Articles like this are distraction from Islam.
Glad you finally agree.
coldjoint wrote:So you suggest it shouldn't be reported what the head of MI5 said first public assessment of the threats facing the UK?Articles like this are distraction from Islam.
coldjoint wrote:I'm neither MI5's Kenneth "Ken" Douglas McCallum nor The Independent's Kim Sengupta.Glad you finally agree.
Don't get your Lederhosen in a bunch.
coldjoint wrote:I don't live in Bavaria or an Alpine region.Don't get your Lederhosen in a bunch.
Even when you try playing the idiot unsavant - it's just filling dead air with dead words.
Turkish President Erdogan, Trump's "dear friend", blasted France and Europe today over what he saw as "rising Islamophobia," just days after French President Macron dedicated a high-level ceremony to Samuel Paty, a teacher who was killed for showing students caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.
Erdogan blasted Germany for police raids last week that included a mosque in Berlin.
"We are confronted daily with new and concerning signs of rising Islamophobia in Europe," Erdogan said.
The Turkish president urged Turkish minorities, many of whom live in Germany, to not to forget that every Islamophobic act in Europe was also an act of "hostility against Turks".
There are about 180,000 Germans of Assyrian descent/Assyrians who have German citizenship (roughly 70,000 living in the neighbouring district of my place) - all of Turkish ethnicity, all Syrian-Orthodox.
Germany: Mayor blames crime on ‘right wingers’ that was actually committed by Muslim migrants
“We rule out a classification in the category of right-wing violence,” Tupeit clarifies once again. The police spokeswoman comments critically: The presumption made by the mayor was premature!
Germany: Muslim migrant gets 4.5 years for killing fireman, German gets 10 years for firecracker at mosque
Priorities, priorities. Those of the German government are abundantly clear.
a) in the Augsburg case, it was "bodily harm resulting in death" (§ 227 StGB) and the sanctions were under juvenile criminal law,
b) the firecracker case was "attempted murder under specific aggravating circumstances" (§211 StGB) under adult law.
Our judiciary is independent - separation of powers.
Laws here (including of course criminal laws) are made the parliament, not the government.
What would be the punishment for a "serious arson attack" and "four times attempted murder" by someone with a long criminal history in the USA?
Bavaria's state premier (from the Christian Social Union, the 'sister party' of the CDU [but even more conservative]), has urged the domestic intelligence service to investigate the "Querdenker" movement that has organized several anti-lockdown protests in Germany. He warned of the far-right, anti-Semitic ideology.
Imagine that? People who want to run their own lives. The German government will have none of that.
coldjoint wrote:Well, some said so in 1920's and even later until 1945.Imagine that? People who want to run their own lives. The German government will have none of that.
But the majority doesn't like neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic ideology here, not only because it's illegal.
National Action co-founder Ben Raymond tells followers extremist designs can be ‘comfortably displayed on any occasion’
The co-founder of a far-right terrorist group has set up an online business selling neo-Nazi T-shirts, The Independent can reveal.
Ben Raymond, who started National Action in 2013, distanced himself from the group after it became the first far-right association to be banned under British terror laws.
More than a dozen people have been jailed for membership of the organisation, and other followers mounted terror plots, but Raymond has never been prosecuted.
He can now be revealed as the operator of an online retailer called Blackguard, which sells T-shirts and posters covered in neo-Nazi designs.
A post on the retailer’s Twitter account said its mission was “esoteric [mystical Nazism] design with professional style”.
“This ensures products that can be comfortably displayed on any occasion,” said the tweet posted on Saturday. “Apparel is to be worn in public – no more bedroom jihads!”
The account, which promised “much more to come”, has been interacting with far-right extremists.
When one user asked whether Blackguard was run by Raymond, he replied “yes” from his personal Twitter account.
He did not respond to The Independent’s request for comment.
The T-shirts on sale display swastikas, swords, guns, the Nazi black sun symbol and references to occult Nazism.
Some feature figures including the Nazi ideologue Savitri Devi, who was among the founders of the World Union of National Socialists, and cult leader Charles Manson.
An expert told The Independent the eclectic images “fit perfectly with the cults that neo-Nazi groups and the far right have developed”.
Dr Paul Jackson, an associate professor in history at Northampton University, said the meaning of the designs may not have been noticed by social media firms and website operators because they are “not so in your face or as aggressively demonic” as others.
“They are smuggling symbols and images through in a way that you might get away with,” he added.
“It’s striking but it’s not necessarily immediately obvious what you’re looking at.”
Dr Jackson said the designs would be readable to an “online world” of white nationalists familiar with the symbolic meanings behind them.
When a Twitter follower suggested a design depicting a soldier with prominent SS symbols, the Blackguard account replied: “I will need to make it a little more circumspect.”
Raymond created much of National Action’s propaganda before it was banned as a terrorist group in 2016, and court cases heard that he designed stickers for splinter organisations that were set up afterwards.
Dr Jackson said National Action had attempted to create a “new look and style” for neo-Nazism in the UK, following similar pushes by international groups including the US Atomwaffen Division.
Alongside the neo-Nazi T-shirt designs, Blackguard’s Instagram page contained references to the eco-fascist “pine tree gang” movement and Asatru paganism, which has been co-opted by the far right.
The account’s handle was “Blackguard graphic design” but the name displayed was Benito Raymondo. Benito is also the first name of Italian fascist dictator Mussolini.
Raymond and Alex Davies founded National Action as university students in 2013, recruiting young and vulnerable followers with online propaganda, demonstrations and publicity stunts.
In 2016, it became the first far-right group to be banned under British terror laws, making membership an offence punishable by 10 years imprisonment.
The government called it a “racist, antisemitic and homophobic organisation” that glorified violence and radicalised young people.
A total of 15 people have so far been jailed for membership of National Action and its successor groups, after it split into regional factions that operated under new names until they were also proscribed.
One former member, Jack Renshaw, was later jailed for plotting to murder his local MP, while another made a pipe bomb and police have found numerous stashes of knives and weapons.
Courts heard evidence naming Raymond and Davies as co-founders and showing them communicating with members after the ban.
A 2018 trial of National Action members heard that one supporter told another that Raymond had designed stickers “for all the ex NA groups”.
Neither man has been charged with an offence and they both deny any wrongdoing.
Big Cartel, an ecommerce platform that hosts the Blackguard shop, did not respond to The Independent’s request for comment.
Its homepage displays a Black Lives Matter slogan and says: “Big Cartel is committed to being an anti-racist company and transparent about our efforts.”
The Blackguard Twitter account also remains online after the tech firm claimed it was “not in violation of Twitter rules”.
Blackguard’s former Instagram account was deleted after The Independent asked the social media firm for comment.