The weekend was a violent one in Germany.
On Friday night a radicalized Muslim man (that the media has taken great pains to describe as mentally unstable) walked into a supermarket in Hamburg and stabbed 7 different people, killing one, before he was finally subdued.
A Palestinian man who allegedly stabbed one person to death and wounded six others in Hamburg was known to authorities as a suspected Islamic radical but was also considered psychologically unstable, German officials said Saturday.
The suspect, a 26-year-old who had no identity papers other than a birth certificate showing he was born in the United Arab Emirates.
Authorities say that the man picked up an 8-inch long knife from a shelf in the supermarket and then stabbed three men in the store. One of those men died from his wounds. The man then walked out of the store and stabbed several more passersby before being subdued by the passing crowd.
Oddly enough, even though USA Today explains that he was a known radical that was already on the radar of local authorities, the report also says that there is as of yet, “no known motive.” I would have guessed that the motive was rather self-explanatory, but for the USA Today it is not enough that the killer was a radical jihadist.
Sadly, this wasn’t the only bit of terror the people of Germany faced this weekend.
On Saturday night (into early Sunday morning) an Iraqi Muslim man in the Southern German town of Constance, walked into a crowded nightclub and began shooting those inside with what the UK’s Telegraph is calling an “M16.”
One person was killed, and three others were wounded in what local media is saying was definitely NOT a terrorist attack.
The 34-year-old, who has not been named, got into an argument with several staff at the night club earlier in the night and returned armed with an M16 rifle to take revenge, prosecutors said.
The dead victim is believed to have been a bouncer working at the club.
The gunman had a history of violence and had previous convictions for assault and drug crimes. The nightclub where the incident took place belonged to his father-in-law.
Witnesses described him bursting into the the Grey nightclub in the city of Constance, on Lake Constance close to the Swiss border, at around 4.30 am local time and opening fire “indiscriminately”.
The attack lasted several minutes until police special forces arrived and engaged the man in a firefight. The man was shot as he tried to leave, and later succumbed to his injuries and died.
Two separate attacks by two Muslim men but both are being described as “not” terrorist attacks. One is being blamed on the attacker’s mental stability (even though he was a radicalized Muslim), and the other is being blamed on an argument the man had with a bouncer.
Either way, Germany continues to suffer the violent effects of mass Muslim migration into their borders.