Cardinal Duka: Is tearing down statues the end of our Christian civilization?

Speaking in Velehrad, the most important Czech pilgrimage site, on the occasion of celebrating the arrival of the Christian missionaries to the Czech territory, Cardinal Dominik Duka talked about divisions in today’s society, stressing that in democracy, there has to be morality and respect for others.

However, Duka began his speech by saying that Velehrad is a place that helped Czechs find their national identity.

“According to tradition, St. Ludmila was also baptized here by St. Methodius and received a Marian medallion, later called the Palladium, which found its place on the chest of St. Wenceslas, her grandson and became part of our national and spiritual identity,” said Duka, commemorating the arrival of the first Christian missionaries Cyril and Methodius celebrated on July 6.

Duka then pointed out that in the current situation, many people feel lost and wonder how to carry on.

“The current unrest, acts of violence, and vandalism during mass demonstrations affect the world. What should we do? Politicians, economists, entrepreneurs, but also our families and friends are asking. We, the Christians, also ask ourselves this question,” said Duka.

“Currently, interpreters of the Word of God have more authority than the power of the Holy Spirit or the words of Jesus. Society is not only divided by the fragmentation of political conceptions accompanied by a decline in values, but this fragmentation is also supported by hostile attacks of some media, especially social networks. They send protesters to the streets and call for demonstrations. We build statues and then we tear them down. It is legitimate to ask whether this is a phenomenon of the end of our Western but also our Christian civilization,” suggested Duka.

In this context, he stressed that freedom cannot exist without responsibility as well as love cannot exist without forgiveness, and democracy without morality and respect for others.

In addition to Cyril and Methodius Day, on July 5, Czechs also commemorated the 605th anniversary of the burning of Czech preacher Jan Hus who sought to reform the Church. While the legacy of Jan Hus is closely interwoven throughout crucial parts of Czech history, in the Vatican, it was not until 1999 when Pope John Paul II declared that he regretted Hus’s cruel death and recognized him as a reformer of the Church.

Armenian Christian attacked with knife by Islamists in Berlin, Germany

Yesterday, the Syrian-Armenian member of staff of the German Parliament Kevork Almassian was attacked and injured with a knife by two Islamists in Berlin. Member of parliament Markus Frohnmaier asks for assistance in tracing the perpetrators.

Kevork Almassian is an Armenian Christian and a recognized refugee in Germany. Since 2018 he has been working for the AfD member of parliament Markus Frohnmaier in the German Parliament. Since he was doxed last year by editor-in-chief Lars Wienand of T-Online, the German TV magazine “Kontraste” and the Syrian Islamist activist Nahla Osman from Rüsselsheim, he has been getting death threats.Yesterday two Islamists attacked Almassian with a knife in the street. Almassian managed to escape. Frohnmaier asks for clues about the perpetrator.The informers Lars Wienand and Silvio Duwe and Georg Heil from “Kontraste” never apologized to Almassian.

Meghan’s Prince Harry wants you to apologize for the sins of his ancestors

By Monica Showalter

Going for the wokester cred, Meghan Markle’s husband, Prince Harry, would like you to apologize, or rather, ‘reflect’ on the colonial sins of his ancestors.

Here’s how bad it was

Prince Harry today faced criticism after he appeared to take a swipe at the British Empire by saying the history of the Commonwealth ‘must be acknowledged’, even if it’s ‘uncomfortable’. 

The Duke of Sussex, 35, made the comment as he joined wife Meghan Markle, 38, for a video call with young leaders from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust last week that was made public today.

As part of the discussion on ‘justice and equal rights’, Harry said the Commonwealth needs to follow others who have ‘acknowledged the past’ and are ‘trying to right their wrongs’, and also admitted to having his own ‘unconscious bias.’

Meghan joined in on the fun:

Meanwhile Meghan said it is also a time of ‘reckoning’ when individuals should be putting their hands up to ‘own’ their past wrongdoings. 

Speaking from his Los Angeles home, Harry, whose grandmother the Queen is head of the Commonwealth, said: ‘When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past. So many people have done such an incredible job of acknowledging the past and trying to right those wrongs, but I think we all acknowledge there is so much more still to do.’ 

