Aw, the poor lovable lug. AP has no way of actually knowing that Anis Amri went to Europe “in hopes of a better life,” rather than to kill as many Infidels as possible. But since AP and the rest of the establishment propaganda media never acknowledges that Muslims ever, ever want to kill Infidels under any circumstances, despite the Qur’an’s thrice-repeated exhortation to do so (2:191, 4:89, 9:5), he simply must have been coming in search of a better life — why else?
The subtext of AP’s tears for this jihadi is that if only European authorities had been more welcoming, and less “racist,” well! Poor little Anis would never have been driven to commit jihad mass murder, and all would be well. It’s all the fault of “Islamophobia,” as far as the AP is concerned.
“Troubled Berlin attack suspect sought better life in Europe,” Associated Press, December 22, 2016:
OUESLATIA, Tunisia – Desperate and drifting, Anis Amri took the path trodden by countless other North African teenagers: an illegal boat journey to Europe in hopes of a better life. He fell into crime instead — and is now suspect No. 1 in the deadly Berlin truck rampage claimed by the Islamic State group.
In his impoverished Tunisian hometown, Amri’s stunned family doesn’t know whether to defend him or disown him. One brother urged Amri to turn himself in to police.
“I want the truth to be revealed about my son. If he is the perpetrator of the attack, let him assume his responsibilities and I’ll renounce him before God. If he didn’t do anything, I want my son’s rights to be restored,” his mother, Nour El Houda Hassani, told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Distraught neighbors are surprised that Amri is suspected of such a heinous act. Yet the town is all too familiar with the threat of radicalism: Several of its sons, recruited by radical preachers, have died fighting in Syria and Libya.
His mother said she saw no sign that Amri had radicalized. In recent phone conversations, she said, he played Tunisian music and “asked about ordinary family news, and showed us meals he was preparing.”
“Either someone stole his papers and left them under the seat so that he would be incriminated, or they want to show that it’s this dog of the Islamic State group at the origin of this attack,” she said.
His sister Najoua insisted the family has “nothing to do with terrorism” but acknowledged that her brother “is no angel.”…