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May 26, 2015 6:48 pm

Report: German Court Rejects Appeal of Man Who Shouted ‘Death to Zionists’ at Protest

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The skyline of Essen, Germany, where an anti-Israel protest in July 2014 led to 49 criminal complaints. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A German court rejected the appeal of a man who shouted “death to Zionists” during a rally in the town of Essen, a German blog reported on Tuesday.

The original, groundbreaking ruling was handed down against German Turk Taylan Can (24) in January for incitement to hatred against a segment of the population.

Judge Gauri Sastry said Can’s use of the word “Zionist” at a protest against Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip was a “code for Jew,” and therefore counted as incitement against an ethnic minority.

The protest where Can shouted the slogans was held in July 2014, during the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Protesters at the rally were also seen giving Nazi salutes. According to German newspaper Die Welt, at least 49 criminal complaints were filed, though 45 were later dismissed by police. The report also said that the anti-Israel demonstrators attacked members of a counter-protest.

Can argued at the Essen court in January that while his hatred toward Zionists was real, it was not explicitly directed against Jews, a claim which the court ultimately denied.

The German law for incitement against a segment against the population is often used in conjunction with cases concerning Holocaust denial.

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  • The Watchman

    It is ironic, that Jew’s supposed “allies” France, Britain, Italy will not supply Israel with ammunition, while the “enemy” Germany is now one of Israels bigger allies and build her ships and submarines.

  • The Watchman

    Well done. German justice trumps taqiyya. Time for similar action here. Not confident of our lefty liberal soft “judges” to do likewise, nor our dhimmi police and Common Purpose offocials who will do anything not to be tarred as “Islamophobic”. One only needs to consider the thousands of white girls ignored while Pakistani Muslim rape gangs exploited and brutalised them. And then the institutionalised ” turning a blind eye” to the tens of thousands of little brown girls who have their vaginas sliced out and stitched up in what is euphemistically termed “FGM”.