"Death Relay" in Bavaria. Terrorists or crazy?
From the second half of the twentieth century, immigrants from Turkey traditionally settled in Germany - both Turks and Kurds. They came to work and engage in small business, for several decades have created very numerous diasporas, which now have their own “lobby” in the deputy corps and executive bodies. But immigrants from Turkey, who constitute the majority of immigrants in the Federal Republic of Germany, on the whole represent a fairly prosperous and indifferent environment to radical politics. About a similar environment - and people from Iran. Another thing - visitors from the countries of the Middle East, North and East Africa, referred to as the official German authorities as "refugees". These are visitors from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, a number of other states. Most of the refugees are young men of working and active age.
At first, the situation in Germany became tense due to the increasing frequency of attacks by young “refugees” on women and girls. Young, and not very young, Germans are increasingly becoming victims of rape or attempted rape by migrants. The German police, according to the public, are not undertaking their zeal either in preventing such crimes or in investigating them - it is quite possible that by doing so, it is trying to adhere to the “policy of tolerance” that Merkel’s government is implementing. In this system of coordinates, there is neither ethnic crime, nor religious extremism, nor uncontrolled migration — only the poor “refugees” and “evil” “chauvinists and Nazis” who try to bar them from entering Germany under various pretexts.
18 July 2016, a young man armed with an ax and a knife, attacked the passengers and appeared to be a “refugee” from the countries of the Middle East, shouting religious slogans on a commuter train traveling through Bavaria. Four people became victims of the attack, three of them had to be hospitalized in serious condition. According to others, at least 10-15 people suffered. One of the passengers with the help of a stop-crane managed to stop the train. The police shot and killed the attacker, who jumped off the train and tried to escape. It turned out to be 17-year-old native of Afghanistan, Muhammad Riyad. As it turned out, the young man clearly sympathized with religious extremist views. Shortly before the attack, he recorded a video message in which he presented himself as a fighter of the Islamic State organization banned in Russia. During the search in the apartment of the criminal, a homemade IG flag was found and the text written in a mixture of Arabic and Pashto. Thus, the religious and political undertones in the actions of Muhammad Riyadh are quite unambiguous, which cannot be said of several subsequent terrorist acts in the territory of the same Bavaria - in their case, the police “hesitated”, not daring to speak directly about the attackers as terrorists. alleged mental disorders and personal disorder of criminals.
On Friday evening, July 22, in the Olympia shopping center, located in the northwestern district of the Bavarian capital of Munich, Moosach, an unidentified man opened fire on visitors. Policemen and fighters of the famous GHG-9 anti-terrorist special forces were sent to the scene. However, they only managed to easily injure the criminal - the gunman fled from the shopping center. Later, his dead body was found in a nearby street. According to the official version of the police, the offender committed suicide. The Munich attack killed nine people.
Unlike the events in Paris or Nice, as well as the massacre in the train, the mass shooting in Munich has caused many questions to the police and the public. First, a version was launched in the media saying that a proponent of extreme right-wing views could have fired at a mall. Especially since July 22 2016 of the year is the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Norway by Anders Bering Breivik of July 22 2011 of the year. Eyewitnesses interviewed in the Munich shopping center reported that the shooter allegedly shouted racist slogans. Then it turned out that these racist slogans were “I am German” and “I was born in Germany”. Finally, the police reluctantly revealed the name and surname of the gunman and reported some details of his biography. A slaughterhouse in Munich was staged by a certain Ali David Sonboli, who was born in Germany and came from a family of Iranian descent. He was only 18 years old - also a very young age, like the culprit of the train massacre. It turned out that, shortly before the attack, Sonboli created a fake social network account and, under the guise of a teenage girl, invited everyone to a shopping center for a free treat. By the way, the victims of the young terrorist were also young people - mostly people from foreign families - mainly Turkish and Kosovo-Albanian. This is another argument in favor of the fact that the young man was hardly a supporter of an extremist religious organization, since most of the victims - the visitors themselves - are Muslims, and people from Iran, who are Ali David's parents, are not inclined to express such sentiments. .
Neighbors and acquaintances describe a young man as shy and polite. As a matter of fact, the same impression is formed in his photo. At least, the young man never came into the view of the police, and his parents were ordinary immigrants — ordinary people — his father worked as a taxi driver, and his mother — in Karstadt chain stores. By the way, at least 150 thousands of immigrants from Iran live in Germany and most of them never showed aptitude for illegal behavior - on the contrary, as a rule, these are people from cultural families who left Iran due to dissatisfaction with strict rules of life in the Islamic republic. Therefore, law enforcement agencies in Germany immediately caught on to the only, in their opinion, noteworthy version - peers could mock the young man, so his terrible act was not motivated by religious and political considerations, but was a consequence of neuropsychiatric disorder. Later they reported that Ali Sonboli was under the supervision of psychiatrists and was being treated for mental illness, and during the search in his room they found the book “Why children are killed: inside the head of school shooters”. As part of the investigation into the tragedy, the police found that Ali David Sonboli visited the small town of Winnenden in 2015, where in 2009, at school, 16 people were killed by the murderer.
