President-elect Trump condemns Berlin attack, says things are only getting worse

An injured person is carried on a stretcher by a firemen at the scene where a truck crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin.
An injured person is carried on a stretcher by a firemen at the scene where a truck crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin.PHOTO: EPA

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (REUTERS) - US President-elect Donald Trump on Monday (Dec 20) condemned an attack at a Christmas market in Berlin that killed nine people and injured dozens more, linking the attack to "Islamist terrorists" before German police officials had said who was responsible.

Mr Trump, in a statement, said "ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad," using an acronym for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

On Twitter, he said the attack, along with others in Turkey and Switzerland, showed "it is only getting worse. The civilized world must change thinking!"

 

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