The migrant crisis that began almost a year ago is threatening to take a violent turn after this week’s bombings in the eastern German city on Dresden. On Monday evening, two bombs exploded near a mosque and city’s main convention centre. Early next week, the convention centre would be hosting an event expected to be attended by high-profile guests including Germany’s President Joachim Gauck. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is also going to visit the former East German city of Dresden on the same day to mark the German Unification Day.

According to German media, no one was injured in the explosions. Local police suspects a Far-Right group to be behind the incident. “[Dresden Police] have reason to suspect a xenophobic motive,” City’s police chief Horst Kretzschmar told the press.

However, a letter claiming the responsibility for the attack has surfaced today on the website run by the members of the German Far-Left group “Antifa”.  The Left-wing anarchist group has since distanced itself from the attack and police are yet to confirm the authenticity of the claim.

Ahead of nationwide Unification Day celebration on October 3, German authorities are beefing up security around mosques and Muslim community centres. German news outlet Deutsche Welle reports:

Police presence in the eastern German city has been boosted following Monday’s blasts at a mosque and convention center. The attack came less than a week before celebrations take place to mark Germany’s reunification.

Extra police have been installed around Dresden’s three mosques and Muslim prayer rooms following the two explosions by suspected xenophobic attackers, German media reported on Monday evening.

The first blast occurred at 9:53 pm local time, outside a mosque in the eastern neighborhood of Cotta. An imam was inside the building at the time, along with his wife and two children.

About half an hour later, a second explosion was heard outside the International Congress Center, forcing police to evacuate the nearby Maritim Hotel.

Since the migrant crisis began last year, Germany has been struck by a wave of violence, crime and terror. German media, cheerleading the latest wave of mass-migrant right from the beginning, had been keen to suppress reports on violent crimes committed by migrants or foreigners. The lid, however, blew off when migrant gangs were sexually assaulted more than a thousand women on New Year’s Eve at Cologne central station — mostly comprising of men of Arab and North African origin.

As a result, anti-immigration groups like Pediga and HoGeSa brought thousands of supporters in the German streets, facing off with Left-wing groups like Antifa, and often ending up in clashes.

The month of July became the deadliest time since the days of Left-wing Terror of the 70s — with 4 deadly terrorist attacks hitting cities across the country within a span of few days. Three of these attacks were ISIS-directed terror operations carried out by Afghan and Syrian refugees living in Germany and one by a German citizen of Iranian origin.

In 2016, 118 attacks were reported in refugee housings, 55 of them were arson attacks. Not just German Far-Right, migrants have often carried out attacks on their own housing — often due to gang rivalries, vandalism or general dissatisfaction. The biggest incident took place this summer in Düsseldorf when a group of Muslim migrants set fire to their shelter that housed 7,000 people following a row related to Muslim festival of Ramadan. The hall covering 6,000 square-meter was turned into ashes and causing damages to worth €10 million.

German police and law enforcement agencies are proving understaffed and ill-prepared to handle the steadily rising tide of crime and violence. The fatal flaws of law enforcement are evident from the ongoing investigations into the New Year’s Eve mass-sexual assaults in Cologne. Police has only been able to identify some 50 suspects and brought only a handful before the court.

After taking in more than a million migrants, mostly men from Arab and Muslim countries in 2015, Germany has taken additional 225,000 migrants this year so far. Going by country’s dismal record at assimilating migrant Muslim men, and given their violent potential, German could well be sleepwaking into a disaster of unforeseen consequences — not just for Germany but for the entire western World.

Video: Bomb explodes outside German mosque [DW report]

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