In the latest “Aloha Snackbar” knife-attack, a failed asylum seeker from the U.A.E. lashed out wildly in a Hamburg supermarket, killing 1 and wounding 6 before being overpowered by shoppers. He was reported to be wielding either a machete or large kitchen knife.
Citing security sources, Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel reported that the 26-year-old perpetrator was known to police as an Islamist. News agency DPA reported that security authorities were investigating evidence the man had Salafist ties.
The attacker stabbed to death a 50-year-old man believed to be a German citizen.
Police said that he “struck out wildly” at others, wounding five more in the supermarket – a 50-year-old woman and four men aged 19, 56, 57 and 64.
Another 35-year-old man was hurt while overpowering the attacker in the street alongside other passers-by shortly after the killing.
All of the wounded were being treated or operated on in hospital, some of them for serious injuries, police said.
Another “known wolf” attack. He was from the UAE. Not exactly Aleppo. If his asylum request had been denied he should have been on the next plane back home, not free to commit acts of terror against the German public.
Thankfully the German people show more resilience than their “betters” in the political realm. They recognized a threat and fought back against it.