Monday, 29 August 2016

Couple stabbed at Oberhausen music festival by man shouting Allahu Akbar

A couple have been stabbed at a music festival in Munich by a man shouting Allahu Akbar.

In a variation on the usual apologist theme, the police say the perpetrator was on drugs rather than mentally ill but he was still taken to a psychiatric unit for questioning. Police all over Europe have been trying to disassociate Islamist attacks from Islam by claiming that the attackers are mentally ill. Aside from it fooling nobody, it is stigmatising mental health problems and risks making people scared of people with mental health issues when so much stigma is already attached to mental illness.