Europe’s summer of terror continues: a crowd-killing lorry driver in Nice, France and an axe-wielding murderer in Wurzburg, Germany. There was also the mass shooting in Munich and a stabbing in Reutlingen.
There was also a bomb attack in Ansbach and the brutal murder of an 85-year-old Catholic priest in Rouen, France. Germany has joined the list of European countries afflicted by indiscriminate violence. In Munich nine people, all with disenfranchised backgrounds, died at the hands of an 18-year-old who then turned his gun on himself. The teenager appears to have been influenced by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik.
Germany faces a high risk of militant attacks and assaults by individuals copying the methods of previous attacks for a variety of reasons, including mental illness.