German AfD MP brutally beaten in ‘politically-motivated attempted assassination’

Weidel and Gauland

Politicians across the spectrum condemned the attack in Bremen on Frank Magnitz, 66, a member of the Alternative for Germany Party (AfD) who is being treated for head injuries.

A lawmaker from the far-right Alternative for Germany party was attacked and seriously wounded by several men in the northwestern city of Bremen in what police said may have been a politically motivated assault.

The brutal attack comes less than a week after an office belonging to the AfD in the city of Döbeln was bombed in what is also believed by the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) to have been a politically motivated attack.

The statement was accompanied by a photo of Magnitz lying on a hospital bed with a severe gash to the forehead and a swollen eye. As specified in the ADG, all three of the attackers were hidden under masks.

Iran says it is holding US Navy veteran
White said she did not intend to release further details because she was anxious about the complexity of her son's case in Iran. She is anxious about her 46-year-old son's health because he has had cancer and suffers from asthma, she said.


"They hit him with a piece of wood until he was unconscious and then kicked him on the ground", a statement from the party said, adding that a builder intervened to stop the assault.

Spokesman for the party Joerg Meuthen said he was left shaken after Mr Magnitz was "beaten half to death" in a "cowardly and sickening" attack.

Bremen is not considered an AfD stronghold, unlike three states in Germany's ex-communist east that hold regional votes in September and October.

With their anti-immigration rhetoric and their challenge of post-World War II Germany's culture of atonement, the party's leaders and MPs have been overturning one taboo after another in the country's political arena.

AC Milan chief Leonardo admits frustration with Chelsea target Higuain
According to report from the Stamford Bridge, Higuain is expected to earn about £140,000 a week when he finally joins the club. The Argentine frontman bagged a stunning 36 Serie A goals from 35 appearances under Sarri's tutelage in the 2015/16 campaign.


Bremen, Germany's smallest state, holds a regional election on May 26, the same day as European Parliament elections in which AfD hopes to make gains. Three suspects were detained.

Since mid-December, German police have recorded eight attacks against AfD offices. The far-right, anti-immigration party has been branded racist and neo-Nazi by its critics, though supporters say they are patriots standing up for traditional German values.

"Our democracy needs controversies, exchanges with arguments, even when this gets heated".

Johannes Kahrs, an MP from the Social Democrats, junior partners in the ruling coalition, said "violence is never acceptable" and "extremism in any form is rubbish".

"New captain" Ryan Saunders has Timberwolves' trust in interim role
Assistant coach Ryan Saunders will assume the role of the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2018-19 season. It will be the first time we get to see how the team's offense, defense and rotations will differ from Thibodeau.


'There is no justification for this, ' he said, calling for those responsible to be punished.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meghan Markle most expensive dressed royal of 2018
Jan 10, 2019 - 16:26
In recent television interviews, Thomas Markle has accused the couple of "ghosting" him despite his numerous apologies. "It feels like arrogance".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Murray’s Australian Open bid dealt a blow after match against Djokovic
Jan 10, 2019 - 16:22
A supporter of the 31-year-old wrote on Instagram saying how much they enjoyed Murray's practice match with Novak Djokovic on Thursday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NHS Blueprint Welcomed - Now Long-Term Plan for Social Care Needed
Jan 10, 2019 - 15:59
Greater mental health support for nearly 350,000 young people and children, as well as 380,000 adults over the next five years. In September 2015, there were 34,592 full-time equivalent Global Positioning System working in the NHS in England.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jets To Hire Adam Gase As Head Coach
Jan 10, 2019 - 15:50
Dowell Loggains is expected to be named as an offensive assistant with the Jets, sources told ESPN's Jeff Darlington . The former Green Bay Packers head coach has only interviewed with the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns thus far.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Utah national parks affected by shutdown will get federal help 'within days'
Jan 10, 2019 - 14:16
Citing an unnamed Park Service official, the Post reported that the Interior Department's solicitor had authorized the memo. Sunday's announcement was met with criticism from some corners.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Canadian NBA star Andrew Wiggins denies calling opponent 'gay'
Jan 10, 2019 - 12:13
Noel took an elbow to the face from Andrew Wiggins as the Timberwolves guard went up for a dunk attempt in the third quarter. He shouldn't be taking any blame for it whatsoever. "I hope nothing but the best for him".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Patrick McCaw plans sign Toronto Raptors after Cleveland Cavaliers release
Jan 10, 2019 - 09:59
The Raptors are committing much less money than that, securing McCaw to a one-year veteran's league-minimum deal worth $786,000 . McCaw was a restricted free agent with the Golden State Warriors , but the defending champions chose not to match the contract.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Second mysterious radio burst detected in space
Jan 10, 2019 - 09:56
Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada . There's no definitive cause of these fast radio bursts and it's unclear what caused multiple FRBs from the same location.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China-US trade talks end on positive note
Jan 10, 2019 - 08:53
Europe, Japan and other trading partners echo Washington's complaints that those violate Beijing's market-opening obligations. The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.4 percent in the third quarter but surveys show consumer confidence weakening.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 4-Year-Old Dies From Complications Linked To Flu In Riverside County
Jan 10, 2019 - 07:54
Moore said physicians at CHEO are seeing cases of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and other viruses as well as some flu. From Dec. 23 to 29, 2019, the province reported 64 new influenza cases, including one death and one ICU admission.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vacaville Man Accused of Stealing Lotto Ticket Worth $10M from Roommate
Jan 10, 2019 - 07:12
But the ticket turned out to be a victor , and promised to flood his bank account with US$10,000 (NZ$15,000), or so he thought. Saosongyang was not able to immediately walk away with the prize money .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Roger Federer's emotional interview - 'Never broke down like this'
Jan 10, 2019 - 06:32
Speaking to CNN , Federer broke down in tears remembering the Australian coach who had such an impact on his life and career. Federer will look to defend his Australian Open title when he begins his campaign later this week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top AMD announces the $699 Radeon VII: 7nm Vega, coming February
Jan 10, 2019 - 04:58
Naturally, AMD Radeon VII will support FreeSync 2, Async Compute, Rapid Packed Math and Shader Intrinsics. Windows gaming performance is 25~42% faster over RX Vega 64 with 4K gaming.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Americans to receive tax refunds despite government shutdown
Jan 10, 2019 - 04:42
The announcement is a reversal of a long-standing policy to withhold refunds during shutdowns . By the end of November 2018, the IRS had processed over 154 million tax returns.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ex-French boxer surrenders after clash with Paris riot police
Jan 10, 2019 - 04:28
The package, estimated at 10 billion euros ($11.46 billion), includes a 100-euro monthly increase to the minimum salary. Macron promised the legal retirement age will remain at 62 but the changes might reduce some other advantages.