The statement appears to be a swipe at the British Empire, which was ruled over by his ancestors and led to the creation of the Commonwealth, and goes against protocol of royals not wading into politics.

There was also this, from Meghan:

“We’re going to have to be a little uncomfortable right now, because it’s only in pushing through that discomfort that we get to the other side of this,” Harry’s biracial American wife told the group.

Who is this ‘we’ you speak of, Kemosabe?

As Americans, we don’t have a dog in this fight, as we took care of business with Britain back in 1776.

But obviously, it’s pretty unseemly to see Prince Harry, seventh in line to the British throne, go on an apology tour for his own ancestors – while he’s still living off dad’s money, at least for his pricey security. Does he really mean that? Because if he really means that, then it’s time to cut ties to dad’s cash and get a job as a dishwasher somewhere in Los Angeles like anyone. If it was all bad and now in need of an apology, what exactly was he doing risking his life for his country as a military man? Who’d want to die for a wicked empire that needs to apologize for its projection?

Once upon a time, Britain had a second empire, it spanned the globe, the sun never set on it, it served as a projection of Great Britain’s power on the world stage, drawing in capital, resources, immigrants, and cultural power. And oh, yes, all this pith-helmet projection was done in the service of the queen, Harry’s own great great grandmother, Queen Victoria. The only reason anyone still pays attention to Britain today instead of dismiss it as another Belgium, or Romania, or Denmark, or some other pea in the E.U. pod, is that powerful colonial heritage, for good and bad.

Intelligent people can discuss its pluses and minuses, what it brought compared to what it took, whether it was a ‘racket’ as George Orwell concluded, or a point of great pride as Rudyard Kipling saw it.

It can even be argued, as British propaganda, at least until recently, held that the states colonized by Britain, with its tradition of rule of law, and its useful lingua franca, the English language, are better off now than the places that never saw a colonizer from the West. (Just ask Afghanistan).  While not a perfect thing for everyone, it certainly could be put forward as a certain amount of comparative perspective. 

Here’s one study, there have been many.

The authors also compare the experiences of separate Pacific islands with eight different colonizers: the United States, Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Japan, Germany, and France. * Their verdict is that the islands that are best off, in terms of income growth, are the ones that were colonized by the United States—as in Guam and Puerto Rico. Next best is time spent as a Dutch, British, or French colony.  At the bottom are the countries colonized by the Spanish and especially the Portuguese.

And here’s another thing: No Gandhi could do what Gandhi did in India, with his non-violent resistance movement for independence, if the colonial backdrop was, say, Russia, or China. (Just ask the Dalai Lama). The Brits could be appealed to for their better nature. Oh, and Gandhi, by the way, was an Anglophile, as was Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew, also known as “Harry.” 

So now we have the sorry specter of Prince Harry wanting to go on an apology tour for his own ancestors, except that you’re the one who’s going to apologize, while still living off the fat of the British royal family. Somehow, we’ve got the makings of a hypocrite, no doubt driven by the wokester impulses of his hideous wife Meghan.

Not surprisingly, the Daily Mail reported that Harry looked ‘trapped’ and ‘awkward’ and ‘like a hostage’ in all that wokester self-made abasement, which isn’t a good look for him. Socializing the apologies while privatizing the life-of-luxury goodies is no way to get anyone’s respect, wokester or otherwise. Maybe he can grow up now and be a man. Stiff upper lip and all that, the pith-helmet thing he doesn’t seem to know about.

New French Justice Minister wants Le Pen’s party banned

The big surprise of the new French administration after a reshuffle, is the appointment of the very mediatic lawyer at the Ministry of Justice, Éric Dupond-Moretti.

The announcement of the new government of Jean Castex on Monday June 6 at the start of the evening also included the next Minister of Justice. The most visible lawyer in France, who defended terrorist Abdelkader Merah, is a flashy (and divisive) personality in the world of justice.

Dupont-Moretti will be replacing Nicole Belloubet at the ministry. The choice elicited negative reactions from professionals in the field as well as from political figures.

After the official announcement, Marine Le Pen denounced his appointment. “At the Justice Ministry is appointed an activist from the far left who wants to ban the RN, the largest opposition party. This is really something… ” she wrote on Twitter.

