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Five years of the Breitscheitplatz attack: Is right-wing extremism the greatest danger for Germany?


Five years ago, on the evening of December 19, 2016, a fanatical Muslim terrorist drove a truck into a crowd at the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz. Twelve people were killed, at least 67 visitors were injured, some seriously. One of these seriously injured people died of the long-term consequences of the attack two months ago: Sascha Hüsges rushed to the aid of the victims after the attack and was himself seriously injured.

The day of the attack on the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin is now celebrating its fifth anniversary and many questions are still open. Now the alleged client has been identified, but not by the authorities, but by journalists. Since this act of terrorism, there have been repeated assassination attempts by Muslims on the population. In June of this year, several women were killed by a Muslim man in Würzburg. In a lightning trial, the perpetrator was declared mentally ill, as was the stabber in an ICE, who injured four people.

Fortunately, not all plans come to fruition. With the recently uncovered case from Hamburg, twenty-four planned Islamist attacks in Germany have been prevented since 2000.

2000 (!) Muslim threats in the Federal Republic of Germany alone

The authorities expect around 2000 (!) Islamists in the Federal Republic of Germany, who are considered so dangerous that they are believed to carry out attacks. In addition, there are numerous mosques in which hatred is preached against our society.

Nevertheless, Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser announced that the greatest threat to internal security in Germany comes from right-wing extremism. She received a lot of praise and little opposition for it. Although the coalition agreement of the traffic light parties states that they want to take action against any form of extremism, in reality left-wing extremism and Islamist terrorism are trivialized or concealed. For example, Faeser did not comment on the Islamist who has long been known to the authorities as the son of an Islamist. The Moroccan father of the prevented assassin is said to have had close ties to the Al-Quds Mosque, where the members of the Hamburg terror cell around Mohammed Atta had met before the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Nancy Faeser: Right-wing extremism is the greatest danger

To understand why right-wing extremism can be described as the greatest danger, one has to take a look at the way in which the figures are collected, which repeatedly gives rise to criticism.
While, for example, any anti-Semitic motivated act in which the perpetrator and motivation cannot be clearly clarified is automatically assigned to the right-wing extremist spectrum, Islamist motives are passed off as “mental illnesses” for many perpetrators and thus fall out of the statistics.

The figures are therefore only of limited significance. In addition, unlike left-wing extremism, right-wing extremist symbols fall under the counted acts, even if it is not at all clear who caused the smears. In this context, I would like to remind you of the Green local politicians from Thuringia, who were caught years ago smearing swastikas. They wanted to draw attention to the right-wing danger, they said when they were caught. I don’t know how their smears went down in the statistics.

Of course, there are still important reasons to observe and actively combat right-wing extremism in this country. Anyone who wants to do this credibly, however, must not ignore the hatred and intolerance that is preached every day in mosques in the middle of Germany and that there are 2,000 Islamist threats in this country.

It is a fact that it is predominantly Islamists who carry out knife attacks. So far, it has only been Islamists who have hijacked planes and thus crashed into buildings.

And they are Islamists who have hijacked trucks and driven through crowds, blowing themselves up, beheading people in the street or causing a bloodbath like in the Bataclan. What Islamist terrorism in the 21st century has brought with it in terms of victims worldwide and brutality in Europe is singular.
The interior minister of a country which, according to the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, is permanently at the centre of an Islamist threat must not ignore this fact.


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