Left-wing website exposes news network for paying correspondent to pal around with terrorists

Paul Joseph Watson | – JULY 10, 2017

CNN is refusing to respond to claims that it hired a correspondent who worked and sympathized with Al-Qaeda jihadists in Syria.

Left-wing website Alternet documents how, “Star CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward worked with al-Qaeda “media man” Bilal Abdul Kareem to gain access to her “heroes on the ground.”

While doing coverage for CNN’s Undercover in Syria show, Ward visited the Al-Nusra held areas of eastern Aleppo and Idlib and conformed with the local sharia dress code by wearing a full black niqab.

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Jabhat al-Nusra is an Al-Qaeda offshoot that is officially listed as a terrorist organization by the United States government.

The article also details how CNN deliberately tried to downplay Bilal Abdul Kareem’s role in providing full access to Ward, presumably to obfuscate the fact that he is a mouthpiece for terrorists.

A 30 second video clip shows Ward describing “Islamist factions” as the “heroes on the ground” in Syria, despite admitting that they are “carrying out atrocities”.

This is the closest you can get to a CNN correspondent actually expressing support for terrorists.

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When Alternet contacted CNN to request information on Abdul Kareem’s relationship with the network, and whether his “well-documented relationship with al-Qaeda compromised the reporting it carried out in Syria,” CNN failed to respond.

Something to hide?

Maybe the “CNN is ISIS” meme isn’t just a facetious slur after all.

No More Shoulder To Shoulder – French Getting What They Voted For – *(FROM THE RELIGION OF PEACE)

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By Rick Wells

All of those Americans and others attempting to stand up to the globalist destruction of our world, as they become ever more aggressive in their efforts to impose their rule upon us, should now have taken notice of where the people of France are positioning themselves.

They are aligning themselves with those orchestrating the conquest of their nation by barbarian invaders and the nanny state of foreign control by the EU regional government, a subset of their planned world government. It’s appealing to the French because it allows them to complain about their government and lives while not requiring them to have to actually do anything, it’s all “Brussels” fault.

And they’ve got that new “clown prince” Macron. Sure, he’s hijacking the country for the robber baron banksters, but he “really showed Donald Trump” by squeezing his hand. That’s how the French perceive manhood and leadership. Personal responsibility, for liberals, particularly the French, is a foreign concept, both figuratively and literally. It’s not something they’re comfortable with.

In the days following the Paris attack of November 2015, many Americans and others around the world took a huge bite of the baloney sandwich Hussein Obama and his globalists were dangling in front of us, pledging solidarity with France, “standing shoulder to shoulder” while actually doing nothing but standing around and putting cute little transparent French flags on their Facebook profile pics.

That made them all feel good. They pledged not to let the terrorists win and many world leaders even marched in Paris holding hands like schoolgirls in a theatrical presentation for the world. That was good for setting up the sheeple with the submissive “global unity” tone for the Paris Climate Summit which would begin two weeks later, but not much  else.

The French, who never were much for standing shoulder to shoulder, have assumed a more natural position, shoulder to kneecap with their abusers and political masters. They’re bowing before the European Union, remaining facedown to the ground as the invading forces who kill them and are successfully destroying their nation take a firmer grasp on power.

The French had a chance to say no but it would have required them to act like men rather than mice. Standing up, against those who seek to enslave them, goes against who they are. They elected the Rothschild politician to be their president and now they are set to hand that boy banker the biggest parliamentary majority for a French president since Charles de Gaulle’s 1968 landslide. That’s not a referendum on Macron as much as it is an indictment of the French people. They deserve, as much as anyone on the planet deserves, the bitter fruits of their open borders hellhole.

The new globalist party of Macron is projected to win between 385-415 sets out of 577 in the lower house of parliament in June 18th voting. This is the political reality even as today a police officer was attacked in a manner similar to the latest London attack, saying “This is for Syria.” That attack took place at Notre-Dame cathedral, the popular tourist attraction.

