by Soeren Kern
October 3, 2011 at 5:00 am
The German government is debating whether to increase surveillance of German
citizens who are trying to prevent the spread of radical Islam in Germany.
The move comes in reaction to a three-week-long smear campaign by members of the
German mainstream media, who have been relentless in their efforts to discredit
the so-called counter-jihad movement in Germany.
Opinion polls show that growing numbers of Germans are worried about the
consequences of decades of multicultural policies that have encouraged mass
immigration from Muslim countries.
Germans are especially concerned about the refusal of millions of Muslim
immigrants to integrate into German society, and about the emergence of a
parallel legal system in Germany based on Islamic Sharia law.
In an effort to reverse this tide of public opinion, the guardians of German
multiculturalism have been working overtime to regain the initiative, mostly by
trying to intimidate the critics of Islam into silence.
The media campaign has been led by the Frankfurter Rundschau, a financially
troubled daily newspaper based in Frankfurt am Main, the Berliner Zeitung, and
the leftwing Spiegel, a newsmagazine based in Hamburg that has long served as
the mouthpiece for German multiculturalism.
A particular object of wrath is a highly popular German-language Internet
website called Politically Incorrect (PI), which over the years has grown into a
major information resource for people concerned about the spread of Islam in
PI's motto reads "Against the Mainstream, Pro-American, Pro-Israel, Against the
Islamification of Europe" -- which represents everything the German left abhors.
Not surprisingly, many German media elites want PI shut down.
Over the past several weeks, several German newspapers have used a stock of more
than 10,000 stolen private emails to insinuate that the people behind PI are
"undemocratic" and pose a threat to the German constitutional order. They are
demanding that the PI website, as well as the counter-jihad movement (referred
to as "Islamophobes") more generally, be subject to surveillance by the domestic
German intelligence agency, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV).
Frankfurter Rundschau, for example, has fomented the hysteria by publishing
dozens of agitprop articles, some by Mely Kiyak, a first-generation German whose
parents were Turkish-Kurdish immigrants. Kiyak, who calls herself a "political
pioneer," portrays all critics of Islam as hate-mongers.
Full article at "Hudson New York"