Two terrorists were in the German spotlight Thursday, one an 18-year-old German citizen sentenced to jail for his molotov cocktail attack on a mall, and the other a 23-year-old Syrian refugee arrested on suspicion of being a liaison between Islamic attackers and an ISIS news agency.
The teenage terrorist was convicted in juvenile court and given eight years in jail, named only as “Saleh S.” in compliance with German privacy laws. He had attacked a shopping mall in Hannover with two diesel-filled molotov cocktails in February 2016. Although the makeshift bombs hit two people, they did not ignite.
German police officers also arrested 23-year-old Mohammed G. Wednesday, who is suspected of serving as a link between groups of potential Islamic attackers and the ISIS news agency Aamaq.
Mohammed arrived in Germany from Syria in September 2015, and authorities believe that he was in contact via social media with a suspect in a 2016 arson attack on a Swedish Shiite community center. Mohammed demanded that the suspect claim personal responsibility for the attack the day after it happened.
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