Trump Suggests Berlin Attack Affirms His Plan to Bar Muslims
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump seemed to suggest on Wednesday that the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin vindicated his proposal during the presidential campaign to bar Muslims from entering the United States.
“You know my plans,” Mr. Trump said to reporters who asked whether the attack on Monday, in which a Tunisian is being sought, would cause him to re-evaluate his proposals to create a Muslim registry or to stop Muslim immigration to the United States. “All along, I’ve been proven to be right. One hundred percent correct.”(NYT)
- Hunt for suspect goes on as Berlin Christmas markets reopen—
- The Berlin attack and the likely political backlash
Germany: Police chiefs warn of “further significant attacks”
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Berlin truck attack, and has described the driver of the truck as a “soldier” of the jihad terror group.
Lone wolf jihad attacks can come anywhere, anytime, and inflict incalculable damage and the tragic and violent loss of loved ones, as we see in the marketplace Berlin truck attack. These attacks are inspired by ongoing Islamic State calls to jihad against the West.
Yet Charles Hecker, a senior partner at Control Risks, claims that the terror threat level to Germany is low, despite the Berlin market truck attack. Hecker’s reason for this claim is that the Berlin attack “appears to be the act of a lone wolf”; he is just another so called expert trying to earn his keep. The horrific “lone wolf” jihad truck attack in Nice, France in mid-July took the lives of 86 people and injured about 434 more. Perhaps this is insignificant for Hecker, who seems to have no interest in how “lone wolves” may be heeding the calls of the Islamic State.
“Germany Expects ‘Further Significant Attacks’, Warn Police Chiefs”, by Liam Deacon, Breitbart, December 21, 2016:
“We need to work on the assumption that an armed perpetrator is still on the loose. As a result of this we are on high alert,” Mr. Münch said at a press conference delivered by federal prosecutors.
Critique of Islam Verboten
German news article about how the Merkel Government is instructing the media on how to report on Islam, thanks to Vlad Tepes:
Frankfurt am Main – The journalist Volker Siefert (Frankfurt am Main) practiced a sharp criticism of a planned event, organized by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, together with Islamic associations for chief editors.
As he writes in a commentary under the heading “Heile-Islam-World-Workshop in the Ministry of the Interior” in the magazine of the German journalist association “Journalist” (Remagen), the member associations of the German Islam Conference demanded of Thomas de Maizière (CDU) a course “in which chief editors of all relevant media in Germany should learn how to correctly report on Islam”.
He said it was going to be on the ministry’s premises in early 2017 and had been developed by the Ministry of the Interior and Islamic associations: “This is what the associations have created what lobbyists otherwise dream of: namely, that the state intervenes in the process of opinion formation, about something that is directly discussed with the media’s responsible leaders. “
Siefert: A minister cannot give tuition lessons to journalists [how they should write]
The action is downplayed by the Ministry of the Interior as “perfectly normal”. Siefert: “If this were normal, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology would have organized a workshop on a” workplace-friendly “reporting in the Diesel affair together with the car industry.” The state has to keep out of lobbying: “A minister isn’t allowed to act as co-organizer (neither for a group nor for a person) together with a group of interests to provide tutoring lessons for journalists.”
Siefert works as a freelance journalist for, among other things, Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) and is primarily concerned with Islamic motivated extremism. In 2006, the then interior minister Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) wanted to create the “institutional framework for dialogue between people of Muslim faith and representatives of all levels of our community” with the German Islam Conference.
Ten umbrella organizations, including the Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute for Religion (DITIB), the Central Council of Muslims in Germany and the Alevit Community Deutschland (all in Cologne), are participating in the project.