A 26-year-old Muslim stalks the aisles of a busy supermarket while carrying a gleaming steel blade. His eyes dart from one innocent person to the next as he looks for certain targets. Twisted with rage over the Israeli-Palestinian feud, he begins hacking, stabbing and slashing Christians. With one dead and several others severely injured, he screams “Allahu Akbar!” He tells police his attack was Islamic terrorism.
But just to be clear, that does not qualify as terrorism—not according to German prosecutors in Hamburg.
Eye witness to attack on supermarket in Barmbek, Hamburg. Says man stabbed 3 then shouted Allah Akbar. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/1UdpjUKZQO
— Larry Hagler (@IanBennett23) July 28, 2017
Ahmad A. is a Palestinian refugee who found his way to Germany via Norway. His real name is being withheld because Germany is protecting his privacy rights. Ahmad committed the attack in July, but prosecutors only now admit to the public he specifically yet “indiscriminately” targeted Christians.
Wait—what? Liberals tell us refugees would never do such a thing.
“It was important to him to kill as many German nationals of the Christian faith as possible. He wanted his actions to be viewed in the context of an Islamist attack, and understood as a contribution to jihad worldwide,” prosecutors say.
Ahmad was clearly motivated by religion. His statements to police made clear that his acts were part of the global Islamic jihad.
“He found the access restrictions to the Al-Aqsa mosque unfair and unbearable,” prosecutors said. “Therefore, German citizens of the Christian faith should die as an atonement.”
Still, German prosecutors refuse to charge him with terrorism because they found no direct evidence he was a member of ISIS or received financial support from the terrorist organization. Apparently he should have been carrying his official ISIS membership card, or at least a paystub.
He will face charges of murder and attempted murder, but even with a life sentence, he could be eligible for parole after fifteen years.
Authorities confirmed Ahmad was something of a political hot-potato. “He was known as an Islamist but not a jihadist,” said Interior Minister Andy Grote, noting Ahmad was known to be part of the “Islamist scene.” Officials tried to wash their hands of him, but couldn’t.
Germany found itself stuck with the radical Islamist after they declined his plea for asylum and tried to send him packing. But the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) say they missed the deadline by one day to deport him back to Norway.
Officials blamed the oversight on an overwhelmed bureaucracy during the peak of the migrant crisis in 2015. Norway, undoubtedly relieved to be rid of Ahmad, didn’t care if Germany missed the deadline by one day or one year—they refused to take him back.
Despite his known links to radical Islam and a confession by the suspect that he intended his acts to be terrorism, police say that the real motivation behind the attack was Ahmad’s mental health.
In America, Liberals would try to blame it on the knife.
Ahmad’s case is disturbingly similar to that of another refugee: Anis Amri. Amri was a Tunisian national who shot a Polish truck driver, stole his vehicle, and drove it into a busy Berlin market last Christmas. He killed twelve people and wounded about fifty others.
Like Ahmed, Amri was denied asylum and later committed terrorism before he could be deported. Multiple reports revealed Amri was a member of the radical Islamist Salafist as well as being active in the Berlin drug trade. German police continue to be investigated for failing to properly document Amri’s drug offenses which could have led to his imprisonment or deportation a month before the attack took place.
An August 2017 report by the Heritage Foundation found noted: “There were no plots in Germany in 2014, and only two in 2015. In 2016, this increased eightfold. There is a straightforward reason for this: In 2015, Germany took in over 1 million refugees and 2016 saw a surge in plots involving refugees.”
The supermarket attack on Christians is just one of a sky-rocketing number of terror plots in Germany since the country welcomed the refugees into its fold. It is the exact type of scenario many in the United States have been wary of while Left-wingers have called such concerns “bigotry” and “xenophobia.”
Of course, terrorists are posing as refugees in order to sneak into Western nations never happens. Except it does. A lot.