German feds suspect terror network behind train-bomb attempt

They caught one of the two suspects at the train station as he was trying to skip town. According to the prosecutor, his DNA(!) and fingerprints are on one of the suitcase bombs. They’re still looking for the second guy but they think it goes further than the two of them:

The two men were not acting alone but within a “criminal organisation with a solid structure”, [prosecutor Monika Harms] said…

“We are now working on the basis that this was the work of a terrorist group based in Germany and that it was an attempt to kill a large number of people,” Rainer Griesbaum, a federal prosecutor, told a press conference Friday.

The suspect’s reportedly Lebanese and “very Islamic.” The bombs were planted not long after the war between Israel and Hezbollah broke out.

Meanwhile, in London, Hizb ut-Tahrir hit the streets today to demand (a) a more terrorist-friendly foreign policy, and (b) the establishment of a worldwide caliphate. Moonbat Media has a slew of photos, but be sure to watch the first video too (it’s less than a minute long). Hizb ut-Tahrir sells itself as the “good” Islamist organization insofar as it unabashedly supports Islamic world conquest but ostensibly eschews violent means to accomplish it. As I say, watch the video. And then read this old CSM article about the group, paying special attention to the conclusion. They eschew violent means now because they’re not necessary. Yet.

Shot in the dark, but does anyone recognize this guy?

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He’s inspired at least two posts on this site, one of them a Vent.

Let’s end on a good note. For the first time in my memory, a terrorist’s father is neither condoning nor denying nor blaming the west for his son’s actions. He should have stayed in school, says pop. Wouldn’t that have just made things worse?