DAILYKENN.com -- While German authorities allow Islam to proliferate across its nation, it has cracked down on an alleged 'far-right' website.
Altermedia Deutschland was banned for spreading 'racist, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic content'.
The move comes as Germany's government is grappling to contain the growing discontent with violent Muslim "refugees."
To their advantage, Germans have a long history of innovaton allowing them to gain access to accurate information. They've also developed a keen distaste for government goons, censorship, and book burning.
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The Western world faces an epidemic of governments using alleged hate speech as an excuse to stifle free speech.
Lost on authorities in Germany is the mantra usually attributed to Voltaire: “I wholly disapprove of what you say—and will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Also lost on authorities in Germany are the countless lives snuffed out while defending free speech, the most notorious in recent times were those killed when intolerant Islamist insurgents slaughtered workers at the Charlie Hebdo publication in France.
The Islamists were successful in silencing those they killed. German authorities, behaving like Islamic terrorists, are silencing those they ban.
The far left has become more savvy in using alleged hate speech as a pretext for stifling free speech.
Germany has banned a far-right website for spreading 'racist, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic content' and arrested two people in a clampdown on hate crime.
The ban on the Altermedia Deutschland platform came as raids were carried out in homes in four German states as well as in the northeastern Spanish town of Lloret de Mar.
Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the clampdown was 'a clear sign that the rule of law doesn't allow hate crime'. The prosecutors' office said that two Germans, identified only as Jutta V. and Ralph Thomas K. in line with German privacy rules, were arrested on suspicion of founding a criminal organisation and incitement. Three other suspects weren't arrested.
The two arrested people were the administrators of the Altermedia website and therefore responsible for its content. Material included banned Nazi slogans and the denial of the Holocaust as well as incitement of violence against foreigners, the prosecutors' office said.
The server was located in Russia to prevent German authorities gaining access, it added. German officials asked Russia to switch it off in the coming days. German security officials say that the far right has become much more savvy in using of the Internet and social media to push its message to a broader audience.
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence, Hans-Georg Maassen, told reporters on Tuesday that 'there is the danger of a gray zone developing between far-right extremists, right-wing conservatives and citizen protesters with significant potential for violence.' — dailymail.co.uk
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