GERMANY'S MUSLIM TERROR VICTIMS 'HONORED' WITH STAR, CRESCENT
Germany's Tele5 decided to honor German victims of an Islamic terror attack in Turkey by changing its logo to the Islamic star and crescent (Photo: Twitter, Tele5)
A German television station decided to "honor" German victims of Islamic terrorism by incorporating a star and crescent into its logo.
At least eight of 10 people killed in a suicide attack in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday were German tourists. Channel Tele5 responded Wednesday by tweeting an altered image of its logo with the de facto Islamic symbol.
"We find it rather unfortunate that the half-moon crescent has become a symbol of fear. The hilal [crescent] is not a sign of terror," the station tweeted in response to criticism, Breitbart London reported Wednesday.
Tele5's rush to turn Tuesday's terror attack into a Muslim-tolerance campaign follows a national media cover-up of over 100 sexual assaults and robberies perpetrated by Arab and North African migrants.
Germany's major stations refused to cover New Year's Eve attacks in Cologne and other cities for four days. Calls for help overwhelmed police and had them describing a "new dimension" of crime.
The list of countries that have reported a spike in sexual attacks since taking in migrants include:
Austria: Police allegedly tried to cover up evidence of sex attacks in Vienna.
Finland: Police told Agence-France Presse there was "widespread sexual harassment" at a New Year's Eve event where 1,000 asylum seekers congregated.
France: Two Afghan migrants were arrested in connection with an attempted rape on a passenger train in Paris.
Germany: A police officer in Cologne told Express.de Jan. 7 that 14 suspects in custody came from Syria; one came from Afghanistan.
Sweden: At least nine women were groped by gangs of migrants in Kalmar.
Switzerland: Six women said they were sexually harassed at a New Year's Eve event in Zurich.
Harsh feedback against Tele5's logo was immediate on Twitter.
"So just so I'm clear on this, immigrants rape women in Cologne then blow them up in Istanbul and @Tele5 responds by honoring their religion?" asked one user.
"Rest in peace, Germany," wrote a second individual.
A third said the Islamic State group's flag would have been more appropriate since the station was already "spitting on the victims."
Authorities said Tuesday's attacks in Istanbul were likely perpetrated by a Syrian terrorist who recently crossed the border into Turkey.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who ushered in 1.1 million Muslim migrants into Germany in 2015, responded to Tuesday's suicide bombing by replaying her recent accolade during a news conference in Berlin.