The Failed Kiddie-Bomber of Ludwigshafen

We reported last Saturday on a failed attempt to explode a nail bomb at the Christmas market in the German town of Ludwigshafen. The authorities have since announced that there were in fact two attempts to bomb the market by the same perpetrator, a 12-year-old boy who was born in Germany of Iraqi parents.

Below are two video clips from German TV with more information about the would-be kiddie-bomber and his homemade bombs. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video 1:

Video 2:

Transcript video 1:

00:00   A 12-year-old German-Iraqi tried to detonate a nail bomb in a Christmas Market in Ludwigshafen.
00:06   According to Focus [magazine], the strongly religiously radicalized boy had possibly been
00:12   incited or guided by an unknown member of a terror militia. An investigation has been opened.
00:18   This is of course news that scares everybody.
00:24   I think it’s fair to let the case to be thoroughly investigated first. The Federal Prosecutor
00:30   is here to answer questions, and I won’t comment on behalf
00:33   of the Federal Government about a case that hasn’t yet been investigated,
00:36   based solely on news. Obviously, only because the explosives didn’t ignite
00:42   was there no explosion on December 5th. The minor 12-year-old
00:48   is in a protective custody.

Transcript video 2:

00:00   Back in November the 12-year-old allegedly tried to detonate explosives hidden in a backpack
00:06   in the Christmas Market. When he failed the first time, the boy
00:12   attempted it again on December 5th, in the vicinity of the Town Hall. This time a passerby
00:15   alerted the police about a suspicious bag.
00:18   The explosives were made out of a preserve jar filled with black powder
00:22   that was sealed with duct tape and had nails added.
00:25   In the end the thing failed to explode. Nevertheless the Federal Prosecutor is investigating,
00:30   based on suspicion of a violent act undermining state security;
00:33   however, he is not sharing the details.
00:36   We started investigating the reasons for finding
00:39   a nail bomb in Ludwigshafen more than a week ago.
00:42   For reasons related to the investigation I cannot
00:45   share any more details with you. However, just
00:48   the fact that nowadays children are planning attacks
00:51   worries people: This isn’t normal. That it goes so far
00:54   that 12-year-old does that? Is this a way to create new catastrophes?
01:00   With minors? I don’t think that a 12-year-old would come up with this idea
01:03   all by himself. The boy, born in Ludwigshafen in 2004,
01:06   is a German and Iraqi citizen. For some time he was obviously in contact with radical
01:12   Islamist circles, therefore back in the summer he wanted to go to Syria and join ISIS.
01:18   Right now he is in custody in a facility for minors. The 12-year-old who is accused
01:24   of planning a bomb attack in Ludwigshafen is in a secure place.
01:30   For that reason he is not in danger. According to the German penal code,
01:36   children under 15 cannot be tried, and for that reason he is not being charged.
01:39   However, his parents could lose custody of him.

2 thoughts on “The Failed Kiddie-Bomber of Ludwigshafen

  1. The greatest sin is to teach a child to do evil in God’s name.

    Apologies to Mr. Prager. He said it a bit differently a long time ago.

  2. Wow – I keep looking for easy answers to why the German people entered into this murder suicide pact with an enemy that cannot be appeased with charity or understanding.

    Could this all be tied to Saudi money? Could the Saudis or other oil money be propping up the banks or Euro?

    So far, nobody has explained this. How can Germans live like this? Routine and random predation by foreign nationals in their midst… displacing them, raping, sodomizing their boys.. robbing and bombing them…. and they seem pretty accepting.

    I was in Germany – only for a few days because the internet was censored and the election news kept me across the border in Austria for most of September and part of October. Bavaria is supposed to be one of the areas of resistance. But I tried to talk to hotel, restaurant and service workers… I struck up a conversation with as many as I could.. and they all seemed meek, afraid to speak or without an opinion.

    Actually they weren’t so much afraid as disinterested .. they had no interest in engaging this American on THAT subject. It was otherworldly.

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