One of the Muqata’s readers watched as German police broke into his house to tear an Israeli flag out of his window:
Today, 10.000 people demonstrated against Israel here in my hometown Duisburg (Germany) and to express their solidarity with Hamas. So, my girlfriend and me put two Israel flags out of the windows of our flat in the 3rd floor. During the demonstration which went through our street the police broke into our flat and removed the flag of Israel. The statement of the police was to de-escalate the situation, because many youth demonstrators were on the brink of breaking into our apartment house. Before this they threw snowballs, knifes and stones against our windows and the complete building.
Fanatics that are “provoked” by visible Judaism seem to be a bit of a thing in Britain as well. Far from following the Germans’ example and letting venomous anti-Semitic Muslim mobs erode centuries-old Western rights, British police are… well no, actually, they’re doing the exact same thing:
I was there last night – in fact me and my mate were one of the first to arrive. As we crossed from the station and walked towards the embassy, we were greeted by lunatics waving Hamas and Hezbollah flags. In front of us walked a young man, wearing a kippah. He got out of his bag an Israeli flag and was immediately taken to the side by two police officers. After questioning him for about 10 minutes, he was issued a caution. After he was released we went up to talk to him – he showed us the police caution – and I kid you not – it stated that by getting out an Israeli flag he was causing provocation to the pro Palestinian demonstration.
A picture of the Israeli flag being torn down in Germany:
A picture of Hezbollah’s flag being raised in Britain during Lebanon II:
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