Germany: Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up and injured 12 other people
A failed Syrian asylum seeker who was rejected asylum a year ago has blown himself up and injured 12 other people with a backpack bomb near a festival in the south German town of Ansbach. The horrifying incident occurred at 10.30pm local time at Eugen’s Weinstube in the city’s old town
The state of Bavaria's interior minister said the 27-year-old man had detonated the device after being refused entry to the music festival.
About 2,500 people were evacuated from the venue after the explosion.
Bavaria has been on edge since a knife rampage on a train claimed by so-called Islamic State last Monday.
The Ansbach blast is reported to have happened at about 22:10 (20:10 GMT) outside the Eugens Weinstube bar in the centre of the town, which has a population of 40,000 and is home to a US military base.
The bomb went off close to the entrance to the Ansbach Open music festival.
A witness, Thomas Debinski, reported "panic" after the explosion, although some people had thought it was caused by a gas explosion."Then people came past and said it was a rucksack that had exploded," he told Sky News
Three of the injured were in a serious condition, police said.
Security services have sealed off the city centre AFTER WARDS and experts are trying to establish the kind of explosives the bomber used. (After all he was free to move around for a year after having had his asylum rejected ! )
The Syrian man entered Germany two years ago and had his asylum claim rejected a year ago, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said! We at SDR ask: What on earth was he doing in Germany if his asylum was rejected?
Answer: He had been given leave to stay temporarily given the situation in his home country and provided with an apartment in Ansbach, Mr Herrmann added.
The minister said he was "incensed" by the attack which, he continued, demonstrated the need to "strengthen controls on those we have living in our country".
Mr Herrmann said the man had been known to have tried to take his own life twice and had spent time in a psychiatric clinic. The fact he had only tried was assumable just to get a visa otherwise there would be a asylum seeker less, as it is not that hard if there is enough of depression we know all to well.....
The most pathetic comment however came from Mr Herrmann: "We don't know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of killing others," he said. While pointing out that , the bomb in the backpack would have been sufficient to kill and injure many more people. What Mr Herrmann DID NOT COMMENT ON was what the Syrian Muslim did in a Wine Shop of he was thinking of just killing him self!!! Alcohol is according to Islam considered "haram" /prohibited and is one of the very legit targets by many Muslim Muslims who not necessary even are consideredextremists, by our unknowing political leaders.
Ansbach deputy police chief Roman Fertinger said there were "indications" that pieces of metal had been added to the explosive device. What many western media don't report is that according to unconfirmed reports claim a man with a rucksack was denied entry to the festival shortly before the explosion ripped through the popular night spot.
Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch reports that the festival it self is "just three miles away from a US military base"....3 miles is not a small distance so trying to indicate it would have made a difference if the Syrian would have entered the festival is about as realistic as a UFO landing on the White House ....On top of all fact remains that the bomb cant have been very powerful as it killed only the bomber him self and wounded 12. Indicating that the Syrian man wasn't a very skilled bomb maker.
If someone was intending to do any harm to any military installation of any sort in Germany be it American or not, he would have to have a very powerful bomb that would have to be delivered past armed security guards.
So this statement is hinting towards the US without reason! All given facts point towards that the Syrian wanted to kill Germans and Europeans if anything, otherwise he would not have chosen the local little wine shop.