Germany’s Interior Minister Joins Calls For Anti-Semitism Czar In Germany’s Next Government


Minister joins calls for anti-Semitism czar in Germany’s next government:

Germany’s acting interior minister has lent his support to the creation of an anti-Semitism commissioner in the country’s next government.

Thomas de Maiziere nailed his colors to the mast in an interview with German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, following demonstrations in Berlin in which people protesting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel were reportedly seen burning the Israeli flag. The creation of the role was also recommended by Germany’s Central Council of Jews as well as an independent panel of experts.

“A single crime motivated by anti-Semitism is one too many and shameful for our country,” he told the paper. “Hatred towards Jews must never be allowed to take hold of Germany again.” De Maziere also said that Germany “cannot tolerate” the burning of another country’s flag as it constitutes “the symbolic annihilation of a country’s right to exist.”

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GERMANY: Furious backlash erupts over proposal to recognize Muslim holidays

GERMANY: Furious backlash erupts over proposal to recognize Muslim holidays:

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere prompted an angry backlash from his own party and political allies by suggesting that Germany introduce Muslim public holidays.

RT  His proposal, however, quickly provoked a wave of indignation within the ranks of his own party as well as among their Bavarian allies, the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU). “Our Christian legacy is non-negotiable,” Alexander Dobrindt, the head of the CSU faction in the German federal parliament, said, commenting on de Maiziere’s statement. “Introduction of Muslim public holidays in Germany is out of question,” he added.

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