PJ Media, by Patrick Poole, July 29, 2017:
Yesterday it was Hamburg. Today or tomorrow it could be anywhere else in Germany.
As I chronicle below, there have been a dozen terror-related incidents in Germany since January 2016, indicating that the problem may be at a tipping point as the number of fatal terror attacks in Western Europe has exploded in just the past few years.
And much of the recent problem is refugee-driven.
The attacker who killed one and injured seven at a supermarket in Hamburg Friday while shouting “Allah akbhar” was a Palestinian born in the UAE who was in the country illegally and was scheduled for deportation.
He entered the country in 2015 during the massive rush of Syrian migrants, during which 900,000 entered the country.
Video taken at the scene of yesterday’s attack shows him fending off bystanders who subdued him and being taken under arrest by police:
Local media reported that the attacker was an Islamist already known to German authorities:
With parliamentary elections looming in September, the Hamburg attack reopens the debate in Germany about Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to let more than a million immigrants enter the country since the summer of 2015.
Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz lashed out on Facebook yesterday, noting that the attacker had been welcomed in Germany, only to “direct his hatred towards us.” He also called for deporting any dangerous immigrant Islamists.