German police raid Facebook user for posting Kurdish YPG flag

Police in Munich have raided the home of a left-wing activist who posted the flag of Kurdish militia YPG to Facebook. The YPG has helped German intelligence and receives arms from the US military in Syria. Germany’s conflicted attitude to Kurdish fighters was exposed once again this week when Munich police raided the home of a left-wing […]

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Merkel Ally Drops Call for Cap on Refugees Entering Germany

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, AUG. 20, 2017, 8:54 A.M. E.D.T.

BERLIN — A key ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel says he’s no longer making a cap on refugees a condition for coalition talks after next month’s election.

Horst Seehofer, who leads the Christian Social Union that dominates politics in the southern state of Bavaria, called for an upper limit on the number of refugees Germany takes following the massive influx in 2015.

Seehofer’s party traditionally forms a conservative bloc with Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and the two are projected to take about 39 percent of the vote in the Sept. 24 election.

The 68-year-old told public broadcaster ARD on Sunday that “the situation has changed, Berlin has changed course.”

Seehofer said he would aim to ensure the measures already taken to reduce refugee arrivals are protected by a future government.

Vietnam’s President Calls for Tougher Internet Controls

By REUTERS AUG. 20, 2017, 11:27 A.M. E.D.T. HANOI — Vietnam’s president called on Sunday for tougher controls on the internet in the face of dissidents who are using it to criticize the ruling Communist Party, and to combat threats to cybersecurity. Vietnam’s government has stepped up a crackdown on activists this year, but despite the […]

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Michael Stürzenberger Sentenced to Prison for Publishing Photos of Mufti

PI-NEWS author Michael Stürzenberger was given a six-month prison sentence by the criminal court of Munich for “disseminating propaganda material of unconstitutional organizations”.

Spectators in the crowded hall of the criminal court reacted shocked after the verdict. They witnessed a significant moment in Germany, just a few hours after the Islamic mass murder of Barcelona.

Stürzenberger reviewed the article “Swastika and Crescent” by newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, in which he was mentioned by name. In his well-researched historical essay, he also used two original photographs, which showed the then Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin Al-Husseini with Nazi leaders.

The use of Nazi symbols for historical reporting to aid civic enlightenment is expressly exempted from punishment by § 86 (3) of the German Criminal Code. The Süddeutsche Zeitung used similar original photos. Stürzenberger showed the historical intersections of the two ideologies “Islamism” and “National Socialism”.

In a Facebook entry, he justifies his PI news article with the Süddeutsche Zeitung article “Swastika and Crescent” and the research results of the renowned Egyptian political scientist Hamed Abdel Samad.

Prosecutor’s office: “Hate speech against Islam”

The prosecutor objected to his, as he calls it, “fight against Islam” and points out that the photo won’t show the Mufti with a crescent. He claims that a “passing observer” would be led to degrade the religion. The “passing observer would not recognize in his “timeline” that this is a historical review of the subject.”

A suspicious “Herr Fisch”, a police officer, who also obediently submitted the complaint against Stürzenberger to the public prosecutor, was heard as a witness. His account was hardly comprehensible to trial observers – the request to the High Court to use the microphones was refused by the judge.

The defendant’s request to show quotes of the Quran and the relevant passages from the work of Abdel Samad’s book “Islamic Fascism”, also mentioned by the prosecutor’s office was denied. However, a verdict of a Swiss court in Graz against Stürzenberger was read out in full detail and acknowledged by the public prosecutor and the judge.

Tantamount to ban Stürzenberger from Working as a Journalist

The final plea for Stürzenberger was fulminant – he received “standing ovations” from the courtroom audience. The court sentenced Michael Stürzenberger to six months in prison and an additional 100 hours of social work.The period of probation is three years and six months, which is equivalent to a factual occupational ban for a journalist specialized on Islamism in the current situation.

Last but not least, the visibly annoyed judge insulted the unquiet audience along the lines “The remarks by Stürzenberger about Islam and fascism are wrong, but you on the back seats have no idea about that, because you do not know such things.”

The court made copies of the identity cards of all listeners of the trial. Stürzenberger vows to appeal the decision. He will also try to legally charge the judge herself for insult and bending the law.

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Actress Silvana Heißenberg: Banned From TV Stations RTL, Sat 1 & Public Channels for Critizising Merkel

This video was broadcasted by German public TV channel NDR and shows the sleuths of magazine ZAPP going after other people’s mindset.

NDR is outraged that Heißenberg posted on Facebook that ‘the government should be arrested’. She also posted a meme displaying photos of ministers and the words:

Still you sit up there, you coward creatures, paid by foes, deriding the people. But justice will return and the people will rule again. May god have mercy with you then!’

And under the pictures of the cabinet members:

‘Not all rats dwell in the sewage’

She also criticizes the flood of asylum seekers but probably not in as harsh words because NDR doesn’t quote her directly on that.

The public TV channel spent time and money on some research and found one of Silvana Heißenberg’s employees who said that ‘she is a patriot and does not belong to the corrupt hypocrites, German-haters and criminals against their own people who ruin their own country and drive it into a civil war.’

At the end of the video it is said that private TV channel RTL would refrain from hiring her ever again. A few days after broadcasting, Sat.1, a competitor of RTL, also announced to never book her again.

But that is not enough. Both RTL and Sat.1 had pre-taped seasons of TV shows starring Heißenberg that will never be broadcasted.

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