Fears of crossbow terror attacks in Germany after weapon found in jihadist’s apartment

A suspected jihadist is being held in Germany after he was witnessed buying a powerful crossbow capable of firing a bolt at almost 500 feet a second.

A police search of his apartment found propaganda and terror manuals from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil), as well as evidence he had been preparing to make explosives.

The incident has raised concerns that extremists may turn to crossbows as a potential terror weapon.

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  • V10_Rob

    “The incident has raised concerns that extremists may turn to crossbows as a potential terror weapon.”

    Or axes. Or hammers. Or trucks. Or acid. Or rooftops. As soon as you restrict/ban something, they’ll weaponize something else that is innocuous and flies under the radar.

    The problem is not the damn tool, the problem is you keep importing people who will turn whatever they can get their hands on into a terror weapon.

    • That sums it up nicely.

    • mauser 98

      ‘refugees’ emptied hardware stores in north France of rubber sheets , glue to make rafts
      …authorities never noticed

  • andycanuck

    But that’s cultural appropriation!

  • Alain

    Why do I suspect this will be used to ban crossbows in Germany, because they don’t want patriotic Germans having access to them after their guns were pretty much banned.

  • Minicapt