I’m not sure why the police are looking for him. Is it illegal to burn a New Testament in Germany? In any case, I don’t like burning books, it’s too identified with the National Socialists, but I don’t think people should be arrested or prosecuted for burning them. It’s a matter of the freedom of expression. At the same time, it should be noted that this gentleman is unlikely in the extreme to become a loyal, stable, productive member of German society.
“POL-HH: 220517-2. New testament burned in Hamburg-Niendorf – call for witnesses
Hamburg (ots),” translated from “POL-HH: 220517-2. Neues Testament in Hamburg-Niendorf verbrannt – Zeugenaufruf,” PressePortal, May 16, 2022 (thanks to Medforth):
On Monday afternoon, a previously unknown man burned a New Testament on the street in Niendorf, shouting “Allahu Akbar” several times. The police are looking for witnesses.
Passers-by noticed the man and called the police. The suspect could not be found as part of the search measures that were then initiated.
So far he has been described as follows:
- about 25 to 35 years old
- about 1.75 m
- Southern appearance
- strong figure
- wore blue jeans and white sneakers, among other things
- carried a black backpack with him
The state security has started preventive police investigations.
Witnesses who can give information about the wanted man or who have observed his actions are asked to call the Hamburg police hotline on 040/4286-56789 or to report to a police station….