Men, aged 15 to 21, are suspected of torching the victim as he slept on platform
Six suspects of the attack at Schönleinstraße station are Syrian and one is Lybian
Detectives in Berlin have opened an attempted murder investigation after attack
Men appear to flee on train and are spotted celebrating as they watch man burn
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by, Gareth Davies | The Daily Mail | Michael Stürzenberger @ Politically Incorrect
Seven migrants have been arrested after a homeless man was set on fire on Christmas Eve at a Berlin subway station.
The men, aged 15 to 21, are suspected of torching the victim as he slept on a platform bench at Schönleinstraße station.
Six of the suspects are Syrian and one is Lybian and an attempted murder investigation has been launched.
Thomas Neuendorf, the vice chief of the press office at Berlin Police, told Bild that detectives believe the 21-year-old to have been the main perpetrator.
He, along with his alleged accomplices, were arrested on yesterday.
After torching the homeless man, the suspected assailants hopped onto a train to make their getaway.
CCTV footage captured them watching and laughing as the man was burning on the platform.
It appeared they were celebrating, according to local press.
Remarkably, the victim escaped almost unscathed, thanks to the rapid intervention of several witnesses.
Michael Stürzenberger @ Politically Incorrect wrote:
The Berliner Zeitung writes neutrally of “young men” even though that when looking at the pictures it is clear to everyone that they are migrants:
During the night between the 24th and 25th of December seven young men set a homeless man on fire at the subway station Schönleinstraße. Now pictures of the offenders have been published.
That was fast! Immediately a day after the horrible deed in Berlin-Kreuzberg, the Berlin police had published the photos of the perpetrators. The pictures show altogether seven young men.
One should pay attention to the downplaying public-service-speech of the police:
“The seven youths, all of them young men, are under the suspicion of endangering a sleeping homeless man with fire at the subway station Schönleinstraße”, the police informed the public on Monday.
“Endangering with fire” — that sounds as if the migrants were lighting up cigarettes near the homeless man. The reality is they had set him on fire and wanted to burn him! But at least the usually much sleepier Berlin police published the photos immediately. According to the Berlin Zeitung, the seven migrants fled on the subway after the incident. They have not been apprehended yet.
Maria Ladenburger was found in a river in Freiburg, where she studied
A single strand of hair was found and matched to the migrant suspect
He was identified by a single strand of dyed-blond hair at the scene
According to police, he has confessed and will go to court next year
It has stoked anger against Angela Merkel’s open-door immigration policy
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by, Allan Hall | Daily Mail – UK
A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany for the rape and murder of the 19-year-old daughter of a senior EU official.
Medical student Maria Ladenburger, who volunteered at a refugee home in her spare time, was found dead in the university city of Freiburg, near the border with Switzerland in mid October.
Her father is Dr. Clemens Ladenburger, a lawyer who works as the right hand man to the legal director of the European Commission.
It is unclear whether she ever met her murderer before he took her life.
The suspect has confessed to the murder, according to police. He was arrested on Friday and will go before the courts next year.
Maria was drowned after being raped, her body found in the River Dreisam on October 16.
A single 18.5 cm long strand of dark hair that had been partially dyed blonde, was found in a blackberry bush.
Her black scarf was also found discovered on the riverbed.
DNA from the hair and the scarf were run through the police criminal database, but no matches were found.
Detectives then turned to CCTV footage in the town and the surrounding area where Maria was found.
After three weeks video footage was unearthed of the asylum seeker on a local tram who police say had a ‘very conspicuous hairstyle, an undercut hairstyle’, with a portion of his long hair dyed blonde.
He was arrested Friday and a DNA probe matched him to the crime scene. Public prosecutor Dieter Inhofer said the suspect had been taken in by a local family in Freiburg, where he had lived without incident.
David Müller, head of the police’s Special Commission, said at a press conference: ‘Through interviews and a web-based survey, we were able to reconstruct Maria’s final hours.
