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Germany

2019

21

Jun

Germany: Death threats sent to pro-refugee politicians

Politicians across Germany expressed outrage on Thursday after it emerged that two mayors had been sent threatening emails, just weeks after regional politician Walter Lübcke was killed in what authorities are investigating as a “right-wing exttremist” attack. Police confirmed on Wednesday that Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker received a death threat that they believe was sent by someone active in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , DW

13

Jun

4 German police officers arrested for allegedly stealing ammunition

Three German police officers and a former police member have been arrested in the northern state of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania on suspicion of stealing ammunition, the public prosecutor’s office in Schwerin announced on Wednesday. Four men stand accused of illegally procuring ammunition from the stocks of the Mecklenburg Western Pomerania state criminal investigation office in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , Xinhuanet

11

Jun

Muslim Council demands apology for Cologne police ‘racial profiling’

Calls of “Allahu Akbar” [“God is great”] by young Muslims wearing long gowns and vests outside Cologne’s main rail station culminated on Wednesday in counter-accusations between city police and the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZMD). Police chief Uwe Jacob denied that his officers were motivated by racism in detaining 10 young Muslim men […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , DW

28

May

German official warns Jews against wearing skullcaps in public

A top official in Germany warned the country’s Jewish community on Saturday to avoid wearing the traditional skullcap in public places in certain areas amid a rise in hate crimes. Commissioner Felix Klein was speaking on the rise in anti-Semitic attacks across the country, and told the Funke media group that his opinion on wearing the skullcap […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Euro News , Fox News

22

May

German satire party under fire over Nazi-name candidates

Candidates called Goebbels, Hess and Eichmann are on the ballot for German voters in Sunday’s European elections — thanks to a left-wing satirical party. Die Partei— “the party” — has unveiled pamphlets listing candidates whose surnames match those of Hitler’s top henchmen and senior Nazis. The group is led by Martin Sonneborn, former editor of […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Euro News , Euro News

20

May

Germany: Muslim politician receives death threats

A leading German-Turkish politician said on Sunday he has received numerous Islamophobic letters and death threats in recent weeks, ahead of European Parliament (EP) elections on May 26. Haluk Yildiz, the leader of the pro-immigration Alliance for Innovation and Justice (BIG), said the letters were sent by some unknown persons and included xeonophobic insults and […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , AA

13

May

Germany mulls ‘mosque tax’ to cut out foreign funding

The federal government sees it as “a possible path”, according to an answer to a parliamentary query, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported. Several of Germany’s 16 states had also signalled support in principle for the idea which would mirror Germany’s voluntary Christian “church tax”, the newspaper said. Concern has grown in Germany about the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Local

10

May

Germany criticised for mistreatment of Afghan asylum seeker

A European Council watchdog committee has accused German police of mistreating an Afghan man who was being expelled by choking him and squeezing his genitals. “To ill-treat a person by squeezing the genitals, a technique which is clearly aimed at inflicting severe pain to gain compliance, is both excessive and inappropriate,” the council’s Committee for […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Euro News , Aljazeera

24

Apr

Germany’s far-right resurfaces Orientalist tropes for election campaign

The Alternative for Germany is using centuries-old imagery of “Muslim men molesting European women” to get votes for the upcoming parliamentary election. Germany’s third-largest party, the far-right and anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD), is using an infamous orientalist painting to campaign in the upcoming European Parliament elections. On its Facebook page, the party which has […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT World

23

Apr

Germany’s AfD claims Notre-Dame fire linked to anti-Christian attacks

Germany’s far-right politicians shared xenophobic conspiracies and provocative messages on social media following the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday. In a tweet, Alice Weidel, the parliamentary group leader of the Alternative for Germany, the country’s largest opposition party, implied a connection between Monday’s blaze and previous anti-Christian “attacks” in France. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Hürriyet , Daily Sabah