René Stadtkewitz, the Berlin lawmaker who invited Geert Wilders to a political event in Berlin on October 2, is facing expulsion from his parliamentary group, the CDU.
SPON is the online version of the
leftist battle rag mother of all political magazines in Germany, where the party of the hardcore-GDR-educated leftist Angela Merkel is doggedly called "conservative" and Geert Wilders with boring predictability as "right-wing populist". SPON informed us about the Stadtkewitz affair and even spared no efforts to find a pickie on which Stadtkewitz looks as ugly and cadaverous as humanly possible.
Frank Henkel, the CDU's regional parliamentary group leader, gave Stadtkewitz an ultimatum: Withdraw the invitation by July 26 or face the consequences.From which the conclusion can be safely drawn that the defense of freedom and of Christian values, including concerns about young women, who are forced into arranged marriages, enslaved and who become victims of so-called honour killings are not the goals of those "conservatives". I repeat: He gives a damn for the frightening number of honour killings of girls and women in his city and elsewhere, he couldn't care less for enslaved and forcibly married women, he flips the bird to the Christian faith, which is still, albeit yet and just, part of the name of his own party, in brief, he refuses to serve and protect the people he has sworn to serve and protect.
Stadtkewitz refused in an open letter in which he also suggested that the CDU should be doing more to combat Islam politically. Up until now, public debate about the Islamic faith had been "too timid" in Germany, Stadtkewitz wrote. He added that the debate should focus on the defense of freedom and of Christian values, including concerns about "countless young women, who are forced into arranged marriages, enslaved and who sometimes become victims of so-called honor killings."
'No Place in Our Party'
Henkel responded Monday by saying that he would propose a motion to exclude Stadtkewitz from the parliamentary group because he had distanced himself from "the goals of the conservatives."
It gets worse:
Henkel said Berlin set a positive example of integration and immigration for the whole of Germany. "There is no place in our party for people who demonize Islam and pass judgment on believers in other religions," Henkel explained.He is lying through his teeth and he knows quite well that this is not about "believers in other religions". Neither Russian Orthodox Christians nor Vietnamese Buddhists, Confucianists, or Taoists are a problem, and neither are Jews. This is about Islam and Islam only, and nobody needs to "pass judgment" or "demonize" Islam, because what Islam and those who believe in it do in its name is for everybody to see.
He knows, too, that Berlin is one of those cities where in "migrant quarters", which make up for a considerable part of the city, the rule of law doesn't apply anymore because the monopoly on the use of physical force has become void. For "migrants" take "Muslims".
More positive examples of integration and immigration in Berlin, anybody?
In Berlin, during the last two Football World Cups, policemen were banned from sporting German flags at their cars because it "might be provocative to supporters of other teams". Of course, this was meant to appeal to people like Poles, Italians and Dutch who are known for their violence and rioting. Not.
At an exhibition "The Third World during the Second World War" in Berlin 2009, the "Grand Mufti of Jerusalem"'s collaboration with the Nazis, which had a decisive influence on the Holocaust (we reported many times already) wasn't exhibited at all "out of respect for joint Arab organisations". The decision was supported by the migration commissioner of the Berlin Senate, Günter Piening because in a neighbourhood (heavily dominated by Muslims) like Neukölln a "differentiated presentation" was paramount. Doubtlessly an excellent example for how "positive examples of integration and immigration" are understood in Berlin.
In 2008, a Berlin senior prosecuting attorney made two mistakes. He took a hard line bringing young criminals to justice and declared publicly that ca. eighty percent of those are not ethnic Germans, which was against the policy of only recognizing "positive examples of integration and immigration". The result? The Berlin government muzzled and then transfered him to a position where he surely couldn't do any more harm to "positive examples of integration and immigration". Hint: Ethnic Russians, Poles or Italians were rather underrepresented among those "non-ethnic Germans".
Surely Henkel doesn't know either the Rütli Schule, where after DECADES of
Now what makes a man like Henkel tick? Why is he so blatantly, openly and shamelessly lying? Because this goes far beyond denial or ignorance. Is he paid by some oil-rich sheik, the age-old argument to explain dhimmitude? I don't think so. Frankly, other than that limp "I don't think so", I don't have a ready answer either. As it is, it just seems that a mixture of belief in multiculturalism, Gutmenschentum and general spinelessness, coupled with the old German yearning to be dominated by a totalitarian cult, is answerable for that.