h/t Baron Bodissey
I wish I didn’t have to post this video. It’s necessary, but I know it will serve as chum in the water for the Jew-haters out there. And I know I’ll have to mercilessly squelch the Jew-fight that will inevitably try to germinate in the comments. Ah, well — so it must be.
The story concerns the reaction of representatives of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) in the Landtag (state legislature) of Bavaria, when they were yet again publicly identified as Nazis. The speaker who smeared them as such was the chairperson of the Council of Jews in Germany
This is annoying for a couple of reasons. First of all, it slanders the AfD — they are not at all anti-Semitic, and never have been. They are probably less anti-Semitic than the average German, and certainly far less anti-Semitic than the Greens and the Socialists, who manifest Jew-hatred frequently, especially in their alliance with Muslims.
The second reason is this woman’s obdurate refusal to consider the greatest danger to Jews in Germany, which is Islam. What does she think the situation will be like for German Jews twenty or thirty years from now, when Muslims rule the roost?
In this the Jews of Germany join the atheists, the feminists, and the gays in their insistence on keeping their heads in the sand about what Islam intends for them.
Here’s the accompanying article from Politically Incorrect, also translated by Nash:
Bavaria: AfD Representatives Walk Out after Hate Speech
A veritable scandal unfolded Wednesday in the Bavarian Landtag [state parliament]. There, a commemoration service for the victims of National Socialism took place, to which the current president of the Israelite religious community for Munich and Upper Bavaria and the current chairperson of the Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, was invited as a guest speaker. But Knobloch did not use her speech to address growing anti-Semitism in Germany by Muslim migrants; she used the opportunity to attack the AfD.
First Knobloch moved the AfD and its representatives close to right-wing extremism, then she accused them of belittling of National Socialism, and she also accused them of rejecting Democracy. Then she denied the AfD Constitutional conformity, when she said: “This so-called Alternative for Germany is building their foundation on hate and exclusion, which has — not just in my opinion — no standing on the base of a democratic constitution.”
Clumsy Holocaust Comparison
The president of the Israelite religious community carried it to an extreme when she indirectly considered the possibility of a new holocaust in connection with the AfD. She said: “It is the responsibility of all of us that the unimaginable can never be repeated.” That was the moment when the AfD representatives, including Katrin Ebner-Steiner, had enough, got up and left the room. Only when Knobloch’s speech came to an end did the representatives return. Naturally this incident is blamed on the AfD in the media. Regardless of Knobloch’s clumsy verbal attacks and belittlement at an official NS Commemoration ceremony.
Ebner-Steiner: Knobloch’s Speech Passage About the AfD Was Hostile
“We do not have to let ourselves be treated in such a disrespectful manner, void of all objectivity. We are sad to realize that Frau Knobloch has chosen to engage in this uncalled-for way of arguing.” But, she adds, they are also optimistic that the relationship could relax a little bit with the representative of the Jewish community in the long run, once she’s actually met the representatives of the AfD personally.
“The derogatory way in which the hostile speech was formulated by Knobloch about the AfD was absolutely uncalled-for during the commemoration ceremony, and we do not accept being called a party whose platform is based on hate and exclusion, and that it is anti-constitutional,” emphasizes Ebner-Steiner. It is, after all, especially the AfD that sees itself as a violence-free party of law and a defender of democracy. Opposing accusations were an expression of “party-political-motivated contempt for an uncomfortable political competitor.”
Bystron: Islam is the Real Threat for Jewish Lives in Germany
The Bavarian AfD Bundestag representative Petr Bystron accused Knobloch of warning the wrong people: “Frau Knobloch should better talk to those who are responsible for the rise in anti-Semitism in Germany. And that is with certainty not the AfD,” Bystron told JUNGE FREIHEIT. He adds that in the meantime it has been statistically proven that immigration from the Islamic culture poses a growing threat for Jewish lives in Germany: “And Frau Knobloch knows that. But she’d rather not touch that hot iron. Apparently it’s too hot for her.”
0:01 Several representatives of the AfD suddenly stood up 0:04 and walked out to protest in the Bavarian Landtag [state parliament]. 0:07 The reason: At a commemoration for the victims 0:10 of National Socialism, the president of the 0:13 Israelite Religious Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria, 0:16 Charlotte Knobloch, criticized the right-wing populist party sharply. 0:20 This so-called Alternative for Germany, 0:23 is building their foundation on hate and exclusion, 0:26 which has — not just in my opinion — no standing on the base 0:29 of a Democratic Constitution. 0:33 The parliamentary party leader Katrin Ebner Steiner was among 0:36 the AfD representatives who left the room. 0:40 The other parties gave Knobloch a standing ovation. 0:48 After about ten minutes the AfD representatives 0:51 came back in the room. 0:54 President of the Ministry Markus Söder (CSU) called their behavior 0:57 disrespectful, he said that real democrats would never act like this.