German police raid Islamic ‘hotbed’ as 15yo detained for allegedly planning terror attack

Around 400 German police conducted raids at a mosque and eight apartments in a “hotbed” of radical Islam near Hannover. It came as police near Stuttgart arrested a 15-year-old who they believe was planning a mass shooting.

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The raids took place in Hildesheim, a town which Lower Saxony Interior Minister Boris Pistorius described as “a hotbed of radical Salafist” activity. He said that up to 400 police and special forces took part in the operations, though no figures were released regarding how many arrests were made.

“The German-speaking Islamic circle (DIK) in Hildesheim is a nationwide hot-spot of the radical Salafist scene that Lower Saxony security authorities have been monitoring for a long time,” the state official said, as quoted by Reuters.

He said he wants to ban the DIK, which he blames for radicalizing German Muslims and influencing some to want to travel to the Middle East to join up with terrorist organizations such as Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Pistorius said the raid followed months of planning, as the DIK had established Hildesheim as their main base in Lower Saxony. He also said the radical Islamists were guilty of giving speeches calling for “hate against non-believers.” 

“We will not put up with Salafist associations and their backers flouting our rules and bringing our rule of law into question and convincing young people that they want to join the so-called IS,” Pistorius said.

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The special operations came as police in the south of the country confirmed on Wednesday evening that they had arrested a 15-year-old boy near Stuttgart. The teenager, who hails from Ludwigsburg, had allegedly been in contact with Ali David Sonboly, who killed nine people during a shooting spree in Munich on July 22.

Police said they found “a large number of small-caliber weapons, several knives and daggers” in the 15-year-old’s possession. Authorities initially said they believed the boy was planning to carry out a shooting spree at his school, but later retracted that statement, Deutsche Welle reported.

Law enforcement officers were given a tip off about the teenager after a private individual who had been carrying out research on the 15-year-old published photos and drawings that suggested that he could have been planning an attack.

Police say they found “extensive evidence, including a larger number of small-caliber cartridges, several knives and daggers, evacuation plans of his school, and a large amount of chemicals, materials and instructions for making explosives,” according to The Local.

The boy has been admitted to a psychiatric facility, and police have seized his computers for further analysis.

Germany has been rocked by a string of recent attacks. On Sunday, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee who was facing deportation to Bulgaria blew himself up after being refused access to a music festival. The explosion injured 15 passersby, but did not cause any deaths.

That same day, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a pregnant woman and wounding two people with a machete in the city of Reutlingen, near Stuttgart.

On Friday, an 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman killed nine people in Munich after going on a shooting spree in an attack he had planned for a year. Meanwhile, a 17-year-old who had sought asylum in Germany was shot dead by police last week after wounding five people with an ax near Wurzburg.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cut short her holiday to address the problems, which critics say have been caused by her open-door policy which saw over a million refugees – mainly from Syria and Iraq – arrive in Germany in 2015. She has rejected calls to change the policy.

“The terrorists want to make us lose sight of what is important to us, break down our cohesion and sense of community as well as inhibiting our way of life, our openness and our willingness take in people who are in need,” she said, as quoted by Reuters.

“They see hatred and fear between cultures and they see hatred and fear between religions. We stand decisively against that,” she added.

However, Willy Wimmer, former state secretary of the German Christian Democratic Party (CDU), told RT that Merkel must take the blame for wanting to “destroy our country” by allowing unchecked mass immigration.  

“She [Merkel] has an obligation to defend our borders and defend our people. That is the main obligation she has. Therefore, what was the reason last year to open our borders? There is no country worldwide that did similar things,”Wimmer said.

ISIS recruiting British men for lone wolf attacks on London landmarks

Islamic State is recruiting British men to carry out terrorist attacks on major London attractions such as Big Ben, it has emerged.

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A jihadist recruiter reportedly coached an undercover Sun newspaper journalist to plan an attack on a busy area of London, sending the reporter encrypted messages through the instant messaging app Telegram over the course of two months.

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The reporter was allegedly first ordered by Abu Muslim Khurasani, who has claimed to have been active in jihadist operations in the UK and the US, to target a major tourist area such as Big Ben or London Bridge, eventually settling on an unnamed major shopping center in the capital.

“If u [sic] succeed in doing those places it will be huge. And damaging for them,” the recruiter told the journalist in a message.

“Learn from Nice. Get a car you can park somewhere busy with many people – and a gun you can use at the same time,” he wrote, referencing the massacre in the south of France that left 84 people dead on Bastille Day earlier this month.

The messages were said to have been sent on the orders of Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) top recruiter, according to the paper.

Khurasani also sent the journalist a bomb-making guide, instructing him to obtain readily available materials, including gas canisters and fireworks, in order to construct a car bomb, the paper reports.

The reporter was ordered to launch his attack on Monday.

READ MORE: Brazil arrests 10 suspected ISIS members ‘planning Olympic terrorist attacks’

The Sun has said that evidence gathered during the investigation has been passed on to anti-terrorism police and MI5, who have asked the paper not to reveal the location of the shopping center. Scotland Yard confirmed that evidence about an alleged terrorist plot has been passed on.

Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “While the UK threat level from international terrorism remains severe, we would like to reassure the public that we constantly review our security plans, taking into account specific intelligence and the wider threat.”

VIDEO: MUSLIM MAN ANGRY AT DELAYED FLIGHT BEATS UP POLICE AT FRANKFURT AIRPORT

Authorities urge people not to share shock video

JULY 27, 2016

The clip shows the man kicking and punching two officers who are incapable of subduing him at a Lufthansa check-in desk.

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Other travelers in the background boo and heckle but fail to intervene.

