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Apology demanded from German newspaper for criticizing Islam
Jihad Watch ^ | 7/28/2014 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 07/28/2014 6:37:41 PM PDT by markomalley

Does Islam in fact have a “murderous contempt for women and homosexuals? Certainly there are many Muslim clerics and rank-and-file believers who believe that it does, approving of death sentences for gays, the honor killing of women, and the like. But for non-Muslims to point out that such views have a basis within Islamic texts and teachings is “Islamophobic.” Apologies must be issued.

“Politicians demand apology from Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper for editorial comment piece criticising Islam and accusing it of ‘murderous contempt for women and homosexuals,’” Daily Mail, July 28, 2014 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):

Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper has faced calls to apologise for an editorial comment piece criticising Islam which has sparked debate and controversy in the country.

Nicolaus Fest, the vice editor in chief of the newspaper Bild am Sonntag, was criticised after accusing Islam of a ‘murderous contempt for women and homosexuals’ in a comment piece yesterday.

Fest described the religion as ‘a barrier to integration’ saying: ‘I don’t believe in God, but at the same time Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism don’t bother me. Only Islam bothers me more and more.’

The newspaper has now responded to criticism after politicians described the piece as ‘racist’, The Local has reported.

What race is Sharia oppression of women and gays again? I keep forgetting.

According to the website, the comment piece had been shared more than 9,700 times on social media by this morning, with critics including Volker Beck, a member of the Green political party, calling for the paper to apologise.

Last night, Bild’s editor-in-chief Kai Diekmann wrote an editorial, which was posted online, saying there was an ‘unshakeable dividing line between Islam as a world religion and the degrading ideology of Islamism’.

He wrote: ‘That’s why in Bild and Axel Springer [publications] there is no room for generalized, depreciating comments against Islam and the people who believe in Allah.’

The comment piece was published in the wake of Germany’s condemnation of anti-Semitic chants and threats heard at some of the protests against Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza….



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Germany
KEYWORDS: rop

1 posted on 07/28/2014 6:37:41 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Yes, it does. Next question ?


2 posted on 07/28/2014 6:38:35 PM PDT by Salgak (Peace through Superior Firepower. . . .)
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To: markomalley

How did Europe ever allow that disease (islam) to enter their nations? They are toast.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 6:39:37 PM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott

Fallout from WW2. They went so far insane against Jews and others that they now have to morally equalize everything.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 6:40:57 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: markomalley

The question is are the Germans as cowed by Muslims as US newspapers?


5 posted on 07/28/2014 6:41:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: markomalley
I criticize Islam all the time. How come I'm ignored????

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6 posted on 07/28/2014 6:41:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: markomalley

Pi$$ on Islam!


7 posted on 07/28/2014 6:43:24 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: boycott

I predict the first sustained violence against the non-Muslim will begin in Spain. It has only been just over 600 years that the Moors were kicked out. I am sure they
believe it is time to retake that country.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 6:43:50 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: markomalley

This would be my apology: “Hey, you goat-f***ing Muzzie @$$holes, eat sh*t!”

Is that diplomatic enough? Don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 6:45:02 PM PDT by twister881
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4 Weeks
29%

Support It Or Lose It

10 posted on 07/28/2014 6:45:54 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: markomalley

Your apology is over there, in the pig pen.


11 posted on 07/28/2014 6:46:46 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: boycott

WWII so decimated the populations of Europe that they were desperate for cheap labor to rebuild so they allowed virtually unrestrained immigration from Africa and the Mid East. The problem is that the Muslims never integrated into the European culture. They remained African and Mid East Muslims even to the 2nd and 3rd generations.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 6:47:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: boycott

Except we’re doing it too.

I agree that it’s suicidal.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 6:50:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: markomalley
There are some races who's toes you have to keep stepping on until THEY apologize. Robert Heinlein, Star Beast.
14 posted on 07/28/2014 6:50:35 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: exit82

Be specific. They have feed bins and water too.

;^)


15 posted on 07/28/2014 6:51:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: markomalley

The muzzies have the honkies on the run all over the world. You women better start picking out some nice burkas.


