“Authorities also told ZDF that the boy had been radicalized via social media and the Internet.”
Well, that neatly lets his family and his local Muslim community and mosque off the hook. But is it true? Have authorities investigated what is taught at his local mosque? Have they asked themselves why, if this boy had really been taught peaceful Islam by his parents and the mosque, he was so susceptible to the supposedly twisted and hijacked version of Islam he found on the Internet? Why haven’t they?
“Christmas Market Targeted With Nail Bomb by Boy, 12: German Officials,” by Andy Eckardt, NBC News, December 16, 2016:
A 12-year-old boy tried to detonate a nail bomb at a Christmas market in Germany, authorities said.
The explosive device was found near the Town Hall in Ludwigshafen earlier this month.
Hubert Stroeber, a spokesman for the local prosecutor’s office, told NBC News that it would “turn down an investigation in the case” due to the fact the boy is aged under 14.
However, Stroeber confirmed that Germany’s Federal Prosecutor had been informed about the incident.
The suspect was born in Germany but is of Iraqi heritage….
FOCUS quoted investigators as saying the “strongly radicalized” youth was likely “incited and instructed” by an “unidentified member of ISIS.”
He also had hoped to travel to Iraq to join ISIS last summer, it reported.
Due to the country’s laws regarding the age of criminal responsibility, the 12-year-old was not arrested but instead reportedly taken into foster care.
German security officials confirmed to NBC News’ partner ZDF that the details reported by FOCUS were correct.
Authorities also told ZDF that the boy had been radicalized via social media and the Internet….