WASHINGTON: Donald Trump, US President-elect reportedly claimed that the Berlin attack is a “purely religious threat which turned into reality” as he referred to the suspected attacker’s video in which he talked about slaughtering crusaders who had come to kill Muslims.
“The terrorist who killed so many people in Germany said just before crime, “by God’s will we will slaughter you…” This is a purely religious threat, which turned into reality,” Trump tweeted in two tweets.
“Such hatred! When will the US, and all countries, fight back?” Trump asked.
The alleged Berlin attacker Anis Amri, 24, from Tunisia posted a video prior to the attack on social media.
During the two-minute, 42-second video, Amri, who was killed by police in Milan yesterday, is shown speaking directly to a camera and pledging allegiance to the ISIS group. He also declared his desire to avenge Muslims killed in air strikes and called for attacks against “Crusaders”.