Anti-refugee tank in carnival causes controversy as parades called off

Police in Germany are investigating whether a carnival parade in Bavaria broke hate crime laws after it included a float mocked up as a Nazi tank with the words “Asylum Defence” written along it.

Annual carnival parades in Germany before the start of Lent are famous for their satirical floats, and are traditionally granted considerable licence.

But there were objections that the float at Steinkirchen had gone too far, and amounted to incitement against asylum-seekers.

  • Clink9

    I think I know how this ends. Someone will feel sad, then more freedoms will be taken from normal people.

  • The Butterfly

    Once you start inventing “hate crime” laws, you’ll find that the “police” will only enforce the “hate crime” laws and not the rape crime laws.

  • simus1

    Police investigation a cardboard tank carnival float in Germany sounds pretty safe. Not like screwing up your upcoming promotion by arresting migrant muslim rapists.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The truth here hurts.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …they even replicated the anti-magnetic mine coating on the
    deck and turret…

    • They did a good job.

      • tom_billesley

        Much better than Hamas.

  • andycanuck

    A Nazi tank? I didn’t know tanks could vote in 1942+ Germany.

    • All tanks were made to swear a personal oath to Hitler.

      • andycanuck

        “Don’t be a silly; be a smarty; come and join the Nazi Party!”

  • Dana Garcia
  • politicallynaive

    Instead they should investigate if the muslims broke any hate laws, DUH !!

  • T.C.
    • Drunk_by_Noon

      As a kid I LOVED that movie!

      • andycanuck

        I liked the music too.

  • moraywatson

    When do we get to the point where incitement against our existential enemies is considered okay ? It would be terrific if it didn’t require civil war.

  • Physics grad

    That tank clearly condemns Merkel and her govt as being the new Nazis.

    The left will oppose be correctly labeled at all costs and will send in their Gestapo to shut down this political dissent.

  • ontario john

    The National Post website has a major story on plans to deport refugees from Europe. The comments don’t seem too “Sunny Ways” towards the religion of peace.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “Organisers claimed the “Balkan Express” plague float had been misunderstood, and had nothing to so with the hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers travelling to Germany through the Balkans.

    They claimed it referred to a historial train service which ran between Berlin and Istanbul 100 years ago, although they offered no explanation for the people in locust costumes.”

    • Heh;)

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        It’s horrible that they had to justify their actions to the thought police.

        It’s great that they had the common sense just to feed them a string of B.S. and let them walk away scratching their heads.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        And the locusts represent the hopeful participants in the modern EU style welfare state.

  • ntt1

    that float says it like it is; The left wing fascists who demand the import of alien muslims are the real nazis,supporting the importation and establishment of an ideology very close to nazism. Funny how the luegenpresse has taken to referring to those that defend the germany of their youth as extreme right wing. it makes you wonder just how far left the luegenpresse ,world wide really are.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    It’s the Tiger Tank of Coexistance and Understanding.
    It’s the Peace Panzer!

    If you are against the “Peace Panzer” then you are a warmongering racist filled with hatred.

    • andycanuck

      The Peace Panzer is a holy roller! Everyone jump up on the Peace Panzer!

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        This is the peace panzer

  • G

    ‘Police in Germany are investigating whether a carnival parade in Bavaria broke hate crime laws”

    Because investigating whether someone’s feelings are hurt is easier than catching car thieves, bank robbers, drug dealers, murderers and other run-of-the-mill criminals. That takes effort.

  • tom_billesley

    Three wise mullahs: “terror has nothing to do with religion.”

    At the same link, more pictures of Peace Panzer, Balkan Express and Plague Locusts, and Das Boot U-96 “They should be fighting for their land, instead of groping with their hand”.