Rather than arming themselves and fighting against these intruders and demanding that no more be allowed into their nation to prey upon the innocent, the French men are running away, running with the girls they should be standing and protecting, waiting for their state representatives, the police, to save them, if they arrive in time. Scared mice are very good runners.

When the next major attacks happen, the French deserve no outpouring of support and displays of solidarity as were seen in 2015. They were innocent victims then, now they have extended an invitation to their oppressors, they have voted for more open borders and more domination. They have voted for more terrorism.

If anyone does modify their Facebook profile picture after France is inevitably hit again, it should include not only a French flag, but a leash, a set of blinders, and a dunce cap along with the words “We told you so, Frenchy.” Unfortunately shoulder to shoulder is also how bodies are laid out, or stacked. We’re not going there with you.

*(MORE FROM THE RELIGION OF PEACE) – Paris police shoot attacker wielding hammer & shouting ‘this is for Syria’ near Notre Dame

Police have shot and injured a man who attacked three officers with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris while shouting “this is for Syria.” The man, who injured one of the officers, was also armed with two knives, according to French media.


One officer was hit in the head with the hammer, prompting police to fire at the attacker.

“A man came behind these police officers and, armed with a hammer, started hitting one of them. His colleagues reacted with composure…and fired,” French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters, as quoted by Reuters.

The man shouted “this is for Syria” as he attacked, according to Collomb.

The attacker had also threatened passersby before targeting the three police officers, according to BFM TV.

Collomb said the man carried the identity card of an Algerian student and appeared to have acted alone.

Paris police initially tweeted that an “intervention” was taking place in the square in front of the cathedral, and asked people to avoid the area.

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Witnesses cited by the Telegraph said they saw a man lying on the ground at the scene.

Footage posted online by RT en Francais reporter Jonathan Moadab showed armed police and an ambulance near the scene.

Police later said on Twitter that the attacker had been  and taken to hospital.

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Visitors inside the cathedral at the time of the incident were not allowed to leave.

Karine Dalle, a spokeswoman for the Paris diocese, told BFM TV that 900 people were inside the cathedral as police secured the area.

Nancy Soderberg, a former US ambassador to the United Nations, was among those inside the cathedral.

She told AP that she had been admiring the building’s stained glass windows when she heard an announcement in French urging visitors to stay calm as police dealt with an incident outside.

Soderberg said people inside the cathedral became nervous when they were told the doors were closing and that everyone would be forced to stay inside.

The former ambassador said the group managed to stay calm and orderly, despite not knowing what was happening.

However, she said “everyone was very quiet and very scared” when police came in to check the cathedral’s pews row by row.

Soderberg tweeted a photo from inside the cathedral, showing visitors putting their hands in the air as instructed by police.

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French counterterrorism authorities have opened an investigation into the incident, according to the French Prosecutor’s Office.

Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist sites in Paris, attracting an estimated 13.6 million visitors a year.

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France has been under a state of emergency since November 2015, when terrorist attacks left 130 people dead in Paris.

Trump’s Travel Ban for Libyan Immigrants Vindicated After Manchester Suicide Bombing

by ADAM SHAW 25 May 2017

As the UK hunts down members and friends of a Libyan immigrant family after one of its British-born sons committed the worst terrorist atrocity on U.K. soil in 12 years, across the Atlantic the atrocity also highlights the dangers that made President Trump include Libya on the list of countries included in his much-maligned travel ban.

Salman Abedi, who was born in Britain in 1994 after his family fled from Libya to escape the regime of Dictator Muammar Gaddafi, detonated a bomb Monday at Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.  Abedi killed 22 people and injured dozens, many of whom were teenage girls and children.

While it was initially thought that Abedi may have been a lone wolf, by Wednesday Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters authorities are now investigating a “network” of terrorists and have arrested six people in the UK – including Abedi’s older brother.

While some outlets were hyping up Abedi’s supposed Britishness, (“He was a fan of Manchester United, like many in his soccer-obsessed hometown” began a New York Times profile on the Islamic jihadist), others have honed in on Abedi’s Libyan roots as a possible key to both his motivation and possible collaborators.

