• June 21, 2024

German Bombing By Syrian Refugee Who Swore Allegiance to ISIS


A Syrian refugee (Get used to it, many are already committing terrorism) set off a bomb inside a nightclub in Ansbach, Germany on Sunday, killing himself and wounding at least 121 others.  It is believed that his original target was a music festival attended by 2,500 people.  He was refused admittance possibly for refusing to allow his backpack to be searched.  The nightclub appears to have been a spontaneous, alternative target.  Police found a video of the as yet unnamed bomber, that showed him pledging allegiance to the head of ISIS.

From The Guardian on what we know so far:

  • A 27-year-old Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up outside a wine bar in the German town of Ansbach after being refused entry to a music festival shortly after 10pm on Sunday night.

  • Police found a video on the bomber’s phone showing him pledging allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group. In the video the attack is described as “revenge” against Germany, according to Bavaria’s interior minister Joachim Hermmann.

  • So far Islamic State channels have not commented on the attack.

  • Fifteen people were injured in the blast, including four who are in a serious condition.

  • The unnamed perpetrator had been denied asylum a year ago and had a history of making attempts on his own life. He was refused refugee status because he previously been granted asylum in Bulgaria.

  • A previous attempt to deport him to Bulgaria was suspended because of his mental problems. A second deportation order was made as recently as 13 July.

  • The bomb was in a backpack carried by the dead man and contained enough pieces of metal to have killed many people. It is believed the device he was carrying exploded although it is not clear whether it was a suicide bombing or whether the man intended to plant it and harm others.

  • Masked police raided a refugee centre where the attacker had lived. As well as Salafist video they recovered material that could be used in a bomb.

  • The Ansbach bombing is the fourth attack to hit Germany in a week. Last Monday, a teenager armed with an axe and a knife wounded five people on a train near Würzburg. On Friday, an 18-year-old Iranian-German who was obsessed with mass killings shot dead nine people in Munich. And earlier on Sunday, a 21-year-old Syrian asylum seeker killed a woman with a machete and injured two other people in Reutlingen.

  • Germany’s interior minister Thomas De Maizière has ordered increased police presence at airports and train stations and carry out stop and search operations close to border areas.

  • German MP Stephan Mayer, home affairs spokesman for Angela Merkel’s CDU, rejected claims that Germany’s acceptance of so many refugees was to blame for the spate of attacks. He accepted that there “is a lot of space for improvement” in the way Germany deals with the influx of migrants, but added: “It is completely wrong to blame Angela Merkel, or her refugee policies, for these incidents.”

Oh, sure.  It’s merely coincidental that Germany has suffered 4 terrorist attacks in Bavaria within the past week to ten days .

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