German federal prosecutors have charged a 16 year old girl of Moroccan origin named Safia S. who was accused of stabbing a German policeman in the neck with a knife. She was charged with attempted murder, being a supporter of a foreign terrorist organisation and inflicting serious bodily harm on a policeman aged 34 after a six month investigation.
A 19 year old man of Syrian origin who knew about the plan to attack non-Muslims was charged with failing to report a crime. The investigation proved that the young extremist has already written about her intentions to carry out a suicide attack in Germany to a friend in Britain via the internet.
Safia S. stabbed a policeman in the neck with a kitchen knife she was carrying at a train station in the city of Hanover which is the capital of Lower Saxony on February the 26th. Reports issued by the investigative committee said that she provoked the police more than once and stabbed the policeman whilst he was checking her personal identity. Safia S. was also carrying another knife which led prosecutors to believe that she intended to stab more than one person.
The spokesman for Hanover police Axel Brockmann told Asharq Al-Awsat that investigators encountered difficulties due to the fact that Safia S. was underage. However, the prosecution did not wait till she turned sixteen years old to initiate legal action and stressed that the investigation provided lots of evidence and witnesses to her affiliation to ISIS. Brockmann also alluded to a video clip that featured the defendant talking about a suicide operation which she sent to associates of ISIS, and she asked them how to carry out the operation. It is believed that she established these connections during her visit to Turkey where she tried to enter Syria and join ISIS.