Charlie Hebdo Shooting: Arson Attack On German Newspaper That Published Cartoons
The building of the German newspaper “Hamburger Morgenpost” was targeted by arson in the night from Saturday to Sunday in Hamburg. Two suspects were arrested, police said. The newspaper published caricatures of “Charlie Hebdo”.
The “Hamburger Morgenpost” , a daily German Hamburg who had published the Mohammed cartoons from “Charlie Hebdo” was Sunday, January 11 in the morning the target of an attack with an incendiary device, announced the German police. No one was inside the premises at the time of the attack, the fire has not been injured.
Stones and incendiary device was thrown through a window to 1 h 20 GMT (2 hours 20 local), triggering a small fire, said a police spokesman. Two parts have been damaged but the fire was extinguished quickly, he said.
Two suspects were arrested and an investigation was opened, according to the police source who declined to give more details.
The German regional newspaper, like many other German newspapers had published on its front three caricatures from “Charlie Hebdo” after the attack on Wednesday by French magazine two jihadists , who made twelve dead, including five of the designers of the newspaper. As much of liberty must be possible, was the headline of “Hamburger Morgenpost”.
The newspaper’s website, the link between these events and the publication of caricatures of “Charlie Hebdo” remains to be seen. The police spokesman also felt it was too early to say with certainty that the attack against the newspaper was linked to the publication of the cartoons, but he confirmed that it was a key issue the investigation would try to determine.
Citing an unidentified source in the US intelligence agency NSA, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag Sunday said for his part that the massacre in “Charlie Hebdo” could herald a wave of attacks in Europe by jihadist terrorists.