Saturday, September 1, 2018

"Allahu akbar!" in Amsterdam - 2 Americans stabbed by "refugee"

Just a small terrorist incident reported in Europe today. What makes it worthy of mention on WWW is that Dutch authorities -- for it hapopened in Amsterdam -- have actually admitted that the knife attacker who stabbed two American tourists at the main railway station on Friday morning was "motivated by extremism".

Here you see two members of de politie dealing effectively with 19-year-old Jawed S., who, according to Deutsche Welle (the German state broadcaster, who never give surnames for fear of... see above) is an Afghan citizen who holds a German residency permit. Walt suspects he was one of the many 1000s of "unaccompanied minors" who flooded into dear old Deutschland at the invitation of Angela Merkel. He is currently being held in hospital with gunshot wounds to his lower body, and is expected to be arraigned at a closed-door hearing on Monday.

Meanwhile, a spokesthingy for Amsterdam's city council has told the meeja "First statements made by the suspect indicate he had a terrorist motive." Of course they don't say what kind of terrorism -- mustn't fan the flames of Islamophobia, you know -- and we're not likely to find out on Monday, since the court hearing will be in camera, the details already revealed are surely all ye need to know.

What about the American tourists (I hear you ask). They are recovering in hospital from injuries the police say were serious but not life-threatening. American Ambassador Pete Hoekstra said, "We wish them a speedy recovery and are working closely with the City of Amsterdam to provide assistance to them and their families, so that they can return quickly to the good old US of A, where they'll be safe from marauding Muslims." [Ed., can you please check that quote. Walt]

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