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Thu Apr 27, 2017, 10:19 AM Apr 2017

German soldier 'posed as Syrian asylum-seeker to carry out terror attack and blame it on refugees' [View all]

Source: Daily Telegraph

An officer in the German army who spent more than a year posing as a Syrian refugee has been arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
Police are believed to be working on the theory that the officer, who has a history of expressing anti-foreigner views, planned to carry out a “false flag” terror attack and blame it on refugees.
The officer first came to the authorities’ attention in February, when he was arrested by Austrian police after being caught trying to hide a gun in a toilet at Vienna airport.
Prosectors were at a loss to explain how he was able to register as a Syrian asylum-seeker despite the fact he speaks no Arabic and is not believed to be of Syrian origin. The authorities raised no suspicion at the time of his application.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/27/german-soldier-spent-year-posing-syrian-refugee-arrested-suspicion/

This is really screwed up. Not an Arabic speaker, but able to register as a refugee, given a place in a shelter and was apparently paid some benefits too; all while he's a lieutenant in the German Army. Then he is caught trying to hid a gun in an airport, and they let him walk away! They only arrested him 2 months later.

If it were a TV series plot, I'd have called it too far-fetched ...
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