Austrian authorities say that they believe he “was planning a serious offence in the period between Christmas and New Year in Salzburg".
Police reportedly received a tip-off about the Moroccan in November. During the raid they had back-up from Cobra special forces, an anti-terror unit, sniffer dogs and explosives experts.
1. BBC omits a great deal of what the Muslim jihadi yells after murdering the Russian Ambassador to Turkey.
First the BBC video:
This clip sticks with the narrative that the assassination is a geopolitical issue, where Russia is the bad guy, and the jihadi merely seeks revenge for injustices.
However, the following video is the entire post-murder speech of the killer, and was subtitled. The translation has been checked for accuracy:
To understand this peculiar difference in how the BBC reports it, and what actually took place, Stephen Coughlin's interviews here at the Rebel will help to explain it.
The Canadian authorities have called for the unconditional release of a kidnapped Canadian man and his American wife who were kidnapped apparently by the Taliban militants in late 2012.
The authorities in Canada asked for their unconditional release after a new video of the couple appeared online, showing the couple with their children in an unknown location.
No doubt Justin Trudeau explained that they should be released because "it is 2016!"
"At 3.45 p.m. you can see the movement on the GPS (Global Positioning System). The car moved forward and back. As if someone was learning to drive it," Zurawski told Polish public broadcaster TVP Info on Tuesday. "I knew something was wrong."
About 8 p.m. local time, the lorry slammed into a crowd of people thronging the wooden stalls of the Christmas market next to the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church at the heart of west Berlin. [...]
Zurawski said he had identified his cousin Lukasz, whose last name has been withheld, from police photographs that showed him with a swollen, bloodied face.
"The police told me he had been not only stabbed but also shot," Zurawski said.
He said that after reaching his destination, Lukasz, 37, had parked and gone to get a kebab sandwich, planning to unload his cargo of 24 tonnes of steel parts the next morning.
A 25-year-old asylum seeker from Morocco was arrested on Monday morning after a police raid at a refugee home in Fuschl in the state of Salzburg, suspected of planning an attack in Austria.
Perhaps the Austrians could use someone in government that knows how to use Google.
5. Austria: Rape whistles to be issued for New Year.
Does this mean that Muslim refugees will be suing the German government in 2017 for damage to their hearing?
Austrian police will distribute 6,000 pocket alarms on New Year's Eve to help prevent incidents like the mass sex assaults in neighbouring Germany a year ago, the interior ministry said Tuesday.