Neighbours told reporters of Libyan flags being flown outside the home, as well as Abedi’s penchant for praying in the street in Arabic. Abedi travelled back to Libya just weeks before the attack, purportedly to visit his parents. Abedi’s father, Ramadan, was arrested by local authorities in Libya, as was one of Abedi’s brothers – who Libyan authorities say travelled to Libya from Britain and who was a member of Islamic State, The New York Times reported.

In the U.K., questions have been raised about terror-related problems with Libyans in South Manchester, where Abedi was from. As Breitbart News reported Tuesday, areas such as Fallowfield, Longsight, Rusholme, and Levenshulme, have high concentrations of Muslims – with 2011 census data registering a 53.8 per cent Muslim population in Longsight, near where Abedi lived in Fallowfield.

Abdalraouf Abdallah, a Libyan refugee, was convicted last year of terror offences after helping a convert to Islam to travel to Syria to join Islamic State. A family friend told The Guardian that Abdallah and Abedi knew one another. The Daily Telegraph, in an article called “The Manchester Libyan connection — a recruiting ground for jihadists” puts South Manchester’s terror problem in stark terms:

In total at least 16 jihadists, who have either been convicted of offences, have travelled to Syria or have died while fighting with [Islamic State], hail from a three mile radius around the south Manchester district which was home to Abedi.

These problems are the kind Trump was seeking to prevent in the U.S. by restricting immigration from terror hotspots – an issue which became a central part of his campaign. In January, Trump signed an executive order and a revised order after a court challenge in March, restricting immigration from a number of terror-prone countries – including Syria, Somalia, Iran, Sudan, Yemen, and Libya.

However, Trump’s order is still challenged in court, and new data shows worrying signs of illegal immigration amongst immigrants from the North African country currently being torn apart by violence. A Department of Homeland Security report on visa overstays released this week found that in FY 2016, 43 percent of Libyan students in the U.S. on student visas overstayed their visas — suggesting monitoring of those in the U.S. is in need of improvement.

In the U.K. meanwhile, questions are being raised about not only the connection to Libya, but also how Abedi and his brothers – despite being monitored by security officials – were able to travel back and forth from the area without any alarm bells ringing.

Additionally, while many politicians and commentators in the U.K. initially attacked Trump for his travel ban, some believe that in the wake of the attack, the British public will be questioning its own policies when it comes to Muslim immigration.

“The public will, I think rightly, be wondering: ‘OK we took this couple in as asylum seekers fleeing Gaddafi’s Libya, and how did we get repaid? By their son going to Manchester Arena last Monday evening,” Douglas Murray, author of The Strange Death of Europe, said on a podcast for The Spectator.

“And this now is going to the root of a very big, underlying, bubbling problem across our whole continent, which is this fear: ‘What if this is the future? What if even our acts of goodness get repaid in this way?’” he said.

Salman Abedi Flew from Libya Days Before Attack, Travelled to Syria

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By Jack Montgomery

The Manchester Arena suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, allegedly returned to Britain from Libya just days before carrying out his deadly attack and is thought to have also travelled to Syria.

The son of “deeply religious” refugees who returned to the North African country after Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s death, Abedi is said to have had “proven” links to the Islamic State by French interior minister Gerard Collomb, citing “British investigators”.

Collomb said he had been informed that Abedi was a “British citizen of Libyan descent, but who grew up in Great Britain, and suddenly, after a trip to Libya and then probably to Syria, [became] radicalised and [decided] to carry out this attack”.

An unnamed individual who went to school with Abedi told The Times that he “went to Libya three weeks ago and came back, like, days ago”.

Islamic State was one of several jihadist groups which grew in power and influence in Libya after a much-criticised military intervention led by former U.S. President Barack Obama and former British Prime Minister David Cameron. Following the intervention, the country became a failed state, jihadists seizing territory in the west, and an infamous mass beheading of Coptic Christians took place on the Tripolitanian shore.

