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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Achtung! Feind hört mit!

 

Forget about Germany having legalised gay marriage. At least now a German army will never mince its way into Russia again. The real bombshell this week was when lawmakers passed a bill that cracks down on hate speech, which critics say will have drastic consequences for free speech.

Of course, the law is squarely aimed at the angry debates about the recent influx of more than a million Middle Eastern socalled "refugees", and the ongoing 'Islamisation' of German society.

Why is it that we can critise the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition and have the Bible rigorously picked apart by scholars of every kind, but we cannot do the same with the Koran without committing career suicide, or indeed becoming the target of a suicide bomber?

It's an absurd situation we're in when nothing that anyone does while being a Muslim is any responsibility of Islam, yet anything anyone does while being a Christian or a Jew is the responsibility of all Christians and all Jews.

"Redeverbot" - the ban on speaking out - is nothing new in Germany. It merely took them 72 years to reinstate it. "Achtung! Feind hört mit!"


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P.S. There is, of course, a way around this "Redeverbot": to throw the Thought Police off their scent, let's talk about 'radical moose lambs'. You couldn't possibly hate them, could you?