Germany bans far-right website for spreading 'racist, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic content' and arrests two people in clampdown on hate crime
This is ridiculous. Why is Muslim supremacism not also banned? Muslims are the biggest source of hate speech in the world today.
Also ridiculous is that criticizing any group of people is routinely said to make you "Far-Right". In fact, most of these people are socialists, just as Hitler was. But you don't see individual critics interviewed about their beliefs. It is just assumed that their beliefs are Rightist. Where the individuals are part of some organization, however, you do normally get some sort of manifesto about what they believe.
Three current examples are Britain's BNP, Germany's NDP and "Golden Dawn" in Greece. All have many socialist policies. And the KKK in America was comprised of Democrats who ATTACKED Republicans. So there you have four "Racist" organizations who were and are Leftists. And are the raving antisemites of Islam "Far Right"?
Such people might reasonably be called "prejudiced" but calling them "Far Right" is wrong. They could in fact better be called "Far Left". From Karl Marx onwards racism has been primarily Leftist. Karl hated Jews even though he was one!
Germany has banned a far-right website for spreading 'racist, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic content' and arrested two people in a clampdown on hate crime.
The ban on the Altermedia Deutschland platform came as raids were carried out in homes in four German states as well as in the northeastern Spanish town of Lloret de Mar.
Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the clampdown was 'a clear sign that the rule of law doesn't allow hate crime'.
The prosecutors' office said that two Germans, identified only as Jutta V. and Ralph Thomas K. in line with German privacy rules, were arrested on suspicion of founding a criminal organisation and incitement. Three other suspects weren't arrested.
The two arrested people were the administrators of the Altermedia website and therefore responsible for its content.
Material included banned Nazi slogans and the denial of the Holocaust as well as incitement of violence against foreigners, the prosecutors' office said.
The server was located in Russia to prevent German authorities gaining access, it added. German officials asked Russia to switch it off in the coming days.
German security officials say that the far right has become much more savvy in using of the Internet and social media to push its message to a broader audience.
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence, Hans-Georg Maassen, told reporters on Tuesday that 'there is the danger of a gray zone developing between far-right extremists, right-wing conservatives and citizen protesters with significant potential for violence.'