The European Resistance is rising. I tend to doubt the collaborators will have to be worried about “being knocked to the ground” in the near future.
A German journalist has told of being attacked in the street after writing a column about the rise of xenophobia among right-wing extremists in his country.
Helmut Schümann, a columnist for the Berlin newspaper, Tagesspiegel, wrote on Facebook about the assault, reports The Local.
According to his account, he was attacked from behind by a group of people on Friday. One asked: “Are you Schümann for Tagesspiegel? You left-wing pig.” He was then knocked to the ground.
In a later posting, Schümann wrote that his attackers would not silence him. He would continue to “shout about them and write about them.” He added: “Physically, I’m recovering fast but mentally it is taking longer.”
Schümann had written an article the day before in which he wondered whether he could continue to call Germany his country because of the rise in xenophobia exhibited by organisations such as the anti-Islamic group Pegida and the Eurosceptic party Alternative for Germany.
Attacks on supporters of refugees have become increasingly common in Germany in recent weeks, as has violence against refugees and the places where they live.
Schümann shouldn’t have wondered whether he could continue to call Germany his country because of “the rise of xenophobia”, he should have wondered whether he could continue to call Germany his country because it is being invaded by large numbers of people who are not German.