Anis (pronounced "Anus") Amri, a 24-year-old Tunisian had been the subject of a 72-hour manhunt after he drove a semi truck into a Christmas market killing 12 and injuring 48 people.
This shouldn't come as a surprise to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She had the bright idea of encouraging migrants train as lorry drivers and even get a discount on their license. Pamela Geller discusses that here.
The shootout happened in the Sesto San Giovanni district in northern Milan. Before his death, Amri pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and called for fellow jihadists to take revenge on "crusaders" bombing Muslims. Jihadists always take on the role of victim as they kill people with different beliefs.
"My message to crusaders bombing Muslims everyday . . . Their blood will not go in vain. We are a nation behind them and will take revenge for them," he said, trying to sound like a victim of Christian crusaders who unjustly kill Muslims.
Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti told reporters that the dead man was "without any doubt" Amri.
That Amri came from Tunisia as a "refugee" seeking asylum, to Italy where he was arrested for burning down a school and incarcerated for four years, then went to Germany, where they knew about him but could not deport him because he didn't have a passport, is a testament to blatant incompetence and constant denial of the global Islamic extremist problem.
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni spoke to Angela Merkel about the shootout. One can only imagine what was said.
Virgintown, Paradise has a new tenant, a jihadist with a bullet-riddled body.