Afghan national who stabbed woman may have ‘Islamist motivations’: Report

An Afghan national stabbed a female gardener multiple times in the neck because he did not believe a woman could do such a job, causing speculation that he had a possible “Islamist Motivation” and mindset. 

“Yesterday around 1:30 pm, a 29-year-old man of Afghan nationality is said to have approached a 58-year-old landscape gardener…because he was allegedly bothered by the fact that she was working as a woman,” the Berlin police wrote in a Sept. 5 statement on Twitter

“Then he is said to have given her several targeted knife stabs in the neck suddenly and seriously injured her. A 66-year-old man rushing to help is said to have been seriously injured by the suspect stabbing his neck,” the statement continued. 

“The suspect was arrested by arriving police at the scene. The [prosecutor’s office and police department] are conducting extensive investigations into the details of the crime and the background of the crime, also from the perspective of a possible Islamist-motivated attack.”

The police also noted that the suspect had been living in Germany since 2016.

The attack comes at the heels of President Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, which has led to thousands of refugees fleeing the country. Concerns have since been raised that people who are being evacuated have not been properly vetted. The recent attack in Berlin is said to demonstrate the volatility of “wayward refugees.”

“News from just the last few hours about Biden Afghan airlift & vetting failures,” Omri Ceren, Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) national security adviser, wrote on Twitter. “1) 100 flagged for terror links, 10k need more security checks. 2) Not tested for COVID until they get here, positive cases in bases. 3) Sex trafficking and abuse, including child marriage.” 

Reports yesterday allege that the United States is now investigating cases of so-called “child brides” among Afghan refugees who have arrived in the country. The AP was the first to report on the potential child trafficking crisis and said they obtained internal documents that say the State Department has sought “urgent guidance” from other agencies after purported child brides were brought to Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. 

“Intake staff at Fort McCoy reported multiple cases of minor females who presented as ‘married’ to adult Afghan men, as well as polygamous families,” the document says. “Department of State has requested urgent guidance.” 

Simultaneously, US officials in the United Arab Emirates have expressed similar concerns, warning that some young Afghan girls have been forced into marriages to escape Taliban rule. Officials familiar with the situation say several girls have alleged sexual assault at the hands of their “husbands” and say they need guidance on how to handle such cases.

Neither the Berlin Police Department nor the Department of State have responded to the Independent Chronicle’s request for comment.