Saturday, January 14, 2017

Weird Concept of Free Speech

1/13/17 Jerusalem Post:
A German regional court in the city of Wuppertal affirmed a lower court decision last Friday stating that a violent attempt to burn the city's synagogue by three men in 2014 was a justified expression of criticism of Israel’s policies.
Johannes Pinnel, a spokesman for the regional court in Wuppertal, outlined the court’s decision in a statement.
Three German Palestinians sought to torch the Wuppertal synagogue with Molotov cocktails in July, 2014. The local Wuppertal court panel said in its 2015 decision that the three men wanted to draw “attention to the Gaza conflict” with Israel. The court deemed the attack not to be motivated by antisemitism.
You know things are weird when a Green MP is criticizing it:
After the local Wuppertal court decision in 2015, Volker Beck, a leading Green Party MP, said the “attack on the synagogue was motivated by antisemitism” and blasted the court for issuing a decision stating that the goal of the attack was to highlight the war in Gaza.

“This is a mistaken decision as far as the motives of the perpetrators are concerned,” he said, adding that the burning of a synagogue in Germany because of the Middle East conflict can be attributed only to antisemitism.


  1. If I were to burn down the court, or a mosque, for the purpose of having a hog roast, would that too be a political statement against Germany or the mussleman world or would it be arson?

  2. This is just NewSpeak in action.

    Attacks on synagogues: no, not antisemetic, of course not. Simply freedom of speech!
    Attacks on mosques: hateful Islamophobia, hate crimes caused by far-right Hitlers!
    (Pay no attention to any contradictions.)

    Remember: Don't practice your NewSpeak in front of your SmartTV, if you don't want a visit from the Deep State. CrimeThink is real!

    Gotta go now- it's getting time for the Two Minute Hate to begin! Yay!