Arson Attack on German Newspaper That Printed Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Adam Withnall, Independent, January 11, 2015

Arsonists have firebombed the offices of a German newspaper which printed cartoons from the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, police in Hamburg said.

The Hamburger Morgenpost had, like many German media outlets, published images from the satirical weekly in the aftermath of a terror attack that saw 10 of its journalists killed on Wednesday.

Police said rocks were thrown through the cellar windows of the building in the early hours of Sunday morning, followed by an “incendiary device”.

The fire was put out “quickly”, police said, and while two rooms were damaged and some files were burned, no one was injured in the incident.

In an article on its website on Sunday, the newspaper said it was “too soon” to determine whether there was a link between the arson attempt and the attacks in Paris on Wednesday.

“Thick smoke is still hanging in the air, the police are looking for clues,” it said.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of carrying out the attack after they were seen behaving in “an unusual manner” near the scene of the crime, according to a spokesperson for Hamburg police.

The incident came after a meeting in Hamburg on Saturday of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU).

Speaking in the city, the German Chancellor said: “We have made clear that the events in France, this barbaric terrorist act, are a challenge for all of us, for the values that we advocate, to fight for them.”

She called on people to be clear on the differences between Islam and religious fanaticism, and said that she would be joining world leaders in taking part in a silent march in Paris on Sunday.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Merkel: “She called on people to be clear on the differences between Islam and religious fanaticism.”

    “Look! Over there! Sparkly Things!

    • propagandaoftruth

      I detest Merkel as should any German. She and her ilk are the REAL problem.

    • LHathaway

      And yet, she doesn’t see clearly at all when comes to differences between Whites and Non-Whites. It may not be clear to her but it is clear to me. Whites are inferior to people of color. Since we are, we need to be protected and to protect ourselves from them. It isn’t so hard to say. Just admit it. It’s even fighting racism (as it is commonly understood). Regardless of why, it keeps us away from them.

  • dd121

    You whooo, people. The attack in France a few days ago wasn’t an isolated incident. They’re STILL attacking.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    A muzzies should try and bomb Merkel, then she will change her tune.

    • See The Future

      Why would you bomb your advocate?

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        Well it is the case of laying down with dogs you wake up with fleas and also the same case of white women bedding down with blacks and ending up DEAD.

  • Reynardine

    9 news reports: Scientists may have discovered a link between sexual intercourse and pregnancy. The findings may shock you. News at 10.

  • IKUredux

    Seriously? those so called cartoons were pathetic. The people who worked at that magazine, as far as I could tell, were leftist commies, who supported the immigration of moslems. All they were against was religion of any kind.Yeah, well, nowadays, live by the pen, die by the sword.

  • SentryattheGate

    This news reminds me again of one of my favorite books, Clash of Civilizations (1996), by the late Samuel Huntington. His main thesis was that the world, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, is increasingly breaking up into nations based on ethnicities and cultural identities. He has strong warnings about Islam; it’s tendency of violence and the population explosion in the Muslim world. Here are some comments on Amazon: If the US wishes to thrive or at least survive in a world based on civilizations, it must reject multi-culturalism and reaffirm its roots and unity in European civilization. The basic thesis of the book is that it is impossible to impose Western political, religious and cultural values on non-Western countries.

  • John Smith

    Just a coincidence – probably someone mad about yesterday’s sudoku solution.

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