December 21st, 2016

Law enforcement and the new suspect in the Berlin market attack

Here’s some information on the new suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack:

Anis Amri, 23, from Tataouine, Tunisia left his home seven years ago according to his father and travelled to Europe as an illegal immigrant.

Amri, who has a €100,000 reward on his head, spent four years in an Italian jail and according to his father moved to Germany last year.

Since his arrival in Germany, Amri was arrested at least three times and was due to be deported.

What was this man doing anywhere on earth outside a prison?

Good question:

Despite being an ISIS supporter known to have received weapons training, German authorities allowed Anis Amri to slip through their clutches time after time.

It is understood, Amri has used at least six different names under three different nationalities.

The 23-year-old even tried to recruit an accomplice for a terror plot – and again the authorities knew about it – but still he remained at large, it has emerged.

This is the sort of history we see time and again with these ISIS-inspired (or even at times ISIS trained and affiliated) so-called “known wolves” (a pun on “lone wolves”). Moreover:

He arrived in Germany in July 2015 and was given a hearing by immigration authorities in April this year. He was denied the right to asylum and was due to be deported before the end of the year.

But under a peculiarity of the German asylum system he was granted a ‘Duldung’ or toleration papers allowing him to stay for unknown reasons.

That sort of thing is, in a nutshell, why the people of Europe are joining the people of the US in demanding change in the suicidal policies of so many Western nations.

Amri was put on a danger list shortly after arriving – a move which meant authorities considered him prone to extreme violence. Yet just how much surveillance he was under remains unclear.

In July this year he got into a knife fight over drugs and was charged with GBH. But he went underground before getting to court.

Yet he surfaced again in August in Ludwigsburg when he was arrested for possessing a fake Italian document. Again, why he was allowed to slip through the fingers of the security services, given his known affiliation to hate preachers, is unclear.

One reads the article with mounting horror and rage. This guy was a terrorist attack waiting to happen, and authorities would be considered to have been almost comically inept at preventing it if the outcome weren’t so hideously and horrifically tragic:

He is known to have attended hate sermons by Abu Walaa in Hildesheimn, a recruiter for ISIS who now sits in jail on remand after being arrested last month for radicalising young men for the terror group.

Apparently Walaa wanted to send him to Syria. But he did not want to, preferring instead to formulate plans for an attack in Germany.

Another investigator said: ‘Supposedly the evidence was not strong enough to arrest him.’…

Amri…is believed to have entered Europe through Italy with Syrian refugees.

He is believed to have had a criminal record in Tunisia, having carried out violent car robberies. Tunisian police are now said to be speaking to his family.

And here’s the capper:

Despite an unfolding international manhunt the first pictures of him released in Germany have his eyes deliberately covered, thought to be because of strict privacy laws there. MailOnline has uncovered unblurred images.

The Daily Mail article from which this is all taken is a long one with many photos and much information, worth reading the whole thing to get an idea of the state of German law enforcement on terrorist matters. That state appears to be abysmal one, with the country locked into an ordinary business-as-usual application of the domestic criminal justice system. It’s not working, and it’s widespread across Europe and this country as well.

[NOTE: The suspect was identified from some ID papers found underneath the seat in the truck. I suppose it is possible that this was a purposefully false lead, planted there by the real perpetrator. However, Amri’s history certainly indicates that he is a likely perpetrator.]

18 Responses to “Law enforcement and the new suspect in the Berlin market attack”

  1. F Says:

    The first step in changing such an outrageous situation: in future, a “duldung” will only be issued if the person receiving it will be housed by the person issuing it. That might change such a shocking travesty of justice.

  2. Vanderleun Says:

    Nothing will change it until people start deporting and/or killing these reptiles wholesale.

  3. J.J Says:

    I always thought the Inspector Clouseau character was fictional. Apparently not.

    It’s obvious that European law enforcement is reactive and seemingly soft on suspected terrorists. Also, they seem to have no intelligence that allows law enforcement to understand in real time who they have in custody.

    They don’t seem to take the terrorist threat all that seriously. At some point I suppose they will become enraged enough by the senseless violence to take more proactive measures to defend themselves.

    James Mitchell’s book, “Enhanced interrogation,” ought to be required reading for all policymakers and law enforcement. Being nice or fair to the jihadis only increases their contempt for infidels. Only by understanding them and taking them seriously can a realistic defense be mounted.

  4. Sergey Says:

    European attitude to terrorism is nothing short of suicidal. Just as all their social policies, too. And in Germany all this insanity is especially bad.

  5. parker Says:

    Leftists in the West are going to allow more deaths to pile up before a solid majority of the voters throw them out of office.

  6. A_Nonny_Mouse Says:

    Applying that old formula of “If the INTENT were to {achieve result X} what would they be doing differently?”, one might decide that THIS IS INTENTIONAL ON THE PART OF THE GLOBALISTS.

    The primary function of government is to protect its citizenry from threats external and internal. Defend the borders, ensure the civil peace, enforce the law, that sort of thing.

