August 3, 2018
Looks like Germany needs more “planning to blow stuff up is bad” classes in schools.
The trial of a 20-year-old Syrian asylum seeker, accused of plotting to detonate explosives in a crowd in Germany, started at a court in Hamburg this week.
The 20-year-old migrant was brought before the Hamburg Higher Regional Court Thursday to begin the process following his arrest in October of last year, Die Welt reports.
According to the federal prosecutor’s office, the 20-year-old had not only looked up instructions for how to make explosive devices online but had also begun the process of manufacturing the explosives for a potential device.
The prosecutor alleged that the Syrian, who lived in Schwerin in the region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, had become a sympathiser of the Islamic State terror group and was viewing their material online. Both the Federal Criminal Police Office and the Office of the Protection of the Constitution had been monitoring his activities prior to his arrest.