Anti-Islam activist amongst six wounded in stabbing in Mannheim, Germany | EUROtoday

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A outstanding far-right activist who was main an occasion to “educate about political Islam” was amongst six individuals wounded in a knife assault in Mannheim, Germany, on Friday.

Michael Stuerzenberger sustained stab wounds to the face and leg, based on his Pax Europa group.

A police officer who tried to intervene was stabbed a number of occasions within the head and 4 different members of the group have been injured earlier than one other officer shot and subdued the suspect, authorities mentioned.

“All of the injured were subsequently taken to various hospitals, where some of them had to undergo emergency surgery,” the Karlsruhe Public Prosecutor’s Office and native authorities mentioned in a joint assertion Friday night.

They mentioned the id of the attacker was unknown. They didn’t launch any details about motive.

German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser wrote on X, “If the investigation reveals an Islamist motive, then that would be further confirmation of the great danger posed by Islamist acts of violence that we have warned about.”

Stuerzenberger has been recognized to authorities. The Bavarian State intelligence companies have talked about him in successive annual stories.


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A former member of the conservative Christian Social Union get together, he has been a part of a number of far-right anti-Islam organizations. He was beforehand convicted of insulting a police officer and of incitement and denigration of non secular teachings. He was additionally beforehand attacked — punched within the face at a 2022 occasion within the western metropolis of Bonn.

Islamophobia in Europe, which peaked on the peak of the migration disaster virtually a decade in the past, has picked up once more amid the Israel-Gaza warfare, and has included Quran burnings in Sweden and the Netherlands.

Far-right events throughout Europe have been hoping that anti-Islam and anti-migrant sentiment would assist them win seats in subsequent week’s European Parliament elections.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz mentioned Friday that the photographs from Mannheim have been “terrible.”

“Violence is absolutely unacceptable in our democracy,” he wrote on X. “The perpetrator must be severely punished.”