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Germany: Syrian Refugee Apprehends Suspected Terrorist

Veronica Neffinger | iBelieve Contributor | Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Germany: Syrian Refugee Apprehends Suspected Terrorist

A Syrian refugee in Germany has helped to apprehend a fellow refugee who reportedly was planning a bomb attack.

According to Stream.org, 22-year-old Jaber al-Bakr was plotting a bomb attack when he asked another refugee to help him. Instead of aiding al-Bakr, however, the other refugee tied him up and reported him to the police who arrested him.

Al-Bakr reportedly had a “virtual bomb-making lab” in the town of Chemnitz which police raided. According to an unconfirmed report, he was keeping a dangerous substance called TATP in the “lab.”

Police believe al-Bakr was planning to target an airport in Berlin. Some reports even suggest al-Bakr was sent to Europe by ISIS to set up the bomb lab.

Police said they were “Tired but overjoyed: we captured the terror suspect.” They had been searching for al-Bakr since Friday.

Al-Bakr came as a refugee to Germany in February 2015. He was granted asylum at the end of last year.


Publication date: October 12, 2016

Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.