Schlagwort-Archive: terror suspect

Die Psyche des Mohamed Merah

von Florian Flade

Ein psychiatrisches Gutachten aus dem Jahr 2009 gibt Einblicke in die Gedankenwelt und den Werdegang von Mohamed Merah, dem Todesschützen von Toulouse.

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After Video-Threats – German Terror Suspect Arrested

by Florian Flade


Yesterday I reported on Welt Online about video threats made by German individuals against Germany, demanding the release of imprisoned terrorist Daniel „Abdullah“ Schneider. The three videos, posted on Youtube in Mid-October, featured two men with hidden faces, threatening bomb attacks in Germany if Schneider is not released and sent back to Afghanistan by plane.

Daniel Schneider, a convert to Islam who was trained in Waziristan terror camps, was part of the so-called „Sauerland-Gruppe“, a group formed by members of the „Islamic Jihad Union“ (IJU) in West Germany. Together with fellow convert Fritz Gelowicz and German-Turkish Adem Yilmaz, Schneider plotted to attack U.S. military bases in Germany. Police intervened as the group was building bombs in a rented house in the Sauerland region of western Germany.

In Spring, the „Sauerland-Zelle“ was sentenced for establishing a terror organization and plotting murder. Daniel Schneider was sentenced to twelve years in prison. His lawyer told me, Schneider does not know who is behind the video threats and does not recognize the voices. Overall he does not even want to rejoin Jihad in Afghanistan, as the unknown men in the videos demanded.

Today, in the early morning hours, police commandos raided a flat in Neunkirchen, in the Sauerland region, arresting a young man (Kevin S.) who is said to have recorded the threat videos and uploaded them to Youtube. Police spokesman said the terror suspect, a former Christian from Cameroon, was under 24-7 surveillance for at least two weeks. A press conference on the arrest is expected later today.

UPDATE on Denmark Bomb Case

Danish police today denied rumours spread by Danish media yesterday that investigators had found maps and information inside the bag of the terror suspect that indicated the man wanted to blow up Aarhus building of Danish newspaper „Jyllands Posten“.

First information about investigation was released today. Police is still trying to find out the who the man is who brought explosives inside Copenhagen´s Jorgensen Hotel on Friday. He is said to have three national identities including Belgian. Police says the terror suspect speaks perfekt English, French and German with French accent.

On Friday the man bought a bus ticket to Belgium while staying in Denmark. Maybe he was trying to flee the country after the planned bomb attack. Footage of the hotel´s survaillance cameras was released by Danish police today. It shows the suspect going into the hotel´s restrooms in the basement and leaving it 38 minutes later as he runs out of the hotel.

Police say the man checked into Jorgensen Hotel on September 7th, traveled around Copenhagen and also shaved his beard he had when he arrived in the Danish capital. On Friday he signed out of the hotel leaving all his luggage in his room.

Meanwhile investigators are not sticking to the theory the man wanted to carry out a suicide bombing. Rather it is suggested he tried to build a bombing device.