German far-right leader severely injured after being beaten in ‘assassination attempt’

Discussion in 'Latest US & World News' started by Pipette8, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Pipette8

    Pipette8 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,745
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    83
    AfD party chairman Frank Magnitz was left with a gaping head wound after being knocked unconscious by three attackers in Frankfurt.
    He is believed to have been ambushed after leaving a New Year's party in Frankfurt's Goethe Square.

    Gruesome images posited on the AfD Bremen Facebook page show the politician lying on a hospital bed with blood pouring from a large wound on his head.


    The party has described the assault as a “politically-motivated attempted assassination".

    Magnitz was beaten around the head with a piece of wood and was knocked out cold by the three men, the AfD said.
    The above is all copy and paste.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/81429...-after-being-beaten-in-assassination-attempt/

    This poor man will most likely die or be paralyzed for life.
    Enough is enough.
     
  2. Caligula

    Caligula Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    349
    Trophy Points:
    83
    The Sun has never been a realible source or maybe nobody working there has any foreign language skills whatsoever.
    The attack didn't happen in Frankfurt, Magnitz was attacked in his hometown of Bremen. He's neither a leader nor a chairman of the AFD, but the spokesman of the AFD Bremen and an ordinary member of the Bundestag. It's really strange to see that even simple facts like that are not reported accurately. Two construction workers saw what happened, interfered and called an ambulance. He will probably have to stay in hospital for a week, he's not going to die or end up paralyzed. The attackers are most likely far-left radicals from what's called Linksautonome Szene in German. Violence like that has no place in political confrontations and disputes and members of every party have condemned the attack publicly.
     
  3. VotreAltesse

    VotreAltesse Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    4,171
    Likes Received:
    1,605
    Trophy Points:
    113
    It's very sad for this man, but good for the AfD. They can claim so the status of martyr and get sympathy like that. The far left is really dumb.
     
    cerberus likes this.
  4. Pipette8

    Pipette8 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,745
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    83
    hmmm. well, that's embarrassing. I will try to find out more "reliable" sources.
     
    cerberus likes this.
  5. Pipette8

    Pipette8 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,745
    Likes Received:
    314
    Trophy Points:
    83
    The Bremen chairman of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Frank Magnitz, is battling for his life after sustaining a gaping wound to his head following an attack by three unknown assailants.
    Magnitz was rushed to the hospital on Monday night after suffering a serious head injury following a “politically-motivated attempted assassination,” Bremen AfD said in a statement, posting a graphic image of the injured chairman.
    copy and paste: https://www.rt.com/news/448275-germany-afd-magnitz-brutal-attack/?ref=hvper.com
    There are dozens of websites reciting the exact same story.
    As far as him not dying: I disagree. My son was sucker punched and hit his head on a light post. He almost died and they said he might be paralyzed. He had three craniotomies. Heads are meant to get beat with wooden posts.
     
    Pollycy likes this.
  6. JakeStarkey

    JakeStarkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    15,423
    Likes Received:
    5,733
    Trophy Points:
    113
    rt.com? really??
     
  7. aenigma

    aenigma Active Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2015
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    43
    suprised it took so long, first leftie trying to derail the thread without reading the OP properly
    what a suprise when they are discussing far left violence beating a right wings party members in the hospital

    the original link was the sun uk not rt
     
    cerberus and Thought Criminal like this.
  8. Caligula

    Caligula Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    349
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Dozens of websites (re)citing the same story tells us they very likely just copy-and-paste the same content, word by word. A factually false text published ten times is still false. No German source (I'm fluent in German) mentions "fighting for his life" or "dying" in any way, Magnitz himself is quoted that he'll have to stay in hospital until the end of the week.
    https://www.welt.de/politik/deutsch...gruene-Hetze-fuer-Angriff-verantwortlich.html
    Sorry to hear about that incident with your son and hits on the head can be serious indeed, but if we claim "he's dying" based on what happened to others that we know, it's pure speculation and that never makes any sense in my book. Btw, rt is as reliable as The Sun; not a good source. I don't agree with the AFD, but this is not acceptable in any way at all. Hope they'll find the guys soon.
     
    DaveBN likes this.
  9. Pollycy

    Pollycy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    18,404
    Likes Received:
    4,350
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Sure, Jake, somebody who isn't a slobbering, über-liberal socialist gets his head nearly split open and all you can do is "hate the messenger"? How typical of the radical Left. How 'cavalier'....

    Take a good look, Jake, at what the radical Left does to people it HATES -- in this case, Frank Magnitz! How would you react, though, if one of your 'comrades' was attacked, taken nearly to death, and looked like THIS:

    upload_2019-1-8_6-59-30.png
     
    Jazz and ModCon like this.
  10. JakeStarkey

    JakeStarkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    15,423
    Likes Received:
    5,733
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The RT commentary is not factual. Please look for factual news, aenigma.
     
