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“Five and a half years in prison for brutal axe attacker,” translated from “Fünfeinhalb Jahre Haft für brutalen Axt-Angreifer,” by Sven Hadon, Bild, March 7, 2023 (thanks to Medforth):
Neubrandenburg – Apparently he had a murderous hatred for the free and Western way of life of his compatriot.
The regional court has sentenced the Syrian Ala T. (43) to five and a half years in prison for attempted manslaughter and dangerous bodily harm.
At noon on September 9, 2022, Ala T. rang the doorbell of his countryman (26) – with a 55 cm long axe in his hand. When the acquaintance opened up, he hit him without warning. Reflexively, the victim could raise his arms and deflect the blow. He was also able to block a second blow with his arm, then he was injured and managed to escape into the hallway.
The Syrian then rode away on his bicycle with his ax and yelled loudly: “I’ll be back and kill you!” After a major alarm with helicopters and warning announcements to the population, Ala T. was arrested hours later.
The victim, who came to Germany as a refugee with the accused in 2015, said in court: “We were good friends before, I never thought it would get that far!” Ala T. didn’t get along in Germany and had him blamed for it. “He cursed me and my family too,” said the witness. Ala T. said beforehand that he could not tolerate the fact that his compatriot lived with an unmarried woman and that there was alcohol in the house.
According to the police, the Syrian immigrant had also dealt with the terrorist organization “Islamic State” on the Internet. The accused remained silent in court.