Good afternoon sheeple. As per the German authorities, yesterday’s attack that killed 9 and injured 27 was NOT an act of terror. Like some of you generous purveyors of news informed me in the comments section here, the boy was merely a confused lad, wearing neo nazi boots, crying out for attention.
Let’s dive into the NYT coverage of this and see what they have to say.
MUNICH — The 18-year-old man who killed nine people and injured 27 others in a shooting rampage in Munich on Friday evening had material at home indicating a fixation with violent attacks, but he had no apparent links to the Islamic State or any other organized groups, the German authorities said Saturday.
The killer had material at home, obsessing if you will, about killing lots of people. I’m sure this is wholly unique amongst all previous mass killings, especially amongst jihadists.
Sketching out an initial profile of the killer, the police and prosecutors said there was no evidence that his rampage, at a McDonald’s and a nearby shopping mall, had been driven by religion or immigration, issues that have been contentious in Germany and across Europe.
In the few hours Germany has had to investigate this matter, miraculously, they’ve managed to rule out any motive for this killing to emanate from religion or Germany’s contentious open door immigration policy.
The gunman, who was born and raised in Munich and held dual German and Iranian citizenship, killed himself with a single shot to the head, several hours after the attack began. He had a 9-millimeter Glock and a backpack with 300 rounds of ammunition in it. He had no criminal record, and turned up in police records in 2010 and 2012 only as a victim — once having been bullied by three other young people and once having been robbed. He had been treated for depression.
He was raised in Munich, but had Iranian citizenship, which means he likely migrated to Munich. He was a good boy, without a criminal record. And, most importantly, he was a viccccctim of bullying, which is probably the motive behind the attacks. I bet those racist white Germans drove him to this.
The authorities did not release his name, but he was identified by neighbors as Ali Sonboly, a student at a nearby public school. Some news reports identified him as David Ali Sonboly or Ali David Sonboly.
His adopted German name was David. What a nice bible name.
The nine people who died were mostly young: Three were 14 years old, two were 15, and the others were 17, 19, 20 and 45. Three of the nine were female. All lived in the Munich area. Of the 27 people injured, 10 were in critical condition, including a 13-year-old boy.
Aside from 9 dead, 10 are in critical condition.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, after meeting with top officials in Berlin, told the nation that the “night of horror” was traumatic for a Europe already reeling from attacks this month in Nice, France, and Würzburg, Germany.
Merkel waited a very long time to address the German people. I’m sure it had nothing to do with her attempts to spin this as a merely a lone wolf attack by a bullied boy named David, who was raised in Munich.
She said many Germans were understandably asking, “Am I secure? Am I safe?” when in public spaces, but she praised Germany’s security forces as “phenomenal” and said the cooperation between federal and Bavarian security forces was “seamless.” Munich, Germany’s third-largest city, is the capital of the southern state of Bavaria.
Security is phenomenal.
The attack occurred on the fifth anniversary of a massacre in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage. Asked about a possible link, the Munich police chief, Hubertus Andrä, said that “this connection is obvious” and was part of the investigation. “We must assume that he was aware of this attack,” Chief Andrä said.
The Munich police chief would like all of you to remember 5 years ago, when David was 13, there was a right wing attack in Oslo. It’s obvious to him that the killer must’ve been aware of this fact. Using the same logic, I am certain the Munich police chief must also believe that David might’ve been aware of the very obvious killing sprees taking place throughout the world by the Islamic State. No? Is that far fetched? Isn’t it more likely this depressed boy was more keenly aware of recent events conducted by persons of his culture than some isolated right wing attack by some wacko in Oslo many years ago? Just a thought.
The family lives in a fifth-floor apartment, and the gunman’s father drives a taxi, neighbors said. “He was always nice, kind, helpful,” said a 14-year-old neighbor who attended the same school on Alfons Street as the attacker and asked to to be identified only by her first name, Safete. “He was polite and friendly.”
Dad drove a taxi. David was nice, helpful.
Safete said the gunman had argued at one point with a schoolmate, “and said that he was going to go on a shooting rampage,” but added that she could not remember the name of the schoolmate or the date of the altercation.
His cousin recalls the gunman arguing with a schoolmate, saying he’d go on a shooting rampage. I guess they assumed he was joking.
Safete’s 15-year-old cousin, who gave her name as Majlinda and attends the same school, said the gunman had been bullied at his current school and a former one. “This has nothing to do with Islam,” she said. “It’s because he was bullied.”
His 15 yr old cousin said the killings had nothing to do with Islam, stupid shits. It was because he was bullied by racist Germans. Also, if you recall, the family of the Nice terrorist said his attacks had nothing to do with Islam. After all, he ate pork. Then later on ISIS claimed he was their soldier and we found all sorts of things connecting him to them.
But for now, this was not an Islamic inspired attack.
The gunman then made his way onto the roof of an adjacent parking garage. There, he engaged in a shouting match with one or more people at a distance, with the expletive-filled exchange recorded on video. One of the bystanders fumed at “Turks,” and the gunman replied, “I am German,” “I was born here,” and “I grew up here in a Hartz IV area,” a reference to a tier of unemployment and welfare benefit — meaning that he was from the bottom rung of society.
He was poor. Ergo, socio economic conditions pushed David to massacre children.
Thomas Steinkraus-Koch, the chief state’s attorney in Munich, said Saturday that his office was investigating the case, although it was being monitored by the federal prosecutor, based in Karlsruhe, who has jurisdiction over cases involving terrorism, espionage and war crimes.
“We are assuming at the moment that we are talking about only one perpetrator, one perpetrator who committed suicide,” he said.
Though Munich is known as open and fun-loving, Bavaria is politically conservative, and its leaders — including the premier, Horst Seehofer — have been at the forefront of criticism of Ms. Merkel’s policy of welcoming refugees. The Munich train station, which was evacuated Friday night, has been a major hub for Syrian refugees arriving in the country.
The boy lived in a conservative part of Germany, which is NYT speak for racist. Also, the leaders of Bavaria have been outspoken against Merkel’s suicidal immigration policies, unlike the fun loving and open society of Munich. Using that logic, it behooves me to grapple why David would conduct his killings in the fun loving Munich and not the small, Bavarian, seemingly racist, town he lived in, the place where he was bullied all those years. One theory, which might be a bit of a stretch, even for the NYT, is that he was a right winger neo nazi boot wearing Iranian.
Please ignore the eyewitness account that stated David screamed ‘Allah Akbar’ as he raged through McDonald’s.