Germany: Muslim couple on trial for biological terror plot to mass murder infidels
A Tunisian Muslim terrorist and his German jihadi wife will stand trial from Friday, charged with planning a foiled biological bomb attack in Germany with the deadly poison ricin.
The arrests prevented what could have been Germany’s first bioweapon attack.
The Muslim terrorist, a former street vendor, and his Muslima wife, an unemployed mother of seven children, met online in 2014, married a year later and became supporters of ISIS. He attempted to travel to Syria in 2017 but failed. She published ISIS material online as a propagandist.
They then decided to detonate explosives in a large crowd to murder and wound the largest possible number of infidels [non-Muslims].
The jihadi couple researched various forms of explosives and bought a hamster to test the effectiveness of the poison.
Although the couple refuses to cooperate, the state believes it has already gathered enough evidence to convict them by the end of August. They face up to 15 years in prison.
Federal prosecutors said the couple had “for a long time identified with the aims and values of the foreign terrorist organization Islamic State”.
They ordered 3,300 castor beans over the internet and successfully made a small amount of ricin, a poison 6,000 times more potent than cyanide that can kill if swallowed, inhaled or injected, according to prosecutors.
Investigators also found 250 metal balls, two bottles of nail polish remover as well as wires soldered on lightbulbs.