The latest developments in the terrorist attack in Berlin show a specific and intentional act of Jihad against the German Christmas Market. ISIS has claimed responsibility:
(Via Daily Beast) A “soldier” of the Islamic State carried out the truck attack in Berlin on Monday evening, the terrorist group claimed through its unofficial news agency. Twelve people were killed and dozens more injured when a hijacked truck loaded with steel crashed into a popular Christmas market. A suspect was detained near the scene by German authorities but released on Tuesday, when they said they did not have proof he was the individual driving the truck. (link)
This comes as increasing pressure against Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to mount, even from within her own political party. As reported by the UK Express: Klaus Bouillon of Mrs Merkel’s CDU party said told Saarland radio:
“We must state that we are in a state of war, although some people who want to see only the good can not see.”
[…] Mrs Merkel addressed the public this morning calling for an investigation into how the carnage happened.
Police raided a refugee camp in a disused airport at 4am this morning, where a suspect known as Naved B was known to be living.
But police sources have later said that they have “the wrong man” and that the real culprit is on the run and armed. (more)