And we all suffer for it.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for an ax-and-knife attack on a German train that left at least five people injured, but authorities said it appears the 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker who was shot and killed by police as he fled the scene appears to have self-radicalized and had no direct link to the extremists.
The teenager shouted “Allahu akbar” (“God is great”) as he attacked people on the regional train near the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg Monday night, and a hand-painted flag of the Islamic State was found during a search of his room, according to state Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann.
And later in the article?
Herrmann said that it was too early to draw conclusions about the attacker’s motive.
Ah, yes, of course.
If we can’t identify the enemy, and recognize him when he strikes, we’re lost.
(Helpful hint– if on a plane, train, or bus, out on the street or indeed in any venue at all, and someone stands up and shouts that vile heathen war-cry, be prepared to take decisive action.)