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Abreu Report traveled to Bavaria in order to personally cover the brutal new reality which is gripping Germany, a reality in which multiple attacks per week by Islamic radicals could become the new normal.
Wurzburg, located in northern Bavaria, was until recently known more for being the only part of the Southern German state where wine is produced in large quantities, but now it is synonymous with ax attacks.
According to a school official in the Lower Franconia region of which Wurzburg is part, the supposed teenager responsible for the grizzly act which was felt as far away as Hong Kong was studying in a Christian-run school.
"We never thought he'd be capable of that," the official told Abreu Report.
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It seems that the 17-year-old from Afghanistan did not take well to studying under Christians, and this may have contributed to his rapid radicalization.
Another, more disturbing possibility is that the ax-attacker arrived in Germany radicalized, and that this is something which the Islamic State is encouraging in its young recruits, who are harder to deport and thus find it easier to stay in Germany.
"We generally deal with kids who have tremendous psychological issues, who have difficulty controlling their temper. We're very good at helping them, but this particular student was not seen as a danger," Abreu Report heard.
Although some people interviewed by Abreu Report said they still support Chancellor Merkel's policies which led to the large influx of unaccompanied minors from war zones, others expressed clear concerns about unvetted people joining Bavarian society.
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"The truth is we don't know who we're letting in. They could be 17-year-old orphans, they could be hardened 20-year-old soldiers who've seen years of brutality," said one resident who asked not to be named.
"I think we have a moral obligation to help the refugees of a NATO war, but we can best help them abroad, where our euros can go a longer way," the same resident proposed.
Although most people don't seem too concerned with a few freak attacks during a crazy week in summer, many do worry about the future of their country.
"Helping people shouldn't come with having to worry about getting hacked to pieces," said a man enjoying a beer for breakfast.