It seems that attacks are becoming daily events. People across the Western World are faced with the possibility of shootings, bombings, or knifing happening anywhere. Any big city at any time, there is the possibility that an unknown terrorist may attack.
This has had an effect on our psyche. Anything that happens that is gun related we automatically link to terror and ISIS. But is this always wise? This gives the Islamist more power over us. After all, we must remember that it was us that taught them this trick. We have had mass shootings and lone gunman for years. They are just using this dysfunction against us.
And this Phenomenon is clearly seen in the Munich shooting. Immediately after the shooting, the first reports assumed that the shooter was an Islamist terrorist. But, it now seems that this is not the case.
The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, despite early reports indicating it appeared to be terror related.
Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae says “no evidence” of links to the Islamic State group has been found in the home and room of the Munich shooting suspect.
Andrae also told a news conference that the crime and the perpetrator had “absolutely no” link to the issue of refugees.
The young man was born and raised in Germany, and in one video he is shouting that he was “German.” Though Iranian in heritage, it appears that he was more fascinated by rampage shooters than religion.
This likely had more to do with gaining attention than terror. In either case, the tragedy claimed ten lives, including that of the shooter.
What does this say about German society in particular and Western Culture in general that we are being attacked from without and attacking each other from within?
Can a divided house long stand?