Shouting “Allahu Akbar [God is the Greatest],” a man stabbed a German couple at a music festival in Oberhausen. The wife, 66, is fighting for her life, while her husband, 57, was able to overpower the attacker even though he was seriously injured.
The attacker, 26, was arrested by German police who said the man was “apparently under the influence of narcotics” and declined to confirm a motive for the attack.
The German army is calling for increased security checks after it was discovered that more than 60 admitted Islamists were suspected of infiltrating its forces. The Telegraph reports that 64 Islamists are mostly likely currently embedded within Germany’s armed forces.
“The German army trains all of its members in the handling and usage of weapons of war. [Terrorists] could use those skills acquired in the army to carry out well-prepared acts of violence at home or abroad,” stated a government document on the subject.
Muslim immigrants who convert to Christianity are under attack in Germany by their fellow immigrants. The latest attack occurred this month when a convert from Afghanistan was almost killed by his fellow countrymen, but instead ended up in a hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
"Whoever speaks openly as a convert to devout Muslims about his faith and does not hide his cross, is not safe even in Germany," said Benjamin Dauth, a volunteer with the Evangelical Free Church, who added that the Afghans had spoken openly that they were planning the attack. Police are investigating the incident.
A teenage Islamic-State supporter who stabbed a German policeman in February was charged with attempted murder, grievous bodily harm and support for a foreign terrorist organization, stated the federal prosecutor's office.
The German-Moroccan girl, now 16, stabbed the officer during a routine check at the Hanover train station before being subdued by another officer.
A 19-year old German-Syrian national was also charged with failing to report the planned attack.