An update on this story. “Left-wing agitation works: Jihadist knife attack because the victim’s father advertised the AfD?,” translated from “Linke Hetze wirkt: Dschihadistischer Messerangriff, weil der Vater des Opfers für die AfD geworben hat?,” Journalisten Watch, September 14, 2020 (thanks to Medforth):
NRW – The latest jihadist attack: On Sunday night, a man seriously injured a 23-year-old with a knife. The victim’s father was featured on an AfD advertising motif. The attacker is said to have shouted “Allahu akbar”.
The act in Stolberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, could possibly be related to the local election. The father of the 23-year-old victim could be seen on an advertising motif – that is, an election poster for the AfD, according to a spokesman for the Düsseldorf Public Prosecutor’s Office, which took over the proceedings on Monday. The alleged perpetrator shouted “Allahu akbar” before or during the crime.
A suspected Islamist knife attack in Stolberg may be related to the #KommunalwahlNRW. That’s what the Düsseldorf Public Prosecutor’s Office says. The father of the seriously injured victim could be seen on an election poster for @AlternativeNRW.
– WDR aktuell (@WDRaktuell) September 14, 2020
According to information from the “Bild” newspaper, the attack is said to have occurred in the city of Stolberg at around 12:40 a.m. According to previous knowledge, the suspect, a 21-year-old, opened the driver’s door of a slow-moving car from the outside and suddenly stabbed the driver with a knife. The victim is said to have been seriously injured and rescued by an emergency operation. At the moment he is still in the hospital.
The background and the identity of the perpetrator are still unclear. The attacker is said to have connections to the Islamist scene. Police spokesmen in Cologne and Aachen neither wanted to confirm nor deny that. Due to the possible background of the attack, the Cologne police initially took over the investigation, reports Focus….