Mrs. Merkel is clearly a menace to the people of Germany. It’s not just a matter of a misguided policy gone wrong. The leader is deliberately pursuing an open border policy that will see her nation fighting a terrible civil war. The people she is bringing into Germany clearly have no intention of assimilating into German culture, but rather are bent on destroying it by fundamentally changing it to one consistent with Sharia law.
The recent attack on a Christian marketplace in Berlin is nothing but a preview of what Germans can expect under Merkel’s leadership.
A large truck has stormed through a Christmas market in the German capital of Berlin killing 12 people and injuring many others. German press reports a 23-year-old recent migrant has been arrested, and United States President-elect Donald Trump has called the attack part of a “global jihad”.
Once again, we find Donald Trump unafraid to call things as they are. Until leaders are prepared to do so, solutions to problems will remain elusive.
The original driver of the truck was shot and killed, after which the truck was driven into the Christmas market.
After the 40-ton Scania truck came to a stop on the Budapest road having just crashed through the Christmas market, officers found the body of its Polish operator and his blood-stained clothes. Officers said he had been shot with a small-calibre weapon.
The truck should have remained in place, waiting to be unloaded. Instead, it’s GPS unit indicated that someone had been moving it around.
Spiegel reports that according to the truck’s GPS data, someone had started the vehicle on Monday three times – even though it should have remained stationary until unloading on Tuesday. “It’s as if someone had practiced driving it,” Senior Shipping Officer Lkasz Wasik said.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. German police initially arrested the wrong man. Now the manhunt continues:
The Pakistani asylum seeker has been freed from custody and police say he is no longer a suspect in the attack. According to the Islamic State media arm Amaq Agency the attacker was a member of the terror group. The claim of responsibility is the first time the group has made such a claim while the attacker involved was still alive.
Algiers: German police are staging a manhunt for a “violent” and “armed” Tunisian man after the deadly assault on a Berlin Christmas market on Monday, which left 12 dead and dozens wounded.
The suspected left Tunisia seven years ago as an illegal immigrant and spent time in prison in Italy, his father and security sources told Tunisia’s Radio Mosaique on Wednesday.
Berlin Christmas market ‘attack’
Twelve people are dead and at least 50 injured when a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, which the White House has called an ‘apparent terrorist attack’.
The radio reported on its website that security sources had named the suspect as Anis Amri from Oueslatia in rural central Tunisia. He served four years in jail in Italy on accusations of burning a school, it said.
He was in contact with Islamist militants in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and was known to German security agencies, the state’s Interior Minister said on Wednesday.
“Security agencies exchanged their findings and information about this person with the Joint Counter-Terrorism Centre in November 2016,” NRW Interior Minister Ralf Jaeger told a news conference.
He said the suspect had applied for asylum in Germany and his application was rejected in July. Attempts to deport the man to Tunisia failed as he did not have identification papers, and the Tunisian authorities disputed whether he was their national.
Germany has offered a reward of up to €100,000 ($144,000) for information leading to his arrest.
“Anis AMRI is 178 cm tall and weighs about 75 kg, has black hair and brown eyes,” the office said in the statement. “Beware: He could be violent and armed.”
He had moved from NRW to Berlin in February 2016 and sought to make the German capital his new home, Jaeger said, adding that the Tunisian man sought by police had used different names. His father told the radio station that his son left for Germany a year ago.
A senior law enforcement official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the manhunt followed the discovery “leave to remain” papers of the man – an asylum seeker – in the cabin of the truck used to ram the market.
This tragedy is the result of permitting violent jihadis to enter Germany. So long as Mrs. Merkel and her government persist with such treachery, the people of Germany will have many more reasons to mourn.