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German AfD MPs under fire for anti-Muslim New Year's Eve messages

Beatrix von Storch Beatrix von Storch
Scott Davis | 03 January, 2018, 02:12

(Web Desk) - A police investigation is undergoing after a German politician tweeted inflammatory anti-Muslim comments on the eve of the New Year.

The Twitter account of Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of Germany's Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, was temporarily suspended for 12 hours on Monday.

Von Storch accused Cologne police for assuaging, "barbaric, gang-raping Muslim hordes of men" after the official twitter handle of Cologne police tweeted new year wishes in Arabic, reported the BBC.

A senior member of Germany's anti-immigrant party is being investigated for incitement to hatred after tweeting criticism of police for sending a "Happy New Year" message in Arabic. The Cologne police said on Monday that they had filed a criminal complaint against von Storch for hate speech. "Why does an official police site tweet in Arabic", tweeted von Storch.




Von Storch's boss, AfD leader Alice Weidel has been scathing about social media censorship, and backed Von Storch with a post of her own. "That is the end of the constitutional state", she said.

The lawmaker also refused to take back her statement.

Gauland, who is not active on social media, encouraged social media users to "keep publishing" the erased comments from von Storch. "The year begins with the censorship law and the submission of our authorities in front of the imported, marauding, groping, beating, knife stabbing migrant mobs, which we should get used", she posted on Facebook.

But they are not alone in criticizing a law that requires companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google to remove content that advocates violence or slander or face fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million). "If we suspect that it could be a criminal offense, we are legally obliged to do so", he said. The anti-immigration, anti-Muslim group is the first far-right party to enter the German parliament since 1961. After the French national soccer team defeated the German Mannschaft in the Euro 2016 semi-finals, the AfD lawmaker took to Twitter to express her disappointment and imply that Germany's loss might have had something to do with the migration background of its players.

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