Skip to Content

Barbarossa Square in Würzburg where the Somali jihadist attacked innocent passers-by. Google Maps/Twitter
Würzburg

Terror investigation after jihadist knife attack in Würzburg

On the day after the fatal knife attack in Würzburg, Germany, extensive investigations were launched by the police. The alleged perpetrator stabbed passers-by apparently indiscriminately in the city centre late on Friday afternoon. The investigators will examine, among other things, an Islamist motive for the act.

Published: June 26, 2021, 2:05 pm

    Read more

    Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann commented on the current state of the investigation to journalists in Würzburg after three people died and at least five were seriously injured, including a young boy. According to Herrmann, two of them are still in a critical condition. A police spokeswoman did not say on Saturday how many more injured there were.

    The spokeswoman could not say anything about the condition of the surviving victims either. She announced a press conference for Saturday afternoon – the time and place were not fixed however.

    Investigators said they were gathering evidence with numerous emergency services in the Bavarian university town on the Main to clarify the background and the motive of the crime. At the moment, a possible Islamist motive of the attacker is being examined, since, according to witness statements, the Somali perpetrator is said to have shouted “Allahu Akbar”during the attack.

    The suspect, a 24-year-old Somali who has been in Germany for about five years and who most recently lived in a homeless shelter in Würzburg, had been known to the police before the attack. An officer shot him after the crime, but according to the police then injury posed no danger to his life. According to police reports, the suspect had already been violent and psychotic over the past few months. Only a few days ago he was forcibly committed to psychiatric treatment.

    The heroic and courageous efforts of the citizens of Würzburg, who stood in the way of the knife killer in order to prevent further life-threatening attacks, is meanwhile being portrayed in the mainstream as “unbelievable hunting scenes” against the Somali migrant. The headline of Merkur riled against those who had fended off the allegedly “traumatized” and “psychologically stressed refugee”.

    According to the German weekly Spiegel, the migrant is said to have declared after his arrest that he had carried out his “jihad”. Police found Islamic State material at the knife killer’s home. According to Bild, he mainly wanted to kill women, stabbing them in the neck and throat. The killer, born in Mogadishu in 1997, was specifically targeting especially the neck and throat to inflict maximum damage, according to an internal note.

    In January, there was reportedly already a threat situation in which he had brandished a knife.

    Herrmann however, expressed his “very, very great respect” in Würzburg for the intervening citizens who “distracted and prevented” the murderer from carrying out further stabbings. This “possibly saved human lives”. Herrmann sees their commitment as “exclusively positive”. It was an “optimal reaction of the citizens with a lot of civil courage”. Prime Minister Markus Söder also tweeted his “great thanks and respect for the courageous intervention of many citizens” who “resolutely opposed the alleged attacker”.

    Both politicians probably remember that in Würzburg, five years ago, a young Afghan ravaged a regional train armed with an axe and knife. In July 2016, this “deranged” passenger attacked Germans on a regional train. Four people were seriously injured and one person was slightly injured in the attack. The police shot the attacker, who had previously committed himself to the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist militia.

    The latest bloody deed in Würzburg was indeed a timely wake-up call: The killer came to Germany in 2015, apparently in the wake of Chancellor Angela Merkel giving up control of the country’s borders. Although rejected as an asylum seeker and known to the police as a violent perpetrator, the Somali was never deported.

    No country in the world is forced to permanently accept, care for and treat the “mentally disturbed” people from foreign cultures. Especially when “mental disorder” becomes the code for Islamic fanaticism. A striking number of “mentally disturbed people” shout “Allahu akbar” when they commit their murderous acts.

    If the state had acted according to the law, had not allowed this man into the country in the first place or had deported him immediately after his crossing the border illegally, three people could still be alive and countless others would have been spared immeasurable suffering.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    • Jeff Huxton

      Diversity = death.

      ___

    Europe

    Norway reclassifies Covid-19: No more dangerous than ordinary flu

    OsloCovid-19 is treated in the mass media as a very dangerous disease in the face of which mass vaccination and severe restrictions for the whole society are applauded despite few deaths beyond the risk groups. But in Norway, it has now been decided to treat it like other respiratory diseases, such as influenza or the cold virus, because according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health it is no longer more dangerous than these.

    Elysee denies malicious Telegraph article on giving up its UNSC seat

    ParisFrance has formally denied being ready to give the EU its seat on the UN Security Council. "The seat is ours and will remain so," said the Elysee, in response to an article in a British newspaper.

    UK newspaper: France could offer its UN permanent seat to EU

    ParisFrance's seat at the UN could be given to the European Union to promote the creation of an EU standing force after Australia made it clear that it would be pursuing nuclear technology for its submarines together with the US and UK.

    Italy: Nationwide house raids against vaccine opponents

    MilanThe Milan Public Prosecutor's Office has launched searches of anti-vaccination opponents in six Italian cities. Allegedly the members of the Telegram group "The Warriors" planned violent demonstrations against the Covid-19 policy of the Italian government.

    Orban offers Pope copy of 1250 letter in which a Hungarian king pleads for help against Tartar invasion

    BudapestDuring his visit to Budapest on Sunday to celebrate mass, Pope Francis met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose anti-migration policy in Hungary he does not share. The Pope received a copy of a letter reminding him why he should be more circumspect in his views.

    EMA: Almost a third of Covid vaccination side effects are severe

    BrusselsThe reported suspected side effects for the four Covid vaccines, which have only been conditionally approved in the EU, are record-breaking after just 8 months. Serious side effects have been reported.

    Breaking news: UK government drops Covid passport

    LondonIn the UK, Health Minister Sajid Javid has told the BBC that Covid passports will not be introduced in his country. When will European countries come to their senses?

    France: Thousands protest against ‘health pass’ for 9th weekend in a row

    ParisOn Saturday, demonstrators took to the streets in the French capital for the ninth consecutive weekend to express their displeasure with the health passport policy of the Macron administration. The protest quickly degenerated into clashes with the police.

    Key Dutch ministers in bed with the WEF

    The HagueAt the end of May, the Forum for Democracy led by Thierry Baudet, submitted a parliamentary question on the relations between cabinet members and Klaus Schwab's World Economic Forum. "We received evasive or even no answers to these questions," said Dutch MP Pepijn van Houwelingen.

    Marine Le Pen’s phone number leaked on social networks

    ParisThe cellphone number of the president of the National Rally was published on social networks. Many strangers called her, forcing her to change her number and file a complaint.

    Go to archive