In Schleswig, an Iraqi was caught red-handed in vandalism in a mosque
In Schleswig, an Iraqi was caught red-handed in vandalism in a mosque
A businessman from the Odenwald sits directly at the marker. It runs regularly from platform seven, from Frankfurt to Munich and always gets on section E. "My appointment yesterday was postponed, otherwise I would have been here yesterday." Today he travels with a queasy feeling, but one that fits into a longer development. "The order of the day is: be careful." As a frequent traveler, he is wary of abandoned suitcases or suspicious-looking people. From now on he no longer wants to walk directly to the edge of the platform, especially not with his children.
A note with the inscription "Why?" is next to plush toys, flowers and candles at Frankfurt Central Station. (Source: Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa)
"But when it happens …"
Three employees of the aid organization ASB put a flower together. Marlon was on duty yesterday, he witnessed the terrible incident. It was difficult to comfort her, says the young man. "We are trained for such cases, but when it happens …" You would expect scenes like this in an action film, but not in reality. The day after he feels "unreal". His colleague Christoph takes a deep breath and wants today "Be a professional".
A mother flits past with a little boy by the hand. She quickly places a flower at the memorial, the son is about the age of the deceased boy. Her eyes are red, she ducks her head and almost runs away in a panic.
A smartly dressed young man in aviator glasses also lays down a flower. You shouldn’t accept such an act and move on to everyday life, he says. When he turns away, he adds another sentence: "I hope that Angela Merkel will soon be in prison." That should aim at the origin of the alleged perpetrator, who comes from Eritrea. Right-wing circles bring the case in connection with the federal government’s refugee policy.
Devotion in front of Frankfurt Central Station: Several hundred people gathered for the commemoration on Tuesday evening. (Source: Andreas Arnold / dpa)
What was going on in the perpetrator?
Others warn of this the day after. The traveler in Section E, like everyone else on platform seven, wonders what could have gone on in the perpetrator. His origin is irrelevant, says the businessman. It does not make the deed worse or better and does not help to understand it. "You have to be careful and hope that you are not in the wrong place at the wrong time."
By Tuesday evening, the sea of sunflowers, roses and cuddly toys in the station hall has grown so much that it is becoming increasingly difficult for commuters and travelers to get through at the head of platform seven. Outside on the station forecourt, around 400 people came to a service to remember the boy who was killed.123helpme.me People wipe tears from their eyes, pause. A pianist plays the piano "By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered". The police accompanied the service with a large number. On the fringes, there are arguments between two different political groups.
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Siegfried Gleich (63) came to Frankfurt from Mannheim for the prayer. When the pensioner found out about the service that afternoon, he immediately bought a train ticket. "How can you do such a thing to a little boy"Immediately asks, stunned. "Sometimes I think it’s a nightmare and I wake up." Immediately has been volunteering for the Mannheim station mission for six years – and often accompanies children when they are at the station.
Sources used: dpa news agency
The right-wing populist Dutch politician Geert Wilders has called for the Koran to be banned. The religious basis of Islam must be banned as well as the National Socialist work "My fight" by Adolf Hitler, Wilders demanded in a letter to the newspaper published on Wednesday "de Volkskrant".
"Call for persecution and murder"The core of the problem is fascist Islam, the sick ideology of Allah and Mohammed as it is in the Islamist "My fight" is laid down"wrote Wilders. In various suras of the Koran, Muslims are called upon to oppress, persecute or murder Jews, Christians, non-believers and unbelievers. "Suras in abundance that call and incite the Muslims to death and destruction."
"No immigrants, no mosques"In addition to the ban on the Koran, Wilders demands that no more Muslim immigrants come to the Netherlands and that mosques are no longer allowed to be built. The right-wing populist took several violent attacks on a young man who had given up the Muslim faith and founded a committee for like-minded people as the reason for his demand. The man was beaten several times by young Muslims and is now under police protection.
Party leader and parliamentary group leader Wilders founded the party for freedom last year, which immediately won nine of the 150 seats in parliament in the general election in November. He is the group leader. In the spring, the politician violently attacked two social democratic state secretaries who, in addition to Dutch, also have Turkish or Moroccan citizenship.
Koran pages in the toilets of mosques: After several cases in the past few months, a man has been arrested in Schleswig. He’s an Iraqi.
In Schleswig, an Iraqi was caught red-handed in vandalism in a mosque. According to the police, he admitted that he had rioted in the mosque in July and tore up a Koran. It is unclear whether there is a connection with other such cases.
On July 5th, pages of the Koran were distributed in the toilet of the mosque in Schleswig, and soap dispensers and wash basins were torn down. The police also had from "Graffiti" reports without being more specific. The case had made waves among Muslims and in the Turkish press. The Veysel Karani Mosque is operated by the Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute for Religion (DITIB).
