The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Berlin truck attack, and has described the driver of the truck as a “soldier” of the jihad terror group.
Lone wolf jihad attacks can come anywhere, anytime, and inflict incalculable damage and the tragic and violent loss of loved ones, as we see in the marketplace Berlin truck attack. These attacks are inspired by ongoing Islamic State calls to jihad against the West.
Yet Charles Hecker, a senior partner at Control Risks, claims that the terror threat level to Germany is low, despite the Berlin market truck attack. Hecker’s reason for this claim is that the Berlin attack “appears to be the act of a lone wolf”; he is just another so called expert trying to earn his keep. The horrific “lone wolf” jihad truck attack in Nice, France in mid-July took the lives of 86 people and injured about 434 more. Perhaps this is insignificant for Hecker, who seems to have no interest in how “lone wolves” may be heeding the calls of the Islamic State.
“Germany Expects ‘Further Significant Attacks’, Warn Police Chiefs”, by Liam Deacon, Breitbart, December 21, 2016:
“We need to work on the assumption that an armed perpetrator is still on the loose. As a result of this we are on high alert,” Mr. Münch said at a press conference delivered by federal prosecutors.“Currently we have one suspect but we are not sure whether he is the perpetrator and we don’t know whether there is only one. We have not found the weapon and that leads us to being in a high state of alert.
“Our investigations are on-going to see whether there are other perpetrators that we need to arrest.”
The warning came as Germany’s top prosecutor, Peter Frank, said more than one person could have carried out the massacre.
He had also conceded that the then-suspect in custody “may not have been the perpetrator or belong to the group of perpetrators” before the Pakistani migrant was released hours later.
Yesterday, German police said they were “working on the assumption that the truck was steered deliberately into the crowd”, with Chancellor Angela Merkel saying it must be “presumed” to be a terror attack.
The anti mass-migration AfD party did not mince their words. “Germany is no longer safe,” AfD co-chairman Frauke Petry commented.
Adding: “We must be under no illusions. The breeding ground in which such acts can flourish has been negligently and systematically imported over the past year and a half.”……