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Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings Over Social Media
The New York Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2017 | David Shimer

Posted on 06/25/2017 9:09:43 AM PDT by Salman

BERLIN — In a coordinated campaign across 14 states, the German police on Tuesday raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media, including threats, coercion and incitement to racism.

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The raids come as Germans are debating the draft of a new social media law aimed at cracking down on hate speech, a measure that an array of experts said was unconstitutional at a parliamentary hearing on Monday.

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According to Mr. Mihr, Germany’s current instruments for persecuting hate speech, as demonstrated by Tuesday’s raids, are working. “The raid shows that we don’t need this law because we have already instruments for persecuting such crimes,” he said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Germany; Government
KEYWORDS: freedom; germany; germanyhatespeech; germanyjihad; hatespeech; islamicterrorism; moderngestapo; policestate; stasi; wrongtarget
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Coming to the USA no later than the next time Democrats are in charge.
1 posted on 06/25/2017 9:09:44 AM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

*** THE THOUGHT GESTAPO ***


2 posted on 06/25/2017 9:11:24 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

They raid the homes of German citizens because of words, yet they ignore Islamist’s homes with weapons....


3 posted on 06/25/2017 9:13:11 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Salman

Probably making mean comments about terrorists and rapists. That can’t be tolerated.


4 posted on 06/25/2017 9:14:47 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: Salman
We have an American FReeper living in Germany who has a blog on FB that he uses to talk about life and times in Germany and other places.

Since Germany enacted their 'hateful postings' law, he has decided to end his involvement in his blog because almost anything that offends someone there can be grounds for prosecution and heavy fines there.

5 posted on 06/25/2017 9:15:16 AM PDT by PROCON (The Paris Accord was an attempt to get America to sign onto the One World Religion.)
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To: pepsionice

Ping.


6 posted on 06/25/2017 9:16:08 AM PDT by PROCON (The Paris Accord was an attempt to get America to sign onto the One World Religion.)
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To: EagleUSA

I’d like to know what constituted Hate Speech for these raids. Judging from the reactions to Geert Wilder speaking the documented truth is hate speech to Big Brother.


7 posted on 06/25/2017 9:17:39 AM PDT by JayGalt
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To: Salman

Yet known islamics will be monitored until the mass carnage followed by warnings against “islamophobia”.


8 posted on 06/25/2017 9:19:04 AM PDT by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP)
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To: JayGalt

Oh, stuff like quoting the Koran or Hadiths, or from speeches by Imams.

Hate speech. Wilders was arrested for his movie Fitna and thus his huge trial, first one. Have you seen Fitna? Nothing but direct quotes from Koran and imams.


9 posted on 06/25/2017 9:19:24 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Half the truth is often a great lie. B. FraOh, stnklin)
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To: Salman

From a totalitarian perspective, it’s brilliant in its simplicity. Controlling social media content in this manner does 3 things. First, it prevents organization and actual collusion between those who oppose your narrative. Second, it further isolates those who may otherwise oppose your narrative. (Gee, nobody else is complaining so I guess I’m the only one.) Lastly, it gives you a mechanism by which you can identify and “legally” imprison those who dare break the “law.”

While it does nothing to dissuade the hard-core insurgents who will be relegated to meeting f-t-f, in much smaller groups, at shadowy locations; (You know, sort of how our rebellious founding fathers put their rebellion together, in a way) cracking down against social media is a no-brainer first step to tightening the reins of power given our present communication conduits.


10 posted on 06/25/2017 9:23:28 AM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: Salman

Hitler -—> loving it.


11 posted on 06/25/2017 9:23:30 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: All

Crystal Nacht


12 posted on 06/25/2017 9:24:19 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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Keep it up and sooner or later there will be a spark that ignites a supernova


13 posted on 06/25/2017 9:25:48 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Salman

Merkel is apparently very fond of Goebbels.


14 posted on 06/25/2017 9:28:24 AM PDT by LouAvul (The most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.)
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To: PROCON

That’s frightening.


15 posted on 06/25/2017 9:29:32 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Salman

Notice that they don’t raid jihadi homes and deport them. The end goal is to replace the Whites/Christians with m*slims.


16 posted on 06/25/2017 9:32:36 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Le Pen: "Islamism is a totalitarian ideology that has declared war on our nation, on civilization.")
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To: Sylvester McMonkey McBean

..and should have added a fourth...

You can also receive huge finalcial kickbacks from the social media providers to allowing them the “privilege” to offer your “citizens” content within your borders. (The cash stack must be this tall, to ride this ride.)


17 posted on 06/25/2017 9:34:01 AM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: JayGalt

“Hate speech” is whatever the guys with the guns SAY it is. That is really the great thing about hate speech.


18 posted on 06/25/2017 9:37:27 AM PDT by TalBlack
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To: Salman
the German police on Tuesday raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media, including threats, coercion and incitement to racism

Hey Krauts!

You were wrong about the Jews, and now you're wrong about the maniacal murdering rapists. The mozlums are modern day NAZIs. If you can't see that, you're dumber'n a bag of hammers.

Get em out and Germany will survive. Otherwise....auf widersehen bitches.

19 posted on 06/25/2017 9:38:15 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" month.)
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The raids come as Germans are debating the draft of a new social media law aimed at cracking down on hate speech

After about 75 years the "Socialists on a national scale" are back.

Apparently they could not even wait until they actually passed the law.

And so, here we go again...

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20 posted on 06/25/2017 9:38:34 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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