Munich Jewish community leader: We will not be intimidated by terror


It was “only a matter of time” until terrorists struck Germany, the head Munich’s Jewish community leader said following Friday’s attack at a shopping mall in the city in which a gunman killed nine and wounded 27 others.

“I am appalled and stunned,” said Charlotte Knobloch, president of the Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria.

“My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the victims’ families, and with the wounded and their families.

“We were afraid it would only be a matter of time,” she continued.

The Munich attack, carried out by an 18-year-old Iranian- German, came four days after an 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker used an ax attack to wound four people on a train in Würzburg, an attack claimed by Islamic State.

Würzburg, like Munich, is in Bavaria.


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