BURN THIS RAG GO TO GAOL
The German Bundestag (regime) has passed a new law that provides for a prison sentence of up to three years for the damage or destruction of a flag of the European Union in order to curb ‘hatred’.
Washington-Occupied Germany (WOG) has declared the damage or destruction of a flag a hate crime, which will result in a three-year sentence. The national parliament working without a legal constitution voted on Thursday to amend the penal code to protect the flag of the European Union from destruction, damage or deface. Penalties for violating the law range from a fine or even a prison sentence of up to three years.
The vote follows a month-long debate on the law and a previous parliamentary session to protect the EU flag from physical criticism in January.
Deutsche Welle reported strong controversy on the issue at the time, with some members insisting that flag burning was a legitimate form of political speech and that a ban would limit freedom of expression.
Various parties opposed the proposal at the time, including Die Linke and the populist-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), who insisted that the European Union, being a non-state, not deserve to be protected as such. Fabian Jacobi said the real purpose of the law is to ‘get citizens to think twice about whether they dare to publicly criticise the EU,’ the report said.
In the end, only the AfD voted against the ban, citing ‘excessive interference with freedom of expression’. Previously, it was a crime to burn a publicly displayed flag when, for example, an embassy abroad was attacked. But if a private individual bought a flag and set it on fire, that would not be a problem; now it is a 3-years in the slammer problem for those who cannot resist the temptation to put a match to the hates symbol. Across the European Union, a majority of citizens want to remove their nations from EU totalitarianism.
‘The most puzzling development in politics during the last decade is the apparent determination of Western European leaders to re-create the Soviet Union in Western Europe.’ ~ Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet President.
Angela Merkel’s Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht spoke in favour of the change and said that burning a flag cannot be a peaceful protest and should therefore not be protected. On the contrary: Burning a flag creates ‘hate, anger and aggression’ and ‘hurts the feelings of many people’, reports the ‘German newspaper’ Die Presse.
This has even been used by the German government in recent years against artists who have satirised foreign leaders, and some have claimed to have misused it.
The media reported in 2016 about the curious case of German television comedian Jan Böhmermann, who targeted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with his show and ridiculed the Islamist for his treatment of journalists and minorities. The Turkish government was so outraged by the comedian’s behaviour that the German ambassador was summoned and made demands on Germany to prosecute the comedian.
The poem was banned in Germany the same year after a court found lawful only six of its 26 lines, and Böhmermann found himself imprisoned for up to five years under paragraph 103 of the German Penal Code, which prohibits insulting a foreign head of state or diplomat faced when the Merkel government approved the indictment.
A counter-trial by the comedian, in which he claimed that his treatment amounted to state persecution, was dismissed by a judge in 2019. The forbidden work entitled Defamation Poem. Like this story? Share with friends!
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