Two Muslim teenagers living in Austria recently admitted in court that they planned to kill as many people as possible during an attack on a school one of them attended, adding that “God would have forgiven them” in prison, because “killing Christians leads us to heaven.”
The boys, ages 15 and 16, made their confessions during their trial at Leoben Regional Court on July 16, according to the Gatestone Institute.
The attack was planned against a middle school the 15-year-old attended in Bruck an der Mur, where both teenagers were living with their parents.
When confronted by prosecutors in court, the boys—both with criminal records—admitted, “We wanted to shoot all the Christians in the class!” According to Gatestone. When asked what they would have done when the police responded to the scene, they admitted, “We would have given up,” because God would have forgiven them for their actions and they would have gone to heaven anyway after death.
Article written by Monika Koenig-CRISPR and published by the Austrian newspaper Crown newspaper On August 22, known as potential terrorists, the two young men were very “inconspicuous”.
“They seemed quite discreet — a 16-year-old motor apprentice and his 15-year-old friend from Brock. But something dark was brewing in their heads. Although they were born in Austria and integrated into society, they had radicalized themselves deeply,” Koenig-Cresser wrote. .
The article went on to explain that the two boys believed that “all Christians intended to walk over corpses! Their aim: to make Austria a caliphate. He must be killed.”
The boys showed no remorse in their acceptance, he said Crown newspaper.
Austrian authorities learned of their plans after the two began asking for terrorism-related information when participating in extremist chat groups on social media platforms.
The court sentenced the teens to two years in prison, but they’ll likely only serve eight months, according to the Gatestone Institute. The maximum penalty for juveniles in Austria is five years.
The court also appointed a probation officer, and ordered that they undergo “counter-aggression training and a de-radicalization program”.
The 15-year-old set fire to the closed University of Education in Brock in May 2022 Crown newspaper mentioned.
As Raymond Ibrahim, Schellman Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute recently pointed out“Austria seems to be sitting on a ticking time bomb” regarding hostility to Muslims.
“The whole incident is a reminder that Austria seems to be standing on a ticking time bomb. Although the authorities managed to thwart what could have been a tragic massacre of school children – as they thwarted an earlier massacre in 2020 – hostility to Muslims in Austria continues to grow, indicating It may only be a matter of time before a serious terrorist attack or worse overwhelms that nation,” Ibrahim wrote.
He noted that “besides the general criminality of Muslims in Austria appears, unfortunately, an ideologically motivated hatred of ‘infidels’, especially Christians and Jews”.
Ibrahim wrote: “There are now more Muslim students than Catholics in the schools of Austrian cities, including Vienna, the capital, and Linz.”
In addition, a report released in May this year found that mosques in Austria were actively teaching young Muslims not to befriend native Austrians or anyone else who is not Muslim.
Some Austrian politicians expressed their shock and outrage at these teachings. But in his conditionIbrahim writes that it is a major Islamic doctrine, according to Qur’an 3:28.
“Those who believe should not take the disbelievers as their friends over those who believe – and whoever does that has no (expectations) of God – except that you protect yourselves against them.”
Ibrahim also refers to the following Islamic verses from Quran 5:51:
“Believers, do not make Jews and Christians your allies. They are allies to each other, and whoever makes them friends will surely have one of them.”