When a Muslim terrorist kills a bunch of people, he can always count on the New York Times for a sympathetic profile. That includes the Muslim train axe atacker who made his hatred of non-Muslims quite clear.
Their own investigation turned up a letter written by the young man to his father, in Pashto, saying, “Now pray for me that I can take revenge on these infidels, and that I go to heaven.”
But the Times insists on spinning his crime and describing him as distraught.
Yet it remains unclear whether the distraught and displaced young man had latched on to the Islamic State and its symbols only in recent days, after receiving the upsetting news about the death of his friend, or whether his sympathies were more deeply rooted. Coming just days after a Tunisian man ran over and killed 84 people at a Bastille Day celebration in France, the assault in a quiet corner of Germany has once again raised questions about the lure of the Islamic State, for the mentally unstable or distraught who are willing to carry out violence.
What is the Times' basis for deeming the latest Muslim terrorism mentally unstable or distraught? Well he can't be a Muslim terrorism. So he must be distraught or mentally ill. He's the real victim here.
The attack shook the community of Ochsenfurt, a quaint town downriver from Würzburg. The police surrounded the group home where the teenager had lived until two weeks ago, one of some 150 unaccompanied minor refugees in the area. Only 10 to 15 were selected to live in families, the result of adapting well and learning German, said Michael Horlemann, who runs the department for youth, social affairs and health for the wider Würzburg area.
He certainly adjusted perfectly.