UPDATE: The Telegraph reports that the driver had genuine psychological problems, and was neither a Muslim nor a jihadi. The origin of the Romanian TV report, which remains on the Romanian site, is unexplained.
In this post yesterday, I explained some of the problems with the German police’s explanation of this event: the man had “psychological problems” but apparently also explosives and accomplices, which mentally ill people who just snap one day don’t usually have. And note how the police misleadingly said that the attacker was a German, when now it turns out he was a Muslim migrant. The only element that prevents this incident from being classified as a clear case of vehicular jihad is that he killed himself after the attack, which jihadis do not ordinarily do. On that, the German police may be lying, or this jihadi panicked after the attack and decided he would rather die than go to a German prison, or there may be still another explanation. In any case, this reading of the tea leaves and guesswork is unfortunately made necessary by the manifest dishonesty of authorities in Germany and all over the West regarding jihad attacks.
“Terror in Münster: Romanian television reports that the terrorist was a German citizen of Kurdish origin,” Searchlight Germany, April 8, 2018:
UPDATE: Atacatorul s-ar fi împușcat singur, anunţă presa germană. Suspectul este un cetăţean german de origină kurdă, al cărui paşaport ar fi fost găsit la locul tragediei.
UPDATE: The assailant has shot himself, the German press reported. The suspect is a German citizen of Kurdish origin whose passport was found at the scene.