In May 2015, Éric Dupond-Moretti had indeed suggested during an interview on France Inter that “the FN [was] not a republican party” and that it was necessary “to ban it”.

Céline Parisot, president of the Magistrates’ Union, told Franceinfo that the appointment of the lawyer at the ministry was “a declaration of war against the judiciary”. “This time it’s serious,” she said. The president of the USM said she did not understand how one can name “such a divisive personality, who despises magistrates to such an extent, […] who does not hesitate to insult them, who wishes the abolition of their school”.

On October 31, 2016, advised by the King of Morocco Mohammed VI , the lawyer took over the case of the Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred accused of sexual assault and rape, with the attorney’s fees paid by the Moroccan palace. In 2018, and without giving the reasons, Dupond-Moretti declared that he would no longer represent the singer after a second rape complaint filed against Lamjarred in Saint-Tropez.

On February 6, 2017, the lawyer announced that he was representing the black drug dealer Théo, an alleged victim of “rape” with a baton by 4 police officers during his arrest in Aulnay-sous-Bois. The lawyer’s arguments led to violent riots.

Already in December 2008, he held the record for acquittals obtained on French territory. Many magistrates view him as a “courtroom terrorist”, French weekly Le Point reported.

In 2020, Dupond-Moretti joined the international defense team of Julian Assange.

As soon as his appointment was announced, the Elysee Palace announced that Eric Dupond-Moretti had chosen to withdraw the complaint he had recently filed in the Nicolas Sarkozy “wiretapping” affair.

In February 2014, the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office had actually asked for a scan of the lawyer’s telephone bills, as well as those of a dozen of his colleagues. The new minister had filed a complaint for “violation of privacy and the secrecy of correspondence” and “abuse of authority”.

The sudden withdrawal has led to rumours about the lawyer’s involvement in irregular activities and political schemes.

And while the new Prime Minister had announced that he would deliver his first general policy speech “in the middle of next week”, the Elysée quickly contradicted him.

Emmanuel Macron is already meddling in the work of his new Prime Minister. The first hiccup in the communication between the Elysée and Jean Castex did not take long to happen, reported French daily Le Figaro.

During his first television interview at 8pm on TF1, on Friday July 3, Jean Castex declared that he would deliver his general policy speech “in the middle of next week”. His promise was widely reported by the media. But on Sunday, July 5, the Elysee Palace announced that Emmanuel Macron would speak on July 14, “probably in the context of a television interview” and that the new Prime Minister would speak only “a few days after” him.

The departure of Edouard Philippe and the appointment of Jean Castex were welcomed by the opposition as the arrival of a collaborating “technocrat” at the Elysee Palace.

The mayor of Le Havre, Edouard Philippe, increasingly popular, had clearly constituted a threat to Macron. For president of the Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI) Jean-Christophe Lagarde, “the appointment of Jean Castex to Matignon, after Edouard Philippe refused to follow [Emmanuel Macron, Editor’s note] in his spending shift is a clear message. The president wants to govern alone and prepare directly for the presidential election”.

Killing Free Speech in Austria

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recently published its sixth monitoring report on Austria.

ECRI, which describes itself as “independent”, is the human rights monitoring body of the Council of Europe — not to be confused with the European Union. The Council of Europe is composed of 47 member states, including all of the 27 European Union member states.

ECRI is an unelected body with members designated by their governments (one for each member state) who are supposed to have “in-depth knowledge in the field of combating intolerance…. and recognised expertise in dealing with racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance”. It was founded in 1994 by the heads of state of the Council of Europe with the mandate, among other things, to “review member States’ legislation, policies and other measures to combat racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance, and their effectiveness”.

Thanks in large part to the efforts of ECRI and the Council of Europe, Europe now has a huge web of hate speech laws and policies. Gatestone has previously reported on ECRI’s monitoring of Germany and of Switzerland.

In its sixth monitoring report on Austria, ECRI wrote that “progress has been made and good practices have been developed in a number of fields”.

“Austria has taken several initiatives to thwart hate speech by developing a counter-narrative. The authorities have worked with civil society to improve the detection and recording of online hate and to provide support to victims of such incidents… in… 2018, the authorities concluded an agreement with social network providers to remove hate speech within 24 hours”.

