“‘Based on what we know so far, we have no information that the suspect in any way had a terrorist or Islamist motive,’ a police spokesman said.”
Very well, then. It is odd, however, that we never used to hear about these incidents in cathedrals, and now they’re fairly common — there was one in France just last week. This was Berlin’s main Protestant cathedral, so perhaps this 53-year-old “Austrian man” was just a disgruntled Roman Catholic. Or perhaps German authorities are once again trying to cover up jihad activity. In light of how intent German authorities are not to let news of jihad activity come out in a manner that makes it clear to the public what is going on, we may never know what really happened here.
Notice that “Hate Harms the Soul” is written outside the cathedral in German and English. Not in, say, Arabic. But it is unlikely that this attack was carried out by an anti-immigration Trump supporter.
“Police shoot knife-wielding man in Berlin Cathedral ‘rampage,’” Agence France-Presse, June 4, 2018:
German police shot and wounded an Austrian man “rampaging” at Berlin Cathedral on Sunday after he wielded a knife and was “verbally aggressive”, officials said.
“Shortly after 4pm police shot at a rampaging man at Berlin Cathedral,” police said in a tweet. “He was wounded in the leg.”
Officials said the man was 53 years old, but did not identify him. Armed officers were seen cordoning off the entrances to the landmark in the heart of the German capital.
“Based on what we know so far, we have no information that the suspect in any way had a terrorist or Islamist motive,” a police spokesman said.
It was not immediately clear whether anyone else was hurt in the incident at Berlin’s main Protestant cathedral, one of the city’s top tourist attractions….