Cowards attack German newspaper

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It is a civil war between an ideology and their freedom loving neighbours.

A German newspaper in the northern port city of Hamburg that reprinted caricatures of Prophet Muhammad from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was the target of an arson attack, according to police.

The regional tabloid daily, the Hamburger Morgenpost, was attacked on Sunday after it had splashed three Charlie Hebdo cartoons on its front page after the massacre at the Paris publication, running the headline “This much freedom must be possible!”

“Rocks and then a burning object were thrown through the window,” a police spokesman told AFP news agency. “Two rooms on lower floors were damaged but the fire was put out quickly”.

No one was hurt in the attack, which police said occurred at about 01:20 GMT. Two people were detained, while state security has opened an investigation, police said.

German news agency DPA reported that the attack had occurred from a courtyard of the building and hit the newspaper’s archive room where some records were destroyed.

It quoted a police spokeswoman as saying that the editorial team should be able to continue work in the building as the damage was relatively minor.

Although I’m very grateful that the attackers were cowards that only caused property damage, it shows that there are still people in our society that can not cope with freedom.  Their reaction is to try and shut down free speech.  To scare people into shutting up.

This can not be allowed.   There have been other times in history where good people have cowered due to the threats made by a relative few thugs, thereby allowing those thugs to rule them and set the standard for everyone.   I’m not being specific to avoid the easy comparison, but there are examples in history everywhere.

Good people must not cower.  We must stand up, and do whatever it takes to protect our freedom.  And if that means we have to go to war with our neighbours, then so be it.

 

– Al Jazeera

 


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  • conwaycaptain

    The MUSLIM Mayor of Amsterdam has told people that “If you don’t like freedom go away”

    • intelligentes candida diva

      This is not an overt war it is coveted warfare.

      Unless leaders treat it as that and gear their intelligence and forces to deal with it as such there will be no headway.

      The more I read the more I feel scared for the future of my family

    • Dairy_Flat

      And that’s exactly what we need to hear from responsible Muslim leaders, otherwise their silence is taken as tacit approval of the radical elements.

      • Whafe

        Is there such a thing as responsible / moderate Muslim leaders????
        Maybe the moderate Muslims only read the Macca portion of the Qu’ran

        • Cadwallader

          This is a poser I often dwell on. I can’t get past the point that all Islamos abide by the same “Road Code” for life.

      • Cadwallader

        Any minute now Len must be due to issue a similar statement to that of his Amsterdam counterpart? Len’s may read:”If you don’t like expensive rail networks go away!”

  • Whafe

    All newspapers globally if they truly cared for freedom of speech should have had the Charlie Hebdo cartoon printed on the front page of the newspapers…

    • intelligentes candida diva

      Francophone papers in Canada did with one exception

  • Igotta Numbum

    Hebdo’s problems started with “just” a fire-bombing as well.

  • Chiefsfan73

    Rise up courageous media organisations. Good on you Hamburger Morgenpost. More guts than our local spineless rags.

  • Rex

    It,has only just begun. A million people, plus world leaders marching in Paris is all,very nice but I would rather the world leaders were sitting together working out a plan to stop these jihadists! All these platitudes do nothing. Actions speak louder than words!

    • Rod

      Unfortunately those actions will ultimately involve bullets. Nothing else will work.

  • Honcho

    This was a hate crime, will the perps be charged as such? … I doubt it, I am over this softly softly one sided rhetoric, stop these mongrels.

    • ex-JAFA

      Hate is like racism. It only works one way in socialist/pantywaist environments.

  • NotGandalf

    Will be interesting to see whether the people being detained are just local thugs who want to stir up further anti-muslim feeling, or loose units who fit the psycological profile of wanting to watch the world burn – or are they actual Muslim’s with extreme Islamic views. My feeling is that if they were the latter then it would be more than a firebombing. Its only speculation but I gotta wonder.

  • Nz front

    If this keeps going on, sorry to say this but they should be gased.

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