New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dortmund, Germany turned ugly as a mob of more than 1,000 men chanted ‘Allahu Akhbar’, launched fireworks at police, and set fire to a historic church.
A man was hospitalised with first-degree burns to his face and hands after fireworks were hurled at a group of homeless people outside the city’s main train station. More than two dozen people were injured at festivities in Dortmund, some seriously.
The events of the night were described as “quiet” by police in a statement, and as “normal” by a spokesman for the city government.
But at 11:30pm police announced they were adding to their already much larger than usual presence in the city centre for New Year, sending in further reinforcements of officers.
This came after the force reported there being a “large number of young men from North Africa” in town, with federal police officer Volker Stall noting they had an “aggressive mood” towards the public and police.
At midnight, the situation escalated. A livewire published by the Ruhr Nachrichten reported that a crowd of “at least 1,000 young men” began throwing fireworks into crowds of visitors, which also included families with children. Asked by officers to stop, the mob turned to pelt fireworks at police instead.
Fireworks were also hurled at St. Reinolds, Germany’s oldest church, setting the roof alight. Only prompt action by the fire brigade prevented the Jihadist attack achieving what the horrors of the Thirty Years War and of the Allies’ bombing raids of the Second World War did not.
In a classic piece of MSM ‘fake news’, the Islamist mob, which was waving the three-starred flag of the Free Syrian Army and their ultra-Salafist allies, was reported as “a group of Syrians sang in celebration of the ceasefire in Syria.”
However, a video posted to Twitter by one of the newspaper’s reporters, paired with the caption “Syrians celebrate the truce in their country”, shows a group of men chanting ‘Allahu Akhbar’ around the flag of al-Qaeda and Islamic State collaborators, the ‘Free Syrian Army’.
Dortmund’s ‘Special Commissioner for Tolerance and Democracy’ demanded more taxpayers’ money be put towards “Comeback”, the city’s ‘neo-Nazi deradicalisation programme’ in the wake of the protest. “The money the city gives, 50,000 euros per year, is no longer enough,” Hartmut Anders-Hoepgen, said.
They’d do better to put the money towards equipping the police there with bullet-proof body armour – they’re going to need it when this lot step things up another gear!