Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Man Stabs Four, One Fatally, at Munich Train Station While Shouting "Allahu Akbar!" and "You Infidels!"; German Investigators Say There is No Indication He Had Islamic Extremist Motive

Grafing Banhof station near Munich

The Telegraph has a live news feed on this. A few minutes ago they printed this grotesque eyewitness account from Bild newspaper:
"I heard screams, I saw a man lying on the ground, begging a man who stood over him. 'I love God, I love Allah,' he was saying, obviously to save himself," the newspaper quoted the witness, who has not been named, as saying.
It is not known whether the man who begged for his life by invoking the Muslim god was the man who later died. One other man is in critical condition.

German investigators have "identified" the suspect as "Paul H," a German-born citizen with probable drug and/or psychiatric issues. During the attack he was wearing only socks, which progressively became soaked with his victim's blood. This graphic video seems to show his progress from the train:

There is as yet no word on whether he was a self-identified or practicing Muslim.

Would it be less disturbing if we found out that he was not?

1 comment:

  1. There was some reference in the original story that this man was mentally ill. But what are the chances that he would shout a Muslim slogan rather than any other in his mental state? I smell a rat.