After the incident, blame was assigned to the right camp
After the incident in Schleswig there had also been accusations against the right-wing camp: Aiman Mazyek, chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, had said that the attack showed "It is clear that the perpetrators are interpreting the mood and public signals in such a way that they can continue sawing our free and democratic basic order". It should not be that Muslims and communities are exposed to hatred, agitation and violence.
The Schleswig SPD member of the state parliament, Birte Pauls, commented on the case with the statement that the AfD in particular must finally understand that words can also turn into violence.
The police are now ruling out at least one xenophobic motive. According to information from t-online.de, there is also no evidence of a Kurdish background of the suspect, which could be interpreted as a possible motive. A spokeswoman for the police did not want to confirm this, the investigation continued. So far, there is no evidence of any connections to unresolved cases in northern Germany.
Cases also in Minden, Münster and Bremen
Two weeks after the fall in Schleswig, a Koran was torn up in a prayer room in a DITIB mosque in Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, and pages were distributed among excrement in a prayer room. On the same day, a Koran was found in a toilet in the mosque of the Islamic Cultural Center in Münster. The police started investigations into property damage and disturbance of religious peace.
The cultural center appealed to Muslims "not to be provoked by such idiots and arsonists". According to the police, there had been evidence of a suspicious person who was reported to have an Arab appearance.
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The Islamic religious community of Bremen, Schura, drew attention to a case there in June with almost the same text as in Münster. According to the information, dozens of Korans were destroyed.
Sources used: Own research Press release Police SchleswigWestfälische Nachrichten: Koran desecrated: Police investigateMindener Tageblatt: Disgust attack in Minden mosque: Koran desecratedPress release IKZ MünsterPress release Schura BremenPress release Central Council of MuslimsBirte Pauls: This act is to be despisedAdditional sourcesShow less sources
After alleged Islamists disrupted an art installation in the famous Portikus-Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, the police have started investigations against unknown persons. A police spokesman confirmed a corresponding report "Picture newspaper".
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According to the newspaper, three 25 to 35-year-old men loudly opposed the installation on Saturday "God is great" by the British concept artist John Latham (1921-2006) protests.
The installation in the building by architect Christoph Mäckler shows shattered glass on the floor. On it are a Bible, a Talmud and a Koran.
Koran torn from sculpture
According to the report of "picture" the men would have yelled at the staff and got aggressive. Let it be sentences like "What’s this here? What is the point of this show?" like.
One of the men then snatched the Koran from the sculpture. The work of art insured with 150,000 euros was destroyed. A supervisor and visitors had tried in vain to hold the man. The trio managed to escape.
Will the state security take over the investigation?
A police spokesman said opposite "picture": "The perpetrators acted specifically and asked the staff about the Koran in advance. We are investigating a suspected robbery."
According to the police, the public prosecutor’s office must decide whether the crime was religiously motivated and whether the state security should take over the investigation.
Almost 20 years ago, Bernd Gwiadowski and other rockers attacked a rival club. A man died in the process. Gwiadowski went to prison for a long time. Now he is making a career with the AfD.
An AfD MP in the Bundestag apparently employs a former rocker who spent many years in prison for a fatal assault. Bernd Gwiadowski is to advise the party on security issues as an employee of MP Heiko Heßenkemper. The news portal reports "Day24".
A person was shot
Gwiadowski attacked in February 2000 together with other members of the now banned rocker club "Board MC" the clubhouse of "Highway Wolves MC". The president of the Döbelner motorcycle club Thomas D. was shot dead by one of the attackers, six other rockers were seriously injured.
The Leipzig district court convicted Gwiadowski – whose scene name "pig" loud – in July 2001 for dangerous bodily harm, breach of the peace, serious trespassing, involvement in a brawl and joining an armed group to four years imprisonment. According to the court, Gwiadowski was instrumental in planning the attack.
Security expert at the AfD in central Saxony
According to the report, the 56-year-old renounced the rocker scene some time ago. Now he’s making a career with the AfD. In addition to his work for Heßenkemper, who moved into the Bundestag via the AfD’s Saxon state list, Gwiadowski is now a member of the party’s district executive in central Saxony. There he is considered a security expert and lectures on the subject at panel discussions.
At the request of the portal, the AfD in Central Saxony said that Gwiadowski had been able to show a police clearance certificate without entries when he was elected to the district board. As a rule, entries are deleted from the certificate of good conduct after ten years at the latest.
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Gwiadowski himself does not see his criminal past as a hindrance to his activities in the party. On the contrary. To "Day24" he said when asked about his past: "I deal with it openly and can also use this personal experience in my current job."
Sources used: Tag24: Ex-violent offender makes a career as an AfD security expert Saxon newspaper: "Rocker trial ends with prison terms"
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