16 posted on 07/28/2014 6:51:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: cloudmountain

You words of wisdom are needed here.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 6:53:25 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Monty22002

They went against Jews and got something 10,000x worse. I would have no problems living among Jews. I couldn’t live among muzzies .... they would kill me.


18 posted on 07/28/2014 6:53:52 PM PDT by boycott
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To: DoughtyOne

Well,you see, it’s where it’s already a little dirty, if you know what I mean.

;)


19 posted on 07/28/2014 6:55:21 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: markomalley
But for non-Muslims to point out that such views have a basis within Islamic texts and teachings is “Islamophobic.”

What utter rubbish. Thirteen years since 9-11-01, and I am still waiting to learn something -- ANYTHING -- about Islam that is not completely disgusting.

20 posted on 07/28/2014 7:10:25 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: markomalley
Does it really matter who they kill...?

They kill kids, women, men, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, heterosexuals, homosexuals, reporters, health workers, lovers, haters, or anything with a heart beat.

21 posted on 07/28/2014 7:13:48 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: markomalley

Ahh. the race card. I didn’t know Islam was a race.

Islam has brought nothing but mayhem murder and misery everywhere it has spread.


22 posted on 07/28/2014 7:13:58 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: boycott

It all started in the late 1950’s when the Wirtschaftwunder (the magic of the European industrial expansion) took place and the white Euros invited Muslims to do the work so that they themselves could enjoy their long vacations and live high on the hog.

France invited the Algerians, Germany the Turks and Netherlands the Moroccans, etc.

Play with muzzie fire and expect to get burned.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 7:19:35 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No burkas please.

They’re just places to hide suicide vests.


24 posted on 07/28/2014 7:21:40 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Maceman
"Thirteen years since 9-11-01, and I am still waiting to learn something -- ANYTHING -- about Islam that is not completely disgusting."

OK, this should prove Islam is just like ObaMao's Christianity:

The Dancing Boys Of Afghanistan | FRONTLINE | PBS

It’s an ancient practice, secretly revived--young boys sold by families to ‘entertain’ wealthy merchants and warlords. An undercover investigation into this illicit sex trade...

Bacha bazi

Bacheh-baazi (from Persian بچه‌بازی, meaning "pedophilia, pederasty"), also known as bacchá (from the Persian بچه, "child, kid") or bacha bi-reesh (بچه بی‌ریش, "beardless boy"), is a slang term that is commonly used for sexual slavery and child prostitution[1] in which prepubescent and adolescent boys are sold to wealthy or powerful men for entertainment and sexual activities. This business thrives in Afghanistan, where men keep them as status symbols.[2][3] Some of the individuals involved report being forced into sex. The authorities are barely attempting to crack down on the practice but many doubt it would be effective since many of the men are powerful and well-armed former commanders.[4]

25 posted on 07/28/2014 7:22:44 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: 353FMG

Multiculturalism doesn’t work when you’re dealing with a bizarre and extremist religion like islam.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 7:24:09 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Balding_Eagle
That kind of blazing anger, rage, animosity, resentment, antagonism, enmity, hatred, choler and fury that people feel about ANYTHING eats away and tears at the very core of a person's mind, body and soul.

USUALLY one can reason it out and try to cool down by realizing the futility of rage at something that's been going on for a millenia, isn't going to be stopped today by anyone or anything and will continue until the end of time when GOD finally finishes ALL anger.

Unfortunately, for some people their very identity is wrapped up in something other that their family, friends, home and job.

To be so enthralled and riveted on events over which they have absolutely NO CONTROL must therefore leave people so terribly frustrated, irate, helpless, embittered and completely stonewalled that their ONLY recourse is to lash out as viciously as they can against those who don't share their views and who don't agree with as much ferocity as they have.

It's a real soul destroyer. My visits to Israel left me surprised because the Jews, Muslims and Christians over there HAVE to get along. They depend on each other for so much as there is not enough man power for the Israelis to do everything.
Also, the Jews, Muslims and Christians HAVE been dealing with each other for a long, long time, PREDATING Europe and America. For those here who detest the Palestinian Muslims, it has to be difficult because MOST people here haven't a clue what it's like over there. It would be a good thing for Americans to VISIT Israel and see for themselves what it's like. It's not difficult and it's not dangerous for Americans.

