In the aftermath of the Dallas terror attack that killed five police officers, Barack Obama reverted to form. Rather than own up to his personal responsibility for creating a political climate in which violence against police officers appears to have his blessing he blamed guns even though exactly nothing he said pertained to the Dallas tragedy:

We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book

Presumably, it was also easier for Micah Xavier Johnson to buy a knock-off of a Soviet SKS rifle than it was to buy a book or computer… except he had a Facebook account where he held forth on his racist beliefs.

Last week a random Norwegian Catholic named Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, killed at least 84 people in Nice, France. This prompted me to ask, Why Are Trucks Easier To Get Than Books In France? Because I’m sure if Bouhlel hadn’t lived in a community flooded with trucks it never would have occurred to him to do what he did.

Now we have a new mystery to ponder.

Yesterday a 17-year-old male, I hesitate to describe him as a “man”, attacked fellow passengers on a train in Bavaria with an axe and a knife. Eighteen people (at last count) were injured. Four of them seriously, and of that four two had life-threatening injuries. Eventually, he was shot dead by German Polizei.

The onslaught started on the train from Treuchtlingen to Würzburg as the service stopped at Würzburg-Heidingsfeld.

The attacker boarded the train in Ochsenfurt at 8pm for the hour long journey to Wuerzburg.

Apparently Riyad chose that train because it was often used by a female social worker who had helped him in the past.

Someone pulled the emergency cord when the train was in the Wuerzburg suburb of Heidingsfeld, just behind a quiet street called Roethenweg.

Before we get started, let’s have a quick pop quiz.

What was the attacker’s religion?

What was the attacker’s first name?

What general area of the world did the attacker hail from?

What did the attacker yell as he was wielding his weapons on defenseless and inoffensive victims?

Which international organization did he claim to be affiliated with?

Back to the story. Feel free to grade your own answers:

ISIS has released a chilling video of the Afghan refugee who went on an axe rampage on a German train where he says he will attack the country in revenge for airstrikes against the terror group.

The attacker, who is named in the video as Muhammad Riyad, was gunned down by armed police after fleeing the scene near the city of Wurzburg, 70 miles north of Nuremberg last night.

He is believed to be 17 years old although in the video, he appears he could be much older.

It has been revealed he moved to Germany two years ago and had been living with a foster family in Ochsenfurt for the past two weeks.

He shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ during the incident and ISIS has claimed responsibility, making it the first attack by the terror group in Germany.

It has also been revealed that police searching the home where he had been living had found an home-made ISIS flag and a note indicating that he had become self-radicalised.

The flag and the note are believed to have been discovered in the house he was living in with a foster family.

There were also books in English and German about Islam found in his room and a written farewell to his father among his possessions.

It said: ‘Pray for me that I can take revenge on these infidels and pray for me that I will go to heaven.’

He had been placed with a couple just two weeks ago after living for nearly two years in a hostel run by the Catholic Kolpingwerk charity.

Bavarian interior minister Joachim Hermann said that the teenager came to Germany two years ago as an unaccompanied minor, and applied for asylum in March.

Apparently it is easier to an axe in Germany than either a book or computer. It is also easier to get a Muslim.