You missed my point. I was curious as to why you think Paris is a particularly unpleasant posting. Don't answer it's because of the dogshit on the pavement.If it’s the first part of my post, regarding naughty ‘Islamists’.
The trend to mass casualty events, or certainly multiple victims.
The need for recognition, i.e. publicity (look at September 11 - the towers could have considerably more occupied if it had happened later, but it hit (no pun intended) the American news cycle.
Method, as mentioned. On Westminster Bridge, for example, the attacker wouldn’t have worked his way through pedestrians strangling them - wouldn’t have gone much further than victim #1 (not that I’ve ever strangled anyone, but a chicken during Combat Survival had its day cut short).
From what I gather from a reliable intelligence source (headline in the Manchester Metro) it does seem like a failed sexual assualt which had got out of hand (not a good phrase to use), or a sexual assault where the perpetrator realises they don’t want a witness.
Of the top of my head, I think, (in the UK) 90% of murders are committed by someone the victim knows.
That’s why I don’t have any friends (that could be taken one of two ways).