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MUNICH TERRORIST KILLS 9 PEOPLE UPDATE: Gunman Was 18-Year-Old German-Born Son of Iranian Immigrants

Posted on | July 22, 2016 | 44 Comments

UPDATE 9:05 p.m. EDT: Sky News reports:

“The perpetrator was an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich,” police chief Hubertus Andrae told reporters after the massacre.
“The motive or explanation for this crime is completely unclear.”

Yeah, it’s “unclear” why this young Muslim committed a massacre.

PREVIOUSLY (2:21 p.m. EDT)

Multiple people are reportedly dead after a gunman opened fire in a shopping mall in Munich, Germany. Police are searching for the suspect.

UPDATE 2:50 p.m. EDT: More details from Reuters:

The Bavarian Interior Ministry said three people were dead, NTV television reported. A Munich police spokeswoman said multiple people were killed or wounded.
“We believe we are dealing with a shooting rampage,” the spokeswoman said.
More than one gunman was believed to be involved and no one had been arrested, she said.
“We believe there was more than one perpetrator. The first reports came at 6 p.m., the shooting apparently began at a McDonald’s in the shopping center. There are still people in the shopping center. We are trying to get the people out and take care of them.”

Early reports on such events are always confusing, and often wrong. Right now, it is being reported that there were at least three gunmen, but we must be patient and wait for the facts to be sorted out.

UPDATE 3:20 p.m. EDT: The Daily Mail:

Munich is in lockdown tonight as at least six people have been killed and 10 injured in a shooting rampage involving three gunmen.
A major police operation is ongoing around the city’s Olympic Park, with the force warning people to stay in their homes and avoid public spaces as they admitted they don’t know where the gunmen are.
Terrified shoppers were seen running for their lives from the Munich Olympia Shopping Centre, in the district of Moosach, after hearing gunshots.
Witnesses said that the gunman screamed ‘I’m German’ and ‘Scheiss Auslander’ (s*** foreigners) before shooting.

This report is not confirmed, but if true, it would indicate some kind of nationalist anti-Muslim motive. We await more information.

UPDATE 4:40 p.m. EDT: The death toll now reportedly stand at eight. There were reportedly three gunmen, one of whom shot himself. However, we know nothing about who the shooters are, and can only speculate about a motive.

UPDATE 6:40 p.m. EDT: The latest from the Guardian:

According to local media, the ninth dead person is believed by police to be one of the killers. His body was found 45 minutes ago on a green stretch near the Olympia shopping centre; 1km away from the scene of the crime.
The veteran police reporter Oliver Bendixen told Tagesthemen that the body found was believed to be that of the perpetrator who opened fire in front of the McDonald’s restaurant.

The identity of the shooter is unknown, and nothing has been confirmed as to the motives for this attack. Linked at American Powerthanks!



44 Responses to “MUNICH TERRORIST KILLS 9 PEOPLE UPDATE: Gunman Was 18-Year-Old German-Born Son of Iranian Immigrants”

  1. RS
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 1:38 pm

    And again, a shooting incident in a place/country where the private ownership and carrying of firearms regulated to the point where it is impossible for the average person to do so. I realize that correlation is not causation, but how many data points do we need?

  2. DeadMessenger
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 2:04 pm

    “Police are searching for the suspect.”

    Hint: Start in Little Baghdad rather than Glockenbach. If you really want to find them, that is.

    Edit: Well, hush my mouth. Maybe they DO want to start in Glockenbach after all.

    Edit2: Nope, best get back to Little Baghdad before the trail goes cold.

  3. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 2:12 pm

    Dang I’ve shopped at that mall….I’m surpised more weren’t killed/injured

  4. Steve Skubinna
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 2:24 pm

    Damn NRA again. And uh, Tea Partiers.

    But what do you expect, in this climate of hate generated by the RNC and Donald Tru-

    Huh? In Germany? Ummmm… let me get back to you, all right?

  5. Steve Skubinna
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 2:28 pm

    What gets me is I have spent plenty of time in the Gulf, and have always felt secure in the UAE. That’s because, being Muslim themselves, they know exactly how deadly the Jihadis are, and also know that they’d get their own heads hacked off like any infidel for tolerating international trade.

    So they have absolutely no patience for any of it. There’s no “But Islam is a religion of peace…” crap because, hell, they’re Muslims and know better. They know exactly how evil people can be when they start taking parts of the Koran literally and want no part of it.

    You can be a modern society, or you can be full on literal Koran following Muslim. Not both.

  6. jakee308
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 2:41 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that this a Muslim attack. Some bright spark in ISIS will realize that their martyrs need to stop cluing everyone in on what’s going on by yelling “Allah ackbar” and start saying other stuff to confuse the people and the police.

    And it sounds like this person didn’t have a full grasp of German. Or he would’ve made a bit more sense. Or this is a false flag op by some liberal refugee lover trying to get the anti refugee people in trouble.

    We’ve seen it here so many times where the hate crime is actually done by someone of the targeted victim class.

  7. BooBoo75
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 2:42 pm

    NAMALT…. they just remain silent and do mosque hoaxes with bacon sandwiches…

  8. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 2:43 pm

    Clearly Fundamentalist Lutherns

  9. jakee308
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 2:43 pm

    They’ve turned entire countries into Gun Free Zones. You know they say in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King.

    And in the land of the unarmed, the armed man is free to do what they will.

