“No details of his condition were released and a motive is unclear. Police confirmed it was not being treated as a terror incident.”
The problem with this is that it has so often happened that police deny that some incident is terrorism, and then it turns out to be jihad terror after all. There is also the fact that 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….
Does that mean that this was a jihad terror attack? Not at all. But unfortunately, given the police’s poor record of honesty in such cases, their denial cannot be taken at face value.
“Police shoot man with knife at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport,” Sky News, December 15, 2017:
Dutch police have shot a man wielding a knife at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.
A tweet from Dutch military police read: “Man at Schiphol shot at by the military police, after he made threats with a knife. Situation safe.”
The forces later added officers had overpowered and arrested the suspect, and he is now in custody.
“The man threatened with a knife and the military police shot him,” spokesman Stan Verberkt said.
“He was injured and has been taken into custody.”
No details of his condition were released and a motive is unclear. Police confirmed it was not being treated as a terror incident….