Head of small Jewish community in Germany receives death threats from Islamist

21 January 2011

A German Islamist has reportedly issued death threats against Wolfgang Seibert, the head of the small Jewish community of Pinneberg, a town near Hamburg. On the internet, the man, named as Harry S., called Seibert a “dirty Jew”, crossed out Seibert’s photo with red ink and wrote: “Be careful, Allah might punish you with death already in this world. That is not a threat from me, but from Allah the Almighty.” Harry S., a native German who converted to Islam and now calls himself Isa al-Khattab, also wrote on a webpage: “May Allah destroy the infidels.”

Seibert has been put under police protection. He told the German newspaper ‘Bild’ that he once met Harry S. on the street. “He is dangerous and mad,” Seibert said. In recent months, the small mosque in the town of Pinneberg, which is 20 kilometers from Hamburg and has less than 50,000 inhabitants, has become a meeting point for radical Islamists following the decision last August by authorities in Hamburg to close a mosque there over concerns of anti-constitutional activities.

The Jewish community of Pinneberg has 250 members.

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Robert Seibert

Mon, 16 Sep 2013

Peace and love brothers,, that's the only thing left that that can work???

Isa Al Khattab

Mon, 14 Feb 2011

He it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religion, however much the idolaters may be averse. Sura 9 Ayah 33

fish glick

Wed, 02 Feb 2011

What is develering all these thingns in Germany. I must be honest and talk that I do not know all the particularities. But I can be sure that in Germany there are and old hate aganst Jews and today there is a great anti-Semitism caused by mouslims using same of the strategies and tactics that are very old in the West. For now I can advertize:the Jews must not only in Germany, but in the whole world react by means in accordance the situation. I cannot give a recept. I can say only: NEVER AGAIN.

From Germany, an insight

Mon, 24 Jan 2011

Read Arye Sharuz Shalicar 's frigthtening book "A wet dog is better than a dry Jew" (in German "Ein nasser Hund ist besser als ein trockener Jude", published 2010) - unfortunately not yet translated into English and you gain an insight into the "parallel worlds" we now have in the western world. In most areas you notice nothing, in others, well, its tough to be Jewish. For Arye it was "daily" routine to be chased through the streets of Wedding (predominately muslim suburb) in Berlin with islamists at his heels with knives and to be insulted constantly as a Jew. No, not 1940s Berlin, but Berlin in the 1990's. In the suburb his family previously lived in he never had any problems. Today its probably worse, you hear reports of Jewish kids switching to Jewish schools due to muslim kids abusing them at the local schools. But again, most avoid these suburbs and so we are not confronted with it. However it is there. Anyone concerned about democracy and humanitarian values should read the book. Unfortunately, muslim converts tend to be overproportionately fanatical.

Emil Schafer

Sat, 22 Jan 2011

All of us are under the intimidating tactics of Islamic fundamentalists. Unless we all stand up to these cowards, we will all lose our freedoms and our lives.

Ruth Hartline

Fri, 21 Jan 2011

God will bless the German police for protecting Wolfgang Seibert.

Leopoldo Kahn

Fri, 21 Jan 2011

Nothing has changed just the name a antisemit was called a Nazi now he is called an islamist....