Whilst the terror group lost control of its Libyan stronghold of Sirte in December 2016, it is thought to maintain a presence in the country’s interior. Security services are trying to establish whether Abedi attended a terror training camp in the south.

Abedi is said to have been acquainted with Abdalraouf Abdallah, another member of the city’s substantial Muslim community, who was imprisoned for nine and a half years in 2016 for helping radicals travel to the Middle East and channelling funds to jihadists.

Security sources told Sky News that more than four hundred “combat-hardened” fighters are thought have returned to Britain from Syria and Iraq in March 2017, but barely an eighth have been apprehended and the true figure is likely far higher.

Speaking to The Telegraph in 2016, former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office Chris Phillips said he did not “believe the UK knows how many people have left for Syria or indeed come back”.

“There are many ways of getting back into the UK avoiding checks, including bus routes and ferry crossings,” he added.

“What we have to avoid is a false sense of security just because we have a stretch of water between us and Europe.”

Phillips’s words seem prescient following the May 22nd attack, which has claimed 22 lives so far, with 20 of the 64 injured remaining in “critical care” and receiving treatment for “horrific injuries”.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it “seems likely” Abedi did not act alone, and three arrests have been made in southern Manchester.

Anthony Glees, director of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham, estimates that there may be “between 6,000 and 10,000” radical Islamists currently in Britain.

The Washington Post: America’s #1 source of mass hysteria

By Robert Bridge

The most widely circulated publication in Washington DC, a weapon of mass distribution, has sparked a political firestorm with an unsubstantiated report leveled against – any guesses? – President Donald Trump and his supposed bromance with Putin’s Russia.



ar reader, if that opening summary gives you a sense of déjà vu, you’re not alone. We’ve been down this dark road before; it’s not a bad dream. It’s just The Washington Post’s latest addition to the steaming compost pile, featuring lies, fabrication and fake news aimed at protecting the Swamp monsters at all cost.

“President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State,” the Bezos-owned Post reported, blatantly bereft of a single verifiable source.

Thus was launched the latest salvo in The Post’s non-stop fake news campaign, apparently to compromise the 45th President of the United States to such a degree that calls for his impeachment will be a foregone conclusion (Incidentally, The Post, judging by a Trump hit-piece that appeared just one day before the latest bombshell, seems to be at the forefront of that movement).

The Post article in question was polluted with wholly subjective comments sprinkled with some half-baked truths: “For almost anyone in government, discussing such matters with an adversary would be illegal. As president, Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets, making it unlikely that his disclosures broke the law.”

First, some fact-checking. Russia is only an “adversary” of the United States to the degree the American media proclaims it to be. After all, Russia has taken upon itself the unenviable task of routing Islamic State in Syria, and with stunning success. Major Syrian cities, like Palmyra and Aleppo, have been liberated from the terrorist yoke. And let’s not forget that before Russia appeared on the scene, ISIS somehow found the time to run a profitable oil-export business through a loophole on the Turkish border. What next? ISIS issuing IPOs on Wall Street? Russia put an end to that startup venture in short order. All things considered, one would think Washington would be seeking more “enemies” like Russia, which seems to be Trump’s rationale.

Concerning allegations that Trump somehow was wrong to share intelligence with Russia that involved Islamic State, even The Post admitted that “Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets.” Yet, several lines later, it performed a perfect flip-flop into the shallow end, saying: “At a more fundamental level, the information wasn’t the United States’ to provide to others.”

Then, to conceal its tracks into the jungle of fake news, The Post was forced to ratchet up the intrigue, alleging that “the partner” who had provided the intelligence (the identity of the “partner” – like so much in this story – remains a source of speculation) “had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia.” Really? Let’s be honest. Would any other US Commander-in-Chief aside from Donald J. Trump be blamed for not sitting on smoking intelligence if it meant thwarting an ISIS attack? Probably not. So why the double-standards when it comes to The Donald?

