Germany Goes After Pro-Israel Blogger
by Julia Gorin
May 8, 2009
One of the lone voices in Germany still exercising what's left of European free speech is about to lose the last remnants of it. Anti-jihad, pro-Israel blogger Fred Alan Medforth, proprietor of the blogs Allah's Willing Executioners and Jihad Watch Deutschland, is being sued by the German government. As he wrote me:
Mr. Medforth…offended [a] social-democratic member of the Bundestag, Nils Annen. Mr Annen is a German pro-Hamas and pro-Hizbollah politician. [But instead of] Mr. Annen suing Medforth…German justice sues Medforth [for] insulting Mr Annen… It is the German justice itself which wants a lawsuit against the German pro-Israel blogger.
That means it is a politically motivated court procedure. German justice states that [a photo published on the site] and its subtitle are insulting [to] Mr. Annen. The photo shows Hamas members presenting the Hitler salute. The text of the subtitle is : "One last greeting to Mr Annen."
The lawsuit takes place on the 12th of May, 2009 in the district court of Gelsenkirchen.
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