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Muslim teen gunman who murdered nine in Munich worshipped Hitler and saw it as ‘an honour’ that they shared the same birthday

  • Munich gunman Ali David Sonboly, 18, was ‘obsessed’ with the Nazi leader
  • Teenager murdered nine people and left dozens injured in shooting attack 
  • He saw it as an ‘honour’ that he shared the same birthday as Adolf Hitler

Munich gunman Ali David Sonboly worshipped Adolf Hitler and saw it as an ‘honour’ that he shared the same birthday as the Nazi leader, it has been revealed.

Sonboly, 18, shot nine people dead at a shopping centre in the southern German city on Friday before turning his handgun on himself.

The German-Iranian considered himself ‘Aryan’ and had built up resentment against Arabs and Turks, who, it is claimed, bullied him at school.


It has now emerged that the teenager took the fact that he was born on the same day of the year as Hitler – April 20 – as an ‘honour’.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper said he was a racist who held extreme right wing views about foreigners and minorities.

Sonboly Iranian parents and held an Iranian as well as German passport.

Many of his victims in the bloodbath were of foreign origin and there are investigations into whether he deliberately targeted them.

A video emerged of the killer on the roof of a car park after the shootings in which he was insulted by a local from his balcony as being an immigrant, prompting him to shout back: ‘I am German! I was born here!’

Police say the teenager was obsessed with mass killings – including Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik’s 2011 massacre – and spent a year preparing for the shooting spree.

At least 35 people were also wounded during Sonboly’s attack, which began at a McDonald’s restaurant and ended with him turning his 9mm Glock pistol on himself.

Investigators have ruled out any



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