Munich witness says shooter shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ before mowing down children

Munich witness says shooter shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ before mowing down children
Shooter (Image: Screen grab via Twitter)

[Ed. – Don’t know how this one will pan out.  The initial read, reported over and over on Fox and other news outlets, has been that the shooter was a German “nationalist.”  This seems to have been ascertained from his shout of “I am German!”  That could be consistent with also shouting “Allahu akbar”; the statements aren’t contradictory.  But this is the first report I’ve seen that he yelled “Allahu akbar.”  It’s a data point.  Given how the authorities in much of Europe have been suppressing news about Islamic violence, we are justified in paying attention to it, and expecting an accounting for the whole event.]

A gunman shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ opened fire at children in McDonald’s before rampaging through a shopping mall, killing at least eight people.

Munich is in lockdown tonight, as a major police operation is ongoing around the city’s Olympic Park, with the force warning people to stay in their homes and avoid public spaces.

A ninth body has been found tonight and investigators are looking into the possibility of it being the attacker.  …

Witnesses said that the gunman screamed ‘I’m German’ and ‘Allahu Akbar’ before shooting at children.

A woman named Loretta said she was in the McDonald’s when the man with a gun came out of a bathroom and began shooting.

She told CNN: ‘I come out of the toilet and I hear like an alarm, boom, boom, boom. He’s killing the children. The children were sitting to eat. They can’t run.’

Loretta said she had been in the bathroom at the same time as the shooter, with her eight-year-old son. She said the man yelled: ‘Allahu Akbar!’

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