After seeing two men holding hands, a Syrian refugee in Germany stabbed one to death and the other to serious injury, the Daily Mail reported on the 13th.
According to the report, the man, only 21 years old, named Abdullah ahh, was tried on the 13th after being charged with one count of murder. Last October, he stabbed Thomas, a 55 year old tourist, to death on the street in the German city of Dresden. Aher also faces an attempted murder charge of assaulting Thomas’ 53 year old companion Oliver with another knife but failing to kill him.
Abdallah, who has admitted to the attack, told a court psychologist that his only regret was that he did not kill both men.
German federal prosecutors said the defendant attacked the two men in their 50s from their back with a kitchen knife in that they were hand in hand at the time. The defendant believed that the two men were homosexuals and that homosexuality was a serious crime.
According to the report, Abdullah was released from prison just one month before the attack. He was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for propagating the extremist ideas of Isis and attacking a prison guard.
Prosecutors said, the defendant, from Aleppo, Syria, arrived in Germany as a refugee in 2015 as an unaccompanied minor. The Isis supporter was granted refugee status in May 2016 and once admitted that he wanted to cut off the Christian tongue.
Abdallah began recruiting members for Isis while seeking asylum in Germany, Bild reported. Peter Kleine, the Saxony police chief, said that Abdullah was arrested in 2017 and classified as a “potential threat to public security”. According to the German authorities, about 600 Islamists in Germany are considered as this category.
In the trial in 2018, Abdullah was also proved to have used Isis symbols in his Facebook profile, promoted so-called “Jihad” through social networks, and called on like-minded people to fight “heretics” as so-called “martyrs”. Abdullah lost his asylum status in 2019 because of his criminal record, but he could not be deported because his country, Syria, was still in civil war.