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Germany's Biggest Tabloid Attacks Islam
The Local ^ | 28 Jul 2014

Posted on 07/28/2014 7:29:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Germany's biggest newspaper, Bild, was forced to climb down over the weekend after a highly critical and controversial comment piece which attacked Islam as a barrier to integration appeared in its Sunday sister paper.

"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," wrote Nicolaus Fest, vice editor-in-chief of the Bild am Sonntag newspaper in the editorial published on Sunday.

Fest then laid out why Islam's "criminality," "murderous contempt" and "honour killings" did not belong in Germany, in comments which prompted a raft of hostility online against the Axel Springer-owned tabloid.

"I'm bothered by the considerably disproportionate criminality of youths from Muslim backgrounds," wrote Fest. "I'm bothered by Islam's murderous contempt for women and homosexuals. I'm bothered by forced marriages, 'justices of the peace,' 'honour killings.'"

All this, wrote Fest, was making Islam "a barrier to integration" - something which should be weighed up when assessing claims for asylum and visa applications to Germany.

"I don't need any imported racism and I don't need anything else Islam stands for," he concluded.

The short piece, which by Monday morning had been shared over 9,700 times on social media, quickly drew harsh criticism of the paper by politicians calling it racist and calling for the paper to apologize to the estimated 4.3 million Muslims in Germany.

"I'm an engineer and a Muslim and I was born in this country this debate is very offensive," wrote Twitter user Lahieb. Meanwhile, others such as Green party politician Volker Beck took to Twitter to demand an apology from Germany's best-selling paper.

On Sunday evening, Bild's editor-in-chief Kai Diekmann attempted to calm the debate with an online editorial rejecting Fest's arguments for not drawing the line between Islam as a religion and the political beliefs of Islamism. "For Bild and Axel Springer there has been a clear, unshakeable dividing line between Islam as a world religion and the degrading ideology of Islamism," wrote Diekmann, Bild's editor-in-chief since 2001 and executive board member of the Turkish daily Hürriyet.

"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.

"We don't want such a debate along religious lines. We don't want to lead it, take it up or conjure it. For they always end in disaster - history has shown that to us often enough."

The debate comes in the wake of a number of anti-Semitic incidents by German Muslims during protests against Israel's Gaza operation over the past weeks.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Germany; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bild; criminality; g42; islam; rop

1 posted on 07/28/2014 7:29:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

And if that same magazine went on a tirade about Christians?


2 posted on 07/28/2014 7:33:17 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: nickcarraway

The truth hurts.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 7:35:53 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: nickcarraway
Video: Nazi Connection to Muslim Brotherhood

Canada Free Press - The Muslim Brotherhood, Nazis and Al-Qaeda by John Loftus, Jewish Community News Wednesday, October 11, 2006

4 posted on 07/28/2014 7:37:14 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: nickcarraway
Axel Springer

I love German names.

5 posted on 07/28/2014 7:37:18 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t criticize our violence or we will kill you...


6 posted on 07/28/2014 7:37:32 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah and the local mussies got their knickers in a twist over it.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 7:38:27 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: nickcarraway

8 posted on 07/28/2014 7:38:35 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2banana

Disregard that!


9 posted on 07/28/2014 7:39:39 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: nickcarraway

We are dealing with the “devil’s religion!”


10 posted on 07/28/2014 7:40:35 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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11 posted on 07/28/2014 7:40:39 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SkyDancer

You mean really?


12 posted on 07/28/2014 7:41:00 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: nickcarraway

All the truth that’s fit to print, and recant...


13 posted on 07/28/2014 7:42:03 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: nickcarraway; All

” - - - the estimated 4.3 million Muslims in Germany. - - - “

For the safety and well-being of Native Germans, it looks like there are 4.3 million Muslims to many in Germany - - - .


14 posted on 07/28/2014 7:44:47 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: nickcarraway

15 posted on 07/28/2014 7:45:17 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: nickcarraway
Islam is bloody garbage and anyone who pretends otherwise is just stupid.

Muslims love blood, death and grinding misery.

16 posted on 07/28/2014 7:46:40 PM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: Graewoulf

That’s how I see it. They don’t want to assimilate. Send them packing.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 7:47:25 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: Texas Eagle; All
thanks, for the ping/post/information...

18 posted on 07/28/2014 7:47:36 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: DJ MacWoW





19 posted on 07/28/2014 7:49:51 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Texas Eagle; All

One picture is worth 1,000 denials. Ronald Reagan

20 posted on 07/28/2014 7:50:54 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: nickcarraway

The lingering Nazi Germany anti-Semitism is evil and racism in its worse form. It is a growing cancer. When the Nazi regime collapsed, the Nazi anti-Semitism mentality never ended. It spread to all corners of the earth and embedded itself in the Islamic world where, through indoctrination of children, has grown into a tumor that kills innocent human beings.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 7:51:29 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: nickcarraway

Islam is not a violent religion. And if you say it is, I will saw... your... head off.


