Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Germany outraged at Turkish paper's Nazi portrayal

Given the antisemitism in the Turkish media, and the fact that "Mein Kampf" is a bestseller in Turkey, the Turks should be a little careful with Nazi accusations against others:

Germany outraged at Turkish paper's Nazi portrayal

German political leaders called on Turkish authorities on Wednesday to take action against an Islamist newspaper which portrayed Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder as a Nazi. The Anadoluda Vakit newspaper illustrated an article about Schroeder on May 5 with swastikas, according to a reproduction of the page in Germany's Die Welt newspaper on Wednesday. Around 10,000 copies of Anadoluda Vakit are sold in Germany, which is home to around 2.5 million Turks. Dieter Wiefelspuetz, a leading member of Schroeder's Social Democratic Party (SPD), said: "This is unacceptable. I call on the Turkish authorities not to turn a blind eye if this happens again in the future." Kristina Koehler, of the opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU), said the article was "unacceptable and shaming for Turkey". The newspaper in question is currently being investigated by prosecutors in the German cty of Darmstadt for inciting racial hatred by claiming that the Holocaust was a fabrication.


At May 11, 2005 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Turkey wants to be a member of the EU...

At May 11, 2005 8:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the Turks admire the Nazis, maybe it is meant as a compliment?

At May 11, 2005 10:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the "outraged" Germany that condemned Denmark for tightening up on it's immigration policies toward middle eastern/north african emigres?

At May 11, 2005 10:26 PM, Blogger Don Miguel said...

Is this the "outraged" Germany that considers anti-Americanism in election campaigns as a rite of passage?

At May 11, 2005 11:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good that Turkey is showing its true islamic colours, despite making efforts to hide it. I hope it gives Germans some pause in allowing in so many muslim Turks (the future Nazis of Europe) and backing Turkey's entry to the EU.

I note also that Pope Benedict is not quite so sanguine about Turkey's entry to the EU.

Slowly but surely the worm is turning.


At May 11, 2005 11:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And BTW, is this not the same Turkey that has yet to acknowledge the genocide that it committed against the Armenians and its gory past in the Balkans?


At May 11, 2005 11:18 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

"Slowly but surely the worm is turning."

Yes, it is. The Muslims could in theory win this, you know. They won't, precisely because they show their true colors too soon.

But they can make a lot of damage before the final chapter is written. Will Europe still be intact as a democratic continent with an advanced economy? I don't know.

At May 12, 2005 12:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish we were dealing with morons, but Muslims are not that. They are clever and not to be trusted. While "joining" western democracy, they are actively working to defeat it. Demanding equality, they at the same time enforce a lack of it within their own hierarchy. Professing the ideal of freedom of thought and speech, they murder people for expressing a view different from their own. Folks, it is only going to get worse.


At May 12, 2005 1:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maintain the faith, and keep a stiff upper lip.

As they see themselves closer to achieving their goal, they will betray their genuine nature.

Bank on it.

But you guys need to be prepared to go public, with books and especially blogs.

Euro bloggers are going to have to shoulder the load. You guys are going to have to prove yourself like "The Few," from the RAF in the desperate summer of 1940.

I must confess to being surprised that Schroeder was compared to a NAZI, being an American, I'm more inclined to see him in the mold of Neville Chamberlain.

At May 12, 2005 8:05 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Dan: We're entering the most difficult and painful period soon, yes. I'm perfectly aware of that.

But I still think we'll win.


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