May 12, 2010

We need more people like this man here

The regional Internet news service provider mittelhessen.de reports that a member of the parliament of the state of Hesse, Hans-Jürgen Irmer, is being investigated by the public prosecutor's office.

Irmer, who is a member of the Christian Democrats, sharply criticised the appointment of Aygül Özkan as Minister for Social Affairs in the state of Lower Saxony. The incriminated statements are in particular "Islam is hell-bent of conquering the world" and "We don't need more Muslims, but less".

Exactly what offence applies here is not clear yet, according to the public prosecutor's office. mittelhessen.de say they have information that the sedition- (comparable to hate speech) law may apply.

We can safely assume that the people who reported Irmer to the public prosecutor are precisely the same who will adamantly state that it's not allowed in Germany to tell the truth about Jews/Israel anymore.