German police are investigating an explosion that damaged the car of a left-wing politician who had been working in support of Muslim refugees in Germany. The incident comes amid increasing tensions following a flood of unscreened Muslim ‘refugees’ from Syria and Iraq as well as from the Balkans.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Terry D) In Germany, the number of so-called asylum applications is expected to at least double this year from around 200,000 in 2014.
Police said it wasn’t clear what caused the blast that damaged the car of Michael Richter, a town councilor in the Dresden surburb of Freital, but that detectives were treating it as intentional. A member of Die Linke, he is a supporter of refugees and the attack is seen as an escalation of the campaign by German patriots against them.
In the first half of 2015, Germany has seen almost as many crimes against refugee accommodation as in all of 2014, according to the Interior Ministry. Of the 173 crimes recorded, 19 were violent.
Incidents have been reported in recent weeks in several regions, primarily vandalism against new refugee homes being built. In Freital, there were protest recently against a new asylum home and clashes with pro-refugee leftist activists.
Antje Feiks, a senior official in the regional branch of the Left Party, suggested that the right-wing Pegida movement, which has staged regular rallies in Dresden, has stirred up more violent anti-immigrant sentiment in the area.. The rallies ‘have fueled an anti-Muslim sentiment in which people are motivated and legitimised to use violence,’ she said.
On Sunday, vandals broke half a dozen windows in a hotel in another part of Dresden that is being converted to house refugees starting this week and on Friday supporters of a right wing party clashed with backers of a new camp for refugees in the city.
The incidents prompted Rainer Wendt, the head of the German Police Union, to call for a ban on demonstrations within a kilometer of centers housing refugees. ‘People who flee persecution have the right not to look into the faces of those throwing stones,’ Wendt told the Saarbruecker Zeitung newspaper.
The Defense Ministry on Monday announced a plan for six former barracks vacated by the military to be been made available for refugee housing, and two further barracks still in use to be partly used for refugee housing. Lt Col Boris Nannt said the eight barracks will provide room for 3,500 refugees.
In May, three men and a woman held for possession of explosives and for planning attacks on mosques and leading Muslim figures. German authorities have conducted raids across the country, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.
German police have noted a significant rise in attacks on Muslim illegal aliens amid a growing debate about a new anti-Islamization movement. The trend is seen as a backlash against a sharp increase in Muslim refugees arriving in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy and a top destination for Muslim asylum seekers and illegal aliens.
In the latest attack, three buildings reserved to house Muslim asylum seekers were set ablaze in the southern town of Vorra last Thursday, with Nazi swastikas and anti-Muslim slogans scrawled on the walls.
A poll for Spiegel by the TNS institute, found a majority of Germans were at least open to some of the views voiced by PEGIDA and the right-wing party – Alternative for Germany (AfD), which has voiced sympathy for the demonstrators.
Over a third, 34 percent, believed Germany was undergoing a process of “Islamization”, while 65 percent said the chancellor’s coalition was not taking current record levels of immigration and asylum seekers seriously enough. Germany has an estimated 4 million Muslims, in a total population of nearly 81 million.
Muslims are flooding Europe with thousands of parasite wannabes and potential terrorists heading to Germany every week.