‘The 19-year-old student had been at a party. By 2.37am, she left the party. Maria then cycled home, as usual.
‘The young woman had been the victim of a sexual offence and a violent crime.’
On October 26 Mr Ladenburger and his wife Frederika placed a memorial notice for Maria in the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.
It read: “Maria was for 19 years a singular ray of sunshine for our family, and that she will remain.
“We thank God for this gift, that he made you with us. We are sure that she is safe with him.”
A funeral requiem was held for Maria on October in Notre Dame des Graces Church in Brussels.
On December 6 this year Maria would have been 20.
Police are now trying to establish if he may also be responsible for the death of another girl in the area.
Carolin G., 27, was raped and murdered at the beginning of November while jogging in Endinge, just 18 miles away from Freiburg.
There was no DNA evidence at that crime scene for detectives to work with.
The news comes ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU conservative party conference in which she sets out her claim to a fourth term in office next year, against a rising tide of anger at her open-door refugee policy.
Crime among unaccompanied male refugee has in general been on the rise of late.
In picturesque Garmisch-Partenkirchen the mayor recently wrote to Bavarian state authorities pleading for help in dealing with them at a hostel, while a nationwide alcohol ban has been imposed at all their accommodation centres.
Mrs Merkel will attempt to bolster support for her stance on refugees this week, but still refuses to say what a final limit might be.
FBI REPORT: A Prince George’s County man sought out American military personnel to Murder on behalf of the Islamic State
by, Deb Belt | Bowie Patch | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
HYATTSVILLE, MD — A Hyattsville man who came to the United States from Bangladesh as a child is in federal custody on a charge that he tried to help the terrorist organization ISIS by planning to kill an American military member.
Nelash Mohamed Das, 24, was charged by federal criminal complaint Monday with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS or the Islamic State. Federal authorities say that for the past year, Das used social media to express his support for the Islamic State, including support for terrorist attacks in Paris, France, and San Bernardino, CA.
“Individuals intent on carrying out violence in the name of foreign terrorist organizations pose one of the most concerning threats that law enforcement faces today and stopping these offenders before they are able to act is our highest priority,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin in a news release.
On Oct. 26, 2015, Das tweeted the name of an individual and the city where they lived, stating that the individual “aspires to kill Muslims.” Das knew that the individual hoped to become a member of the U.S. military. ISIS members and supporters have posted identifying information about U.S. military personnel in hopes that follower would carry out attacks against them, the FBI says.
The affidavit alleges that Das was advertising the individual’s identity and whereabouts in order to inspire violence against that individual.
On Jan. 30, 2016, Das reportedly tweeted a picture of an AK-47 assault rifle along with the message, “This is more than just a gun. This is a ticket to Jannah,” a reference to the Islamic concept of paradise.
According to the affidavit, Das attended classes at a firing range in Prince George’s County to practice firing weapons, and submitted his fingerprints to obtain a handgun permit.
In May 2016, Das met a someone working for the FBI whom he believed was also a supporter of ISIS. Das later told the unidentified source that he wanted to kill a particular military member who lived in Prince George’s County, and whose identifying information Das had obtained the prior year from a list posted online by ISIL. After that, he hoped to travel overseas for ISIS.
In a meeting on Sept. 11, 2016, Das confirmed that he was committed “100 percent” to conducting an attack and, “That’s like my goal in life,” according to court documents. In a meeting the following day, Das asked that ISIS pay him for future killings of U.S. military personnel, but added that he would do it for free, as well.
On Sept. 28, 2016, Das and the informant drove to a firearms store in Virginia, where Das purchased ammunition and was given bogus information on a target with the expectation that he would be paid $80,000 for the attack. Das was arrested at the scene of the planned attack two days later by FBI agents.
Das was ordered to be detained pending a detention hearing, which is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.
Das faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted.
According to the affidavit, Das was admitted to the U.S. in 1995 and is a legal permanent resident.