They were looking to “slay and be slain in the cause of Allah” for the promise of that never-ending Oktoberfest in the sky (Qur’an 9:111), but wound up having to skip over the first part.
In all seriousness, though, this report only underscores the severity and depth of the threat currently facing Europe, wherein the known number of the Tiny Minority of Extremists seems to grow by the day. “Sources: Possible drone strike in Pakistan kills 8 Germans,” from CNN: October 4:
Eight suspected German nationals were killed in a suspected drone strike in northwestern Pakistan, two Pakistani officials said Monday.
The strike happened in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, the officials said. Missiles struck a building that eight suspected German militants were in,
the officials said.
The eight are believed to have been members of the group Jihad al Islami, the officials said.
Next question: was there a Hamburg connection?