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Old 12-16-2016, 05:13   #1
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12-year-old accused of...

My adolescent bombs (and my mortar) were better than his, but I wasn't trying to kill people.

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Boy, 12, accused of attempting ISIS-inspired terror attack in Germany

A 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy radicalized by the Islamic State is accused of planning to set off a nail bomb at a Christmas market in Germany, according to reports Friday.

The German-born son of Iraqi parents tried to set off the device at the Christmas market in the southern city of Ludwigshafen on Nov. 26 , and again outside city hall on Dec. 5, security sources told Focus magazine.

The boy, who was not named, tried to carry out the attack after being “heavily religiously radicalized” by an “unknown agent” of the ISIS terror group, Focus reported, according to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

The boy, who has been taken into youth detention with his parents' consent, apparently had turned rapidly to Islamic extremism, the Associated Press reported.

"This shows how quickly the radicalization of a young person, a child, can take place," Stephan Meyer, parliamentary spokesman on security issues for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc, told the AP, while confirming details of the report.

In the Dec. 5 attempt, a passer-by spotted the backpack containing the device and reported it to authorities. Inside they found a glass jar packed with material from firecrackers and with nails taped to it, Focus reported. Police said the device would have burned but would not have exploded.

Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, would not comment on details of the case but said it was a "startling case to everyone, and I think the proper response is to investigate it thoroughly."

German federal prosecutors did not return calls seeking comment.
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Old 12-16-2016, 21:48   #2
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Send him back. If the parents want to go, they can. No muss, no fuss.
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Old 12-17-2016, 02:03   #3
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The boy, who was not named, tried to carry out the attack after being “heavily religiously radicalized” by an “unknown agent” of the ISIS terror group, Focus reported, according to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

The boy, who has been taken into youth detention with his parents' consent, apparently had turned rapidly to Islamic extremism, the Associated Press reported.
Sounds like a lot of boys 12-16
...18
...30
...meh,
looking for an outlet for the testosterone driven insanity that we all face. A wind up toy weapon that was already wound up. All anyone had to do was give him some raw materials and a direction and off he went.
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The radicalization could have been at home,,
Don't all mom's want their little cherubs to grow up to be Martyrs???

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The radicalization could have been at home,,
Don't all mom's want their little cherubs to grow up to be Martyrs???

Mommas don't let your babies grow up to be doctors, Don't let 'em pick their noses or drive them big ol' trucks. Make 'em be terrorists and martyrs and such... Mommas don't let your babies grow up...teach 'em everything is free for the takin'.
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After Berlin today, this makes Junior's little adventure just the first attack on a German Christmas market this year. More to come?
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