Cologne: Tunisian Arrested On Suspicion Of Preparing Toxic Attack

*UPDATE*: the Federal Court Of Justice has just (22:20h CET) confirmed that the material found is to be classed as “biological warfare”, and turned the preliminary custody into proper arrest.

Cologne: Tunisian Arrested On Suspicion Of Preparing Toxic Attack
An original translation from Kölner Express:

Terror Suspicion in Cologne: Poison Lethal In Smallest Doses. What did the Tunisian plan?
By David Keller and Robert Baumanns, 13.06.18, 16:15h CET

Cologne – what was he planning, the 29-year-old Tunisian who was arrested Tuesday night in his apartment in Chorweiler?

Kölner Express and Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger learned from investigative circles that the substance discovered during the special forces operation on Tuesday night in the apartment of the suspect: Ricin is the third most poisonous substance in the world – 25,000 times more poisonous than Strychnine.

The investigators acted at 8PM. The Office For The Protection Of The State had received clues that the suspect was handling highly toxic substances in his apartment.

The Poison Ricin
Most people aren’t aware that one of the deadliest poisons in the world can be processed from the same plant used to make the harmless castor oil. If, when pressing the oil, the toxic components of the seeds completely remain in the residue and not in the oil, the smallest quantities of ricin can kill a person.

No Antidote
For children, five, and for adults, between ten and twenty seeds, or one milligram of the poison are enough. The substance ricin damages the digestive tract – colon, kidneys and liver. The mucosal membranes of the stomach and of the colon die and internal bleeding occurs. So far there is no antidote or vaccine.

Investigations are continuing
It has not yet been announced how much of this substance was discovered in the apartment. The specialists were still on site Wednesday morning to carry out further examinations.

The main suspect is still in police custody. He is currently being interrogated. His wife, allegedly a German who converted to Islam, has been released in the meantime.

Terror Suspicion
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office has taken over investigations, as a terrorist background cannot be ruled out. Current investigations are for the suspicion of a “grave subversive act of violence”, but it has yet to be verified whether the composition and amount of the substances discovered might have negative consequences.

Contrary to the initial police statement reported earlier, the four underage children, one of them a baby, were not taken into custody by the city of Cologne. As the Federal Attorney is not investigating the Tunisian’s wife, but only the husband himself, the wife and her children were released later that same night.

Tunisian hadn’t been in Germany long
As Kölner Express and Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger also learned, the suspect only came to Germany in November 2016. He was deemed unremarkable and hadn’t drawn police attention upon himself previously.

He only came onto the radar of State Protection and investigative authorities after they were tipped off. From then on he was surveilled, and now has been arrested by special forces officers (SEK) to avert risk.

Video from Die Welt:

Breaking: Police Prevent Terror Attack On Berlin Half Marathon

3:45 PM CET

An original translation from Die Welt:

Police Prevent Terror Attack On Berlin Half Marathon

Police have arrested four men from the social circle of the Breitscheidplatz [Berlin Christmas market – translator] terrorist Anis Amri. The main suspect planned knife attacks on passers-by at the Berlin Half Marathon. The motive is allegedly revenge.

According to information obtained by Die Welt, Berlin Police prevented an attack at the Berlin Half Marathon. Special Forces arrested four men, the main suspect among them. He allegedly planned to kill audience members and participants of Sunday’s sports event.

According to information by Welt, the suspect is from the social circle of the terrorist Anis Amri. One of the apartments that is being searched now, in City West, had already been searched after the attack on Breitscheidplatz before Christmas 2016.

Detection dogs, specifically trained on explosives, barked in the basement of an alleged accomplice of the main suspect, who was overpowered by the SEK [German elite police forces – translator]. A high-ranking police leader said to Welt: „We are still analyzing. But it seems this was a close call.“

The main suspect allegedly had two extra sharpened knives to carry out his planned bloody deed. But as the man had been under the surveillance of security authorities for quite some time, there was allegedly no concrete danger.

A successful attack in Berlin, similar to the deed in Münster on Saturday, would have hit a crowded inner city where lots of people are up and about. 32,000 runners, more than ever before in its history, attended this year’s 38th Berlin Half Marathon. The mild spring weather drew a large audience.

Just before noon, the interior senator of Berlin, Andreas Geisel (SPD), had declared in view of the attack of Münster that he had reviewed the already strict security measures. But there was no imminent danger. This is true in that a mobile force (MEK) had been surveying the friend of Amri 24/7 for quite some time, and the Berlin SEK were prepared to overpower and arrest him on Sunday at any given time.

According to security circles, the man wanted to avenge the death of his friend Amri with the knife attack. The Tunisian had plowed into the crowd on the Christmas Market at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church with a truck on the evening of December 19, 2016.

The first severe islamistic attack in Germany took the lives of twelve. Other visitors to the Christmas Market were severely wounded. Amri managed to flee unidentified from the crime scene and travel across half of Europe for a few days. On December 23., he was shot by Italian police officers near Mailand.

