Mar. 19, 2019
On Sunday March 17, Hassan Sajwani, an active Twitterati in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) quoted a warning his country’s foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan had delivered to Europe at the “Tweeps Forum“ in Saudi Arabia in 2017.
The UAE foreign minister had cautioned Europe about the rise of Islamic extremists within the continent: “There will come a day when we see far more radicals, extremists and terrorists coming from Europe because of (a) lack of decision-making, and [European politicians} trying to be politically correct.”
Sajwani’s tweet recollecting the UAE minister’s 2017 warning turned out to be quite prophetic. The very next day, on Monday, Turkish-born gunman Gokmen Tanis brought the Dutch city of Utrecht to a halt when he fired on a tram (streetcar) killing three people and injuring three others.