However, according to the ECRI, Austria must do more:

“ECRI notes with concern that Austrian public discourse has become increasingly xenophobic in recent years, and political speech has taken on highly divisive and antagonistic overtones particularly targeting Muslims and refugees. The arrival of asylum seekers in large numbers during the European migration crisis in 2015 also saw an escalation of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiments, portraying newcomers as a threat to security, national identity or culture”.

ECRI ignores that there may be a context and a reason for “portraying newcomers as a threat to security”. It does not consider the proliferation of Islamic terrorism in Europe or research showing that terrorists have migrated into Europe disguised as asylum seekers, who have gone on to perpetrate deadly terrorist attacks. It also does not acknowledge that, in the words of a 2016 New York Times article about Austria:

“… the challenges of integrating the refugees have become clearer as concerns about crime, sexual mores and cultural clashes come into stark relief across Europe, highlighted by the New Year’s Eve assaultson German women by Arab or North African men in Cologne”.

Similar sexual assaults, by migrant men on Austrian women, but on a far lesser scale, also occurred in Salzburg and Vienna on that same night. Crime statistics for 2017 from the Austrian police showed that 39% of crime suspects were “foreigners”.

Instead, the report notes:

“ECRI is concerned about the sharp rise in intolerant discourse against Muslims. Two different studies conducted in 2017 suggest that 28% of the Austrian population would not want Muslim neighbours and 65% of them were strongly opposed to further migration from Muslim states. Such high levels of Islamophobia are confirmed by a FRA-EU survey, in which 32% of Muslim respondents reported having experienced harassment due to their ethnic or immigrant background in the last year. Certain politicians and media persist in portraying Muslims in a negative light. Claims about a presumed lack of integration of Muslims in Austria and about their alleged opposition to ‘fundamental Austrian values’ leading to violent extremism remain common in public discourse and contribute to a climate of mistrust and fear of Muslims. Research indicates that this trend has further been exacerbated by legislative initiatives, often in connection with security concerns, that affect Muslims, such as the Islam Act of 2015 and the Anti-Face Veiling Act of 2017”.

Again, ECRI does not mention that Austria has experienced serious problems both with integration and with radical Islamism. As previously reported by Gatestone in 2017, the Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF), a department of the foreign ministry published a study, “The role of the mosque in the integration process” in which government representatives surveyed 16 mosques in Vienna:

“According to the study, six of the 16 mosque associations examined (37.5%) pursue ‘a policy that actively impedes integration into society and to some extent exhibits fundamentalist tendencies.’ Half of the 16 mosques examined ‘preach a dichotomous worldview, the pivotal tenet of which is the division of the world into Muslims on one side, and everyone else on the other.’ Six of the mosques were found to practice ‘explicit denigration of Western society’.”

In its 2018 annual report, Austria’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counter-Terrorism (BVT) warned:

“For Austria, the greatest threat remains… from Islamist extremism and terrorism. Although… fewer Jihad travelers (Foreign Terrorist Fighters) have returned to Austria than expected, this group of so-called ‘returnees’ poses a significant threat to internal security… in view of the current territorial dissolution of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS), further security challenges consist of the possible smuggling of jihadists in the course of migration movements to Europe… into Austrian society…”

None of this context exists for ECRI, which appears to operate in a vacuum, unencumbered by real world facts. Instead, ECRI commends Austria for having “several measures in place… which aim to combat hate speech by developing a counter-narrative.”

“For instance, in 2016, the National Committee for the ‘No Hate Speech’ campaign of the Council of Europe was set up. After launching another campaign #makelovegreatagain in 2017, it still runs various awareness-raising activities with the involvement of several actors, including state authorities and NGOs. Since July 2018, in cooperation with the public prosecutor’s office, Neustart, which is the Austrian probation service, has initiated the programme ‘Dialog statt Hass’ (Dialog instead of Hatred), which aims at developing a constructive response to hate speech by creating a sense of wrongdoing and reflection among offenders, subsequently leading to behavioural change”.

