Germany is reeling after a week of jihad attacks, four to be exact: the Wuerzburg axe jihad aboard a train, Munich shooting spree jihad, the machete jihad in Reutlingen, and the suicide bomber jihad in Ansbach. Of course, there couldn’t be a better occasion for the Washington Post to publish an editorial entitled “In Germany, anti-Muslim extremists may pose as big a threat as Islamist militants”. It’s almost too much, as if this were an Onion article.
DRESDEN, Germany — When an 18-year old German Iranian killed nine people and then shot himself on Friday in Munich, speculation that it was an Islamist attack circulated for hours.
But doubts arose when a video was uploaded in which the attacker can be heard shouting: “I am German.”
These same ‘journalists’ always doubt if a jihadist screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ is a true Muslim, even if they read the Quran before beheading someone.
On Wednesday, German media cited police sources as saying that they now had credible information that the attacker was a right-wing extremist who hated Arabs and Turks. Although he was not thought to have been associated with any right-wing groups, according to those media reports, the sources called him a “racist.” His victims were mostly foreigners.
It would not be the first time an anti-Muslim attacker has been mistaken for an Islamist extremist in Germany.
Ali Somboly is an Iranian Muslim who screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ while shooting at children. German authorities arrested an Afghan friend of his several days later. So when a Muslim attacks another Muslim, it becomes “right-wing extremism”?
Germany is still wrestling with the anti-Muslim terror group National Socialist Underground (NSU), which killed 10 people — most of them Turks — between 2000 and 2007. Investigators had initially blamed Germany’s immigrant community for most of the deaths, characterizing them as the result of infighting and organized-gang activity.
Two of the NSU suspects later killed themselves; a third, Beate Zschäpe, is on trial in Munich. The attacks have fostered deep mistrust between Germany’s large immigrant community and authorities: The country’s intelligence services stand accused of having deliberately ignored clues that right-wing extremists had carried out the killings.
Author Rick Noack resorts to bringing up ten deaths that occurred ten years prior. If he were trying to actually be convincing, he would cite incidents where right-wingers rape elderly women in cemeteries, molest children in swimming pools, or murder pregnant women with machetes…oh wait, those are all crimes from the last few months that were committed by Muslims.
Ten deaths from a previous decade are supposed to balance out years of sexual abuse, violent crime and homicide, theft, and female genital mutilation. The Washington Post clearly demonstrates the bigotry of low expectations when it comes to Muslims.
…There are concerns that tensions are on the rise. Germans, like many other Europeans, are increasingly opposed to the rising number of immigrants seeking asylum in their country.
Other countries also have dealt with attacks on Muslims, although the extent to which they could be categorized as terrorism remains a matter of dispute. In July 2013, for instance, a nail bomb exploded in front of a mosque in Tipton in the West Midlands, England. Nobody was injured, but the BBC quoted police official Gary Cann as describing the incident as an “act of terrorism.” Last year, The Washington Post reported that French Muslim leaders had counted more than 50 anti-Muslim attacks within the week after the attacks on the editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in Paris.
In Germany, right-wing extremists seem to be especially well connected.
The attacker on Friday is thought to have operated alone, according to German media reports.
But in many other cases, investigators say, German right-wing extremists rely on a network that has grown over decades. German intelligence services are believed to have hired some of the extremists as double agents, creating its own set of complications….”
Germany sounds like a really intolerant, unsafe country for Muslim immigrants. Perhaps this article will encourage them to move to a more tolerant, diverse place. This editorial is only one of many that try to downplay the deadly nature of Islamic jihad.