There is another serious matter here that few are mentioning, and that is the identity of these serial leakers. As Trump could be practically heard screaming over Twitter, where is the investigation into these high-level loud mouths? More importantly, why is the media not using more discretion when quoting such sources? Which leads us to the real question: are these “leaks” in reality nothing more than fake news dressed up like bonafide facts?

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Whatever the case may be, the US mainstream media in general and The Washington Post, in particular, are ramping up domestic tensions to levels rarely seen before. The stakes are high. The reason is because Trump refuses to do the bidding of the Deep State, not to mention the ‘media industrial complex, which is hell-bent on war in Syria. Proof of that assertion was readily available when Trump bombed a desolate Syrian airfield in early April.

Establishment cheerleader Fareed Zakaria led the round-table rabble when he gleefully gushed, “I think Donald Trump became President of the United States” following the Syrian fireworks display. Really, Fareed? All it took was that little rusty hook – the promise of another US military invasion – to drag you over to Team Trump? Now that Trump is showing a willingness to cooperate with Russia, thereby dashing the fantasies of those media warmongers who – like MSNBC anchor Brian Williams getting all misty-eyed at the “beauty of our weapons” – must start reviling him all over again.

History of Fakery

Since 2013, when the Graham family sold the newspaper to founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million in cash, the publication has morphed into some sort of political parody knockoff of the National Enquirer. It’s new motto, “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” emblazoned below its title, seems to serve more like a funeral epitaph than any guiding principle that it dutifully follows.

Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If so, then a lot of readers of The Washington Post must be insane, unless they are not expecting a different result, which would be fact-based reporting without some political ax to grind. In that case, regular readers of The Post who don’t expect different results are not necessarily clinically insane, but rather happily delusional.

Since the public has a rather notorious short memory when it comes to news, here’s a quick trip down the Memory Road of WaPo Fake News.

1. Comey goes Begging?

After Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, The Washington Post reported Comey had just sought more funds from the Justice Department to investigate Trump’s alleged ties to the Russians.

However, apparently, The Post never bothered to ring up the Department of Justice, because as it turned out Comey never requested more funds.

2. DOJ hissy fit? 

The Post, quoting a “person close to the White House (perchance a lost tourist?),” reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, the man to whom Comey reported, threatened to resign following the decision to fire Comey.

Yet here we have a video of Rosenstein himself denying that he had considered resigning.

3. Spicer in the bushes? 

Following news of Comey’s firing, The Post, apparently in some lame effort to sound like a Saturday Night Live episode, reported that Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman, was “hidden in the darkness and among the bushes” trying to avoid reporters.

When that was proven to be yet another steaming pile of horse manure, The Post was forced to add this note to the fake story

EDITOR’S NOTE:This story has been updated to more precisely describe White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s location late Tuesday night in the minutes before he briefed reporters. Spicer huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not “in the bushes,” as the story originally stated.

4. Russians turned off the lights?

And then there was the time The Post reported that a “Russian operation” was responsible for hacking into the state of Vermont’s power grid? The story is still sitting there, in fact, carrying the same scaremongering headline, positioned over yet another Editor’s Note divesting Russian hackers of any blame:

Editor’s Note: “An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the US electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.”

5. The Post decides what’s fake

Finally, the mother of all ironies. The Post’s crown gem of all fake news was essentially a fake news story blaming Russia – and a host of alternative websites – for spreading fake news. I kid you not. In fact, much of the unfounded hysteria over “Russia hacking American democracy” resulted from a now debunked Post article that used material from a group called PropOrNot, which, despite proclaiming to gauge the media on behalf of the public, shuns the public spotlight, preferring anonymity. The Post article by one Craig Timberg alleged “a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy…”

PropOrNot issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its opinion, “echoed” Russian propaganda.

So next we’ll be banning echos, I guess.

*WaPo’s Editorial Note that accompanies the above-mentioned ‘scoop’ is so lengthy I must, regrettably, refer the reader to The Washington Post to read it online. 

Meanwhile, it is worth noting that The Post’s latest bit of insanity against Trump and Russia comes at a time when an ongoing investigation into the murder of Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down on July 10 on a Washington, DC street, has taken a very interesting and disturbing turn.