Only public opinion in Germany began to recover from the shock associated with the shooting in Munich - and here are reports of a new terrorist attack. This time, on the night of July 25, near the bar Eugens Weinstube in the city of Ansbach, which, again, is in Bavaria, an explosion thundered. A man exploded at the entrance to the bar, who died at the scene of the incident, and 12 visitors were injured of varying degrees of severity. It was later found that an 27-year-old resident of Syria was activated by an explosive device. As it became known, a few hours before the terrorist attack, the man tried to get to the Ansbach Open music festival, which took place next to the place where the explosion occurred, but was denied. By the way, this is not surprising - lately, for security reasons, the protection of many German clubs prefers, under various pretexts, not to let people of the eastern appearance. It is likely that it was the music festival that was the real goal of the terrorist - then many more people could have died, and it turns out that only the criminal himself died, having blown up on his own explosives.
It was possible to establish the details of the biography of the terrorist. A young man came to Germany from Syria two years ago. He was denied refugee status, but since the situation in Syria remains very tense, the man was given a temporary residence permit and was given an apartment in Ansbach. Police representatives said that the Syrian could face deportation to Bulgaria - the country where he was first registered as a refugee, and the man could not agree with such a turn of events, which caused his displeasure, and then led to such tragic consequences.
As for the terrorist’s connection with any radical organizations, at first the German police and intelligence services reported that they did not have such information, although it is possible that they could intentionally keep silent about the available data. At least, a line was clearly lined up that the cause of the explosion was not a terrorist, but a desperate inadequate person. The police reported that during their stay in Germany a young Syrian allegedly tried to commit suicide twice. That is, the society tried to demonstrate the same explanations as in the case of the terrorist attack in Munich - an unhappy and confused person - a loser, a mental disorder, but in no way a deliberate step to murder. True, then the police officials reported that the dead Syrian swore allegiance to the IG (a banned organization in Russia) and could be associated with the terrorist underground.
However, it takes several hours after the events in Ansbach - and a new report on the attack. This time in Reutlingen, which is also in Bavaria, not far from Stuttgart. A man armed with a machete attacked a group of passersby. As a result of the actions of the “Reutlingen butcher”, a woman died, two more people were injured. There could be more victims, but chance helped - a man passing by in a car saw what was happening and directed his car at the criminal, knocking him down. The identity of the attacker was soon established - it is a 21-year-old young man, a native of Syria. And again - the version of neuropsychiatric disorder. The young man got a job at one of the local eateries a month ago, but proved to be very strange. On the day of the crime, he appeared at work at noon and looked inadequate. He was sent home, but then he came back and began to curse with the dishwasher. The quarrel continued on the street, and then the woman was found murdered. Nothing is yet known about the criminal's connections with radical organizations.
Thus, we see that in Germany already almost every day, or even twice a day, visitors make attacks, which are then interpreted by the police as a result of neuropsychiatric disorders. This is no easier for the local people - they want to feel safe, and not to become victims of Munich shooters, Ansbach demolition men or Roetlingen butchers. But the German authorities do not seem to understand this at all. Angela Merkel demonstrates the persistent reluctance to abandon the country's harmful migration policy, moreover, she strongly emphasizes that the aggressive actions of “refugees” and immigrants in relation to the local population are accidental and isolated cases. For obvious reasons, the German intelligence services may not disclose the true reasons that prompted the “heroes” of the above crimes to take on weapon. It is much more profitable, in the light of the preservation of the current migration policy, to present them as sick people or chronic losers, whose actions are not a targeted expression of hatred towards German citizens and Germany itself, but are merely a consequence of some kind of complexes or a combination of circumstances.
In any case, recent events will force even a large part of the German public, including the political establishment, to attend to issues of national and migration policy. The course implemented by the European Union to accept numerous refugees and migrants raises not just many questions, but also outright hatred from many Germans, as, indeed, citizens of other European states. It seems that the theory of “united Europe” is becoming a thing of the past, since its fundamental values in the new foreign policy and domestic political situation are not viable. The same Germany clearly needs a change in the ideological paradigm. Now the Germans frighten each other with neighboring France, where the attacks are much more organized and bloody. Only Germany did not have colonies in the Arab and North African countries, therefore the acceptance of migrants cannot be explained by the overdue responsibility of the metropolis for former subjects. But is the German leadership ready to change the vector of its policy?
Apparently, no. Chancellor Angela Merkel is not impressed by a politician who is ready to depart from the principles that she has tried to implement over the years. And now, after the bloody events in Munich, Reutlingen and Ansbach, the German leadership began talking about tightening the rules for owning firearms, but not about changing migration policies and working with migrants. Although the rules for the possession of firearms here are not very clear - Ali Sonboli opened fire from an unregistered pistol, which he acquired via the Internet, that is, on the black market. In the train and in Reutlingen, the criminals acted with cold weapons, and in Ansbach, an already prohibited explosive device was used. Therefore, measures to tighten the rules of possession of weapons look solely as an imitation of real activities to ensure the safety of citizens. It is too late to tighten responsibility for keeping unrecorded pistols when an army of people roaming the country comes from the planet’s hot spots, socially unsettled, negatively related to the European way of life, connected with underground circles - at best, criminal, and at worst - terrorist.
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