Michael Mannheimer is fearless mensch.
Islam critic, Michael Mannheimer, and a few supporters held a demonstration in a center square in Cologne, highlighting the persecution of fellow Christians throughout the Islamic world. What they received was an abusive and aggressive Muslim mob as the police stood idly by as their free speech rights were trashed.
Many of the participants of our rally on Saturday were shocked by what they had experienced. I’d like to apologize for all of this. I’m sorry that they were exposed to danger. I ‘m used to these conditions, because the aggression and hatred of Muslims incompetent to criticism and left-wing extremists accompanies each demonstration, where I am.
However, I would have wished that yesterday we could have presented things peacefully and comprehensibly to all passers-by. I am sad that in the end such a tumult had to arise. I am struck by the infamy of this type of “policing tactics” and my knee hurts while I’m sitting here because it got hurt pretty much on the stairs.
NOTE: By their inaction, the German police in Cologne have revealed their mindset, thuggery in the streets to intimidate a minority. Gee where have we seen that before?
Cologne: Aggressive Muslims disturb Protest against Persecution of Christians – Police watch idly
If one has spent a day like we did yesterday – in the shadow of the beautiful cathedral of Cologne, but under very unpleasant circumstances- it gives you something to brood about. One can surely speak of a success, when remembering that many people heard our words and have read our signs, but it is a success with a weird bitter taste. The police have knowingly exposed us to violence and aggression by angry Muslims and have only towards the end, when very many attacks had already happened, somehow done their job – but by their inaction, they have consciously put health and life of our demonstrators to a severe risk.
(By Sebastian Nobile)
About 50 people came to support us on this difficult matter (see announcement), which was organized in Cologne by our non-party, independent alliance against persecution of Christians. As distinguished speaker we could welcome Michael Mannheimer. In addition, councillor of the City of Cologne, Jörg Uckermann from Pro Köln, joined us for the good cause as he had already done at our last rally. So for the moment, we were able to provide people with information in a quiet atmosphere.
The police stayed discreetly in the background and there were no cordons, which was quite useful for our purpose because you can get in touch with the people.
However, even in the most risky situations police still remained in the background, so we were completely left on our own and had more contact that afternoon than some of us were looking for. I witnessed some physical attacks by angry Muslims for example against my girlfriend, but also against Jörg Uckermann and others. I even partially had to ward off some attacks myself, and one of our stewards had to push an aggressive guy to the ground who wanted to damage our speakers. When things became more and more tumultuous and threatening, for some hysterical Muslim men and women started hitting, screaming and attacking our protesters, I asked the police a several times, via our speakers, to finally protect us. Though I told them about the attacks, there happened… nothing.