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House Bill Wants to Help Protect Cities from Vehicular Terrorism

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday took on a chilling and chillingly effective new tactic from terror groups such as Islamic State — the use of trucks and cars as weapons of mass destruction on the streets of cities across Europe and North America.

The House Homeland Security Committee debated a bill introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.) in response to last fall’s attack on a popular bike path in New York City by a terrorist who rented a truck and mowed down eight people near the World Trade Center while shouting “Allahu akbar.” Terror-inspired deadly attacks using cars and trucks have been seen in such cities as Barcelona, Berlin, London and Nice.

“Terrorists have shifted their focus from hard to soft targets, and this change has heralded a new wave of threats,” Donovan said in an email. “Vehicular terror attacks, which were once only seen in Europe, are now being carried out in our homeland.”

Read more at The Washington Times

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