Another day, another brush with Islamic terror.
This time the police seemed to have gotten the driver of the vehicle in the Barcelona attack. He was wearing a bomb belt, but like his comrades, was none too good at pushing the button.
Spanish authorities on Monday shot and killed Younes Abouyaaqoub, the suspected driver of the van that plowed into crowds last week in Barcelona, according to a tweet from the Catalan police.
Abouyaaqoub was killed during an operation in Subirats, west of Barcelona. Police earlier said they had shot a man wearing an explosive belt but did not immediately identify him as Abouyaaqoub.
A robot was sent to remove the explosives belt from the body before officers were cleared to approach it and make a positive identification, authorities said.
Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan national, is alleged to have been the sole driver of the van used to kill 13 people Thursday on Las Ramblas. More than 100 others were injured.
In an earlier news conference Monday, investigators said Abouyaaqoub fled the scene of Thursday's attack on foot and hijacked a car to escape. Abouyaaqoub allegedly stabbed the owner of the car, Pau Perez, as he parked the vehicle, and drove off with his body inside the car.
Failure to integrate? But anyway, let's forget about the 15 dead and pivot to the media's favorite hot take on Islamic terror.
Muslims fear anti-Islam backlash in Spain after terror attacks
Muslims fear anti-Islam backlash in tolerant Barcelona
Muslims in Barcelona Fear Anti-Islam Backlash After IS Attack
Italian Muslims fear backlash after London attacker identified as half ...
Oops. That last one is from July. But it is all the same story, the same propaganda, being mainlined non-stop.