“The son of Albanian immigrants, he reportedly became radicalized in prison after being sentenced at 16 for robbery. Once released, he was reportedly further radicalized after attending several mosques.”
There are so many of Europe’s self-inflicted problems stated in two sentences. He is “the son of Albanian immigrants.” Was any attempt made to determine whether or not his parents held jihadist sentiments? To ascertain that is well-nigh impossible, but my point is that Austrian authorities, like authorities all over Central and Western Europe, let in massive numbers of Muslim immigrants without considering at all whether or not they considered sharia superior to the law of the land, and would work to replace the one with the other, by jihad violence if necessary.
Then we hear that he was “radicalized in prison.” Prisons all over the West are hotbeds of jihad recruitment. Why is this allowed to go on? Authorities are allowing for the recruitment and training of entire cadres of jihadis right under their noses. It’s suicidal.
And finally, “he was reportedly further radicalized after attending several mosques.” Have those mosques been investigated and shut down if found to be preaching jihad? Why not? What right do they have to exist if they are simply centers of violent plotting, sedition and subversion?
The Austrian teen was reportedly radicalized in prison before plotting with a 12-year-old German-Iraqi to bomb a Christmas market in Ludwigshafen. The case highlights the challenges posed by radicalized youth.
An Austrian teenager has been charged on several terror-related counts, including inciting and instructing a 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy to carry out an attack on a Christmas market, Austrian press agency APA reported Sunday.
The Vienna prosecution authority accuses the now 18-year-old Austrian boy Lorenz K. of instigating violence, attempted use of an explosive device and membership in a terrorist organization.
The 18-year-old has been in police detention since he was arrested in Vienna in January last year.
The son of Albanian immigrants, he reportedly became radicalized in prison after being sentenced at 16 for robbery. Once released, he was reportedly further radicalized after attending several mosques.
According to the 55-page indictment, Lorenz K. allegedly gave an oath of allegiance to the “Islamic State” (IS).
He then urged and instructed a 12-year German-Iraqi boy through WhatsApp on how to carry out a terror attack, according to the charges.
The nail-bomb device allegedly made by the 12-year-old failed to detonate at a Christmas market in the western German city of Ludwigshafen in 2016….
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