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Reason instead of "Pro Koeln"

Reader comment on item: Swiss Minarets and European Islam
in response to reader comment: anti-islamic election poster by german svp "maria instead of sharia"

Submitted by Rotwang (Germany), Jan 4, 2010 at 16:07

"Pro Koeln" is a local German far right group, the Swiss People's Party (SVP) was one of the drivers of the Swiss referendum. To quote from the 2008 Report on the Protection of the [German] Constitution: "The Bürgerbewegung pro Köln e.V. (pro Köln, Popular movement for Cologne, reg'd society), which is being monitored by the authorities for the protection of the Constitution due to concrete indications of right-wing extremist activity and in view of its international "anti-Islamification" campaign, then applied for a permit to hold the event, scheduled for 19 – 21 September 2008, and announced various activities to accompany the conference as well as a central demonstration in the centre of Cologne[...] After the police had denied permission for a right-wing extremist "sightseeing tour" of neighbourhoods with a largely immigrant population...

" http://www.verfassungsschutz.de/download/en/en_publications/annual_reports/vsbericht2008_engl/vsbericht_2008_engl.pdf

Would anyone compos mentis choose them as bedfellows? Irrespective of the "Pro Koeln" nut cases, it is almost impossible to find a matter-of-factly led discussion on Islam in German media, it's our variety of Political Correctness, partly rooted in - rightfully - atoning for the atrocities of the Third Reich, partly perhaps rooted in related self-hatred, partly rooted in, whatever, I don't know. But it looks like that media and public are more and more drifting away. Let's wait and see.

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