The "mental health problems" meme is still being pushed as a mechanism for Jihad Denial.
There is no evidence to suggest that attackers who struck a crowd in Nice, a nightclub in Florida, a German train, and the home of two police employees near Paris were materially supported by ISIL, EU’s law enforcement agency Europol said in a report on Wednesday. The EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report also noted that “mental health issues should not be overlooked.” Europol Director Rob Wainwright told POLITICO that recent research “has shown that around 35 percent of the perpetrators of lone actor attacks that occurred between 2000 and 2015 suffered from some sort of mental health disorder.”Source
But why do mad - sorry I mean "mentally ill" - Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, etc. not go around massacring people on the basis of their "mental health disorder"? Buried in this report, though, is some interesting data.
More than 1,000 people were arrested in the EU on terrorism-related offenses last year, according to the report, with 687 of those related to jihadist terrorism.
...The report found 63 percent of those arrested were EU citizens, and 58 percent were born in the EU.In other words, 42% weren't born in the EU. 42% of arrested terrorists are immigrants.
But reality denial is still strongly in evidence in Germany.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday evening in response to the Würzburg axe attack that refugees are no more likely than anyone else to commit terrorist atrocities.
All the evidence from the last 12 months shows that the danger of terrorism posed by refugees “is not larger or smaller than that in the rest of the population", Altmaier told broadcaster ZDF.Source
Part of Jihad Denial involves the insistence that "true" Islam could not possibly countenance such murderous violence. The solution, therefore, is to propagandise people about the virtues of the "peaceful" religion of Islam. All people. This is how Jihad Denial syndrome becomes Jihad Reward syndrome, when Muslims get pay-offs for murdering non-Muslims.
Local authorities are calling for classes on Islam to be brought in at schools across the country after a radicalized Muslim youth attacked passengers on a train with an axe on Monday.
“It is appropriate to bring in classes on Islam in state schools or schools overseen by the state,” Gerd Landsberg, head of the association of local councils, told the Rheinische Post on Wednesday.
In this way the state can gain more control over the upbringing of Muslim youths, Landsberg said.Source
In other words, German children, all of them, including those who really are German, will be exposed to state-sanction Islam propaganda as a result of terror attacks. No doubt some of them will be moved to convert. Others will be taken in by the propaganda, which will help suppress any patriotic resistance impulses they might feel. Muslims will learn the lesson that jihad pays off; that violence works.