“The son of Albanian immigrants, he reportedly became radicalized in prison after being sentenced at 16 for robbery. Once released, he was reportedly further radicalized after attending several mosques.”
Have those mosques been shut down? Why not? Have German authorities pondered the question of why mosques, which are supposed to be teaching Qur’anic Islam that they assume is benign and peaceful, would be teaching the kind of Islam that leads young men to become “radicalized”? How is it that mosques collectively succumbed to what is supposed to be a twisting and hijacking of the true teachings of the Religion of Peace? Or if Islam teaches warfare against unbelievers, is it really a good idea to have mosques proliferating and operating unsupervised?
The Austrian teen was reportedly radicalized in prison before plotting with a 12-year-old German-Iraqi to bomb a Christmas market in Ludwigshafen. The case highlights the challenges posed by radicalized youth.
An Austrian teenager has been charged on several terror-related counts, including inciting and instructing a 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy to carry out an attack on a Christmas market, Austrian press agency APA reported Sunday.
The Vienna prosecution authority accuses the now 18-year-old Austrian boy Lorenz K. of instigating violence, attempted use of an explosive device and membership in a terrorist organization.
The 18-year-old has been in police detention since he was arrested in Vienna in January last year.
The son of Albanian immigrants, he reportedly became radicalized in prison after being sentenced at 16 for robbery. Once released, he was reportedly further radicalized after attending several mosques.
According to the 55-page indictment, Lorenz K. allegedly gave an oath of allegiance to the “Islamic State” (IS).
He then urged and instructed a 12-year German-Iraqi boy through WhatsApp on how to carry out a terror attack, according to the charges.
The nail-bomb device allegedly made by the 12-year-old failed to detonate at a Christmas market in the western German city of Ludwigshafen in 2016….