Germans in denial

It didn’t take long for German authorities and media outlets to turn the blame from recent attacks towards the ever so evil video games.

Investigators also said Ali David S. conducted research on the far-right terrorist Anders Breivik, had visited the site of a 2009 school shooting in Germany, regularly played a violent first-person shooter video game and had mental health issues.

So Ali David (or is it Dawood (Daud)) S was actually a right wing neo nazi that played video games and if that wasn’t enough to divert your attention he had mental health issues.

Investigators have said the Munich shooter enjoyed playing first-shooter video games similar to other mass shooters. This finding has sparked debate over violent computer games and their role in shootings. Is it common for shooters to play such games?

It’s also common for millions of other people to play those games and not kill people.

What happens with rejected asylum applicants who are not deported?

Rejected asylum applicants must leave Germany or be deported. But many, like the Syrian refugee who blew himself up in Ansbach, Bavaria, are “tolerated” by the authorities and stay on. How does that work?

Ok, that’s very similar to the United States now.

What has happened?

On 18 July, a teenage Afghan refugee hacked at passengers on a train in Wuerzburg with an axe and knife, wounding five. He was shot dead by police.

On 22 July, a German teenager of Iranian heritage shot dead nine people in Munich before shooting himself dead.

On 24 July, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee killed a woman with a machete and wounded five other people as he fled before being arrested.

Later that day, a 27-year-old Syrian whose refugee application had been refused blew himself up outside a bar in Ansbach. Fifteen people were wounded.

If we could only find a common link among these attacks. Hummm…

Were they terror attacks?

Any links?

Did mental illness play a role?

Is the refugee background relevant?

If the media would actually look at daily German news they would see a much larger crime spree and acts of thievery, harassment and rape.  But that might show a link to something.


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