29-year-old allegedly intended to drive truck into crowd at North Rhine-Westphalia protest – Questions over whether he is ‘lone wolf’
In the arrest of the 29-year-old jihadist in Duisburg, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, German authorities moved on Tuesday as he planned a truck attack on a pro-Israel rally.
A foreign intelligence agency reportedly tipped off German investigators about the 29-year-old under the pseudonym “Osama the German”
SEK-Einsatz in #DuisburgZugriff auf Terrorverdächtigen Tarik S. (29), er wollte nach ersten Ermittelungen mit einem Laster in eine Pro-#Israel-Kundgebung rasen. Der Islamist sat bereits im Gäffelnis, weil er für #ISIS in Syrien he fought. #terror #gaza #Israel_under_attack pic.twitter.com/AXKN3YW2Ma
— Frank Schneider (@chefreporterNRW) October 24, 2023
According to Bild, in 2017 he was sentenced to five years prison for participating in the Islamic State.
The 29-year-old (Tarik S.) he allegedly intended to drive the truck into a crowd that would have gathered at a demonstration in North Rhine-Westphalia to kill as many people as possible.
🇩🇪 In #Duisburg gehts gerade rund
Typ von ISIS wurde 2017 zu fünf Jahren Haft verurteilt und wollte jetzt in eine Israel-Demo rasen.
— RemigrationsEnte 🦆🚜 (@StreamteamMS) October 24, 2023
The Brussels Islamist terrorist attack seems to have had an effect on the Duisburg attacker. Tariq S. “in this context praised the Brussels attacker and was inspired by his actions on October 16, 2023.”
The terror suspect is to be questioned and his apartment searched. Investigators want to find further clues to the planning of the attack on the flat, and also need to establish whether the Islamist wanted to act alone or has accomplices.
It is noted that the Islamic State made a call to his supporters to unleash terrorist attacks in Europe, via video – which was made public on a propaganda channel of the jihadist organization – which features the Brussels terrorist, among others, Amdeslam Lasvet.
In #Duisburg #NRW wurde ein #Islamist festgenommen Der Pfannenwender sat 5 Jahre im Knast – weil er beim #IS #ISIS #Daesh in #Syria war. Er gilt als hochgefährlicher Gefährder & wanted auf einer Demo für #Israel in die Menge rasen.
Wieder war es nicht der deutsche… pic.twitter.com/IPZA4p5Vaf
— Capulcu TurkKick (@KickTurk) October 24, 2023
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