foreign ministry said that three Poles were among the six wounded.
The Bardo, which includes one of the worlds largest collections of Roman mosaics, is one of the countrys biggest tourist attractions.
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Oh aye, ‘cos American tourists are all Rhodes scholars.
Hussein Baraka is loving this.
That is probably the goal—kill tourism, kill moderate Islamic government.
Tunis is a beautiful place. I have not been for a few years, though.
Islam is a 7th Century war plan.
Still,,,, do you think that a universal CCW is the magic thing Jihadis have been waiting for? That they have been stymied unti now because they could not get permits for their guns? Get serious.
And, compliments of Barack Hussein, you now have 57 states to visit!
“Just a weird coincidence that 17 of the victims were white Europeans.”
Wondering if their ethnicity would be reported if they were Jewish...
April 23, 2014: Tunisia approves entry of Israeli tourists despite opposition
A Rhodes scholar should be in school this time of year, studying like mad, not tooling around the third world with a camera.
Americans? (continental) Europeans? The latter tends toward stupidity, the former towards insanity. Tourists? I’ve lived near tourist attractions nearly all my life, and have a healthy dislike for anyone who spends thousands of dollars/euros just to take pictures of themselves next to famous sites and then throw trash around and bother the locals.
...and as naive as politically correct, diversity is our strength, Coexist, Islam is peace propaganda could make them. I don’t blame the victims, I blame Bush/Obama’s ROP and leftist media/education/entertainment.
Fair enough point, I do get tired of the Euro bashing on FR.
It is legal to carry one of these in public?
If only they had jobs!
Then they would be peace-loving, kind, tolerant wonderful human beings.
Agree completely. It’s only the arrogance and naivete of westerners in their do-good mentality which makes them sitting ducks in these countries.
"Still,,,,do you think that a universal CCW is the magic thing Jihadis have been waiting for? That they have been stymied until now because they could not get permits for their guns? Get serious.
I really like Frenchmen one-on-one. While I avert my eyes from the Fraulein in the skin-tight outfit asking me for directions, I do politely give her the directions. But Europe deserves to be bashed. In the previous century, European myopia and wrongheadedness has lead to the deaths of millions of Europeans, Asians, Africans, and the EU types still think that they are the wise elders, directing the benighted towards world peace, completely unaware of their own contradictions.
I like Turkey, lovely country and great people. Istanbul is an amazing city.
LOL, what if the armed person was a Brit, Canuck, Aussie, Irish, Kiwi, S African......surely we Brits and Commonwealth are OK with a gun.
Except for that Islam thingie.
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