The Israeli army has things WELL IN HAND. They protect all Israelis, Christians and Muslims alike, from harm. I've never seen so many Uzis, rockets, tanks and soldiers in my life...not even in the five years I lived in Saudi Arabia.

It's a good thing for Christians to visit the Holy Land, travel in the "footsteps" of Jesus, see Jerusalem, Calvary, the Holy Sepulcher and all the famous historic site of the Bible. Tourists are as safe as they are in New York City. [Is that a bad example?]

27 posted on 07/28/2014 7:26:19 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: FlingWingFlyer

That is for the liberal women. Conservative women and men will shoot them first.


28 posted on 07/28/2014 7:26:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: markomalley

Okay, Muslims: I am sorry you have a murderous contempt for women and homosexuals. I am also sorry that you have a murderous contempt for Jews, Christians, Hindus, and even some members of your own faith. I am sorry that the devil has such a hold on you that you convince young zealots —even children — that their blowing up themselves and a lot of innocent people is their ticket to heaven. And I am sorry that a lot of my fellow non-Muslims encourage your murderous contempt by not standing up and fighting you. Is that enough or an apology?


29 posted on 07/28/2014 7:28:18 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: uncommonsense

Hell, they even kill other Muslims. Hate is part of their religion.


30 posted on 07/28/2014 7:29:39 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: markomalley

“Last night, Bild’s editor-in-chief Kai Diekmann wrote an editorial, which was posted online, saying there was an ‘unshakeable dividing line between Islam as a world religion and the degrading ideology of Islamism’.”

This begs the question: are those on one side of the dividing like “good Muslims”, and those on the other side “bad Muslims”? And if so, will the “good Muslims” specifically condemn the “bad Muslims” for being “bad Muslims”?

For until “good Muslims” call “bad Muslims” what they are, that is, “bad Muslims”, then the “good Muslims” suffer guilt by association.

When will the “good Muslims” condemn the ‘degrading ideology of Islamism’?


31 posted on 07/28/2014 7:34:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: markomalley

Islam isn’t a race. Honestly how stupid some people are.


32 posted on 07/28/2014 7:48:10 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Who’s on first?


33 posted on 07/28/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

NO and HECK NO!

In truth, the Muslims are LOSING this one and I speak with CONFIDENCE!


34 posted on 07/28/2014 8:02:39 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: cloudmountain

Please try to understand that people have had enough and backlash has started.


35 posted on 07/28/2014 8:08:34 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: uncommonsense
Isn't that what Mary Renault's The Persian Boy is all about? They castrated beautiful young boys to preserve their voices and beardless looks, trained them to please their masters in the bedchamber, etc.
36 posted on 07/28/2014 8:19:04 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: cloudmountain

God Bless Israel!


37 posted on 07/28/2014 8:21:41 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Amen!


38 posted on 07/28/2014 8:23:05 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: boycott

The world is toast. The only thing that will prevent it from becoming “toast” is a nuclear holocaust that will turn it into REAL toast.


39 posted on 07/28/2014 9:13:15 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: boycott

Islam is a “religion of Peace”? Why do we let them in our country during open war? Are we crazy? Our children are going to die and the blood is on our hands. Praise Jesus the Lord.


40 posted on 07/29/2014 3:56:15 AM PDT by rlapuma
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To: rlapuma

Islam is a “religion of Peace”? Why do we let them in our country during open war? Are we crazy? Our children are going to die and the blood is on our hands. Praise Jesus the Lord.


We do because we have our own share of ignorant and evil people.


41 posted on 07/29/2014 4:22:15 AM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott

The same question applies here, with the same probable outcome.


42 posted on 07/29/2014 7:14:44 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: markomalley

43 posted on 07/29/2014 2:57:09 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: markomalley

There is no place in the future for those who would
slander BACON!


44 posted on 07/29/2014 3:01:50 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: boycott

The blood is on the hands of liberal statists who
allow it in order to further their political ends.


45 posted on 07/29/2014 3:03:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: markomalley
No apologies here!

(use pause to read subtitles and gauge reactions)

46 posted on 07/29/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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