On Wednesday night in #Hanau, #Germany, a gunman opened fire on two shisha bars, leaving nine dead and six wounded, before retreating back to his home to kill his mother and then himself. The attacker, identified by authorities as Tobias Rathjen, 43, left behind a manifesto and documents on his personal website, which has since been removed, about “obscure thoughts and absurd conspiracy theories, pointed to deeply racist views,” according to #German Prosecutor General Peter Frank.
In the manifesto, Tobias calls for the extermination of the entire populations of #Morocco, #Egypt, #Israel, #Turkey, #Iran, #India, and #Pakistan, saying “This would only be the rough cleansing. It would be followed by the fine cleansing. I would eliminate all these people, even if we are speaking about billions of people. It has to be done.” He goes on to talk about how he believes the #UnitedStates government worships the devil and runs underground facilities where children are raped and murdered.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that “There is much to indicate that the perpetrator acted out of far-right extremist, racist motives. Out of hatred for people with other origins, other faiths or a different appearance.” She also said the latest attack against the immigrant population shows the “poison” of racism that is growing in #Germany and seeks to eliminate it.
Victims of the attack are becoming identified by family and government agencies. All of those killed at the shisha bars are of immigrant background, with several of the victims being #Kurdish. A #Bosnian, a #Bulgarian and a #Romanian were also killed during the attack. #AtlasNewsUpdateGermany