Berlin Half Marathon 2018. In the background the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church where the 2016 attack on the Christmas Market took place. Photo: SCC EVENTS / Camera4 via Berliner Halbmarathon

Breaking: Germany – Bonn Christmas Market Evacuated

An original translation from Bonner General-Anzeiger:

Suspicious Item
Christmas Market Bonn Evacuated
BONN. The Bonn Christmas Market was evacuated Friday night. According to information that General-Anzeiger has obtained, a suspicious package was found. Police ordered explosives experts and a unit for analysis of chemical substances.

By Alf Kaufmann and Axel Vogel, Dec. 23.,2017
Police have evacuated the Bonn Christmas Market Friday evening 10PM. According to police, a suspicious item was noticed in front of the main postal office on the Münsterplatz Square. Additionally, witnesses described a person in front of the post office, who deposited suspicious packages in a mailbox. According to GA information, the packages might be a major drug finding. accordingly, substances were found in about one dozen containers. The Analytical Task Force (ATF) from Cologne was called in the night. A unit which is specializing in chemical analysis, usually to recognize and combat biological, chemical or radioactive threats.

Police and firefighters were on-site with a large deployment. Visitors were requested to leave the Christmas Market. The explosives experts of the police arrived around 11PM. A robot searched the parcels for explosive materials. A so-called “special setup entity” is ongoing. These are set ups when situations are complex and a large number of officers will be needed for an extended period of time.

More coverage to follow.

Hamburg: Explosion Of Improvised Device In Subway

An original translation from MoPo (Hamburger Morgenpost)

Perpetrator On The Run – Explosion at the Subway Station Veddel

Explosives-alarm on the Veddel! According to first information, Sunday evening, around 5:30, an explosion took place at the subway station. The perpetrator(s) apparently are on the run. Fortunately, no one was wounded, according to the police.

According to the police, a pyrotechnic item exploded in a plastic bag deposited at the train station. The windows of an air trap were damaged, people were not harmed, according to police.

The perpetrator used a stop of the subway. He exited, deposited the bag on the platform, and quickly entered the train again. Shortly thereafter, there was a small detonation.

Witnesses report that after the bang, a lot of screws flew through the air. A policeman replies to this that indeed, screws were found at the scene.

It is now being investigated if these are connected to the explosive. The police was still working on the scene in the late evening. Several police deployments combed the area for more traces. The manhunt is in full swing. It is currently investigated as to whether the surveillance cameras give cues.

The subway traffic has just resumed. The S3 line was not able to stop at Veddel station until 10PM.

Large-Scale Raids in Germany: Six “Refugee” IS Fighters Arrested For Preparing Attack on Christmas Market

Update, 5PM CET:
According to Focus, they have learnt from investigator circles that the arrested suspects were photographing rubbish bins, installed at hip height, on Kennedyplatz, where the Christmas Market will open soon. Investigators think this means the suspects intended to plant explosive devices in the rubbish bins. The suspects were also scouting the Limbecker Platz shopping mall and the nearby Rathaus-Galerie mall.

According to Hessenschau, data storage devices, mobile phones and laptops, and documents were seized. The investigators also found city maps of Essen with the Christmas Market location marked.

For the original article please scroll down.

Raid in Essen in the early Tuesday morning hours.

An original translation from Focus:
Six Arrests
Large-Scale Raid! IS terror suspects apparently planned attack on Christmas Market Essen

Tuesday, November 11, 2017, 1:59 PM CET

During large-scale raids in several German states on Tuesday, six alleged members of the Jihadist militia IS were arrested. They are suspected of having been preparing “an attack with weapons or explosives on a public target in Germany”, the General Prosecution Frankfurt announced.

The suspects accordingly planned an attack on the Christmas Market Essen, Hessischer Rundfunk Hessische Rundfunk learned from sources among the investigators. The plans for the attack were not yet completed. According to „Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger“ they probably planned an attack on a shopping mall in Essen.

As the „Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger“ (Wednesday edition) learned from sources among the investigators, one of the men, a 20-year-old asylum seeker, together with other persons, has been taking photographs of the shopping centre Limbecker Platz, Essen, shortly ago. The men pretended they were students of architecture. While they carried out this operation, they were allegedly already being observed by the authorities. The investigators became suspicious, as already in March, there was a terror threat to this shopping centre in downtown Essen. It remained close for several days. It is still not clear who was behind the threat.

These information are yet to be officially confirmed.

Police arrest six Syrians
The investigations are concerning six Syrians between 20 and 28 years old. Four of them are in Germany since December 2014, and two came as asylum seekers late summer 2015.

They are suspected to be members of a foreign terrorist organization and of preparing a grave subversive act of violence.

