Sudan Protesters Set Fire to German Embassy

Reuters, September 14, 2012

Sudanese demonstrators broke into the German embassy in Khartoum on Friday, raising an Islamic flag and setting the building on fire in a protest against a film that demeaned the Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.

Police had earlier fired tear gas to try to disperse some 5,000 protesters who had ringed the German embassy and nearby British mission. But a Reuters witness said policemen just stood by when the crowd forced its way into Germany’s mission.

Demonstrators hoisted a black Islamic flag saying in white letters “there is no God but God and Mohammed is his prophet”. They smashed windows, cameras and furniture in the building and then started a fire, witnesses said.

Firefighters arrived to put out the flames.

Employees of Germany’s embassy were safe “for the moment”, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in Berlin. {snip}

It was unclear why the two European embassies were singled out since the film, which has outraged Muslims, was made in the United States, and U.S. diplomatic missions have been attacked by Islamist protesters in a number of Arab countries.

But Sudan has criticized Germany for allowing a protest last month by right-wing activists carrying a caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad and for Chancellor Angela Merkel giving an award in 2010 to a Danish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet in 2005, triggering demonstrations across the Islamic world.


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  • jedsrael

    Well, let’s all give a big sigh of collective relief that the White German police didn’t do anything to offend the feelings of the Arab Muslims, otherwise, we’d all be in agonized hysteria that nationalism was “taking an ugly turn toward 1488”.

  • JohnEngelman

    These are the same people who rape and murder Christians in the Southern Sudan. 

    •  There are no real Christians in Sudan. There are however cannibals who convert to Christianity when the Christian lunatics from Minnesota and Iowa go there with free food to hand out.

      • JohnEngelman

        The only reason you disparage the Christians in the southern Sudan is because they are black. 

  • anarchyst

    There is NO SUCH THING as a “moderate” muslim.
    Ostracization and deportation is the only answer.
    Islam is a political system masquerading as a religion and has subverted our Constitutional First Amendment.

  • IKantunderstand

    Seriously, you would think that spending five times per day with your bum up and your head down, you would be smarter(Blood rushing to the brain and all). Sadly, this does not seem to be the case. Perhaps a social biology study needs to be done on how extra blood to your brain somehow results in RETARDATION. Wait, come to think about it, I already know what social biology will say about it. That academic discipline is SO EASY, they actually know ahead of time, what the results will be. Man, they are NEVER wrong.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    There is no Germany: not since WWII, so therefor there couldn’t be an Embassy in Sudan.  Maybe they mean the American and Jewish puppet embassy in Sudan.