Merkel made the decision to take in several thousand refugees who were stranded in Hungary on September 4th 2015 after conversations with only the most senior members of her cabinet.
To this day, the government has not explained the legal grounds upon which it took the decision.
Horse, barn door.
On 18 September, German Public Broadcaster ZDF showed an interview by Peter Hahne. It posited the idea that Germany has been living in fear for quite some time and asks the questions:
“Is that right? Are we Germans fearful in our own country for violence, terrorism and war? Or is this mood promoted, exaggerated by the media? What is the truth about ‘German angst’?“
Officials with AfD have complained that Google is blocking large parts of its advertising campaign. “We aren’t having difficulties with any other platform,” said campaign manager Kunkel. He said that Facebook and Twitter are treating AfD like a normal customer. “But Google is sabotaging us, creating a disadvantage for us relative to our political competition.”
Seems like old times….
The trial of an alleged neo-Nazi turned so-called “Islamic State” (IS) supporter begins on Wednesday in the German state of Lower Saxony.
Prosecutors accuse Sasha L. of planning to bomb police and soldiers by luring them into a trap. Three other defendants – Afghan, Turkish and German nationals – also stand accused of aiding and abetting the 26-year-old German.
Sasha L. was arrested in February after police raided his apartment in Northeim, Lower Saxony, where they found materials for a self-made explosive device. Some of the materials to be used in the bomb were bought over the internet and intercepted by police.
A court in the southern German city of Stuttgart sentenced a Syrian asylum-seeker to three and a half years in prison for his participation in the 2013 kidnapping of a UN observer in Syria.
The court found the defendant, identified as Suliman Al-S., supported the kidnapping and offered to serve as a guard.
The judges did not agree with public prosecutors, however, that the 26-year-old belonged to the terrorist group, Al-Nusra Front, al Qaida’s affiliate in Syria, or that the Nusra Front was responsible for the kidnapping.
That is what Syrian ‘refugees’ told writer Burak Bekdil on an island in Greece. Asked why Greece wasn’t sufficient for the purpose, he was told that the Greeks don’t pay refugees as well as the Germans do…
“They [‘infidels’] are too easy to fool.”
A Munich court on Tuesday convicted two former Syrian rebel fighters who came to Germany as refugees.
Kamel T., 25, was sentenced to four years in prison, while his friend Azad R., 23, was given two years’ parole due to his age at the time of the crime.
The two were accused of being members of a foreign terrorist organization in Syria, where they fought alongside the Salafist Ahrar al-Sham militant group. They also violated the German laws on the use of weapon in foreign war zones.
Islam is not only a religion, but also a “political doctrine” seeking to penetrate all areas of society, said Alexander Gauland, the co-chair of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, adding that it is “incompatible” with democracy.
“The growing Islamization of Germany poses an urgent challenge for its public and state order; cultural identity and internal peace,” Gauland said during the press conference held less than a week before the German parliamentary elections scheduled for September 24.
A Dusseldorf court sentenced a former employee of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, BfV, to one year of probation on Tuesday for attempting to share secret information with Salafists.
The court said the defendant, Roque M., had expressed at different times militaristic, extreme-right and Salafist remarks over social media out of boredom and had welcomed the terrorist attacks carried out by the “Islamic State” (IS) in Paris in November 2016.
“There is no one who regrets all of this more than me,” the man said.
One year probation? I bet he sues and gets his job back.
DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) – In the shadows of a Dresden church, hundreds of Alternative for Germany party members rallied with anti-Islam activists, counting down the days to a vote set to make the AfD the first far-right group in parliament in more than half a century.
Supporters of both movements stood side by side waving Germany’s black, red and gold flag – a public demonstration of the fellow feeling between AfD and hardline PEGIDA, though they are officially separate groups.
Outside the city’s towering Frauenkirche – destroyed by Allied bombing in World War Two, then rebuilt after reunification – supporters stood by a huge blue banner that urged people to vote for the AfD on Sept. 24.
One supporter held an AfD poster bearing the slogan: “Get your country back”.
The Police in the German city of Munich reports that on Friday, 15 September around 20:19, several reports came in about a rape in progress in Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, a municipality to the South of Munich.
A 16-year-old, German-Italian girl, residing in Munich, had joined a large group of people from a refugee shelter in Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn. After a while, she went to a tram-station nearby, accompanied by three male members of the group. During her trip to the station, in the Haringstraße, she was assaulted. According to the investigation so far, two of the three men forced the minor into sexual intercourse. One of those men is a 27-year-old Afghan, the other is a 17-year-old from the same country.
A German teenager who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty, Iraq’s Prime Minister has warned.
Linda Wenzel was dragged from the rubble in Mosul as Iraqi forces liberated the city in July and is now being held in Baghdad where her fate rests in the hands of the country’s court system.
The 16-year-old, who left her home in Pulsnitz, eastern Germany, last year to join the terror group, is desperate to return to Europe amid fears she could spend years in jail.
Frankfurt has become the first German city where Germans are a minority. 51.2% of the city’s inhabitants now have immigrant backgrounds. There are big differences between Germans and immigrants in family structures, where Germans have far fewer children and far more single households for economics and employment.
Chancellor Angela Merkel may appear to be cruising to a victory in next week’s elections, but her campaign rallies across Germany have been plagued by rowdy protesters who have been jeering, booing and even flinging tomatoes at her.