Terrorism has struck again in Europe this past week, this time in Germany. On July 18, a refugee named Riaz Khan Ahmadzai (a.k.a. Muhammad Riyad) with apparent ties to ISIS in Wurzburg attacked and wounded five people with a hatchet and a knife before being shot to death by police.
Then on July 22, an Iranian-German named Ali David Sonboly carried out a mass shooting in the vicinity of a shopping mall in Munich, killing nine people and wounding 35 other people. It is still to be determined if Sonboly’s motive was the result of wanting to be a jihadist or if he was suffering from mental illness. Meanwhile, the investigation revealed that Sonboly was the sole gunman, although a friend of his was arrested soon afterward.
Given the fact that Germany (among other nations) has opened its borders to all refugees without any background checks whatsoever, it is not surprising that such attacks have occurred. It should be noted that several members of ISIS had planned to carry out a series of bombings and shootings throughout Dusseldorf this year, but the attack was thwarted when one of the terrorists turned himself in, leading to the arrests of several other terrorists. Meanwhile, there were the sexual assaults carried out by refugees against women throughout Germany on December 31, 2015.
Such incidents echo the terrorist attack by Black September at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, resulting in the deaths of eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team, one West German police officer, and several of the terrorists. Of the three terrorists who were apprehended, two were killed by Mossad, and the third one (Jamal Al-Gashey) is still at large, possibly living in Libya. In addition, it has recently been revealed that the Israeli hostages were physically beaten during their ordeal — some of them even had broken bones.
So when will Germany (and other countries for that matter) wake up and do something of about the flood of refugees? Instead of just letting them in with no questions asked, the authorities in these countries need to conduct background checks on these refugees to determine if any of them pose a threat, whether it be terrorism or some type of criminal activity. Or the authorities could just say “no more refugees” – thus, not let them in at all and deport those already in country.
In conclusion, the West must take a stand against radical Islam before it is too late.
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