Potsdam police find explosives near Christmas market

The device was sent to a pharmacy in the city south-west of Berlin, leading to the evacuation of the nearby market.

h/t tom_billesley

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  • Exile1981

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/german-christmas-market-evacuated-due-11621665

    Explosives were in the market, witness saw someone leave the parcel on the children merry-go-round and took it to a pharmacy as lost and found. The pharmacy noticed it had wires and called police. The target was the children in the market.

    • John Boy

      The favorite target of those depraved jihadis.

  • Bla Bla

    Don’t you dare say anything islamo-marxophobic!

  • John Boy

    Well it’s haram to wish an infidel a Merry Christmas.

  • Clink9

    What kind of country would they be if they didn’t invite bloodthirsty savages in to destroy it?

    Oh ya, Japan.

  • simus1

    Breaking news reports of terrorist activity in europe always seem to have their own unique incoherence and lack of logic. Suppose it is part of the “if you have a quote from someone, anyone”, no matter how absurd, it beats the the eyes and ears of an experienced journalist with reliable contacts who actually know what is going on.

    • tom_billesley

      Experienced journalists know what it takes to keep their job.

  • ontario john

    Well I hope Trump doesn’t say anything. That would upset people.

  • But I thought that bollards were meant to prevent this.

    • Exile1981

      The attempted bomber walked in around the vehicle barriers.

      • Liberal Progressive

        Maybe if they had more Islamic training for all in Dutch schools they wouldn’t feel so excluded and be forced by the Dutch to react in this sort of way?

      • tom_billesley

        That’s cheating. Doesn’t it make them doubt it’s a muslim?

      • They’ve found a weakness in the system!

        • Exile1981

          A witness said the man had a beard but I doubt he was santa.

          • Check and see if Santa was knifed.

          • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

            If there were three men with beards, we’d have to check the whereabouts of ZZ Top.

      • Clink9

        Inconceivable!

      • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

        Where was justin with his hugs? Where was he with his poetry?? If only he was there to make him feel included, the islamic peace lover wouldn’t have put a bomb on a children’s play area!

    • tom_billesley

      They could use a cordon of performance artists.
      A performance artist chained to a four-tonne block of marble representing the “inescapable burden of history” was finally cut loose after 19 days of failing to symbolically and literally chisel his way to freedom.
      Mikes Poppe had tethered himself by the ankle to a ten-foot chain buried deep in the immense lump of Carrara marble, which was installed in the courthouse of the Belgian coastal city of Ostend.
      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/01/symbolism-gets-better-artist-failed-chisel-free-marble-block/

      • And people wonder why the arts aren’t funded.

        • simus1

          Not a good chiseler? Seems unlikely but maybe his field was sculpting cheese or butter.

    • Linda1000
      • Because politicians have to look like they are doing something.

  • Liberal Progressive

    This just proves the high level of Islamophobia in Canada, that their community does not feel empowered enough to celebrate the Christmas holidays in their traditional ways as they do in the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Germany.

    • John Boy

      As in bombings, car being torched, mass rape scenes, shootings and vehicles being used to run down pedestrians?

  • Thomas Henderson

    The Amish yet again.

  • tom_billesley

    Some doubts about how effective an IED it was. There was a tin with nails. While there were wires no electric detonator was found.
    The device did contain a “Polenböller” which is a loud firework.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jvTeuC29IU

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2fbecdf21b96cec9283d9706e412eb4096eb7d2bdee4affab05a711e81d7ad16.jpg

  • Reader

    And now for something completely different that does not involved Islam…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtOOI3nXDFk

    • JoKeR

      That’s what you get when you play with artificial intelligence.