The attack on the German Embassy in Khartoum was no accident. Sudan’s government has apparently created with aggressive rhetoric of the conditions. Debt should be Chancellor Merkel.
German security officials were warned. For the latest on Thursday it was clear that Sudanese attack would most likely the German embassy in Khartoum.
The famous Sheikh Mohammed Dschisuli had to storm the German representative called. Also why did not Respräsentant the Federal Republic on the embassy grounds.
It was the Sheikh apparently not only the Islamophobic libel video, but also anti-Islamic graffiti, which he claims to have identified at Berlin mosques.
After the attack on the Germans, it ordered the sheikh should then plan the U.S. embassy to be stormed. The simple reason: “America has long been the enemy of Islam.” All this was known Dschisuli on state radio.
A planned attack
At a meeting of Islamic clerics on Thursday, the march to the German embassy theme was: “. Tomorrow we will defend our Prophet Muhammad, we will do it peacefully but forcefully,” announced the secretary general of the Islamic scholars in the region Khartoum, salad el- Din on. Marches were planned on the German and the U.S. Embassy.
Even the Sudanese newspaper “Sudan Tribune” reports of a planned attack. At the meeting on Thursday was the governor of Khartoum, Abdel Rahman al Chidir, called in support of the Prophet Mohammed.
Islamist groups and have participated thus mainly associated with the extremist Salafist imams. It had the audience demanded to expel the ambassador of the United States and Germany, reports the “Sudan Tribune”, citing eyewitnesses.
Furthermore, it was held, after the Friday prayers in front of the two agencies to hold demonstrations. A call for peaceful protest had been rejected it by a majority of the Islamists, it said in the report.
Sudan’s government criticized Merkel
Here, the participants of the meeting on the Sudanese government to leave. Because had previously criticized Germany and Angela Merkel. The chancellor had allegedly approved last month, anti-Islamic protests by right-wing populists.
“Unfortunately, the Chancellor makes these attacks on Islam”, BelTA learned from the Foreign Ministry. Indeed, the government of Sudan is under pressure. Islamists hold before President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, to have abandoned religious values.
The Foreign Office had already on Friday morning, and thus before the protests summoned the Sudanese ambassador and it unambiguously to the duty of his government to protect diplomatic facilities noted how the ministry said.
Still, it was calculated to attack an apparently well-orchestrated mobs. Many rioters broke on Friday into the embassy building, smashed windows, furniture, cameras and set fire.
“No God but Allah”
They tore down the embassy emblem and stomped on it. The attackers hoisted an Islamic black banner with the white inscription “There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet.”
The police did not, as the angry mob broke into the embassy. Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle sharply condemned the attack and said in Berlin, all employees of the agency were safe. Angry protesters also broke into the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, there were shots heard.
By evening, the riots escalated in many parts of the Islamic world: Protesters set fire to the American school in Tunis, on the grounds of the U.S. embassy in the Tunisian capital, a fire broke out. At least five protesters were injured by bullets of the police.
Previously, the U.S. had already announced the deployment of Marines in the Yemen, to ensure the safety of the U.S. Embassy there. There were further protests against the Mohammed film in Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Lebanon, Iran and Iraq.
No evidence of attacks
On Tuesday were in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, the American ambassador and three employees were killed, after which President Barack Obama has sent two destroyers off the coast of the country.
On Friday in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, a man came out, according to security sources were killed when protesters tried to storm a government building. Twelve members of the security forces were injured by stones furious demonstrators.
Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said the government has no concrete evidence of an increased stroke risk in Germany because of the controversial film, in which the Prophet Muhammad is reviled as a child abuser, womanizer and homosexual.
However conquer increased alertness and increased attention from authorities and citizens, “said the minister of” Leipziger Volkszeitung “.
Sharp criticism of Westerwelle
Westerwelle called for an immediate end to the embassy attacks. The outrage over the film can not be a justification for violence. “I condemn these attacks on the German Embassy in the strongest terms,” he said in Berlin.
By the Sudanese government demanded Westerwelle immediate restoration of full security of the embassy grounds, as it corresponds to international law.
At the same time the foreign ministers condemned the video of Mohammed, but showed understanding for “the outrage in the Muslim world about this anti-Islamic hate-video”.
Sudan was in the 90-ies prominent Islamists like Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden offered shelter. For decades, but for some time to distance themselves from the radicals to improve their links with the West.