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German terror attack: Afghan teen wanted to kill ‘infidels’

German terror attack: Afghan teen wanted to kill ‘infidels’

A notebook found at the home of an Afghan teen who yesterday attacked passengers on a German train contained a message to his father, asking him to pray for him  take revenge ‘on the infidels’ and ‘get to Heaven’.

According to this report, officials said said the message may be regarded as a suicide note.

Police also found an IS flag in the room of the Afghan refugee who was shot dead by German police after attacking train passengers with an axe and knife.

The 17-year-old injured at least four people, two critically, and was shot dead as he fled on Monday night near the southern city of Wuerzburg. Four of the injured were from Hong Kong.

The IS-linked Amaq news agency said on Tuesday the teenager was a “fighter” for the group and had:

Carried out the operation in answer to the calls to target the countries of the coalition fighting the Islamic State.

Amaq later released what it claims is a video of the train assailant, heard saying he is one of the group’s fighters and that he intends to carry out a suicide attack in Germany.

Bavarian state Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told Reuters TV that a hand-painted ISIL flag was found among the teenager’s belongings when police searched his home.

However, Herrmann said it was still too early to say whether the youth was a member of the group.

The train attacker was “a devout Sunni,” according to officials, who added that he didn’t visit a mosque regularly, but had probably prayed privately. Having studied the man’s presence on social networks, investigators said he had published a post against “enemies of Islam” some 24 hours before the attack.

One of the perpetrator’s friends, with whom he often spoke by phone, had recently died in Afghanistan, the media were told, with investigators adding that it may have been a trigger for the assault.

In a screenshot from the video which is circulating on social media a young man, whose identity cannot be immediately verified, is seen wielding a knife. In his speech, he reportedly claimed he would use the weapon in a slaughter to avenge the killings of people in Muslim countries and called on others who couldn’t reach IS strongholds in Syria and Iraq to conduct attacks in their own countries.

The now-confirmed evidence that the teenager shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) as he charged at his victims with an axe on the train was “a first clue” of his possible connection with radical Islam, the officials said. However, they again warned the media against “premature judgments” before the investigation is concluded.

An expert on Islamism at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Münich, Dr David Arn, is quoted here as saying that Isis are leaping on the Würzburg train attack to try to further their goal of dividing Muslims in Europe from the wider society.

It should come as no surprise that Isis have taken ‘credit’ for this attack. This is exactly the same thing as happened after attacks in Nice and in Orlando.

In all these incidents the evidence suggests that single individuals, so-called “lone wolves”, planned the attacks alone and acted alone and “then used the jihadi ideology as an excuse for their actions,” Arn said.

But he also cautioned that it was too early to tell exactly what had happened in Würzburg, with investigations only just getting underway.

14 responses to “German terror attack: Afghan teen wanted to kill ‘infidels’”

  1. Paul says:

    What’s so sad is that this idiot and all the others doesn’t realise the greatest killers of Muslims world wide – are other Muslims.
    The sunni- shia civil war in Syria and Iraq, being waged by proxy by Saudi Arabia and Iran, kills many many more Muslims than do the oh so hated ‘western’ forces.

  2. Trevor Blake says:

    Innocent until proven guilty. A civilized response often not afforded to critics of Islam. And never extended from Muslims to non-muslims.

    Goodbye, Europe. In the rush to prove yourself “not bigoted” you import beliefs and people who will never see you as anything but.

  3. John the Drunkard says:

    Very strange, the reluctance to see religions/ideological motivation without trying to shoehorn it into military or political terms.

    The Right wants to bomb…well, what exactly?
    The left wants to appease, or ally itself with, beliefs that will lead to their own slaughter.

    If anything demonstrates Western ‘decadence,’ this is it.

  4. 1859 says:

    The really serious danger for west European democracies is the effect these attacks are having on public opinion. The more they happen the more people will drift towards right-wing thinking and the more divided the democracies will become. And this is exactly what ISIS is trying to do – to politically and socially destabilise the west, in the hope that the resulting social chaos will allow radical islam to dominate the agenda. This is already happening in France where after every attack President Hollande appears on TV like a weak, sad-looking parrot, while Marie Le Pen preens her hawkish feathers saying ‘What do you expect when you flood Europe with muslim immigrants?’ I just hope the people of Europe will remember the saying ‘if you fight too long against the dragon, you become the dragon.’

