“YES, I AM A TERRORIST and want to kill Christians,” said Ahmad Almah on trial for murder in July terror attack in which he took a knife from the supermarket shelf, then killed one and wounded six. He was arrested after passersby overpowered him.
Times of Israel Charging him with murder, as well as six counts of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm, prosecutors said he acted with a likely Islamic motive.
“The results of the investigation show that the accused sought out his victims indiscriminately, retaliating against people, who in his view represent perpetrators of injustice targeting Muslims,” said prosecutors.
“It was important to him to kill as many German nationals of the Christian faith as possible. He wanted his actions to be viewed in the context of an Islamic attack, and understood as a contribution to jihad worldwide,” they added.
He risks life in prison, although Germany often grants parole after 15 years. National news agency DPA said the accused had allegedly signed a statement during interrogation saying: “Yes, I am a terrorist.”