So it turns out that the horrible bombing attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team was in fact NOT Islamic terrorists at all.
Rather, it was something much more banal: One man’s greed behind Dortmund attack, after all
Not many -if any- had seen this coming… Something more than a week after the triple bomb attack that targeted Borussia Dortmund and led to their Champions League game against Monaco being delayed by 24 hours, police have announced that the motive behind the whole incident was pure financial greed.The accused bought 15,000 put-options regarding the shares of Borussia Dortmund on April 11. Those options were running until June 17, 2017 and were bought with the ID of the hotel L’Arrivee (Dortmund’s team hotel)a prosecutor made known, through a written statement, after the police arrested a 28-year-old man
The Beeb has (a bit) more: Borussia Dortmund bombs: 'Speculator' charged with bus attack
Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price of shares in the team fell, prosecutors say.
The suspect has been charged with attempted murder, triggering explosions and causing serious physical injury.
He has been identified only as Sergej W, and was staying in the team's hotel overlooking the scene of the attack.
There was, I should think, more than just greed involved, as clearly the man was quite mentally ill:
He was staying at the team's L'Arrivée hotel in Dortmund on the day of the attack and had moved to a room on the top floor, overlooking the street where it took place, prosecutors say.
The suspect placed the bet on 11 April using an IP address traced to the hotel, after taking out a loan for the money.
That's somewhere bordering on stalker-level obsession, I'd say.
But I'm glad the German police were level-headed and careful and thorough and dug down to the underlying facts of the matter.
And SHAME on all those trashy publications that threw horrid terror speculations out there.
Yes, I'm looking at you, The Sun, and The Express, and The NY Post, and Fox News and The Star, and ...
You know who you were. Shame on you all.