Rod Wheeler, a retired Washington homicide detective and Fox News contributor, said his efforts are pointing to Rich having made contact with WikiLeaks before his untimely death.

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Why is this important? Because of all the possible suspects to have leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks, thus possibly sidetracking Hillary Clinton‘s hopes for the White House, it seems that Mr. Rich, who was the Voter Expansion Data Director at the DNC, was far ahead of Russia on that score.

Yet US media scoffed at any attempt to make a connection between Mr. Rich and the DNC leaks, even after WikiLeaks decided in August to issue a US $20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of the young staffer. It’s important to note that WikiLeaks never said Rich was the source of the leaked emails. And Washington metropolitan police reported his killing was related to a robbery gone awry.

Nevertheless, Wheeler’s recent comments are raising some eyebrows. In fact, The Washington Post would have performed much more of a public service by examining this story rather than seeing a Russian behind every tree.

“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” Wheeler said. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”

Coincidence or not, The Washington Post story on Trump allegedly passing intelligence to the Russians was published less than an hour after the Seth Rich story broke.

*(FROM THE RELIGION OF PEACE) – ‘Bullet for every cop’: 21yo Syrian in Germany vowed revenge over seized driver’s license

A 21-year-old Syrian went on a violent rampage at a German police station after being stripped of his driver’s license, promising to fire “a bullet in the head of every cop” and to hunt down the officer who seized his documents, local media reports citing police.

The incident took place over the weekend in the state of Sachsen-Anhalt, but has only gained wider attention in the past few days, with a number of local officials demanding the police provide a more detailed statement.


“Lock me up, I have nothing to lose! I will hunt down every single cop and fire a bullet in their heads,” the Syrian man, whose name was not released, yelled after he – together with several members of his family – arrived at the police station in Naumburg in an effort to retrieve his driver’s license, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung reported, quoting a police report.

“I will turn your life into hell. I will just be a cop-killer,” he shouted.

The young man and his relatives staged a violent rampage at the station, damaging property and behaving in an offensive manner. The man particularly targeted his ire at the policeman who took his driver’s permit.

“I will destroy his life. I know exactly where he lives,” he said, giving details of what he would do to the officer’s wife and daughter.

Before the situation at the police office, the man had damaged a police car after his license was revoked.

The man’s family is known to police in Naumburg and has been described as “brutal” and “intimidating” by Sachsen-Anhalt Interior Minister Holger Stahlknecht, according to Mitteldeutsche Zeitung.

“On Monday evening in Naumburg, I took the opportunity to talk with the Chief Police Officer Schwan about the incidents,” Stahlknecht said. “The Southern Police Office held a talk with the city and the county. Any criminal offense is pursued on the basis of the principle of legality,” he said.

The group was not detained immediately at the police station since there were “no grounds for prosecution,” police spokesman Klaus Wiechmann said, citing Clause 112 of the German Criminal Code.

There was no chance of getting an arrest warrant from a judge, his colleague Hans-Jurgen Neufang said. “I didn’t need to bother him. It would have only worked for the waste paper basket,” he said.

However, considering the man’s family history, police said the threats had been taken “seriously.” An investigation into the man’s words, damage to property and breach of public peace was launched later, but an arrest warrant has not yet been issued.

Some of the man’s five brothers are being monitored by the police while one of them was sentenced to five years in prison by the District Court in the city of Halle for a drug-related crime.

The 21-year-old Syrian has a residence permit that expires in November, while his asylum application has been rejected, police reports say, quoted by German Focus.

The man apologized for his behavior later in the week, law enforcement said. However, this is apparently not the first time he has acted in this pattern, described as “Snap out, then apologize” by officers who say this will not influence the investigation.

“I want to know what actually happened there and how the criminal activity is stopped,” Rudiger Erben, spokesperson for Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD), said, according to Focus.

“The state must never capitulate to people who disregard our legal order, whether they come from Germany or from Syria,” he added.