Four jihad attacks in a week in Germany have left the Germans rightly nervous, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is under public attack. “The deadliest attack came Friday night in Munich. The German-born, 18-year-old son of Iranian asylum seekers went on a shooting spree and killed nine people. The youth had obsessively researched mass shootings, and authorities said the attack does not appear to be linked to Islamic extremists.” This despite the fact that a Muslim eyewitness said he yelled “Allahu akbar.”
It’s disastrous how leftists nitpick in defense of jihadists who have declared war on the West — and, in fact, all infidels — in their quest to gain dominion over the “house of war” and turn it into the “house of Islam”. Those same leftists who are passionate defenders of this evil will nonetheless, if the jihadis prevail, be targets of murder and torture at the hands of jihadists.
Merkel has tried to calm the public by saying that security services will “do everything possible to protect the security and freedom of all people in Germany.” Unsophisticated lone wolf attacks and suicide bombings can happen anywhere and anytime, but Merkel is still telling people that security services are on top of the situation. Even worse, her lackeys are playing an endangered public for fools by rambling on about gun laws.
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel stated that “gun control is an important issue. We must continue to do all we can to limit and strictly control access to deadly weapons”. Jihadists do not obey gun laws, period. Illegal guns are plentiful. Knives are also used globally by jihadists to stab innocents and commit sexual assaults and other physical brutalities that are also routine among jihadists.
And while a “massive, migrant crime wave is surging across Germany according to figures buried in a report released by the country’s Interior Ministry”, the bumbling Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere had the audacity to state that “most asylum seekers had come to Germany to escape persecution, and it was important to remember that only a tiny minority had links to terrorism”.
“German Chancellor Merkel Under Fire for Refugee Policy Following Week of Bloodshed”, by Carly Hoilman, The Blaze, July 25, 2016:
Four attacks in a week — three of them carried out by asylum seekers — have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism.
The unprecedented bloodshed began July 18, when a 17-year-old from Afghanistan wielding an ax attacked people on a train near Wuerzburg, wounding five people before he was shot to death by police. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility.
On Sunday, a 21-year-old Syrian used a machete to kill a 45-year-old Polish woman in the southern city of Reutlingen. Authorities said assailant and victim knew each other from working in the same restaurant, and the incident was not related to terrorism.
Also Sunday, a 27-year-old Syrian who was denied asylum detonated a backpack of explosives and shrapnel at the entrance to an outdoor music festival in Ansbach, killing himself and wounding 15 people. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility, and German security officials said a video on the attacker’s phone shows him pledging allegiance to the extremists.
The deadliest attack came Friday night in Munich. The German-born, 18-year-old son of Iranian asylum seekers went on a shooting spree and killed nine people. The youth had obsessively researched mass shootings, and authorities said the attack does not appear to be linked to Islamic extremists.
The violence followed an attack in the French Riviera by a Tunisian truck driver who plowed his vehicle into a Bastille Day crowd, killing 84 people in Nice.
Experts say the attacks are likely to inflame anti-foreigner sentiment in Germany, creating a challenge for Merkel’s government.
Merkel could now face increased calls for tighter border security and greater vetting of arrivals, even though the flow of migrants and asylum seekers has slowed drastically, said Florian Otto, an analyst with the risk consultants Verisk Maplecrof. The influx diminished after the European Union and Turkey agreed on a deal aimed at stopping people from reaching the continent by sea.
Although it’s too soon to say whether these attacks would threaten Merkel’s chances of staying in power after federal elections next year, “she will face more pressure and scrutiny for her immigration policies,” Otto said.
“The motives of the … attacks differ widely; they were not linked. But to some extent, that won’t matter in the public debate, which will be focused on the outcomes,” he said.
Anxiety over Germany’s ability to cope with last year’s flood of more than 1 million registered asylum seekers first surged following a series of sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne during New Year celebrations.
The crimes, which prosecutors said were committed largely by foreigners, fueled anti-immigrant sentiment and helped bolster support for the populist, anti-Islam AfD party in three regional elections.
On Monday, the AfD criticized Merkel’s administration, saying that under “the current ideology of a dangerous ‘multiculturalism,’ the country’s domestic security and the order of Germany keeps getting destroyed.”
Social media criticism of Merkel was especially harsh, with some people condemning her for accepting hundreds of thousands of migrants last year.
Merkel tried to calm the mood over the weekend by saying the security services will “do everything possible to protect the security and freedom of all people in Germany.”
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said most asylum seekers had come to Germany to escape persecution, and it was important to remember that only a tiny minority had links to terrorism. It would be wrong, he told the Funke newspaper group, to put all of them under “general suspicion, even if there are investigations in individual cases.”
“We are currently talking about 59 investigations for possible links to terrorist structures, and that’s with many hundreds of thousands of newly arrived people,” he was quoted as saying. In the overwhelming number of cases, reports turn out to be false….