Jailed for publishing a photo! The latest assault on free speech in Germany has highlighted that country’s descent into appeasement of Islamism.
A district court in Munich has sentenced German journalist Michael Stürzenberger to six months in jail and an additional 100 hours of charitable work for publishing this photo in his Facebook timeline.
It shows a high-ranking Nazi, and Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, shaking hands in 1941 in Berlin.
Along with the photo, he had written a review of an article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, ‘Hakenkreuz und Halbmond’ (“Swastika and Crescent Moon”) about the National Socialists’ admiration for Islam, and mentioned his own review of that Süddeutsche article in PI-News.
For this post, in particular the photo, the court found Stürzenberger guilty of “disseminating propaganda of anti-constitutional organizations”.
The prosecution had accused Stürzenberger of “inciting hatred towards Islam” and “denigrating Islam” by publishing the photo. A superficial onlooker, prosecution argued, could not know that this black and white photo in Stürzenberger’s timeline was a historical document.
Germany has long been notorious for persecuting individuals who disagree with ‘accepted’ history, with long prison sentences used as a way of enforcing ‘correct’ opinions.
The alliance between Nazis and Islamists has been revived in Ukraine, where significant numbers of Jihadi head-cutters fighting in Syria have moved on to join the anti-Russian forces of the pro-Nato neo-Nazi regime in Kiev and to attack Russian-speaking communities in the east of the country.