    When a government follows policies that foment chaos and civil discord, that cause economic damage, and/or otherwise are injurious to the welfare of its citizens, and KEEPS DOING SO despite the harm being done, it has become treasonous and illegitimate. Period. (Look up “Social Contract”.)

    The West, the so-called “First World”, is UNIVERSALLY engaged in such malfeasance against its citizens. The various national governments are DELIBERATELY destabilizing their own states: they invite non-assimilating foreigners in, they adopt rules (or at least “social pressure & propaganda”) to discourage their native populations from complaining about the economic cost and civil unrest the “new guests” bring, they deny that borders or national culture-and-customs or patriotism have any valid reason to exist; further, they allow their central banks to follow economic policies that GUARANTEE an eventual global economic collapse.

    If they really had any concern for their citizens, their countries, civil cohesiveness and/or the public welfare; if they valued the continuation of Civilization-as-we-know-it, WHY would they double-down and keep on following such destructive policies?

    I can’t say for certain that Total Destruction Of The West is their conscious, deliberate goal.

    But if such Destruction WERE their goal: WHAT WOULD THEY BE DOING DIFFERENTLY????

  7. blert Says:

    The documents are a taunt to the German authorities.

    They weren’t left behind by accident.

    This jihadi WANTED the world to know of him.

  8. mollynh Says:

    This is Fabian socialism, the Fabian window depicts it succinctly.
    Two blacksmiths are at a forge working intently, they are working on an image of planet earth engulfed in flames with the comment, *re make it to your hearts desire*.
    Also ask yourself why Obama is releasing all these criminals ???
    Gotta get those fires burning !

  9. mollynh Says:

    PC Germany, Merkel paid a visit to the site with what appeared to be fellow useless pols, I m surprised it wasnt delayed a day for Hollande to get there. Note there appeared to be No Clergy person in attendance.

  10. expat Says:

    It’s not law enforcement failing to do their duty so much as the asylum laws that won’t permit them to hold a person unless he is charged with a crime. Any attempt to change these laws is met by lots of resistance, and not from Merkel’s party. You have lots of do-gooders from other parties that get lots of airtime to preen about their superior morality.

  11. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Other than the obvious refusal to face reality, European political authorities view jihadist terrorism as a police problem. In which case, until they break a law, they can’t be detained, much less arrested. We BTW have the exact same, repeatedly demonstrated problem here in America.


    They simply take the view that you can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs…

  12. OM Says:

    The ends justify the means. The road to hell paved with good intentions. What a surprise.

  13. Richard Aubrey Says:

    “inept” means not doing the right thing according to the rules, protocols, regulations, and procedures through being stupid.
    This is a matter of doing things exactly as laid out in the rules, protocols, regulations and procedures. German law enforcement was operating exactly on point. There is nothing to reproach in their work.
    The problem is both the laws and the social pressures impinging on their work. It’s not as if they were Brit cops allowing the Rotherham atrocity to go on for ten years in fear of being accused of islamophobia. Those guys avoiding doing things the right way.
    The Germans did all they were required/allowed to do at their various levels.

    Also, as with the Boston bombing and other events, the injured outnumber the dead by a substantial factor. There is a tendency to pass over “injured” without recalling, as in Boston, amputations, irreparable internal injuries, blindings, and similar life-changing and life-limiting traumas. This wasn’t just so and so many dead and….something something.

  14. Surellin Says:

    The suspect is from Tatooine? “These are not the terrorists you are looking for”.

  15. Stubbs Says:

    There is an eye-opening article by Andrew McCarthy on the National Review website that I encountered on the Real Clear Politics website.

    His message is that the danger we face is largely a product of jihadist enclaves, which he defines as assimilation-resistant zones in which terrorists can develop and be sheltered by the sympathetic. He cites specific examples where even German police fear to tread.

  16. expat Says:

    This is absolutely correct. A lot of te problem comes from 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants who are frustrated. Their faters still raise them in a strong man of the house manner and don’t really give them a role model or permission to assimilate. The fathers often don’t take education seriously and don’t teach their sons to value it. The children will often be forced to marry a relative from the home country that they don’t even know so testosterone filled guys don’t learn to see girls as friends or possible future mates. Their is a lot of frustration in these young people that can be acted on by radicals.

    What needs to be said to immigrants is that they are responsible for bringing their kids to or having their kids in the West. It is their responsibility to help them live here. They cannot project their memories of how life used to be in the homeland when they were young onto kids who are now growing up in the age of smartphones and videogames.

  17. n.n Says:

    Sex is genetic. Gender is a behavioral bias closely correlated with sex. All that the child knows is that their bias differs from others of the same sex. Whether it has a homosexual or crossover orientation, the current transgender “treatment” selects a preferred social gender, rather than the conventional “treatment” that selects a gender correlated with the biological sex.

  18. CV Says:

    The Berlin attack perpetrator has apparently been caught and killed in Milan.

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