A man in a Munich train station, shouting “Allahu Akbar” (Arabic for “God is great”) stabbed four German nationals this morning, killing one.
The BBC’s report of the incident illustrates the total denial common in western countries.
“Police are looking for a possible Islamist connection,” it says on the website. The perpetrator of the act was a “German national.” This is misleading. Hundreds of thousands have become German citizens in recent decades, but they came from the Middle East or North Africa and retain their religion, identifying more with it than with Germany.
More such incidents are likely to follow in the western democracies.