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Lawfare Reaches Germany
by Andrew E. Harrod
Now Germany has its own version of Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff in Austria – Michael Mannheimer has undergone legal prosecution for making statements about Islam displeasing to Muslims and their politically correct allies. Mannheimer ran afoul of German authorities after he issued a "Call to General Resistance of the German People according to Article 20, paragraph 4 of the Basic Law [Aufruf zum allgemeinen Widerstand des deutschen Volkes gemäß Art.20 Abs.4 GG]" on April 8, 2011. He made this statement initially in the reader comments section of the conservative German website Politically Incorrect (PI), which has as its proclaimed masthead goal, among others, of opposition "against the Islamization of Europe [Gegen die Islamisierung Europas]". Mannheimer's internet declaration of resistance earned him a criminal conviction and a fine of 50 Euros for 50 days (2,500 Euros) from a court in the southern German town of Heilbronn in the state of Baden- Würtemburg. *
Michael Mannheimer operates his own personal conservative website that is sharply critical of Islam and has made a name for himself in recent years with various corresponding appearances at seminars and demonstrations. On his website, Mannheimer has given his support to Nürnberg 2.0, a self-proclaimed internet "collection point for the documentation of the systematic and illegal Islamization of Germany and the criminal acts of leftist Fascists for the oppression of the people." Nürnberg 2.0 collects all manner of information concerning leftist German establishment politicians and intellectuals who support things such as liberal immigration policies and culturally relativistic "multiculturalism", in order supposedly to support some vague idea of a future tribunal analogous to Nürnberg 2.0's historic post-World War II namesake.
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