Islamic State Closing in on Germany

A 15-year-old German girl of Moroccan descent stabbed and seriously wounded a police officer in Hanover. The stabbing appears to be the first lone-wolf terrorist attack in Germany inspired by the Islamic State.

The incident occurred at the main train station in Hanover on the afternoon of February 26, when two police officers noticed that the girl — identified only as Safia S. — was observing and following them.

  • Blacksmith

    “The stabbing appears to be the first lone-wolf terrorist attack in Germany inspired by the Islamic State.”
    You mean the first one that has been admitted to, I am sure there are plenty that have been swept under the rug.

  • Dave

    I’ve heard that a small piece of lead, injected at high speed, roughly between the eyes, helps to remove thoughts of terrorism. I don’t imagine its age dependent either.

  • Sounds like a Palestinian copycat attack.

    Those crafty Muslims. They take incitement cues from all over the place.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Making a young girl wear that disgusting headgear would turn even the nicest one into a raving psycho killer.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    From the article: “The newspaper, Die Welt, reported that Safia had been part of the local Salafist scene since 2008 — she was only seven years old at the time. She had appeared in Islamist propaganda videos alongside Pierre Vogel, a convert to Islam and one of the best-known Salafist preachers in Germany. In those videos, Vogel praised Safia for wearing a headscarf to school and for being able to recite verses from the Koran.”

    None of that would have happened if her parents had not allowed it, so even though her mother “persuaded” her not to go to Syria to join ISIS (how on earth did a 15-year-old child manage to travel all the way from Germany to the Turkish-Syrian border without her parents’ consent?) the parents obviously are hard-liners themselves. The article also notes that the girl’s older brother is already in prison for terrorist activities.

    What needs to be done? First and foremost, ban the wearing of hijab in all German public schools. Unlike many laws, THAT is a law that can actually be enforced. Don’t let these children’s parents make them fight their battles for them. If they want to take advantage of free state education, then they do it on the state’s terms. Also, prosecute people who use children in any kind of political propaganda videos, even when their parents’ consent. Treat it in the same way child pornography is treated, as blatant exploitation. Children cannot give “consent” to something they don’t fully understand, and their parents have no right to give consent on their behalf.

    Finally, Europe needs to absolutely forbid the cross-border traveling of any persons under 18 without their parents or legal guardians, or at least signed documents and verified records of their parents’ consent. That little girl is apparently 15, but she looks no older than 10, so no doubt she would have been very popular among the ISIS pedophiles if she had made it to Syria. How is it that unaccompanied children are traveling all over Europe without raising any suspicion? It doesn’t happen here in North America.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Let Europe Burn.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Send her off to the ISIS guys. She might be a bit old for them, but I understand they’re getting short of sex slaves so I’m sure they’d make do.