The Terrorist of the Berlin Terror Attack is Dead

The Terrorist of the Berlin Terror Attack is Dead

Berlin Terror Attack Linked to ISIS

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Anis Amri- Associated Press

Earlier this week, Total Patriot reported about the Berlin terror attack where a man drove a truck into a market, immediately killing 12 and injuring dozens more. Anis Amri became a suspect in the Berlin attack after his papers to seek asylum were found in the cab of the truck. German authorities arrested one man, thinking it was Amri, but later had to release him after the man’s identity was proven otherwise. In the last 72 hours, a massive manhunt has been underway to find Amri. Amri was killed in Milan, Italy on Friday morning, Dec. 23rd at 3AM.

Amri fled Germany by train according to initial reports and was stopped in Italy where police officers asked for travel documents. Amri said he did not have any and when the officers asked him to empty his pockets, he pulled out a pistol and engaged the officers. He shot one officer before being killed by officer Luca Sciota, a cop who’d only been on the beat for a few months.

In the time leading up to his death, Amri had pledged allegiance to ISIS. And it’s not shocking. He followed a path which many other have that lead him to the doorstep of the Islamic State.

Breitbart reports his upbringing was the perfect breeding ground to become radicalized.

Like thousands of other migrants, Amri made the dangerous Mediterranean crossing and landed in March on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, where he lied about his age and was taken as an unaccompanied minor to Sicily.

Soon after, Amri was arrested on arson charges for burning a school building which had been converted into a refugee shelter. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

Not a model prisoner, he received no early release. It was behind bars that he was radicalized as an Islamic extremist, a classic phenomenon in Europe, local media reported.

He made it to Germany like scores of other migrants after German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the borders. At this point, it’s unclear if the Berlin terror attack was pre-planned by ISIS or if Anri was acting as a lone wolf.

Did German Authorities Know Berlin Terror Attack Would Happen?

What is clear Anri’s activities leading up to the attack were further highlighting him as a man to watch. Fox News reports the US had him on a no-fly list for months. His movements were already raising red flags for Germany s well:

  • Amri was reportedly arrested in Germany on at least two other occasions after his asylum rejection, however, he was released each time.
  • German officials monitored Amri’s connections to extremists, and at one point investigators believed he may have offered himself as a suicide bomber, Der Spiegel reported. But due to Amri’s ambiguous statements, Germany was never able to arrest him.
  • Authorities began investigating Amri in March but ended the operation in September despite uncovering some troubling connections. He had lived with a suspected Islamic extremist and was allegedly a follower of an Iraqi-born German preacher who was later arrested due to connections to ISIS.

This is now the third attack where a radical Muslim has used a truck to attack civilians. In July, an attack happened in Nice, France where 84 were killed. And in late November, Abdul Razak Ali Artan drove his car onto a campus into a crowd on a school campus in Ohio. He then brandished knives and started attacking people. He was shot and killed by an OSU police officer.

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