Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Stabbing on German train - what they don't say about the attacker

Last week, WWW as all Trump, all the time... or most of the time. People are starting to think Walt is endorsing Trump, maybe getting measured for a cheerleading outfit. [With skirt? Ed.] Must avoid taking sides. Must find something else to write about. No more American politics until... errr... at least tomorrow. Instead, let's look at a story which appeared on the AP wire this morning, and was published on the BBC, CBC and other lamestream sites. First, let me give you the headlines.


[sic] knife attacker kills man at Grafing station (BBC)

German police probe train stabbing that leaves 1 dead, 3 injured (CBC)

The secondary headline on the CBC News site reads: Suspect, who has confessed to the attack, has psychological problems and drug issues, says state minister

Now then, before we go any further... what one vital piece of information do you just know is missing from these headlines? Oh dear... Did I just trigger an Islamophobic thought? Are you ashamed of yourself for jumping to a racist conclusion? Don't be. Here's the lead-in from the CBC News version of the story.

"German investigators have no indication that the suspect in a fatal stabbing at a train station had an Islamic extremist motive, according to a top regional security official."

How strange that the very liberal CBC, before presenting any of the facts, warns readers against thinking the perp might be a Muslim terrorist. How could we think such a politically incorrect thought, when there's no evidence of "an Islamic extremist motive"? Oh... Wait... Here's the next paragraph.

"The police said they are investigating witness reports that said the 27-year-old man yelled 'Allahu Akbar', Arabic for 'God is great' as he attacked several people with a 10-centimetre knife."

So... some sort of knife attack then by someone yelling in Arabic. This happened at the railway station in the Bavarian town of Grafing (pop. 13,500) about 7 AM (local time) today. A 56-year-old man who had been on board the commuter train when he was attacked died later in hospital. Men aged 43, 55 and 58 were wounded. Where they were assaulted is not yet clear. A spokesthingy for the Munich prosecutor's office in charge of the case said one of the survivors had "serious injuries" but that he had no details on whether they were thought to be life-threatening.

Bavarian State Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann says the suspect, who has already confessed to the attacks [They haff vays of making zem talk! Ed.] is a German citizen from the state of Hesse, not a resident of Bavaria. "We have no information that he is a recent immigrant here or of that background, but we don't know for sure at the moment," he said, adding that the man "apparently has psychological problems and drug issues."

So that's all right then. The perp isn't officially a terrorist. He's just a wild and crazy guy who yells in Arabic something about Allah or something. Nothing to see here folks. Just carry on with the Willkommenskultur.

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