That same BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40763369 deserves fuller consideration:
'The man who killed one person and injured six in a supermarket knife attack in Hamburg was a "known Islamist", police say.
"He was known as an Islamist but not a jihadist," police spokesman Andy Grote said, noting that the suspect also suffered from "psychological" issues.'
Ah those good old "psychological issues" that seem to have become such a frequent excuse recently.
'The man, a failed asylum seeker born in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), attacked customers at random on Friday.'
A 'failed asylum seeker', how inconvenient for the BBC and the other supporters of unlimited mass immigration from majority Muslim countries.
'Police said he acted alone and he was overpowered by passers-by.
The 26-year-old man, identified as Ahmad A, is a Palestinian from the UAE who is registered on an Islamist database, Mr Grote said on Saturday.'
A Palestinian and a failed asylum seeker, a real poster boy for the BBC.
'The attacker, who arrived in Germany in 2015 but could not be deported because he had no identification papers, was also suffering from mental health problems, officials said.'
A Palestinian, a failed asylum seeker who couldn't be deported because he had no identification papers.'
'Police have carried out a search of the shelter in Hamburg where the man was living but said there was no evidence that he had accomplices or was part of a terror organisation.It is not yet clear what the suspect's motivations were.'
What would cause an Islamist to attack with a knife? It's a total mystery, isn't it...