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Yom Kippur: Multiple gunmen open fire near synagogue in Germany. 4 days 6 hours ago #3326216

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Gunmen wearing military fatigues opened fire outside synagogue in the German city of Halle on Wednesday At least two people, including one woman, were killed in the attack and several more were injured Police say they have arrested one man and urged people to 'stay alert' while the manhunt continues Shocking video shows one man dressed in black tactical gear and wearing a helmet firing on the street Attack happened on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, which is traditionally spent fasting and praying

At least two people have been killed after gunmen attacked a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur – the holiest day in Judaism.

One woman was shot dead in the street next to a synagogue in the city of Halle after attackers tried to get inside where around 80 people were praying, but were stopped by 'security measures'.

The gunmen then fled in a car before shooting a man dead at a kebab shop a short distance away. Video taken outside the shop shows a man dressed in military fatigues firing what appears to be a shotgun into the street.

Witnesses said the attackers also used a submachine gun during the attack and threw a grenade into the Jewish cemetery, leaving several injured.

Police have since arrested one suspect, but told residents to 'stay alert' while a manhunt continues. Gunshots were later reported in Landsberg, 10 miles from Halle, though it was not immediately clear if they were linked.

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A German spokesman said this was an anti-semitic attack. If so, I didn't understand the kebab shop connection. Jews worshipping Yom Kippur are very unlikely to be found eating a kebab,
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Justin Time wrote: A German spokesman said this was an anti-semitic attack. If so, I didn't understand the kebab shop connection. Jews worshipping Yom Kippur are very unlikely to be found eating a kebab,


Yes, I don't understand that either since Jewish are fasting for Yom Kippur...at least till sun down.
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Two people died and two more were severely injured in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday, after a gunman in a military-style outfit tried to force his way into a synagogue in an attempted mass shooting.

Authorities in the city in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, home to 230,000 people, said they were dealing with a “rampage situation” after several shots were fired in the Paulus quarter north of the city centre at about midday.

In a chilling echo of the Christchurch mosque shooting, the gunman recorded the attacks on a head-mounted camera and uploaded it online with an antisemitic and rightwing extremist rant.
German media reported the killer was a 27-year-old German citizen.
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/09/tw...german-city-of-halle
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Yom Kippur: Multiple gunmen open fire near synagogue in Germany. 4 days 4 hours ago #3326284

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Justin Time wrote: A German spokesman said this was an anti-semitic attack. If so, I didn't understand the kebab shop connection. Jews worshipping Yom Kippur are very unlikely to be found eating a kebab,



I'm sure there was no connection between the synagogue and the kebab shop both being targeted other than the fact that they were near each other. Not being able to enter the synagogue the gunman then turned on the kebab shop instead.

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Another right wing extremist modelling himself on the Christchurch shooters ideals. :(
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Yom Kippur: Multiple gunmen open fire near synagogue in Germany. 3 days 16 hours ago #3326505

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vpl wrote: I'm sure there was no connection between the synagogue and the kebab shop both being targeted other than the fact that they were near each other. Not being able to enter the synagogue the gunman then turned on the kebab shop instead.



Yes, there was.

Because it was NOT ´just´ an anti-semitic attack, but the attack of another right-wing extremist..

The Döner-restaurants here are usually owned by other middle-east people, not Israelis.
Where I live most Döner-restaurants are owned by Syrians, former refugees.

"10 October, 06.10 a.m.: According to the US analysis company SITE Intelligence Group, a possible "manifesto" of the attacker from Halle has appeared on the Internet. The PDF document shows photos of weapons and ammunition used in the attack, wrote SITE boss Rita Katz on Wednesday in the Twitter short message service. The livestream of the crime was also referred to. The aim of the attack is to kill as many "anti-whites" as possible, preferably Jews.

The "Welt" also reported that a "ten-page plan" had appeared on the Internet, pointing to the perpetrator. In it weapons were first shown and described. Later the author thought about a possible attack on the synagogue in Halle and on the holiday Yom Kippur as a possible day for an attack.

The gaming platform Twitch.tv has now confirmed that terrorist Stephan B. has broadcast his crime live on its website. "The account owner streamed this terrible act on Twitch for 35 minutes," according to a statement by the website in late Wednesday evening German time. The livestream was watched by five people. An automatically generated recording of the stream was seen by 2200 people in 35 minutes before Twitch took Stephan B.'s video and account offline.

A local resident told FOCUS Online that the assassin had hidden his car in his garden. He went into his house on the instructions of the police and locked all doors from the inside. Standing in the bathroom, he suddenly saw and recognized the car.

"I jumped out of the window into the courtyard," the resident continued. Then he ran away to get to safety and informed the police.

Stephan B. had previously tried to take a couple's car away from them, the local resident continued. When the two seniors went to fight, B. opened fire and seriously injured them. In a neighboring workshop, the assassin finally stole a taxi by threatening the master craftsman with a gun.

In the 35 minute long video that FOCUS Online has, Stephan B's extreme right-wing attitude is revealed. In an apparently prepared statement at the beginning, he speaks of his belief that the Holocaust never happened and that feminism was the cause of the downfall of Western civilization. Judaism is to blame for everything. He introduces himself to the viewer as "Anon" - a short form for "Anonymous", a pseudonym popular in right-wing extremist Internet circles.

Halle is a known centre for far-right sympathisers — notably the Indentitarian movement, which was also accused of links to Brenton Tarrant, the Christchurch gunman.
www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/sachsen...ter_id_11221622.html
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Yom Kippur: Multiple gunmen open fire near synagogue in Germany. 3 days 11 hours ago #3326714

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The german government needs to pass more gun laws so this not happen again.

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It’s rather fortunate that Germany already has stricter gun control and this killer didn’t have access to the kind of weapons that could have turned this horrific event into a massacre of many more people, which seems to have been what he was planning.

According to this article, he was using a home-made weapon, which kept jamming.

The deadly attack carried out by a masked gunman in eastern Germany would have ended with many more victims if his homemade firearms had not malfunctioned, footage broadcast on a livestreaming platform suggests.

The gunman, who tried to force his way into a synagogue in the town of Halle on Wednesday before killing two people, broadcast his rampage on the Twitch platform.

The footage [of the shootings, which the killer filmed and broadcast online before it was taken down by authorities] shows the suspect becoming increasingly frustrated as his homemade weapons repeatedly malfunction. In at least three instances the video shows the suspect pointing a gun directly at a victim only for the weapon to jam.

Calling himself a “loser”, at one point he says: “I have certainly managed to prove how absurd improvised weapons are.”



www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/10/ha...peatedly-video-shows
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Justin Time wrote: A German spokesman said this was an anti-semitic attack. If so, I didn't understand the kebab shop connection. Jews worshipping Yom Kippur are very unlikely to be found eating a kebab,


My guess: it was not so much an "anti-semitic attack" as an attack on "not-my-religion, culture, etc".
Anything not 'just the same as what they like' seen as a target of opportunity.
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