Islamist murderer from Dresden tried to leave for Turkey but was not allowed to enter

ISIS terrorist Abdullah Al Haj Hasan (20 years old) planned to leave Germany as early as 2017. But Turkey would not let the man in, who became a murderer three years later, on October 4, 2020, in Dresden!

The knife attacker is said to have tried in vain to leave the country to visit a sister.

According to internal documents, the German authorities wanted to help the Syrian, who had recently been classified as an Islamist “potential attacker” and was in custody at the time, to leave the country.The police refer to people as “potential attackers” if they suspect them of serious politically motivated crimes, such as a terrorist attack.

According to information from the German Press Agency (dpa), however, the attempt failed because the Turkish embassy refused to issue him a visa due to lack of documents.

The dpa also learned that it had been planned to provide the Turkish authorities with information about the IS supporter, but only after he had left Germany.

Abdullah Al Haj Hasan and his plans to leave Germany were at the time repeatedly discussed in the so-called AG Status of the Joint Federal and State Counter-Terrorism Centre.

He had been targeted by the security authorities because he had advertised for the terrorist militia Islamic State (ISIS) and was looking for instructions on how to build explosive belts.

In November 2018, the Higher Regional Court of Dresden sentenced him to a juvenile sentence of two years and nine months for, inter alia, recruiting members or supporters of a terrorist organisation abroad, obtaining instructions for the commission of a serious act of violence which endangers the state, bodily injury and threats.

The young man, whose year of birth is indicated in the files as 1998 or 2000, had applied for asylum in Chemnitz in February 2016. In September 2017 – after his arrest – he declared, according to the files, that he intended to leave Germany again.

In April 2018, however, he allegedly stated that he did not want to return to Syria because he would be recruited to the military there.On October 4, two men fell victim to a knife attack in Dresden. A 55-year-old man from Krefeld died and another man (53) from Cologne survived, seriously injured. Investigators suspect an Islamist motive. The Federal Public Prosecutor General has taken over the investigation.

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