Sunday, 16 December 2012
From the German edition of The Local
An umbrella organisation representing Muslims in Germany has called for a "denazification" of German state authorities, and demanded they refrain from using the terms "Islamism" and "Islamist" to describe radical Muslims. The German Muslim coordination council (KRM) presented a dossier on Wednesday on the botched investigation into the National Socialist Underground (NSU) terrorist cell.
The investigation into the murders (of nine immigrants and one police woman over a decade) was prejudiced, said the KRM, a result of a distorted view of Islam in Germany and a widespread stigmatization of Muslims.
Further demands laid out in the dossier included creating a special category for anti-Islamic attacks in crime statistics, and for officials to stop using the words "Islamist" and "Islamism" to refer to radical Islam. They should just call it plain Islam - speak the truth and shame the devil.
Meanwhile, Aiman Mazyek, Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims, said he supported a ban on the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD). Mayzek added that the council was concerned about growing racism in German society, and called for the state to co-operate with Muslim organisations in fighting the trend, wrote the paper.
Posted on 12/16/2012 3:20 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
16 Dec 2012
In no way whatsoever do I support fascist parties and groups, but I do wonder if they are not using them as a stalking-horse to attack freedom of speech and thought in Western society. The Muslims know that many people would find it hard morally and politically to defend the existence of such groups, and then once they have outlawed such groups, they will set to work expanding the definition of what is acceptable. All the while claiming they are defending democracy.