Target Berlin

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Prosecutors in Germany and Austria disagree, however, on whether Thomas M. was actually planning to attack the German parliament. While the speaker for Austria’s interior ministry would not comment on the plot to destroy Germany’s Reichstag for the second time in its history, the Viennese public prosecutor’s office is continuing its investigation in this direction. But a German public prosecutor said that while “the suspicion originally existed [for the attack], the results of the present investigation do not however confirm it.” But German investigators, the prosecutor said, would not exclude the possibility of a terrorist plot against the Reichstag, since the investigation was just beginning.

Playing down the threat of a terrorist attack against the Reichstag is nothing new for German authorities. Last fall, German security officials feared a storming of the parliament building by an Islamist terrorist commando that was reported to include German converts, causing the building’s temporary closure. The plan was to take hostages and cause a bloodbath. Another version of the plot, reported in German papers, was a bomb attack using a cell phone to set off the explosion. After these reports, German officials went to work to soothe the public.

“There is no reason to panic,” said the president of Federal Crime Office (Germany’s FBI) at the time. “There is no reason to cancel any public event. I’m going in any case with my children to the Christmas market.”

But an attack on the German Reichstag was, and is, a distinct possibility. Next to passenger airplanes and commuter trains, embassies and parliament buildings seem to hold a fascination for al-Qaeda and its death cult allies. Islamist terrorists have attacked the parliaments of India and Kashmir, while an al-Qaeda inspired group in Toronto was going to attack the Canadian parliament in Ottawa with the added touch of beheading the Canadian prime minister afterwards.

In perhaps the most horrific Islamist plot involving a national legislature, the Ugandan newspaper The Monitor reported in 2007 that an Islamist terrorist group was going to attack Uganda’s parliament and assassinate Queen Elizabeth, when she was making a speech there. The terrorists were going to steal two Uganda Broadcasting Corporation vans and use them to gain access to the venue. But God, and good security, saved the Queen.

Like the above-mentioned plots, an attack on the Reichstag would have garnered sensational worldwide media attention for the Islamists while emphasizing the vulnerability of the civilized world and its prized institutions. Another sensational and underreported al-Qaeda terrorist plot, believed to have been personally drawn up by the late and greatly unlamented Osama bin Laden, had the same goal. Al-Qaeda-linked Algerian terrorists planned to assassinate English soccer star David Beckham and murder the American national soccer team in its hotel during the 1998 World Cup in France.

An Islamist terrorist attack on the Reichstag, if successful, would also have an effect that no one could ever properly evaluate. Thankfully, timely intervention by competent intelligence officials prevented any such catastrophe. But as long as al-Qaeda and its murderous allies and converts are still around, vigilance will always be the watchword.


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  • Laura Latini

    Just one correction. There is no such thing as the Reichstag. The German federal Parliament is called the Bundestag.

    • Johannes Wy

      That's not correct ;-)
      The parliament is called Bundestag but the building is still named Reichstag(sgebäude).

    • jeanjean4

      The building is called Reichstag, the Parliament ins called Bundestag.

      You are both ri

  • Jim

    So how is Germany's multiculturalism working for them?

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Here’s a riddle: What does a Muslim have to do to graduate into becoming an Islamist? The answer is to get caught attempting to perpetrate a terrorist attack, perpetrate a terrorist attack, or stop being deceptive and practicing taqiyya and openly espouse the goals and objectives of Islam. Otherwise, as long as a Muslim doesn’t openly express his loyalty to the cause of Islam and is reasonably deceptive, then that Muslim will be construed as a peaceful and moderate Muslim.

    Because of Germany’s participation in the Afghan campaign, the country is a target for DTM as well as for other Islamic terrorists. Which would explain why the German parliament was targeted and not the Austrian.

    Actually, all unbelievers are the targets of the greater global jihad at large, but if the Islamic world can manipulate Germany via intimidation, so much the better.

    In any event, the reality is if we didn’t have millions of Muslim stealth and deceptive jihadists living in our respective countries we would not have to worry about violent jihad being perpetrated domestically inside our respective countries because it would be literally impossible. Indeed, the subject our respective governments and the lamestream media always avoid like the plague is the reality that without millions of Muslim stealth and deceptive jihadists already living in our midst prior to 9/11, the 9/11 terrorists attacks would have been entirely impossible. Hence, the solution is very simple, instead of throwing away hundreds of billions of dollars in order to create a false sense of security to continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, the solution is to ban and reverse Muslim immigration on the grounds that Islamic society isn’t compatible with any other societies because it inevitably tries to dominate and subjugate all other societies.

    Hence, if it weren’t for the 5th columns of millions of stealth and deceptive jihadists living in our respective countries, not only would we be able to save the hundreds of billions of dollars annually that we are throwing down the proverbial drain, while at the same time also sacrificing our personal rights and freedoms to continue accommodating Muslim stealth and deceptive jihadists, but we would also not have to worry about the threats of Islamic jihadists emanating from outside our respective countries because with zero stealth and deceptive jihadists living in our midst as 5th columns there would be zero chance to perpetrate violent jihadist attacks.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Think of the dollar amount of the destroyed property and lives brought about
      by the Islamist thugs, aka religion of peace………………………………….William

  • Alexander Gofen

    Just have more of them…

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Look what happened on 9/11 and almost ten years later America is ready to
    leave Afghanistan and the Taliban still exists and mostly thanks to the
    duplicity of the Pakastani government. George Bush stated we would hunt
    down al Qaeda and destroy them and their terrorist supporters, mission
    failed. It is impossible to look at what has taken place militarily and
    conclude that we were serious about destroying them root and branch.
    We are almost broken financially, our military has been sucked dry with
    deployments that do not end and no plan for understandable victory.
    Obama seems to have no plan but to continue to have us spin our
    wheels and eventually wind up where we started. Until Islam is vetted
    as the perpetrator of world terrorism and leftist collusion their
    avenue to Muslim fifth columns aka, colonists with PC cover we
    will never be safe and we will loose our Nation, it will disintegrate.