Still, even these initiatives do not suffice:

“Immediate and public condemnation of hate speech is not common. Rare examples of good practice include the call for a tolerant and diverse nation, free of ideological and racial hatred by the President of Austria in January 2017…” states the report and asks “that political leaders on all sides take a firm and public stance against the expression of racist hate speech and react to any such expression with a strong counter-hate speech message. All political parties in the country should adopt codes of conduct which prohibit the use of hate speech and call on their members and followers to abstain from using it”.

Furthermore, victims of hate speech need to have more support:

“In September 2017, the counselling centre #GegenHassimNetz (Against online hate), which is financed by the Federal Chancellery, became operational… for victims and witnesses of online hate. Counselling includes strategies for effective responses to hate messages and information on available legal remedies against perpetrators or website operators. Other measures such as the counselling on the removal of hate messages from social media or other websites are also being supported. This initiative has already yielded positive results, as shown by the increasing number of reported incidents concerning online hate speech… The ICT-security portal (, which is an inter-ministerial initiative, also provides an overview of effective prevention measures, reporting mechanisms as well as counselling centres on hate speech”.

ECRI finally notes:

“In 2018, the Federal Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice concluded an agreement pursuant to which Facebook will check notifications of illegal content regarding hate speech within 24 hours and will remove or lock down such content… In addition, Internet users and civil society can report racist content via the Internet- Reporting Office on the website of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism”.

ECRI welcomed the information that a governmental working group of experts is being set up “to develop the legal basis for effective action against hatred on the Internet.”

“On a related note, the authorities further informed ECRI that new legislation, namely the ‘Federal Act on Diligence and Responsibility in the Network’ was proposed in April 2019, aiming at combating online hate speech by requiring social media users and online commenters to provide their real identities to the online platforms, which would then be responsible for verifying the information… In this respect, ECRI recalls that the authorities should ensure that anyone who engages in hate speech as covered by Article 283 of the Criminal Code is duly prosecuted and punished”.

In Austria, more censorship is clearly on the way.

Germany: Afghan man stabs woman in public bus to death – schoolchildren had to witness the crime

In front of other passengers, a man stabbed his separated wife to death in a public bus. The 37-year-old had stabbed his former partner in the bus in Obergünzburg (district Ostallgäu) this Monday at noon.

The incident was particularly serious: “School children were also on the bus during the crime”, a police spokesman told the tabloid BILD. They had to watch the crime.

The 27-year-old woman later died of her severe injuries in a clinic. The suspected perpetrator, an Afghan national, was caught after a short escape. The bus driver and the other passengers received psychological support after the crime. The victim also had Afghan citizenship.

“The suspect is already known to the police from November 2019, when there was an assault on his separated wife,” according to the official police statement.

The man fled the bus on foot immediately after the crime, but was caught and arrested shortly afterwards. He left a knife on the bus before he escaped.

The police ask that parents whose children need to be looked after report to the police in the Allgäu by calling: (0831) 9909-1401

Germany: Five black Africans try to rape an 18-year-old girl on the platform – police officers intervening are insulted by them as “racists”

In the late evening hours of July 4, an 18-year-old woman was allegedly first molested and then attacked by a group of five people on the platform at Radolfzell station. Surrounded by this group, a 27-year-old Nigerian is said to have held the victim against her will and tried to kiss her. The 18-year-old managed to free herself, left the station and turned to employees of a private security company, who then called the police.The policemen who arrived from the Radolfzell police station and the Constance Federal Police Inspectorate spotted the group of suspects at the station. At first, the men refused to hand over their identity papers. In the further course of the inspection, they are said to have called the officers “racists” and “bastards”, among other things. During the preliminary arrest, a 32-year-old Nigerian citizen resisted by biting the finger of an officer of the federal police. The police officer was incapacitated.The two suspects and the victim were taken to the police station for further investigation. Criminal charges were brought against the Nigerians by the Federal Police on suspicion of sexual harassment, insulting and resisting police officers.Due to the turmoil on the platform, “driving at sight” was temporarily ordered for all trains.

Turkey’s intervention in Libya: Erdogan sends ministers, lobbies for murderers

These days Turkey is vying for the title of top thug in both Europe and Northern Africa. Apart from the “spy scandal” with France, Turkey has been meddling directly in the Libyan conflict in a profoundly comprehensive and controversial way, deepening existing tensions.

