Skip to Content

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

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.

    Cardinal Anders Arborelius, Bishop of Stockholm, is one of the Catholic bishops who signed the letter, which was read out in churches throughout Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland over the Easter weekend. Photo: The Catholic Church

    Care prompts bishops to criticize transgender ideology

    The Catholic bishops of the Scandinavian countries presented an open five-page letter criticizing transgender ideology on March 21, just before Easter. The document primarily expresses care and advice and was read aloud in Catholic churches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. Cardinal Anders Arborelius, Bishop of Stockholm, is one of the signatories of the document.

    FREEZING IN THEIR HOMES is the new grim reality for many Brits and Northern Europeans. Margaret is 92 years old and has just come in from the winter cold, but no warmth awaits her at home. She fears her own home more than the icy streets. Next to her are four thick blankets, and on the shelf above the fireplace, which she can no longer afford to buy wood for, is a meter showing the daily cost of electricity (inset). It shows £1.03, about 13 SEK. When it reaches £3, about 38 SEK, she is forced to turn off the little heat she has to afford it. Still image: ITW News

    Brits Forced to Live in Darkness and Cold

    Food prices are rising at a furious pace, fastest in Scotland in almost half a century. At the same time, energy prices are at record highs. People are forced to choose between freezing or going hungry, and a majority of Scots are forced to live in cold and darkness to cope with bills. Old generations' tricks for saving and keeping warm are returning. Nevertheless, it is feared that 10,000 Brits will die of cold homes this winter. We present the Swedish Public Health Agency's guidelines on indoor temperature. Governments in Europe are introducing rationing and monitoring of food purchases. Net-zero emissions are a lie that, in practice, de-industrializes the West and dramatically lowers our standard of living.

    Thousands of Flemish farmers block roads in Brussels against nitrogen policy

    BrusselsMore than 2500 farmers from Belgium's Dutch-speaking Flanders region gathered at Brussels' central Arts-Loi street and blocked roads with tractors toward Brussels to protest the regional government's plan to limit nitrogen emissions.

    Orban: EU energy sanctions costing citizens billions

    BudapestHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has warned that some western states could soon send troops to Ukraine. He also criticized the fact that the EU sanctions against Russia had cost Hungarian taxpayers tens of billions of euros.

    Italy: New leader of the Social Democrats is one of Soros’ ‘preferred politicians’

    RomeDuring the election campaign, Elly Schlein presented herself as the standard-bearer of the poorest. However, her background and previous work raise doubts about her honesty.

    UK greenhouses shut down due to high energy costs

    LondonIn Great Britain, a particularly depressing facet of the crisis is now showing its first contours - and thus anticipating what is likely to happen in other European countries in the near future: because of the exploding energy prices, agriculture is being strangled and fresh produce has to be rationed.

    Lisbon opens borders to all Portuguese speakers

    LisbonNot only the German and Italian governments keep opening new paths for immigration. Portugal, too, has opened a Pandora's box and is paving the way for possibly millions of non-European immigrants to the EU – something which is not mentioned by the mainstream media.

    Illegal immigration to Italy has reached its highest level ever

    RomeIn Italy, despite the overwhelming right-wing electoral success in September, there is still nothing to be seen of the promised asylum turnaround – on the contrary. Giorgia Meloni has been in office for five months, but the arrivals of migrants in Italy have doubled compared to the previous year.

    Dismantling diplomacy with ‘feminist foreign policy’

    BudapestGerman Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) wants to counter German security issues abroad with feminist politics. Gender training, LGBTQ events and quotas are now part of their new guidelines, which are intended to bring about "cultural change". The German ambassador to Hungary, Julia Gross, provided an embarrassing example.

    Germans demand investigation of Nord Stream sabotage

    BerlinAfter the sensational revelations by US investigative reporter Seymour Hersh about the perpetrators of the Nord Stream attacks on September 26, 2022, the German government has remained silent. It does not want to comment on Hersh's research results, according to which the pipelines were blown up by Americans and Norwegians.

    Go to archive