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EU: Extremists vs. Extremists - Salafists and Right-Wing Populists Battle in Bonn
Spiegelonline ^ | 5/7/2012 | Charles Hawley

Posted on 05/08/2012 1:13:15 AM PDT by bruinbirdman

Germany's right-wing populists are fond of insulting Islam in order to attract attention. On Saturday, violence prone Salafists took the bait, resulting in a riot that left 29 police injured. Despite the clash, however, the anti-Islam party can continue to display their anti-Islam caricatures, a court has decided.

It was clear from the start that the tiny, right-wing populist group Pro-NRW would stop at nothing to attract attention in the run-up to state elections in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia this Sunday. With Salafists in the state now reacting violently to Pro-NRW's inflammatory parading of Muhammad caricatures in front of Muslim establishments, the splinter party appears to have gotten its wish.

On Saturday, violence flared anew when Salafists attacked police protecting a Pro-NRW demonstration in front of a Saudi Arabian school in Bonn. Twenty-nine officers were wounded, two of them having been stabbed, and more than 100 people were arrested. On Monday, a 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder in the knife attacks.

Ralf Jäger, interior minister for the state, promised that there would be "severe consequences," adding that he would "join the federal government in exploring all legal possibilities for countering these extremists." The police president in Bonn, Ursula Brohl-Sowa, spoke of an "explosion of violence like we haven't seen for some time."

The Pro-NRW march in Bonn consisted of just over two dozen people, but some 500 to 600 counter-demonstrators also gathered, including, according to police estimates, some 200 Salafists who had travelled to Bonn from across the country. Several hundred police were also present to keep the two groups separated.

Kolbe said the march was peaceful until right-wing populists began showing their anti-Islam caricatures, including one by Kurt Westergaard, the Danish cartoonist who created one of the Muhammad drawings which set off global

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: germany; germanycrisis; islam; islamgermany; salafists

1 posted on 05/08/2012 1:13:35 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

No bias in that article, no sir.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 1:59:01 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: bruinbirdman
Despite the clash, however, the anti-Islam party can continue to display their anti-Islam caricatures, a court has decided.

What a bizarre premise. Censorship could somehow stop Islamic violence? Please contact a planet called Earth and ask about the last thousand years or so. Violence is an intrinsic part of Islam.

3 posted on 05/08/2012 2:36:17 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

They wont even show the political cartoons of Mohammad to reveal how mild and unoffensive they really are.

The Corrupt Liberal Media is world wide.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 2:37:19 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: bruinbirdman

I regularly see Leftists bringing up Salafi Muslims as examples of the elusive, perhaps mythical “moderate muslim”, yet here they are rioting. What went wrong?


5 posted on 05/08/2012 3:35:52 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: bruinbirdman

The reference to’Extremists’ in the article, I believe, is about the couple of dozen right-wingers not the 600 violent Muslims.

Mel


6 posted on 05/08/2012 3:38:36 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: FreedomPoster

You’re thinking of Sufi Islam.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 4:21:01 AM PDT by SICSEMPERTYRANNUS
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To: SICSEMPERTYRANNUS

Sufi islam is no picnic either.

Gilani, the boss of alFuqra and involved in the slaying of Daniel Pearl, is a sufi.

And sufi islamism has a middle-east/iraq based jihad army. A big one.


8 posted on 05/08/2012 4:28:44 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: SICSEMPERTYRANNUS

You’re right, mea culpa.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 4:45:53 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: bruinbirdman

It’s WAY PAST TIME for a little pushback.
I don’t think the Islamofacists would try this with my old Bavarian Buddies.


10 posted on 05/08/2012 5:04:04 AM PDT by Flintlock (THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
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To: bruinbirdman

It’s WAY PAST TIME for a little pushback.
I don’t think the Islamofacists would try this with my old Bavarian Buddies.


11 posted on 05/08/2012 5:04:06 AM PDT by Flintlock (THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
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To: bruinbirdman

Here is what Jesus said about insults: “If a man hit you on the right check, turn to him your left.”

A hit on the right check would be with the left, or weak hand, It is a metaphor for an insult. Jesus said don’t return insult for insult. That’s not part of the law of “eye for eye.”

Rather, see if there follows a hit on your left check. That would be an actual harm. Then, the law of “eye for eye” would apply.

So, I have no problem with people being ready to defend themselves if actually harmed. That’s not the problem. The problem is responding to insults with violence.

I am happy that some Muslims in Germany get the idea, and have characterized those who responded to insult with violence “un-Islamic.” Until Muslims call down their co-religionists on violence, the violence will continue to escalate.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 5:04:17 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: SICSEMPERTYRANNUS

Sufi child soldiers with Dubya targets:

http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/child-soldiering/


13 posted on 05/08/2012 10:26:52 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: bruinbirdman

Go right-wing extremists!


14 posted on 05/08/2012 10:32:59 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: bruinbirdman

The Left has proclaimed a right to insult Christianity. Let’s see what they say about a right to insult Islam.


15 posted on 05/08/2012 10:40:46 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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