Berlin police raid 10 sites in German capital in crackdown on online anti-migrant hate speech


Berlin police say they’ve raided 10 buildings in the German capital as part of a crackdown on far-right hate speech on social media networks.

Police said Thursday that the morning raids involved 60 officers, who confiscated smartphones and computers as evidence, which are now being evaluated. They didn’t have any immediate information on arrests.

They say the raids are part of an ongoing investigation into hate speech spread over social media meant to incite people against asylum-seekers and refugee housing.

Berlin’s top security official, Frank Henkel, says authorities “won’t turn away if racism or incitement is being spread on the Internet.”

He says that the authorities alone can’t police hate speech online and appealed for social networks themselves to combat it more effectively.


  • k1962

    The thought police keeping us safe/NOT.

    • G

      I used to have enormous respect for cops. – no longer.

      • Martin B

        Confiscating computers and smartphones from patriots is a lot safer and easier than hunting down jihadists, and Constable Fritz gets a generous salary and pension and a glowing commendation from his superiors for doing it.

      • It’s not the cops.

        It’s the asinine leaders who tell the cops what to do.

        How fitting that German leaders allow in millions of Muslims. And then have the cops try to arrest anyone who complains.

        And the next day – Muslim jihadis murder hundreds in Paris.

        Get ready Germany.

        Merkel – you are a fool and worse yet – a traitor to your people.

        • BitterClinger

          The cops do not have to follow insane, illegal, immoral orders.

  • Dana Garcia

    If I were a jihadist, I would really want a selfie with Merkel — Score!

  • G

    “…says that the authorities alone can’t police hate speech online and appealed for social networks…”

    Gee, German authorities appealing that members of the public report social acquaintances to the police for speaking in ways the government doesn’t approve of.

    Hmmm, Now, where have I heard THAT before?

    • mobuyus

      You can take the German out of east Germany but you can’t take the east Germany out of the German.

      • You mean Merkel – to spell it out fully.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Left wing governments in Europe will be dropping like flies within the next year, the silent majority has had enough.

    • Chris

      Don’t hold your breath.

  • Xavier

    Attacking the last line of defense for Germany.

    • mauser 98

      that would be racist
      see Marie Le Pen

  • mauser 98

    a Custer comparison here some where

  • pdxnag

    Yeah, opposition to Islamic conquest is the cause of Islamic conquest. That is precisely in line with Sharia Is The Answer to every problem, even to too much Sharia.

  • Liberal Progressive

    The real threat to all westerns nations are right wing cis-gendered caucasian extremists who need to be found and imprisoned for their extremist views.

  • mauser 98

    ….thought crime trial

    “Ms. Le Pen said Muslims praying in the streets of France was tantamount to occupation.”

  • John

    As usual the authorities double down on the reaction to the problem whilst doing absolutely nothing about the problem itself.

  • ontario john

    National Post website has called upon religion expert Michael Coren to explain what is going on in France regarding islam. Coren is an expert on religion because he has joined so many of them. He explained in his new leftist persona that its because the French are not touchy feely enough with muslims, and should be reaching out to them. He gives the great success of Britain at integrating muslims into great citizens

    • tom_billesley

      Britain has had great success with Jihadi John.
      He’s now well integrated with the dust in the streets of Raqqa.

      • G

        Wow, journalists are real workaholics y’know? It doesn’t matter what the subject matter you know exactly who they are going to ask for an opinion and you know exactly what opinion you will get.

        Fuck off National Pus and Fuck off Cor(n-hol)en.

    • kkruger71

      I always find it interesting how people like Coren are shunned for years and years when they disagree, but the moment they change their tune all of a sudden they are experts we should all listen to. Much like Preston Manning was the embodiment of evil and a closet neo-nazi for decades until he became a carbon pricing advocate. Now he is an elder statesman whom we should all respect.

    • bargogx1

      What the hell happened to that guy?

  • Maneki-neko

    Is it illegal to disagree with German chancellor?

    • Exile1981

      no, but she made it illegal to disagree with her policies.

      • Maneki-neko

        Is she a dictator?

        • tom_billesley

          All she needs is to dust off the 1933 Enabling Act

        • Exile1981

          She’s working towards it.

    • She is a worthy heir of Hitler, so she could make the disagreement illegal. All she needs is to arrange a new Reichstag fire and unleash the hordes of Muslim animals on complaining Germans.

  • Jade

    So the Gestapo is back in action.

    • tom_billesley

      Being an Ossie she’s more familiar with the Stasi.
      They depended on a network of informants, which is exactly what she’s calling for now.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Lucky for us we don’t live in Germany.

  • ontario john

    BREAKING NEWS! The media is reporting that one of the attackers was a Syrian refugee who came through Greece with other peace loving muslims. I’m sure that won’t happen here. Our defence minister says we have nothing to fear.

    • mauser 98

      The Sun King will save us!

    • tom_billesley

      But drowned baby.

  • garyfouse

    That will keep the Germans safe. Seriously, can Merkel be impeached?

    • Clink9

      She must know her days are numbered in that job.

  • ntt1

    By corking the bottle tighter the German government is only guaranteeing the inevitable explosion of resentment will be bigger, The Merkel Government is seemingly set on a direction that might well see them hanging from lamp posts in the very near future.

  • ANYTHING can be explained as “racism” or “hate speech”, which is exactly what the Left planned when they installed these insane, evil laws.

  • Gary

    What about the Mosques that are right in the open and spew hate every Friday by the Imam that cites the quranic verses to kill jews and gays.

    reminds me of the man in Canada that did jail time for exposing a Hate-Verse from the quran that tells muslims to kill the unbelievers , the Human Rights Commission and Police were fine with Imams calling for the killing of gays and jews when it’s cited in a Mosque by a bearded pedophile homophobe.
    But don’t you dare cite that verse as a non-muslim because THAT would be hate-speech . I just hope I’m alive to see the Jihad videos of people like Chow, Wynne , Babs Hall, Libby Davies and Naomi Klein having their heads saw off with a dull knife as hooded men praise allah in arabic .
    I’ve given up caring about these dolts every since they chose to aid in spreading sharia law and have been silent about gays being toss of roof tops by ISIS or the 4000+ hanged in Iran.

    Even the PRIDE parade has a pro-hamas group in the guise of Diversity and inclusion.

  • tom_billesley

    Comedian kicked off Facebook for being rude to Paris murderers.
    I think that calling their god a massive c**t is what did it.

  • BitterClinger

    I am seething with rage and hate.