We reported yesterday on Tuesday night’s bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team’s bus, noting all the indicators that the attack may in fact have been a feint or false flag, luring “Islamophobes” to react before pinning the blame on someone else (presumably “right-wing extremists”).
Now comes another indicator: the mujahid arrested on Wednesday morning had nothing to do with the attack; he was arrested for involvement with the Islamic State.
Some Counterjihad writers don’t get it, and boast “Suspect arrested — guess what his religion is…” Even today! I fear they are going to get their fingers burnt.
But then, at the same time, the media here are giddy to pin it on someone other than Muslims, so presumably there is a lot of confirmation bias in their articles.
Notice that the translated FAZ article ends by citing Anders Behring Breivik — yet another indicator pointing to the possibility that Germans are being set up for their own Breivik moment:
Iraqi Suspect: No Clue to Involvement of the Arrested in BVB Attack
After the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team, the General State Prosecutor requested an arrest warrant against an Iraqi — but not for involvement in the attack itself.
April 13, 2017
[photo caption: The soccer match in Dortmund was rescheduled under high security precautions.]
Concerning the person temporarily arrested, investigators have so far not found any evidence for an involvement in the attack on the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, the General State Prosecutor announced on Thursday in Karlsruhe. But an arrest warrant on the grounds of suspicion of membership in the jihadist organization Islamic State (IS) was requested against the 26-year-old Iraqi national Abdul Beset A.
“The investigations have so far not yielded any instance for an involvement of the accused in the attack,” announced the General State Prosecutor. But according to media reports, the Wuppertal detainee is suspected of joining ISIS in Iraq in the end of 2014 or earlier.
The accused allegedly commanded a unit of approximately ten combatants in Iraq. According to the General Prosecutor, his unit was responsible for preparing kidnappings, abductions, extortions and killings. In March 2015, A. travelled from Iraq to Turkey, and from there, at the beginning of 2016, to Germany.
In Germany, stayed in contact with ISIS members
Even in Germany the accused allegedly held contact with ISIS members. The Iraqi is scheduled for arraignment to the committing magistrate on Friday before noon, who will decide whether to issue an arrest warrant and ordinance of custody.
Tuesday evening, in Dortmund, three explosive devices exploded near the team bus of the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, thereby injuring the Dortmunder footballer Marc Bartra and a policeman. The Iraqi was temporarily detained in the ensuing investigations.
In view of the attacks, the conflict researcher Jochen Hippler warns against hastily assigning the deed to Islamists. “We have become so used to Islamist terror that we know in advance what the result will be even before an investigation is completed”, the political scientist of the University Duisburg/Essen tells WDR [public broadcaster] on Thursday.
“But we should keep in mind that most of the attacks of the past ten years were actually not carried out by Islamists, but by secular culprits. And in some instances, we drew the wrong conclusions relatively quickly,” said Hippler. Among others, he named the case of the right-extremist and Islam-critical Anders Breivik in Norway.