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Salafists Attack German Police at Far-Right Rally
Spiegel.de ^

Posted on 05/01/2012 6:07:55 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

Radical Islamists attacked police in the western German city of Solingen on Tuesday in protest of a far-right demonstration where anti-Islamic cartoons had been put on display.

Some 30 Salafists were arrested after injuring three police officers and a passerby by throwing stones and wielding poles from protest banners, police said. Pro NRW, categorized as an extremist right-wing group by Germany's domestic intelligence agency, had staged a demonstration near a Salafist mosque in Solingen.

The violence erupted when Pro NRW demonstrators showed controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad drawn by Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. One of his drawings was among a series of cartoons published by Danish newspapers in 2005 that led to worldwide protests by Muslims, who were offended by the pictures. Many Muslims believe that visual depictions of Muhammad should be prohibited.

"Several Salafists wearing turbans suddenly jumped over the cordon and threw stones at police officers and also hit them with flagpoles," police spokeswoman Anja Meis said.

Pro NRW has said it will run a "Muhammad cartoon contest" and put the cartoons on display outside 25 mosques in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The move, a campaign stunt aimed at generating publicity ahead of an election in the state on May 13, has been widely criticized.

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich warned last weekthat the cartoon contest and the demonstrations near mosques could lead to violent clashes and also endanger German embassies and companies abroad.

Security authorities have voiced concerns that radical Salafists may see the provocation as an opportunity to seek confrontation in order to boost their own profile. Salafists have recently been in the news with a controversial campaign to distribute free copies of the Koran in German cities.

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; france; germany; unitedkingdom
The Mohammedans are lucky they didn't get a taste of what Solingen is known for. They look like bearded skinheads to me.
1 posted on 05/01/2012 6:08:03 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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and so it begins...nazis attacking nazis. Ironic isn’t it that the salafists are the ones attacking the cops while the “far right” is protesting peacefully. If I was a betting man i would bet the “far right” will kick the islam out of the saliafists. Now that would make amazing reality TV.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 6:22:31 PM PDT by bubman
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks DeaconBenjamin.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 6:28:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Good pictures. You notice who has the upperhand, and it is not the ragheads.

Next step — Krystallnacht on all the mosques.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 6:34:01 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Animal Farm notwithstanding, you won't ever get pigs to be mistaken for humans.
5 posted on 05/01/2012 6:38:06 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: DeaconBenjamin
the cartoon contest and the demonstrations near mosques could lead to violent clashes

They make it sound like a bad thing. The Krauts need to rifle-up.

6 posted on 05/01/2012 7:24:12 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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Remember kids, TONFA is Okinawan for “Chair Bar”.


7 posted on 05/01/2012 7:30:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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The violence erupted when Pro NRW demonstrators showed controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad drawn by Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard

I'm all for this!

8 posted on 05/01/2012 7:59:47 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Germany is quite famous for religious warfare. I don’t think these Islamists have studied their history.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 8:55:00 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Until I read Pro-NRW’s agenda, I refuse to accept the Eurabian establishment characterizations as fact. They call any opposition Nazi.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 11:15:48 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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