At the early Tuesday morning raid, 500 officers of the Hessian Land Office of Criminal Investigations and other police stations searched eight apartments in Kassel, Hannover, Essen and Leipzig. The authorities declined to specify more details.

Suspects entered Germany as Refugees
Welt first reported about the anti terror raid in several German states. Accordingly, hints by refugees led the investigators on the tracks of the six men. They had come, using false identities, as civil war refugees to Germany.
The witnesses stated that the men had been fighting for the terror militia IS in Syria. Investigations showed that the men had contact to each other and had radical-Islamic convictions, says the report.

Christmas Market Essen, Kennedyplatz, in a previous year. Photo: Prengel

England: Sunday worshippers stabbed in Birmingham church attack

Three worshippers wounded when a knife-wielding man stormed a Birmingham church during service. British police do not see this event as terrorism related: “Early indications suggest that the offender and victim knew each other and that this was a targeted attack. (…) This is not believed to be a terrorism related incident.”, Birmingham Mail quote police.

The Birmingham Church’s Facebook Status:

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Mirror UK: Sunday worshippers stabbed in horror attack after knifeman storms Birmingham church during service ‘before being tackled by ushers’
Around 150 people were packed inside the New Jerusalem Apostolic Church in Aston at 10.50am today when a man allegedly brandished a “large kitchen knife” at the door
Birmingham Mail: Updates as man arrested after ‘stabbing inside Birmingham CHURCH’ during service
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed inside a Birmingham church.
Police were called to Rocky Lane, Aston, around 10.50am, following reports that a man had been knifed.
A 33-year-old man has been taken to hospital and is in a stable condition. Police said his injuries are not said to be life threatening.
A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
RT: Man arrested after stabbing at Birmingham church
At least three worshipers have been stabbed after a knife-wielding man stormed a Birmingham church during service, local media report, adding that the suspect has been arrested.

Three attacks today, all muslim related, mainly BERLIN CHRISTMAS MARKET hit with Nice style truck attack

German police have confirmed that a terrorist attack took place at a Berlin Christmas market, where a Nice style attack took place, where a truck plowed into the crowd, killing nine so far and injuring many more.

CNN English:

FOX: It WAS an attack, MAYBE gunfire as well.


(There is nothing in what is said in the German videos worth translating, we are reliably informed by our amazing team at Clips for the Counter-Jihad)

Also there was an attack in Zurich at a Muslim centre, and of course, the shot that was heard across NATO, the Russian diplomat shot by an allah hu ackbar screaming Muslim.

‘Mastermind’ leader behind the Paris attack of Nov. 13 2015, interviewed by French TV in Syria March 2014!

In March 2014, Oz-Rita and our team translated and subtitled this video about a man who turned out to be the planner, (who the mass media pins the adjective of ‘mastermind’) of the Paris attacks of Nov. 15 – 2015 He describes the coming formation of the Caliphate and more. He was well known and broadcast across Europe more than a year and a half before this attack. This is a newly uploaded copy of that video we did in March 2014 as the channel we had posted it on, has been taken down. Thank you again Oz-Rita for doing this translation, and reminding me we did it. Turns out that it is of some significance.

‘Terror’ Trucker – Suspected Extremist Lands Commercial License – School Bus Driver? – Fox & Friends

Minnesota terror suspect gets a Class A trucking license

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – A Minnesota man, who Homeland Security identifies as a terror suspect who is on the “No Fly” list, now has his Class A commercial license, which will allow him to drive semi-trucks.

The FOX 9 Investigators revealed last May that Amir Meshal was attempting to get his Class A license from a Twin Cities truck driving school. The $4,000 tuition was paid for through the state workforce program.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety confirms he was granted the license after passing a road test on August 8. A spokesperson said Meshal has also applied for a school bus endorsement, pending the outcome of a criminal background check.

In May 2014, Meshal was removed and trespassed from a Bloomington, Minn. mosque, Al Farooq, after he was suspected of radicalizing young people who would later travel to Syria. According to the police report, religious leaders said, “We have concerns about Meshal interacting with our youth.” Meshal had previously been asked to leave an Eden Prairie, Minn. mosque for similar reasons.

H/T M&CB Sashenka

Get Ready: Spain Warns 800 Islamists ‘Ready to Strike’ Across Europe


There are around 800 Islamist extremists across Europe who have returned from Iraq and Syria and are ready to strike at any moment, Spanish counter-terror sources have warned.

Speaking after Moroccan gunman Ayoub El Khazzani was overpowered on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, the officers said that hundreds of other people similar to Khazzani are also ready to launch attacks.

Speaking to radio station Cadena Ser, the sources said that they did not believe Khazzani’s explanation that he was just trying to carry out a robbery, claiming there is evidence he had recently returned from Syria where he had been taught how to use firearms.

They added that around 800 others across Europe had recently returned from the warzone and were “awaiting instructions” to carry out a terror attack.

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H/T Buck