22 posted on 07/28/2014 7:58:22 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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23 posted on 07/28/2014 8:00:01 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Biggirl

Yeah, they’re demanding an apology.


24 posted on 07/28/2014 8:08:03 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: nickcarraway
On Sunday evening, Bild's editor-in-chief Kai Diekmann attempted to calm the debate with an online editorial rejecting Fest's arguments for not drawing the line between Islam as a religion and the political beliefs of Islamism.

There is no line between Islam and Islamism.

25 posted on 07/28/2014 8:22:32 PM PDT by Petrosius
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To: nickcarraway

Truth-telling will not be tolerated, rather it will be punished severely.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 8:41:29 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: nickcarraway
"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,"

Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism are valid religions. Islam is a heathen Moon-god cult.

27 posted on 07/28/2014 8:49:29 PM PDT by matthew fuller (https://www.facebook.com/BrianKolfage/posts/714871581908295)
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To: nickcarraway

Islam vs “Islamism”? What a total crock of stinking putrid pig sh*t. There is not a dime’s worth of difference between the two. ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION - ISLAM IS A TOTAL POLITICAL SYSTEM of cultural subversion, intimidation, domination, and submission. Its ultimate goal is a global caliphate - where all that is not Islam is made to submit or otherwise be killed. THAT IS ISLAM. If these brainless twits think they may split hairs about the truth of what this monster truly is, they will one day find their heads severed from their necks.

ISLAM is synonymous with evil. Period. It is satanic in origin, deceiving and genocidal in nature. It despises humanity in general - and women in particular. It promotes and propagates consanguinity (incest), female genital mutilation, anal sodomy, pedophilia, pederasty, and even bestiality. It is irreconcilable with true religion. It is based entirely on the ravings of a demented pedophile, a raving lunatic, who murdered, raped and robbed his way to power. Islam’s “god” is a blasphemous bastardization of Christian theology with pagan Bedouin myth - the moon cult deity that was called “allah” ... The Qum-ran and its counterparts are, in their entirety, the work of demented depraved minds, likely under demonic influence.

Nothing of Islamic teachings is salvageable. The whole is but a charade to cover with religious trappings that which desires to enslave or otherwise destroy all of humanity.

In short, Islam is infinitely more destructive to civilization, and more lethal to humanity than was Nazism or is Communism; and, therefore, it must be EXTERMINATED from the face of the Earth.


28 posted on 07/28/2014 10:25:03 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: WTFOVR
ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION - ISLAM IS A TOTAL POLITICAL SYSTEM of cultural subversion, intimidation, domination, and submission

They are going to quote your words, except about Christianity, when they ban or restrict Christianity. Hope you feel proud.

29 posted on 07/28/2014 10:47:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Yes, I do feel proud for telling it like it is - but not nearly as proud as I shall feel when I put a 308 bullet square through the forehead of the first fool that attempts to enter my home with the intent of banning my faith. I’ll send that SOB straight to hell on an express ticket - and be quite proud to do so.


30 posted on 07/28/2014 11:12:47 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: Texas Eagle
Amin el-Husseini was Yassar Arafat's mentor. Zer0 was influenced by Edward Said of Columbia Universisty. Said worked with Arafat at the Palistine National Council. Here is Zer0 with Said:

Here is Said throwing rocks with Palestinians into Israel:


31 posted on 07/28/2014 11:15:14 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: nickcarraway

The Koran says to kill Christians and Jews (9:29-30). End of discussion. They are the New Nazis (or the Nazis were the New Muslims).

Let me write the article with quotes from the Koran and Hadith often cited by “radicals” and even Muslims wouldn’t be able to argue with it.
(Because they would be repudiating the Koran and Muhammad by doing so.)


32 posted on 07/28/2014 11:20:36 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: nickcarraway
... 4.3 million Muslims in Germany.

I'm beginning to wonder if the secular Turks migrated to Germany upsetting the political balance there leading to the Muslims taking government away from the secularists. Then, as the Germans despised immigrant Turks, the secular immigrants got radicalized to Islam. Seems like a lose lose situation for the EU. and the old Turkey.

33 posted on 07/29/2014 12:02:06 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: jonrick46

Thanks for the assist.


34 posted on 07/29/2014 5:54:30 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: nickcarraway

Later


35 posted on 07/29/2014 8:44:56 AM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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