The Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
Nah, that couldn’t be it. Say, did this knifeman have anything to do with “right-wing extremists”?
“Isil claims responsibility for Hamburg knife attack that killed teenager,” Telegraph, October 30, 2016:
Isil claimed responsibility for a “lone wolf” knife attack in Hamburg on October 16 which left a teenager dead, the Isil-affiliated news agency Amaq reported.
The jihadist group claimed the act of terrorism was in response to its calls to target civilians of coalition countries involved in Iraq and Syria airstrikes.
“A soldier of the Islamic State stabbed two individuals in Hamburg city on the 16th of this month,” the release said, in response to “calls to target the citizens of coalition countries” that are fighting Isil in Iraq and Syria.
Hamburg police reported a knife attack on the banks of the Alster river on October 16.
One victim, a 16-year-old boy, was fatally wounded, while his 15-year-old female companion escaped unharmed.
Police never found the attacker, described as aged 23-25 and of “southern” appearance.
“The motive for the crime is unknown and the subject of further investigation,” the October 17 police statement said….