Posted on March 1, 2012

Extreme Left in Germany ‘Confused That They Are Not Attacked by Nazis, But by Immigrants’

Nicolai Sennels, Gates of Vienna, February 17, 2012

If an anti-fascist multiculturalist is threatened, blackmailed, and attacked by Muslims, will he become schizophrenic? Reality knocking at the Left’s door — with baseball bats.

Wedding, Berlin, is a Muslim neighbourhood, and the Street Fighters is a immigrant gang consisting of predominantly Turkish members.

Translated from The South German, February 11th, 2012 “Social tensions in Berlin Wedding. Attack from the wrong direction.”:

In the Berlin district of Wedding a Leftist housing project has been attacked by immigrants of Turkish origin. The anti-fascists do not quite know how to respond: ‘They are neither Nazis nor cops, so the usual activist methods are not applicable.’ The worldview of the Left staggers…

The young artist has just moved to Wedding, as the rent in Berlin Central (Mitte) had become unaffordable. Now she is nostalgic for the perfect world at Hackescher Markt. She gets on her bike, visits an exhibition opening in Mitte. She says: ‘This place is ruled by the Turkish and the Arab mafia.’…

What is new is that that Berlin anti-fascists fear the street gangs, for example the residents of the Leftist residential project in Schererstraße 8. Located directly across from the Street Fighters headquarters.

Last weekend they were attacked, as about thirty members of the Street Fighters entered the building. The police reported that the Street Fighters smashed windows with baseball bats and destroyed furniture in the anti-fascists’ pub and information shop. A day later, two musicians who were to give a concert in the Leftist housing project, were attacked and injured…

A police officer, whose name can not be mentioned here because he is not authorized to speak to the press, comments on the attack on the Leftist housing project: ‘If it had been the Nazis, they would have told the public.’…

The lack of reaction from the anti-fascists to the violent and predominantly Turkish criminals has an apparently absurd reason. On the Internet this request from the anti-fascists circulates: ‘They are neither Nazis nor cops, so the usual activist methods are not applicable. When we know what to do, we will ask you for assistance.’

A social worker knows some people in the housing project. He says: ‘They are confused that they are not being attacked by Nazis, but by immigrants. It does not fit into their world view.’ It is said that the Street Fighters had extorted protection money from the anti-fascists, but this has not been confirmed by the police.

Links to more German articles on the subject:

Tagesspiegel: Neighbour war in Wedding

NWZ Online: Youth gang attack Leftists: Turkish Kurdish attackers cause havoc in alternative housing project