View Full Version : Hamburg Killer Wanted to be a Terrorist, But German Cops Insist He Was Mentally Ill

08-01-2017, 02:14 PM
Reports suggest the Hamburg knife killer has boasted that he wanted to be a “terrorist” — but German police are reluctant to accept his confession and seeking to establish that he was mentally ill instead.

The Süddeustche Zeitung reports that the 26-year-old killer, a Palestinian migrant who was at large in the country despite a terror investigation, the rejection of his asylum claim, and an enthusiastic willingness to be returned to Gaza, told the authorities “It is important to be a ‘terrorist’.”

Ahmad A — whose real, full name has not been released due to German privacy laws — is said to have been radicalised at an unruly migrant shelter which is known as a hotbed of Islamic extremism subject to mass raids by the authorities


08-01-2017, 03:54 PM
This has nothing to do with the punishment aspect of crime, but the German cops are probably right that he is mentally ill. I think you have to be crazy to join a religion, or a sect of a religion, that requires one to kill others. It's a little different if you are raised that way, that's a different kind of mental illness. But I can see where a violent schizophrenic might be drawn to the radical, terrorist sects of Islam.