  10. Steve Skubinna
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 2:48 pm

    Dunno, there are a lot of Catholics in Bavaria, the bastards.

  11. Steve Skubinna
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 2:49 pm

    Funny how criminals, either here or overseas, always manage to arm themselves despite laws specifically directing them not to?

    It’s almost as though criminals aren’t even interested in obeying laws!

  12. Steve Skubinna
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 2:51 pm

    I’ve long been concerned that eventually the jihadis will figure out that if they survive the attack, they can commit more of them.

    If they ever get smart and start thinking strategically instead of symbolically, it’s going to get a whole lot worse.

  13. DeadMessenger
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 3:18 pm

    But you can enjoy your time there because you don’t have to wear a Hefty bag.

  14. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 3:25 pm

    CNN: female eyewitness at German mall said shooter shouted “Allahu Akbar!”

  15. Adobe_Walls
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 3:53 pm

    I heard a sound bite from a witness on the radio on the way home that one of them was shouting ali akbar.

  16. DonaldDouglas
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 4:18 pm
  17. Steve Skubinna
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 4:36 pm

    Actually foreign women wear “regular” clothing, as do many Arab women there.

    Another reason the UAE is a reliable partner against Islamism. As far as the boy rapers are concerned they’re all apostates there.

  18. Durasim
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 5:07 pm
  19. Steve Skubinna
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 5:07 pm

    No no no… what he said was “Aloha snackbar.”

    So cryptic. Once again, we may never untangle his motives. Unless he’s a white male, in which case waaaaaacism.

  20. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 5:19 pm

    He also said he was German so is he going to be another radicalized child of emigrants

  21. Daniel Freeman
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 6:43 pm

    That was Vox Day’s take, specifically a 2nd-gen Turk.

  22. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 8:10 pm

    Those Iranians, they’re Ayrans you know…fucking Nazis.

  23. DeadMessenger
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 9:01 pm

    Jakee, I’m surprised that you think you can get away with using logic and coherence in public discourse. Shame on you! Expect the Minority Report police any moment now…

  24. DeadMessenger
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 9:11 pm

    Well, they WOULD obey the laws if they had jobs, but because of evil rapey purveyors of White Privilege™, like yourself, they are precluded from fair access to jobs such as Twitter VP of Thought Crime and CEO of Yahoo. If only they hadn’t been forced into a life of crime at gunpoint by 5-A Raaaaaists™, these Gentle Giants™ would be inventors, chemists (with and without Skittles), engineers and doctors.

    Cripes Skubina, where have you been for the past ten years? Planet Cracker?

  25. DeadMessenger
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 9:14 pm

    I HAVE seen funny pictures from the UAE, of Muslim women in full burkas giving the evil eye to young women in bikinis.

  26. DeadMessenger
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 9:16 pm

    Huh. Bet CNN is shocked, since they would’ve expected the gunman to be shouting either pro-Trump slogans or New Testament scripture.

  27. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 9:20 pm

    The perpetrator was an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich
    This is my shocked face……

  28. Jeanette Victoria ?????????
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 9:22 pm

    Twitter was full of “it was a Neo-Nazi” attack. Disappointed again.

  29. Steve Skubinna
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 9:38 pm

    Mostly overseas, letting the Patriarchy run on autopilot.

  30. Steve Skubinna
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 9:51 pm

    Actually Hitler had the Persians officially classified as Aryans.

    Those Germans, always so precise, even when completely deranged.

  31. Daniel Freeman
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 10:09 pm


  32. CrustyB
    July 22nd, 2016 @ 11:33 pm

    Maybe he yelled “Sieg Heil Ackbar?”

  33. marcus tullius cicero
    July 23rd, 2016 @ 9:52 am

    …when you go to bed with a dog, you get fleas!

  34. Quartermaster
    July 23rd, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    My understanding is that Iran means land of the Aryans.

  35. Quartermaster
    July 23rd, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    Well, I for one am glad that you finally condescended to return to us and start fulfilling your duty in maintaining the patriarchy. The rest of us have had to carry your load while you skated living in a luxury stateroom at our expense.

  36. Quartermaster
    July 23rd, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    Steve’s right. Bayern is strongly Catholic. I’m surprised he wasn’t subjected to an auto de fe.

    Oh, that was in Spain. Never mind.

  37. Steve Skubinna
    July 23rd, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    Yeah, that’s what they’re getting at. There”s a whole lot of hair splitting on what the difference is between Iran and Persia, much appears to be linguistic, much cultural, and much of it ethnic.

    From a distance they all look like the same flavor of asshole, though.

  38. Quartermaster
    July 23rd, 2016 @ 5:43 pm

    That’s much worse than fleas. More like swimming is a septic tank.

  39. Quartermaster
    July 23rd, 2016 @ 5:44 pm

    You don’t think you’d look nice in a Hefty bag?

  40. DeadMessenger
    July 24th, 2016 @ 7:17 am

    Upon further consideration, I think you’d look very good in a Hefty bag, especially were it tied closed. =)

  41. Quartermaster
    July 24th, 2016 @ 7:51 am

    Now, that was uncalled for 🙂

  42. Rhino ?
    July 24th, 2016 @ 8:56 am

    A purge is coming and it will catch some innocents along with the guilty.

  43. DeadMessenger
    July 24th, 2016 @ 10:49 pm


  44. Loren
    July 25th, 2016 @ 9:56 am

    That’s German for “You will never guess why I did this!”