Ansbach Suicide Bomber: Interviews on Bulgarian TV

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Bulgaria - No comments

Mohammed Daleel, the Syrian citizen who became a suicide bomber in the Bavarian town of Ansbach last weekend, was interviewed by Bulgarian National Television twice, while he stayed in the Balkan country, from 2013 to 2014. According to a report by Die Zeit Online, he said he had been a mathematics teacher in Syria. After he had lost his family, he had decided to flee. Also Daleel was quoted saying, he rejected violence and he did not judge people on the basis of their religion.

What happened last Sunday, looked very different. According to reports in all German media, ISIS propaganda material was found in Daleel’s accommodation, after he blew himself up at an Ansbach music festival. According to a letter he had sent to refugee caretakers, he did not want to be sent back to Bulgaria, where he had received a so-called humanitarian status two years earlier. That kind of status did not give him the right to leave Bulgaria, which he did anyway. Also, the suicide bomber accused Bulgarian authorities of abuse.

The information gathered by now suggests, Daleel’s frustration about his situation might have contributed to his radicalization. Nothing justifies terrorism. But it seems that, to him, it might have.

The suicide attack injured 15 people in Ansbach. Daleel supposedly built his bomb himself.

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