A German newsdaily was firebombed early Sunday morning in Hamburg after it reprinted French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo cartoons on Prophet Mohammed.
The Hamburger Morgenpost, a regional daily, published three Charlie Hebdo cartoons on its front page after the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office by Islamist radicals. The German daily splashed the cartoons with the headline: "This much freedom must be possible!"
The police claimed that no one was injured in the attack.
"Rocks and then a burning object were thrown through the window.Two rooms on lower floors were damaged but the fire was put out quickly," a police spokesman told AFP.
The arson attack reportedly took place around 2 am local time. Following the attack, two persons 'behaving suspiciously' were detained by the police. The state security has opened an investigation into the incident.
The police investigating the matter declined to comment whether there was a link between the Charlie Hebdo attack and the firebombing incident.
On Wednesday, two Islamic jihadists stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo and gunned down 12 people, including some of France's best-loved satirists, and local policemen.
The two jihadists, both brothers, were killed on Friday in a standoff with the police.
Es ist wahr: Heute Nacht gab es einen Brandanschlag auf unsere Redaktion: http://t.co/fFRbA4Yd5u
— Hamburger Morgenpost (@mopo) January 11, 2015
Since the attack in France, there have warnings from terrorism experts that the bloodshed in France could signal the start of a wave of attacks in Europe. On Twitter, several radical Islamic supporters have been using hashtags such as #TheLoneWolvesTerrifyFrance, #I_Am_A_Muslim_The_Charlie_Incident_Represents_Me and #ParisIsBurning to show their support to the attackers.
Following the attack on the German daily, Abu Jandal, a Twitter user said that it was about time the liberal West learnt its lesson.
AllahuAkbar! attack at German paper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons! These morons just dont get the message!
— Abu Jandal (@Protocol_Shami) January 11, 2015
On Friday, others such as Tharwah Mowahed tweeted in Arabic that he looked forward to similar attacks on American soil.
"You who put joy in our hearts by igniting the Paris fire, make us happy with flames in America, to see what they will do. :)," he tweeted under the #ParisIsBurning hashtag.
Bint Abdullah tweeted in Arabic that the attack was to avenge ill-treatment of Muslims in France. "France is the country that openly hates Islam they banned the honor of the Muslim women have you not seen how they treat our sisters," she wrote.