Stabbing at “Counter-Jihad” Event in Mannheim

 

At least six people were wounded after a stabbing attack at an event in a city square in Mannheim, Germany. Those injured include a police officer, the assailant (who was stopped only by police gunfire), and activist Michael Stürzenberger—a self-described “Islam-critical journalist,” who led the German Freedom Party before its dissolution in favor of the better-known Alternative for Germany (AfD).

The small rally held in the Marketplaz downtown square was organized in part by the Citizens’ Movement Pax Europa (BPE), an organization commited to stopping the “increasing spread and influence of political Islam.” Stürzenberger was reportedly readying to speak in front of a crowd when the stabbings began.

Authorities have yet to provide specifics on the condition of the wounded, or on the identity of the attacker.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz decried the attack on Twitter: “The attacker must be punished severely.”

The event is one of many going on in the country as organizations attempt to sway voters ahead of the European Parliamentary elections on June 9th.

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  1. Basil Fawlty Member
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    Another lone wolf?

     

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  2. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Islam is not at fault!

    Must be white supremacy 

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  3. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    It wasn’t Islam: He was having an emotional episode.

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  4. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    It wasn’t Islam: An infidel provoked him by being publicly an infidel.

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  5. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Roughly ten percent of European Muslims support or are sympathetic to spreading Islam through terrorism. And the majority support imposing Islam through demographic conquest.

    In a 2011 German census, at least 1.5 million people identified as Muslim. How are the police supposed to keep an eye on 150 thousand terror supporters?

    In France, 11 percent of the population is Muslim, about 8 million people.

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  6. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    On brand.

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  7. kedavis Coolidge
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Roughly ten percent of European Muslims support or are sympathetic to spreading Islam through terrorism. And the majority support imposing Islam through demographic conquest.

    In a 2011 German census, at least 1.5 million people identified as Muslim. How are the police supposed to keep an eye on 150 thousand terror supporters?

    In France, 11 percent of the population is Muslim, about 8 million people.

    But they did it to themselves, the muslims in Europe didn’t just spring up out of nothing, they were imported by countries largely due to not having enough of their own children.

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  8. Miffed White Male Member
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  9. Kozak Member
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    German police warn of Islamophobia due to stabbing.

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  10. kedavis Coolidge
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    It rarely happens that cops get what they deserve.

    Here’s another example:

     

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  11. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    It rarely happens that cops get what they deserve.

    Here’s another example:

    That police officer has died of his wounds. You might want to reconsider your hasty and crude comment.

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  12. kedavis Coolidge
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    It rarely happens that cops get what they deserve.

    Here’s another example:

    That police officer has died of his wounds. You might want to reconsider your hasty and crude comment.

    Why?  It may have been somewhat crude, at least to some people, but it sure wasn’t hasty.  If this were the US, it wouldn’t surprise me if a cop KILLED the person restraining the actual bad guy.  It probably has happened, but I can’t think of any examples right off.

    Mistakes, perhaps especially foolish mistakes, can be costly, even fatal.  Apparently this was one.

    If the stabby muslim is still alive, that’s sad.  But to me it sounds like the cop F’d Around, and Found Out.

    As did the cop in the video I posted, although she’s still alive.  But she made a foolish assumption and got her ass whooped for it.  Justifiably so, according to the jury.  It could have gone much worse for her, if she had been stabbed by the person she also assumed was the “Victim.”

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  13. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Police have to make instant calls in no time. I don’t know enough to judge here. None of us do.

     

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  14. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Police have to make instant calls in no time. I don’t know enough to judge here. None of us do.

    This.

    Treating every police error as due to evil intent is intellectually and morally deficient.

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  15. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Frank Corvin: Well, what do you say, Reverend? You think a prayer’s in order?
    Tank Sullivan: I was just reciting the Shepard’s Prayer. Alan Shepard’s prayer. Oh Lord, please don’t let us screw up. Amen.
    –Space Cowboys, 2000

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  16. kedavis Coolidge
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Police have to make instant calls in no time. I don’t know enough to judge here. None of us do.

    This.

    Treating every police error as due to evil intent is intellectually and morally deficient.

    It doesn’t have to be evil, to be foolish.  Being foolish can get anyone killed, including cops.

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  17. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Police have to make instant calls in no time. I don’t know enough to judge here. None of us do.

    This.

    Treating every police error as due to evil intent is intellectually and morally deficient.

    It doesn’t have to be evil, to be foolish. Being foolish can get anyone killed, including cops.

    The tone of your comments at the very least implies evil intent. Or while else would you mention FAFO and cite that incident as an example of a cop getting “what they deserve”?

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  18. kedavis Coolidge
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Police have to make instant calls in no time. I don’t know enough to judge here. None of us do.

    This.

    Treating every police error as due to evil intent is intellectually and morally deficient.

    It doesn’t have to be evil, to be foolish. Being foolish can get anyone killed, including cops.

    The tone of your comments at the very least implies evil intent. Or while else would you mention FAFO and cite that incident as an example of a cop getting “what they deserve”?

    People can get what they deserve from being foolish, without it meaning they were evil.

    Although in many cases the police definitely ARE evil.  However, the woman cop in the video I posted was very foolish in more than one way, by assuming that a woman – even a woman carrying a knife and following an unarmed man – is always the presumed victim, and by assuming that she had authority to physically restrain/detain someone without any legal cause.  And even after the trial, she appeared to be convinced and continued claiming on TV etc that, after disarming her, he was shooting AT her even though the trial proved he wasn’t.  That’s the kind of thing that might get anyone else sued or prosecuted for false claims, libel, etc.

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  19. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Here is another man you can dismiss as someone who “foolishly FAFO’d” and “got what he deserved”, Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell, murdered just a few days ago while responding to a reported shooting. He stopped to render aid to someone he thought was a wounded crime victim but who was actually the killer in that shooting, and that man ambushed him.

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  20. kedavis Coolidge
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Here is another man you can dismiss as someone who “foolishly FAFO’d” and “got what he deserved”, Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell, murdered just a few days ago while responding to a reported shooting. He stopped to render aid to someone he thought was a wounded crime victim but who was actually the killer in that shooting, and that man ambushed him.

    Less foolishness in that case.  The Anti-Jihadi event situation is more problematic because there were two people involved and the cop thought he knew which was which.  Was the stabby muslim brown and the person restraining him was white, and the cop foolishly believed the brown person must be the victim?  Or maybe he was told to be that way, and faced punishment if he didn’t?  Did he even notice which person had a knife?  Was either of them yelling “Allahu Akbar!”?

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