According to the daily Sabah, a former employee of the French consulate’s security service claimed he had erected a spy ring for France in exchange also for a place in the French Foreign Legion – an unlikely reward. The revelation came just days after an incident at sea embarrassing Turkey.

On June 17, a Turkish government delegation arrived in the capital Tripoli to take part in negotiations with representatives of the Government of National Accord (GNA), led by its head Fayez Sarraj.

According to the Anadolu state news agency, the Turkish delegation included Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Finance Berat Albayrak, Director of the National Intelligence Organization Hakan Fidan and other officials.

It is worth mentioning that the trip of Turkish ministers to Tripoli was a reciprocal visit – in early June, Libyan Prime Minister Sarraj visited Ankara and met the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

During that meeting, the Turkish leader indicated that the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Marshal Khalifa Haftar could not take part in the talks on the Libyan conflict. “A person whose actions are constantly threatening the future of Libya is not entitled to be represented at the negotiating table,” the Turkish president declared.

Turkey will not abandon its brothers in Libya, leaving them at the mercy of “mercenaries and putschists,” Erdogan assured Sarraj standing next to him, stressing that Ankara would support the GNA on all international platforms to force a settlement of the Libyan conflict.

The head of the Turkish state also maintained that after talks with the head of the Libyan government, it was decided to expand the scope of cooperation in Libya. “Turkey and Libya plan to deepen cooperation, including on the issue of exploration and drilling of oil deposits in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Erdogan explained.

But some media outlets reported that Turkey’s plans for Libya went far beyond a mere aspiration “to reach a settlement”: Ankara aims to assign an insider to one of the most influential posts in Tripoli – the head of the GNA’s intelligence service.

According to information provided by the French agency Africa Intelligence, a new battle has begun in the Libyan capital, but this time one of a political nature. The game is for control over the intelligence service of the Government of National Accord. The position of the head and two positions of deputies are still vacant.

So far, the head of the GNA, Fayez Sarraj, has been the acting head. However, the battle for the chair of the intelligence chief is heating up. In addition, the situation has become tenser due to the struggle for power and administrative welter within the GNA government.

At the same time, according to Africa Intelligence, the system of foreign influence in Libya has changed significantly since the final stage of the launch of the anti-terrorist operation Al-Karama, organized by the forces of the LNA commander Marshal Khalifa Haftar on April 4, 2019.

Currently, Rome has lost its dominant grasp on the Libyan secret services, with which it had historically close ties. Today, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has the decisive leverage in the GNA government.

So obviously, the Turkish leader is trying to appoint a loyal intelligence chief.

Nevertheless, as Africa Intelligence reported, Turkey’s candidates for this position have an extremely dubious reputation. In May, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Turkish network, recognized as terrorist organization in some countries, already lobbied for the appointment of radical Islamist leader Khalid al-Sharif, the former commander of the Libyan Islamic Combat Group. At the June meeting in Ankara, Turkey revisited this issue.

Sharif is known for having ties to Al-Qaeda, is a former CIA prison inmate, involved in the murder of American consulate employees and he has maintained relations with Tripoli’s slave traders. He is also wanted for participating in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in 2012. Sharif currently resides in Istanbul. According to information from anonymous sources, he secretly visited the capital of Libya last week together with employees of Turkey’s special forces.

Germany: Turkish schoolboy tried to kill his teacher with a hammer

In the wake of a planned attack on his teacher Wolfgang Wittchow (52 years old) in Dortmund, the regional court sentenced student Serkan (17 years old) to prison on Monday for attempted murder.The regional court did not tell the exact sentence on Monday. A spokesperson said that the sentence could not be suspended, however. The trial against Serkan and two 18 and 19-year-old accomplices took place completely in camera.

The 18-year-old was convicted of aiding and abetting attempted murder. The third defendant was acquitted of conspiracy to commit murder.

The defendants are alleged to have lured the teacher into an ambush to the smoking area on May 9, 2019, under a pretext to beat him to death with a hammer. Allegedly a buddy of the student had fainted, another one was taking care of him there and needed help. Wittchow to the tabloid BILD: “What was weird to me was that they don’t smoke at all.”

The suspicious teacher never turned his back on anyone. So there had been no attack…