  11. Pollycy

    Pollycy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    18,404
    Likes Received:
    4,350
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Pick at nits, Jake... pick at nits. The picture I showed you IS FACTUAL! Or can you devise a way to try to 'dis' that, too...?
     
    ModCon and cerberus like this.
  12. NMNeil

    NMNeil Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2015
    Messages:
    2,000
    Likes Received:
    371
    Trophy Points:
    83
  13. JakeStarkey

    JakeStarkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    15,423
    Likes Received:
    5,733
    Trophy Points:
    113
    If it is honest to the facts.
     
  14. Pollycy

    Pollycy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    18,404
    Likes Received:
    4,350
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Notice that any time someone who is not a socialist, scum-sucking pig is mentioned in the news, it's always as some kind of FAR-RIGHT this-or-that...? The "news" media never refer to anybody among those same, 'socialist, scum-sucking pigs' as being "FAR-LEFT"....

    Well... the FAR-LEFT in Germany had damned well hope that Frank Magnitz recovers from this attack or he will be a martyr to the AfD! Does anybody else remember what happened in Germany after "Horst Wessel"...? There is a seething undercurrent of hatred brewing in Germany right now among the hyperliberal, idiot-fringe FAR-LEFT, and they're going to unleash a firestorm of retaliation against themselves if they aren't careful....

    Hint: In 1930, FAR LEFT radicals in Germany assassinated Horst Wessel. In 1933, Adolf Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany.

    [​IMG]. "Bring on the 'scum-sucking pigs'!" :twisted: . :machinegun:
     
  15. Durandal

    Durandal Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    32,016
    Likes Received:
    6,898
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    The far anything is really dumb, practically by definition.
     
    DaveBN likes this.
  16. Durandal

    Durandal Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    32,016
    Likes Received:
    6,898
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Did these Linksautonome Szene buttholes commit the bombing of the AfD office as well? I saw in the Reuters article that suspects had been arrested in that case, but no details were offered.

    Tagesschau makes no mention of them and does not speculate about who was behind this attack against Magnitz. https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/angriff-afd-103.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
    Texan and Pollycy like this.
  17. Pollycy

    Pollycy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    18,404
    Likes Received:
    4,350
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Yeah, and for some reason all I could get from DW was "error" on my FireStick. It had played flawlessly before today, and everything else works, too, including Tagesschau -- although did you notice how they deliberately CROPPED the photograph of the damage to Magnitz' head?! Interesting. My gut feel is that the Merkel government is trying their best to keep a lid on this thing.

    IF it turns out that some clot of FAR-LEFT gangsters tried to kill Frank Magnitz, wouldn't it be just awful if about seven or eight of them were found chopped to pieces in an alley in Bremen?! Oh, the horror.... :cynic:
     
    Pipette8 likes this.
  18. alexa

    alexa Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    13,684
    Likes Received:
    1,466
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
  19. Pollycy

    Pollycy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    18,404
    Likes Received:
    4,350
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    We'll find out. The German Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) is very professional -- and so is the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV). They WILL find out who did this, I have no doubt. The only thing I wonder is whether or not the Merkel government will try to interfere with release of this information to the public.

    "The leader of Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Bremen was attacked by at least three masked men in the centre of the northern city on Monday.

    The attackers knocked him unconscious with a piece of wood and kicked him in the head, AfD officials said.
    "
    Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46792556

    Sure as hell doesn't sound like either a robbery, or like migrant Muslims out to have sex "fun" with Germany's women....
     
  20. Caligula

    Caligula Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    349
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Authorities say the attack on Magnitz was poIitically motivated (Aufgrund der Funktion des Geschädigten sei von einer politischen Motivation der Tat auszugehen) and that means it's likely the attackers are from the radical far-left, which would make a lot of sense, but I for one don't want to speculate until more info is put out. You seem to have German language skills, hats off.
    There is material from a surveillance video which, contrary to the article in the sun and some others, doesn't indicate that some kind of object was used in the attack.
    https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/angriff-afd-105.html
    also here:
    https://www.weser-kurier.de/bremen/...-angriff-auf-frank-magnitz-_arid,1796965.html

    Regarding the AFD office in Döbeln (a small city in Saxony), three suspects had been arrested but set free again yesterday. There's nothing to be found about their political background other than that they are from Döbeln and 29, 32 and 50 years old.
    https://www.mdr.de/sachsen/leipzig/doebeln/explosion-doebeln-afd-buero-verdaechtige-frei-100.html
    Btw, the Tagesschau didn't deliberately crop the pic of the damage to his head. The pics used are from the time before the attack.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019
    Durandal likes this.

Share This Page