The cross, a “threat” for all non-Christians?
After the start of the NSU trial a Turkish politician has demanded that the Upper Regional Court in Munich remove the crucifix from the court room. The Christian symbol was an infringement against the principles of the secular state, said Mahmut Tanal, according to press reports on Tuesday.
The cross was also a “threat” for all non-Christians, he said with reference to the Muslim relatives of the Turkish NSU victims. Therefore the crucifix must disappear “immediately”. Tanal belongs to the secular opposition party CHP and was a member of the six-person parliamentary delegation from Ankara which was present in the court chamber on Monday at the opening of the trial.
The politician endorsed the suspicion that had previously been voiced in Turkey, that the so-called National Socialist Underground was supported by forces in the German state apparatus. When a gang could kill eight Turks and one Greek in different German cities with the same weapon without being detected, it meant “state forces lay behind it,” said Tanal. Without the protection of forces in the German security establishment the NSU would never have been able to act in this way undisturbed, he added.
I posted about some controversy concerning a crucifix having been removed from this courtroom before. I’m not sure whether this is a different crucifix, the same one having been previously replaced, or whether the original reports that it had been removed were wrong.
What the Turk say about government support for the “Kebab killers” is interesting. It is not only Turks or Muslims who think this. There are various indications of government connections to the killers. I might make a post about this later sometime. Of course the Turk interprets this as being motivated by “islamophobia” or “racism”. That is clearly absurd. A much more plausible interpretation would be that the motivation was to discredit nationalist or anti-Islamic political movements and use the trial as an excuse to introduce legislation that would suppress democracy even further. Like the Stephen Lawrence trial in Britain, the NSU case is indeed being used to advance the multicult agenda, and has led to renewed efforts to ban the BNP-like party, the NPD. For a good example of the kind of rhetoric it has inspired from the multicultists, seeÂ here.
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