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Crazy People Are Dangerous

Posted on | February 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Crazy People Are Dangerous


Nine dead in Germany:

A far-right ‘terrorist’ who shot nine people dead in an attack on two shisha bars in Germany before killing his mother and then himself was a far-right conspiracy theorist who was obsessed by aliens, mind control, Satanic sacrifice and government surveillance.
Tobias Rathjen, 43, detailed his extremist views in a 24-page manifesto posted to a now-deleted website in which he vowed to wipe out entire countries including Israel, most of the Middle East, some Asian nations, North Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Germans who he considered to be ‘impure’,
‘I can imagine halving the population,’ he wrote, alongside claims that he never slept with a woman because was being watched by the government, and his belief in various anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
Alongside the manifesto, Rathjen posted his plan to help the German football team win a World Cup and a strategy that he insisted could have ended the Afghan and Iraq wars within 10 years.
His website included links to prominent conspiracy theorists including people who claim to have carried out autopsies on aliens or to be investigating missing persons cases which they link to alien abduction.
And in a video posted online just a few days before last night’s attack in the town of Hanau, Rathjen rants about underground military bases in America where he claims Satan worship and child abuse takes place — urging people to rise up and storm the compounds.
Rathjen posted the manifesto and videos online before opening fire in his hometown around 10pm Wednesday, killing nine people and wounding six. He then went home, killed his 72-year-old mother and then killed himself.
All nine of those killed at the shisha bars have a ‘migrant background’, German attorney general Peter Frank confirmed Thursday, adding that they were aged between 21 and 44.

Describing him as “far-right” — that his motive was political — requires us to ignore the obvious evidence that he was just crazy. Of course, I freely stipulate if a Muslim immigrant had killed nine Germans in a similar manner, we would automatically assume a terrorist motive. But the problem here is that you’ve got a guy who is just generally paranoid, ranting about Satanic rituals and alien abduction, so that his anti-immigrant hatred is just part of a big ball of crazy.



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