Nine dead after racist terror attack in Germany, but not much in the U.S. press https://t.co/aJ8AvAAUeW
— veto players stan account (@Convolutedname) February 20, 2020
Maybe it was just bad timing — too much domestic news here. Suspect committed suicide, after killing his mother:
Germany’s attorney general, Peter Frank, said a video and manifesto posted on the suspect’s website expressed “not only crazy thoughts and convoluted conspiracy theories, but also a deeply racist mentality.” He cited this as the reason for the attorney general’s office to take over the investigation.
Prosecutors must now “find out, if there were any other supporters or accomplices in the Hanau attacks.” Frank said prosecutors would look into the suspect’s environment and known connections, both in Germany and in other countries.
A 43-year-old German man is the prime suspect in the attacks, which took place Wednesday night at two hookah bars. His body and that of his mother were found by police in his home, bringing the total death toll to 11. A weapon was found beside the two. Police encoutered the suspect’s father uninjured, the attorney general’s office said in a statement.
Federal prosecutors soon took over the investigation due to the severity of the case, as this prosecutorial level primarily handles cases of crimes against the state…
In talking with eyewitnesses on the ground in Hanau, DW’s Rebecca Staudenmaier said the hookah bar where the first shooting took place was focal points for a local tight-knit Kurdish community, as well as a popular hangout for young people of all backgrounds.
Police have revealed few details about the victims. However, Yanki Pürsün, a lawmaker in the Hesse state parliament, told DW’s Turkish service that three of the victims were of Turkish descent and five had a North African background…
A gunman killed 9 at shisha bars in #Hanau, Germany, opening fire on clientele who are reported to have been predominantly Kurdish. Police believe he returned home and killed himself and his mother, leaving behind a confession expressing extreme right-wing views #GermanyShooting pic.twitter.com/QhoCxdmL9k
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) February 20, 2020
The Hanau terrorist's mind was filled with a sludge of racist, incel & conspiracist ideology. He was obsessed with nutty US conspiracies about elites killing kids in bunkers, but local xenophobic campaigns may have helped put his victims in the crosshairs. https://t.co/gw6wGLXPMt
— tim hume (@tim_hume) February 20, 2020
The far right Hanau, Germany shooter/terrorist claims in his manifesto that Trump stole his slogans: “A billionaire in the USA is implementing my policy recommendation (even some slogans I developed like 'America First, Buy American and Hire American')” https://t.co/W3TKV0pVtM
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) February 20, 2020