We are familiar with the phenomenon of Western politicians defending Islam and insisting that it has nothing to do with terrorism in the wake of every jihad massacre. But Till Steffen has gone them one better: he interfered with an active investigation and hindered police efforts to catch Anis Amri, for fear that publishing pictures of the jihad murderer would lead people to dislike Muslims.
Till Steffen should not only resign; he should apologize personally to Anis Amri’s victims, and pay reparations to them. His actions show the effect of all the trumped-up hysteria about “Islamophobia”: people are left in greater danger of being killed by Islamic jihadists than they need to be, because protecting Muslims from the danger they’re supposedly in from “racists” and “Islamophobes” is the paramount concern.
“‘He’s more concerned about Facebook comments than catching a terrorist’: German politician faces resignation calls after preventing police sharing image of Berlin truck killer,” by Dave Burke, Mailonline, December 23, 2016:
A German politician is facing calls to resign over allegations that he prevented police from sharing pictures of the Berlin truck terrorist when he was at large.
Reports in Germany claim that Till Steffen prevented law enforcers in Hamburg from releasing pictures of Anis Amri, despite him being the most wanted man in the world after Monday’s terror attack.
Amri, 24, was named as a suspect on Wednesday after his wallet was found in the lorry which ploughed into a crowd of people at a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people.
It has been alleged that Steffen, who is head of the judicial authority in Hamburg, prevented the pictures being circulated because he feared sharing images of Islamist terror suspects will incite racial hatred.
Newspaper Bild reported that police were able to give a description of the killer, but not show the public what he looked like because of privacy concerns.
Insiders claim he was worried the pictures of terror suspects incite racial hatred.
Joachim Lenders, chairman of Hamburg’s regional police force, is quoted by Bild stating: ‘It is incomprehensible that investigating authorities are thrown such truncheons.’
The Green politician, who is head of the judicial authority in Hamburg, only granted an exception after a call from the newspaper, following a 12 hour delay, it reports.
Website shz.de reports that authorities are concerned that abusive comments can be posted on Facebook appeals, because comments cannot be disabled….