The confrontation ends when the man suddenly drops to the floor. It is unclear whether he was tasered or whether he was just play-acting in order to portray himself as the victim.

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The rest of the man’s family, including two Muslim women wearing hijabs then crowd around the police.

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Some people claimed that the man was upset because security tried to check his wife’s veil, although there is no confirmation of this.

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Frankfurt Police quickly responded to the video after it went viral in a Facebook post, urging people not to spread “anxiety” and “terror”.

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“Several thousand passengers were stranded at the airport” due to “bad weather,” states the police response.

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The man, described as “English” by Frankfurt Police, became verbally aggressive and threatened airport staff, forcing federal police to intervene.

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The Muslim man and the police officers involved in the fight were “slightly injured,” according to police.

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The police post on Facebook urges people not to share the video and insists that the Muslim man has no terrorist background.
Tensions are high in Germany following a number of Islamist attacks over the last 10 days.

Suitcase filled with aerosols explodes near migrant center in northern Bavaria – German media

An explosion is reported to have taken place near a migrant center near the Germany city of Nuremberg, according to Munich-based broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.
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The blast took place in the town of Zindorf in northern Bavaria. Bayerischer Rundfunk is reporting that a suitcase filled with various cans exploded about 200 meters away from the refugee center.

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No casualties have been reported as a result of the blast. Eyewitnesses have said they heard a loud bang and that a burning suitcase was found in a small garden.

Law enforcement sources have confirmed to the DPA news agency that a police operation is underway in the vicinity where the explosion took place.

Nuremberg is located in the state of Bavaria, which has been rocked recently by a spate of terrorist attacks, two of which were carried out by migrants.

On Sunday, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee who was facing deportation to Bulgaria blew himself up after being refused access to a music festival. The explosion injured 15 passersby, but did not cause any deaths.

On Friday, an 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman killed nine people in Munich after going on a shooting spree in an attack he had planned for a year.

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old who had sought asylum in Germany was shot dead by police after wounding five people with an ax near Wurzburg.

The rest of Germany has also been affected by an increase in terrorist activity. On Sunday, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a pregnant woman and wounding two people with a machete in the city of Reutlingen, near Stuttgart.

On Tuesday, a man killed a doctor at a university clinic in Berlin, however the police said the incident was not related to terrorism.

 

France church attack: ISIS terrorists shot after ruthlessly slitting priest’s throat

Published on Jul 27, 2016

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, FRANCE — A pair of jihadists murdered a parish priest in northern France on Tuesday, despite one of the attackers reportedly being under tight surveillance.

Pizza hogger

I’m so sick of this shit😩
Geno344

Religion of peace at work right here
Cyber samurai 63

no more Muslims
Raph K

Irresponsibly throwing people with opposing cultures into the same community is an immoral and unethical practice. This, could be said, is the result.
The3dsGeek

Letting refugees in is turning out to be real bad for Europe
Janaina Rocha

these guys should go to hell they are the demons that walk the earth.
Frank Rizzo

There’s only one way to stop these kinds of attacks, but everyone’s afraid to say it

Dems give 61 speeches on Day 1 — mention ISIS zero times…

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BY TYLER PAGER

Republicans’ claim that Democrats did not mention terrorism or ISIL on the first night of the Democratic National Convention is correct, Politifact said Tuesday morning.

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Following Monday night’s speeches, Republicans blasted the Democrats for a lack of focus on terrorism from the 61 speakers.
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“Based on our searches of C-SPAN closed-captioning text, Congressional Quarterly transcripts and other video archiving services, we couldn’t find any speaker who mentioned “ISIS,” “Islamic” “terror,” “terrorist,” or “terrorism” during the first day of the convention,” Politifact wrote.

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The fact-checking website did add the caveat that the Democrats still have three days to discuss terrorism at the convention and the first day of the convention was not meant to focus on foreign policy. Additionally, Hillary Clinton on Monday called for action against ISIL at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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“We need to lead other countries in stopping ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other radical jihadist groups,” she said. “We shouldn’t leave that to the rest of the world to figure out on their own. That won’t keep us safe.”

Republican nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence pounced on the Democrats on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina for failing to mention ISIL.
“We need to change our foreign policy to focus on defeating and destroying ISIS, a word you didn’t hear last night at the Democrat convention,” Trump said. “You didn’t hear it. They don’t want to talk about it. Because in a very true way, they really established ISIS because of weakness.”
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*(DO YOU BELIEVE THEM?)* – Gunman fatally shoots doctor at Berlin clinic, not terrorist related – police

People return to the university clinic in Steglitz, a southwestern district of Berlin, July 26, 2016 © Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters

A doctor has been killed after being shot by a gunman who subsequently killed himself at a university clinic in Berlin. Police say the situation in the southwest of the capital is now under control and is not related to terrorism.
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The incident happened at the Benjamin Franklin Clinic, located in the Steglitz district, at around 11:00 GMT.

It emerged that the doctor was shot by the gunman, who later turned the gun on himself. Police said the physician was critically injured and was rushed to hospital where he was kept in intensive care. However, he succumbed to his injuries less than two hours after being shot.

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Police have released a statement saying the situation is under control and the area has been sealed, adding that there is no danger at present. The law enforcement body also said it does not believe that terrorism was the reason behind the attack.

Police have also confirmed that no one else was injured in the attack and it is believed that the gunman acted alone.

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The building was evacuated and secured soon after the shooting was reported.

Formed following the merger of the Free University Berlin and Humboldt University, the Benjamin Franklin Clinic is part of one of Europe’s largest hospitals. There are four locations across Berlin.

This is the fifth attack to have rocked Germany since July 18. The four attacks, three of which were committed by migrants, left 10 people dead and injured 34.