Monday, August 21, 2017

Censorship of the truth in Germany

A district court in Munich earlier today sentenced the 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 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 the 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onlooker, the prosecution argued, could not know that this black and white photo in Stürzenberger’s timeline was a historical document.

According to PI-News, the sentence might be handed down as a suspended sentence for three and a half years.



Bird of Paradise said...

The Soviet Union isnt quite as dead as we thought it was it now controls all of the European(Soviet) Union

Anonymous said...

Disseminating the propaganda on anti-constitutional organisations?
Publishing a historical photograph is now disseminating propaganda - and of anti-constitutional organisations?
Welcome to 1984 again folks. Newspeak is the only language allowed.

Anonymous said...

It seems that Germans tend to be tyrannical.