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Syrian Refugee Who Bombed Music Festival in Germany Pledges Allegiance to ISIS in Video



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As the refugee crisis continues, Germany suffers another asylum-seeker attack, this time directly outside of a music festival. Germany has suffered several violent attacks as of late. Our hearts go out to those innocent victims of these acts of violence. Let us all be reminded: Love is the only weapon we'll ever have against hate (http://edm.com/articles/2015/11/19/love-is-only-weapon).
This article originally appeared on New York Magazine

Another horrific attack in Germany, the fourth this week alone: A rejected 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker blew himself up at a music festival in Ansbach, injuring at least 15, some seriously. The bomber was killed, and accounted for the only fatality.

The bomber, who had been denied asylum in Germany and was under a deportation order, allegedly had a video on his cell phone. In it, he proclaimed allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and declared he wanted to get "revenge" against Germans because "they obstruct Islam," said Joachim Herrmann, the interior minister for Bavaria, the state where the attack took place. Amaq News Agency, ISIS's media and propaganda arm, also put out a notice taking credit for the suicide blast...

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