July 21, 2018
Even five years ago, a knifing spree in a European city would have been an international headline. Attention would be focused, updates would be frequent and words like “shocking” would be liberally employed.
Blade attacks have become so normal these days – at least in countries blessed with a large abundance of vibrant migrants – that they’re barely worth spotlighting. Even newspapers like the Daily Mail, usually thorough when covering haji hijinks, didn’t bother to give this story any meaningful coverage.
If Western Europe’s demographic trend persists, even mass bombings won’t end up getting headline treatment – because they will have become the norm too.
A bus carrying passengers in the German city of Lübeck was the scene of an apparent mass stabbing Friday afternoon, leaving several injured.
Less than ten individuals are reported to have been injured in the incident, and two of those seriously, which saw an unidentified individual drop a smoking rucksack — later found to contain some form of accelerant but not explosives — on the bus and draw a kitchen knife before attacking passengers. Some of those injured were stabbed, some punched, and others fell in the scramble to get off the vehicle after the rampage began.
Earlier reports from Germany stated that up to 14 had been injured, but this was subsequently revised down.
German newspaper Merkur reports the driver immediately stopped the vehicle and opened the doors, allowing passengers to flee the attacker. While some ran, others retaliated against the kinifeman, managing to restain him and allowing police to make their arrest. The driver was among those attacked by the assailant.
A police spokesman confirmed there had been no fatalities, said the motive was unknown but said they couldn’t rule out any motive, including terrorism. An arrest has been made of a 34-year-old German citizen with a “possible migration background” who may have been born abroad, according to media reports.
Lol @ the timid manner in which the media report describes the attacker: Possible migration background. May have been born abroad. Unknown motive for randomly stabbing people on the bus.
I know we’ve seen it all before, but it never stops being funny – mostly because it’s just so pointless. It’s 2018, and everyone knows that this is a uniquely Moslem phenomenon. Attempting to hide that fact in such a desperate way merely reminds readers that the German press is the propaganda arm of the Merkel government.
Anyway, he’s been arrested now. Anyone want to guess how long it’ll take before a fellow haji commits a similar crime elsewhere in Germany, leading to an almost identical media report?
I’ll give it a fortnight, tops.