Jihadists in Germany attack police during far-right rally displaying anti-Islamic cartoons

   May 2, 5:27 pm

Berlin, May 2(ANI): A group of radical Muslims, also referred to as Salafist jihadists, attacked police in the German city of Solingen on Tuesday during a far-right rally, which displayed anti-Islamic cartoons.

Around four people were injured during the attack, and seemingly the anti-Islamic Pro NRW party, which displayed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, provoked the Salafist jihadists.

According to the police, around 30 Salafists were arrested after injuring three police officers and a passerby by throwing stones and wielding poles from protest banners.

Pro-NRW is categorized as an extremist right-wing group by Germany's domestic intelligence agency, and it staged a demonstration near a Salafist mosque in Solingen.

The violence erupted when Pro-NRW demonstrators starting showing controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad drawn by Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.

"Several Salafists wearing turbans suddenly jumped over the cordon and threw stones at police officers and also hit them with flagpoles," the Spiegel Online quoted police spokeswoman Anja Meis, as saying.

Meanwhile, 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. (ANI)

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