Islamists Attack Police Over Muhammad Cartoons at Rally in Germany – 4 People Hurt (Video)
In 2006 Muslims went on a murderous rampage after this offensive cartoon was published in a Danish newspaper.
Over 100 people were murdered in the cartoon rioting.
They were outraged.
They’re still outraged.
Islamists in Solingen, Germany attacked police today after far-right protesters showed controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad drawn by Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.
Four police officers were injured in the attacks.
A group of radical Muslims attacked police in the German city of Solingen on Tuesday during a far-right demonstration, injuring four. They were provoked by the anti-Islamic Pro NRW party, which displayed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Officials had warned that the publicity stunt could spark violence.
Radical Islamists attacked police in the western German city of Solingen on Tuesday in protest of a far-right demonstration where anti-Islamic cartoons had been put on display.
Some 30 Salafists were arrested after injuring three police officers and a passerby by throwing stones and wielding poles from protest banners, police said. Pro NRW, categorized as an extremist right-wing group by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, had staged a demonstration near a Salafist mosque in Solingen.
The violence erupted when Pro NRW demonstrators showed controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad drawn by Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. One of his drawings was among a series of cartoons published by Danish newspapers in 2005 that led to worldwide protests by Muslims, who were offended by the pictures. Many Muslims believe that visual depictions of Muhammad should be prohibited.
“Several Salafists wearing turbans suddenly jumped over the cordon and threw stones at police officers and also hit them with flagpoles,” police spokeswoman Anja Meis said.
Pro NRW has said it will run a “Muhammad cartoon contest” and put the cartoons on display outside 25 mosques in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The move, a campaign stunt aimed at generating publicity ahead of an election in the state on May 13, has been widely criticized.