Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings Over Social Media

In a coordinated campaign across 14 states, the German police on Tuesday raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media, including threats, coercion and incitement to racism.

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  • simus1

    Die merkelbeest is hungry.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Fuhrer Merkelbeest, that is.

  • LairdKintyre

    I suppose it’s only a matter of time before all of us posting on here end up in a concentration camp for speaking the truth.

    • Jabberwokk

      If it gets that bad I will fight.

    • Marius K

      Freedom is an American concept.

      • mobuyus

        Freedom is a human concept.

        • Marius K

          Are you suggesting Germans are not humans ? 🙂

          (btw…my post was rephrasing of some Canadian Liberals saying that Freedom of speech is an American concept)

          • Justin St.Denis

            Your sardonicism fell totally flat in that case. Mobuyus’ reaction was precisely what I was about to say myself.

          • mobuyus

            Thank-you for the clarification. (btw you need not capitaize canadian liberals they are not deseving of freedom or any respect)

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I will say that German culture does not tend toward freedom.

          • simus1

            With very rare exceptions, German leaders tend to be both energetic and mendacious, much to their neighbours dismay.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            There are few Germans that I respect.
            One is Bismarck.
            The other is Rommel.
            Oh, and I forgot Kraftwerk, Peter Schilling and Falco.
            You can keep the Scorpions, they suck.

          • El Martyachi

            Canaris! Everyone always forgets him!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I didn’t even know who he was.
            Thanks!

          • El Martyachi

            I mean.. nobody’s perfect..

            According to biographer Heinz Höhne, Canaris subscribed to most of Hitler’s views.[41] Hitler’s nationalism, his social-Darwinist beliefs, his opposition to the Versailles Treaty, his belief in rebuilding a Greater German Reich, and his anti-Semitic ideology appealed to the Abwehr chief.[42] Prompted by anti-Semitism, Canaris first suggested the use of the Star of David to identify Jews during 1935–1936, setting them apart from German citizens within the Reich, heralding their isolation, presaging their compulsory resettlement, and ultimately leading to their physical annihilation.[43]

          • Watchman

            I think I saw him last in a coal mine.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I’ll fight, too.

    • Missus_T

      It seems time for the Germans to revisit the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

  • mobuyus

    Well that will stop all the terrorism and rapes.

    • Justin St.Denis

      The German reputation for pragmatism would seem to be somewhat over-hyped in this context then. 😉

  • barryjr

    It’s the same here look at the tranny protection laws and m103. PM Shithead was just ahead of his idol Fuhrer Merkel.

  • Spatchcocked

    When youse racist bums are in a re education camp nobody sweat it…..I’ll be mailing you head cheeses with files in them……and instructions on how to carve a torpedo out of a bar of soap…….

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    It’s not HATE…it fear, disgust and mistrust. Gonna outlaw all that too?

  • Interesting Freudian Slip in the NY Times piece:

    “Christian Mihr, another panelist and managing director of Reporters Without Borders, said the law would unwisely transfer authority from Germany’s justice system to companies like Facebook and Twitter.

    According to Mr. Mihr, Germany’s current instruments for PERSECUTING hate speech, as demonstrated by Tuesday’s raids, are working. “The raid shows that we don’t need this law because we have already instruments for PERSECUTING such crimes,” he said.”

    — Note – My capitalisation. And for the avoidance of doubt here is the definition from Wikipedia:

    “Persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another individual or group”

    • Liberal Progressive

      That is what you get for not having a public opinion that is not acceptable to the government.

      Maybe they should set up a government ministry for approval of opinions?

    • bargogx1

      Every now and then the mask slips.

  • Dana Garcia

    I’m guessing any truth about islam is considered “hate” these days in Merkelstan.

  • The Butterfly

    I think it’s long past time we give up on Germany.

    • mobuyus

      I got out in 59. And gave up on it 78. Never going back.

  • Maggat

    Oh well, it’s not Jews this time,,, yet.

    • bargogx1

      They’re probably working their way up to that.

  • mobuyus

    Handy to have your muslim friends pointing out what constitutes hate speach.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Reopen Dachau

    • bargogx1

      Don’t give them any ideas.

  • roccolore

    As usual, no Muslims arrested.

  • bargogx1

    I cannot believe that little tinpot tyrant had the audacity to use the phrase “Our free society” in the same breath as bragging about his efforts to make it less free. What a putz.

  • Brett_McS

    Hateful Facebook postings are not one of those things that are part and parcel of living in a big city.

    • Justin St.Denis

      ROFLMAO

      Apparently not.

  • felis gracilis

    In my dream, Frau Merkel, Justin the boy-idiot, Emmanuel Maquereau, Tony Blair and all the other elite leftists are rightfully confined to the ninth circle of Dante’s inferno, which is reserved for the treacherous. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/99c921375ebab49ba7d2e62802b45728767d3f08307d95263bdd1727f76e8e9d.jpg

  • But they have no resources to stop bombs.

    Hhmmm …

  • Shebel

    Are they finally raiding the homes of Politicians and Imams?

  • Bla Bla

    Maybe people should learn how to use a TOR enabled browser before jumping into the net with comments that the rulers will not find palatable. That way you force them to work for their money to track you down.

    Oh, and use a completely different account, keep your history/cookies/whatever cleared and read up on it on the net for more details!