  5. barriejohn says:

    1859: Well said. I think our leaders appear so weak and clueless simply because they are looking over their shoulder at people like Le Pen and Farage all the time, instead of offering leadership. (Sarcozy’s statements have been disgraceful – “tagging those at risk of radicalization”, whatever that means.) Everything they say is so negative; why should anyone think that they have anything to offer? Europe is in danger of slipping back to the situation that obtained in the early Twentieth Century, and there don’t seem to be politicians with the vision to save us from that.

    John the Drunkard: “Western decadence”? I think that’s a first for this site!

  6. Newspaniard says:

    There are over 750 recognized no-go areas in France. These are run by muslims and drug cartels. The boundaries of these areas are marked on maps and for the police, fire and ambulance services, visiting these areas will cause riots, so they don’t. Time, France had a long hard look at the occupants of these areas and built some transport suitable to deport the occupants. But, then, what do I know? I have only ever driven through France.

  7. Maggie says:

    It appears the attacker was actually from Pakistan, possibly saying he was from Afghanistan to make him more likely to receive asylum in Germany. Can we also expect to learn his age differs too?

  8. Is he really 17? You can never be too sure nowadays with Muslim males. I recently saw a photograph of one in Sweden who was supposed to be 15 but looked like an all-in wrestler. Some of these poor ‘unaccompanied minors’ look more like unaccompanied miners if you ask me. I’m expecting to see a bearded baby in a pram waving an axe in the air and screaming Allahoohoo Akbar any day now. I hope he doesn’t consider me to be ‘scantily clad’ or I might end up headless. Fuck me, what the hell is going on?

  9. Trike says:

    Western Decadence????? Thats Rich.

    We are not perfect by any means because we elect god botherers like Bush and Blair and we have pious leaders like the pope and AoC egging them on and we have hordes of religio political MPs and Lords backing up the faith agenda. But we do have a far better system of democratic government with secular overtones and controls. We have emasculated the christians so that they cannot dare commit the atrocities they once did.

    No the problem today is islam – powered by oil money with battalions of poisonous self appointed verminous ignorant mullahs and imams filling the heads of primitive undereducated stupefied peasants with ideas of world domination by means of barbaric random and indiscriminate uncontrolled violence and intimidation by anyone who can weild a knife, drive a truck, pull the trigger of an assault rifle or don a suicide vest and push the button. Islam is a hate filled primitive violent death cult set on bringing humanity to its knees and smashing up civilisation thus rendering the whole world to a age of tribalism and primitive beggary.

  10. Newspaniard says:

    @barriejohn. Huffington Post? Well, I admit to quoting from that sometimes… French denial of No Go Zones… Well, they would say that wouldn’t they? Authorities in, Luton, Bradford and Manchester might also say the same. It’s all taqiyya in the end.

  11. Cali Ron says:

    Newspaniard: Before posting a response you should have read the article from the link. The so called no go zones are definitely not that. From the article, ” the 751 ‘Sensitive Urban Zones’ (known by the French acronym ZUS) are more mundane, complicated and similar to impoverished areas common in cities across the world.” They are not majority Muslim and they do not have Sharia law. I tire of people like you who repeat the “no go zones” myth without bothering to verify the accuracy of such claims before posting them.

  12. No go Zoneistanis. Mental, innit?

  13. John says:

    Merkel is responsible for the deaths and injuries involved.
    Her open door policy meant admitting vast numbers of people of whom little or nothing was known about.
    The French intelligence system clearly needs an urgent overhaul, which is being reinforced by popular reaction.
    The EU Brexit result is presumably linked to these kinds of developments across Europe, where uncontrolled immigration has caused these kinds of problems.
    I am and was no fan of Cameron but he was right to adopt a policy of only allowing in refugees who have been properly processed in refugee camps.