Islam being the common denominator…..
Timeline: How jihadists have targeted soldiers and police in France
A car ramming into soldiers in the northwestern suburbs of Paris is believed to have been the latest in a string of terror incidents targeting police and soldiers in France.
The Isis terror group has frequently called on their followers to attack soldiers and police in France, who they see as a legitimate target because they represent the French state.
Before Wednesday’s attack, France’s forces of security and law and order have been targeted numerous times before and often fatally.
August 6th: A man brandished a knife in front of tourists and security forces as armed soldiers who are permanently stationed at the Eiffel Tower surrounded him and ordered him to drop his weapon, which he did without attacking anyone.
He later told investigators he wanted to kill a soldier.
June 19th, 2017: An armed man crashed his car that contained a gas canister into a police van at the Champs-Elysée before his vehicle exploded into flames.
The driver died at the scene but there were no casualties reported and no police officer or member of the public was injured.