A Syrian man has killed a woman and injured two others with a machete in the southern German town of Reutlingen, police have said.
Witnesses alerted the police at 4:30pm after a man fatally attacked a woman at a kebab shop near the town’s central bus station. One of the witnesses told the German newspaper Bild that the woman may have been pregnant.
Local authorities have identified the man as a 21-year-old asylum-seeker from Syria who was known to the police.
“The attacker was completely out of his mind. He even ran after a police car with his machete,” the witness said. “A BMW driver then accelerated and knocked him down. After that he lay on the ground and did not move.”
Local media report that the man argued with the woman before attacking her. Police say the situation is under control.
It was the fourth act of violence against civilians in western Europe – and the third in southern Germany – in 10 days.
On Friday, a deranged 18-year-old Iranian-German who was obsessed with mass killings shot dead nine people in Munich before turning his gun on himself as police approached.
On July 18, a 17-year-old youth who had sought asylum in Germany was shot dead by police after wounding four people from Hong Kong, some of them severely, with an axe on a train and injuring a local resident near the city of Wuerzburg.
Four days before, a Tunisian delivery man drove a large truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice, killing 84 people.
These are the just the four deadly attacks by Muslims that the media has reported.
German police: Attacker was 27 y old Syrian man, detonation killed him and wounded 12, took place at entrance of music festival #Ansbach
— Veit Medick (@vmedick) July 25, 2016
Germany: Attacker was known to local police. Was denied asylum recently but had temporary residence status. Tried to kill himself twice.
— Veit Medick (@vmedick) July 25, 2016
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said on Monday that the Syrian refugee who blew himself up outside a music festival in Ansbach had pledged loyalty to the Daesh leader which confirmed an Islamist motive of the attack.
“A video with a corresponding threat of an attack made by the assailant was found on his cellphone, in which he declares in Arabic…in the name of Allah allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a known Islamist leader, and threatens vengeance against Germans because they stand in Islam’s way,” Herrmann told reporters.
“After seeing this video, I think there is no doubt that the attack was a terrorist act with an Islamist motive,” Herrmann continued.
Update 2: Elsewhere in Germany: “Allahu Akbar” at the nudist beach and that’s just the beginning:
Prior to these attacks but after hundreds of others, Hungary’s PM Orban says ‘obvious connection’ between terrorism and migration
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday there was a clear link between illegal immigration to Europe and terrorist attacks on the continent.
“It is clear as two and two makes four, it is plain as day. There is an obvious connection,” Orban told reporters after a meeting of the Visegrad Four group of central European leaders in Warsaw.
“If somebody denies this connection then, in fact, this person harms the safety of European citizens,” he said through an interpreter.
A message from the social media giant on Savage’s page said: “You recently posted something that violates Facebook policies, so you’re temporarily blocked from using this feature.”
On his show Monday, Savage chastised Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, saying he “doesn’t care about my audience.”
Savage described Zuckerberg as a “classless citizen who enjoys all the benefits of America, enjoys all of the wealth that America has given him, and he stabs America in the back by siding with the Islamic terrorist nations of Iran and Saudi Arabia.”
“That’s why he would ban me from posting an article, which I didn’t write, incidentally,” Savage said. “It was a link an article about a Muslim in Germany, about a week ago, who cut a nine-month pregnant woman to death in the street.
“Zuckerberg found that offensive and anti-Islamic.”
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