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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Strong denial Munich was a jihad

The Munich shooter was an 18-year-old Iranian-born Muslim. I guessed that when I first heard that he killed himself, because there aren't too many neo-Nazis who would end their lives based on their hate issues.

Authorities in Germany said that "The motive or explanation for this crime is completely unclear." The one thing they emphatically claimed was that the shooting had nothing to do with Islamic terrorism, or in this case, ISIS. 

If authorities have to emphatically deny one of the possible motives, what does that tell you about what it is they're denying?

Islamic terrorism has become the number one global disease that will continue to do incredible damage if it isn't eradicated. I'm talking about radical Islam or the Islam that is practiced by those who follow the Koran, Hadith and Reliance of the Traveller in a literal fashion, the way it was meant to be followed.

The shooting at the Munich shopping center left 9 dead and the gunman, an 18-year-old German-Iranian (who blew out his brains). Over 20 others were injured in the attack, three critically. The body of the shooter was found a little over a half mile away from the Olympia shopping center in the north-western suburb of Moosach.

It was originally thought that three gunmen were involved in the attack, but early reports are often wrong as we have seen historically.

Munich police chief Hubertus Andre spoke at a news conference and said that the suspect had no known links to terror groups and wasn't known to police, but this investigation continues.

The murderer appeared to have a fascination with mass shootings, perhaps he was influenced by the amount of notoriety the killers tend to receive from the media. Before the shooting began, the Muslim man hacked a woman's Facebook account and sent out invitations urging people to come to the Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall at 4 p.m. for free giveaways, hoping to attract more victims to the kill zone.

The posting was definitely no Madison Avenue-level advert saying: "I'll give you something if you want, but not too expensive."

It seems that even Germany colleges are failing their youth.

Prosecutor Steinkraus-Koch told the media the suspect had a book titled: "Rampage in Head: Why Students Kill." 

Police Chief Andre said the suspect appeared to be "obsessed with shooting rampages."

Evidence was uncovered in the investigation indicating that the suspect had suffered from psychological problems and received treatment, but the details are still being confirmed. 

One thing is certain: anyone who is willing to kill strangers, including children, for the sake of a religion or any other reason, has psychological problems. 

Tehran-born David Akhavan, 37, works at the Shandiz Persian restaurant and said of the shooting, "I started to get texts from friends asking if I was safe. Then, my thoughts were: please, don't be a Muslim. Please don't be Middle Eastern. Please don't be Afghan. I don't accept any of this violence."

How sad and yet how significant that this is the first thought of a Muslim. 

Of course the shooting is not the fault of Akhavan or any other peaceful Muslim. But the fault of any Islamic terrorism can be attributed to the scriptures of the religion itself. Now I'm not saying this attack was of the 'genus jihad' but as Billy Shakespeare said, "The lady doth protest too much."

Get that, Angela Merkel?