Knifer Taken Down After Shouting “Allahu Akbar”

( In Ansbach, Germany, a 30-year-old Afghan asylum seeker was shot dead on Thursday after allegedly stabbing random bystanders at a train station while chanting “Allahu Akbar!”

Around six o’clock in the evening, the assailant, who is thought to be an Afghan refugee who entered Germany in 2015, attacked a 17-year-old male from behind, grabbed him, and sent him tumbling down a flight of stairs. Then, according to reports, he attempted to sit on the teenager and stab him with one of the two knives he was carrying.

Another man tried to help the victim while the teenager fought back against the Afghan. He was also attacked and received cuts and stab wounds. The asylum seeker then ran away from the scene, but police soon caught up with him and pursued him until, according to German tabloid Bild, he tried to approach the cops and was shot three times.

The words “Allahu Akbar!” has been used in many terror incidents in Europe in recent years, so at first, it was thought that the attack would be connected to extreme Islamic terrorism. However, on Friday, authorities declared that there had been no indication of an extremist purpose for the crime.

Director of the Ansbach Criminal Police Inspectorate Dieter Hegwein stated that the motive for the crime is unknown and that authorities believe the Afghan acted alone.
The Afghan refugee had been charged with at least seven crimes after arriving in Germany in 2015, including assault, sexual harassment, and drug offenses, yet he was not deported.

The attack on the train station is only one of several violent instances featuring assailants shouting “Allahu Akbar” in Western Europe in the past month.

For instance, in Saint-Quentin, France, a guy was shot and killed by police after uttering the phrase and firing at them.
A Moroccan had just decapitated his father and carried his head around a Lyon suburb. He tried to attack the police who encountered him while shouting “Allahu Akbar” but was eventually subdued and taken into custody.