Introduction — July 30, 2017
It’s interesting how quickly this story disappeared from the headlines once it was apparent that the perpetrator was a failed asylum seeker.
Initial reports in the BBC and the Independent made absolutely no mention of eyewitness claims that the knifeman shouted “Allah Akbar”. Nor did they mention that he was a failed asylum seeker.
As soon as that became apparent the story featured much less prominently and within a day or two it had all but disappeared down the memory hole.
Meaning that such incidents are now becoming almost routine in Europe, thanks to Angela Merkel and her open borders policy. In fact within days a gunman opened fire in a nightclub in the German city of Constance.
According to police the gunman was an Iraqi citizen, although they stressed that he was not an “asylum seeker”.
Regardless of what you call them though, Europe now has a problem with all the migrants it allowed in and that problem can only get worse. Ed.
The suspect who fatally stabbed one person in Hamburg was a known Islamic radical and mentally unstable
Associated Press — July 29, 2017
A German official says the man who fatally stabbed one person and wounded several others in Hamburg was known to authorities as an Islamic radical but also was psychologically unstable.
The suspect, a 26-year-old born in the United Arab Emirates, was quickly overwhelmed by passers-by and arrested after Friday’s attack in Hamburg’s Barmbek district.
Hamburg’s state interior minister, Andy Grote, said the man — whose asylum claim had been rejected — was known to have been radicalized but hadn’t been considered dangerous.
Grote said the man’s motive remained unclear Saturday, but he is believed to have acted alone and not been linked to an extremist network.
The man stabbed at least five people besides the one who was killed. Grote says none of the survivors’ wounds are considered life-threatening.