From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
The Americans Slain by ISIS That You Haven’t Heard About Yet
Three Dearborn residents, including a mother of four who had returned to her native Lebanon in a quest to bring her family to the U.S., were among at least 43 slain Thursday in twin terrorist bombings in Lebanon. . . . Also killed was Leila Mazloum, who recently became a permanent resident of the U.S., and had moved to Dearborn in the past year.
A week ago Thursday Obama said ISIS was “contained” and said it was “premature” to say that ISIS is “the greatest terror threat in the world.”
A week ago, Friday:
A 23-year-old California State University, Long Beach student was killed in the Paris terror attacks, the school announced Saturday.
Nohemi Gonzalez, an El Monte resident, was a junior studying interior design. She was in Paris attending the Strate College of Design as part of a semester abroad program.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on a Jordanian police training facility that left two Americans dead — an attack Jordan says had no links to terrorist groups.
In addition to the two Americans, one South African trainer and two Jordanian translators were also killed.
An 18-year-old U.S. citizen was among three people killed in a shooting attack in the West Bank on Thursday afternoon.
Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old resident of Sharon, Massachusetts, was a recent graduate of the Maimonides School in Brookline, MA.
Anita Ashok Datar, an American aid worker of Indian-origin was among the 27 victims of the terrorist massacre in Bamako, Mali, the Obama administration confirmed on Friday, even as world powers closed ranks at the United Nations to defeat the terrorist group ISIS.
ISIS and its affiliates or related Islamist groups have had a really good month for killing Americans. They’ve done it on three continents.