Of course. Because what else could possibly have led him to do this besides mental illness?
“Police arrest Iraqi knife attacker,” translated from “Polizei verhaftet irakischen Messerangreifer,” Junge Freiheit, October 7, 2021 (thanks to Medforth):
WELVER. The police arrested an Iraqi man in Welver, North Rhine-Westphalia, who attacked a driver with a knife. The 30-year-old asylum seeker was overwhelmed and disarmed by an officer under a passer-by, the police said.
At the time of the crime on Wednesday, the man was drunk and shouted “Allahu Akbar”. However, a search of his apartment did not reveal any evidence of an Islamist motive, which is why the state security did not take over the investigation. When asked by Junge Freiheit, a police spokesman said that the Arnsberg public prosecutor had applied for the Iraqi, who was known to the police, to be placed in a psychiatric institution.
The case shows parallels to the knife attack in Würzburg in June. An asylum seeker from Somalia, who was also known to the police, killed three women with a knife and injured others, some of them life-threateningly. He also shouted “Allahu Akbar” and said after his arrest that he wanted to carry out his “jihad” in this way. (ag)