Christiane H., Johanna H., Steffi W. These are the names of the three women who were killed on June 25 in the knife attack of the 24-year-old Somali man Abdirahman J. Many questions have remained unanswered since the attack. The police consider an Islamist motive for the man to be obvious. A psychiatric report should clarify the guilty responsibility of the man. One thing is certain: Abdirahman J. mainly attacked women. Of the five seriously injured - including an eleven year old girl - four are female.
For the Frankfurt ethnology professor Susanne Schröter it is no coincidence that Abdirahman J., who, according to witnesses, shouted “Allahu Akbar” - “God is great” - twice and of “Jihad”, the “Holy War” is said to have spoken, mainly attacked women. “Islamism has a strong devaluation of women in its ideology.
Misogyny as a motor for terror and violence? It wouldn't be the first time an assassin has been driven by misogyny.