‘Use an axe, not a knife. Now you will get into Heaven’: Terrifying texts between ISIS agent and fanatics as they carried out recent attacks in Germany are revealed
- The country was shaken this summer by two ISIS inspired attacks in a week
- Riaz Khan Ahmadzai went on the rampage with an axe injuring five on train
- Mohammad Daleel launched suicide bomb attack near a music festival
- Both were exchanging texts with ISIS agent until moments before attacks
A series of terrifying text messages have been revealed showing exchanges between an ISIS agent and two fanatics as they carried out attacks in Germany.
The country was shaken this summer by two ISIS inspired attacks in a week in July – an axe rampage on a train and a suicide bombing near a music festival, both in northern Bavaria.
Chilling text exchanges now reveal how the extremists involved were in contact with ISIS until moments before their attacks. One was told to ‘trust in God’ while the other was promised he would ‘get to heaven’.
Riaz Khan Ahmadzai, 17, was ordered by ISIS to use an axe rather than a knife in his attack
Afghan asylum seeker, Riaz Khan Ahmadzai was shot dead by police on July 18 after injuring five people on a train in Wurzburg. The texts reveal how an ISIS operative ordered him to use an axe rather than a knife in his attack.
According to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, the agent even encouraged Ahmadzai to consider using a car in his attack suggesting ‘the damage would be considerably bigger.’
Ahmadzai explains that he does not know how to drive and states that he ‘wants to enter paradise tonight’ rather than spend time learning.
In the moments before launching the sickening attack, Ahmadzai says ‘I’m starting now’ -which prompts the response: ‘Now you will get into heaven.’
Days later, failed Syrian asylum seeker, Mohammad Daleel, detonated an explosive device outside a music festival in Ansbach, killing himself and injuring 15.
Investigation: Police stand by the regional train on which 17-year-old Riaz Khan Ahmadzai attacked passengers with an axe
Failed Syrian asylum seeker, Mohammad Daleel, detonated an explosive device outside a music festival in Ansbach, killing himself and injuring 15
In the run-up to the attempted atrocity, he told his ISIS contact how he had picked the festival as somewhere that was ‘full of people’ before being ordered to ‘kill them all in a big area so that they all lie flat on the floor.’
But after seeing the security measures in place and hesitating, the ISIS agent tells him to ‘break through the police and run for it.’
The contact then appears to become irritated with Daleel’s lack of action and orders him to find a restaurant instead.
‘What is wrong with you? I’d do it if there were two people there. Trust in God and go to the restaurant,’ the ISIS agent reportedly wrote.