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September 3, 2015 12:50 pm

German Man Convicted for Facebook Post Wishing a Jewish ‘Friend’ Gassed to Death With Zyklon-B

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A German man was ordered to pay 900 euros ($1,000) for a series of antisemitic and violent statements he made on Facebook, Osthessen News reported this week.

According to the report, the 37-year-old defendant from the city of Fulda in Hesse announced on Facebook that he wished a Jewish “friend,” Jennifer P., would be gassed to death, specifically by Zyklon B, the cyanide-based pesticide the Nazi regime used to kill at least one million people during WWII.

“Six million satisfied customers can not be wrong!” the defendant apparently wrote. Later, he posted a separate death wish against untermenschen, a pejorative Nazi term for Jews, which means “sub-human.”

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The man, who had no previous criminal record, argued in front of the Hesse court that he was no antisemite or racist. While he pleaded guilty, he claimed he had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of his posting.

Nevertheless, hate speech and incitement to violence are prohibited in Germany, whether in public or on the Internet. The court found his statements to be a public disturbance, and sentenced him to pay 10 euros ($11) per day for 90 days.

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  • Christopher Field

    Hate speech and incitement to violence should be prohibited worldwide.

    The Freedom of Expression concept can expand without the violence that hate speech tends to incite.

    That said I believe that Holocaust deniers should not be banned from, reasonable discussion, as we need to root out their somewhat logical arguments with truth and education in the open air.

    This may not be the best place for my comments however it is what comes to my mind.

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    That scum got off far too light! What a farce! He should be jailed for at least one year and fines $2500!

  • Larry M

    It’s good that he was arrested, and that the German govt takes antisemitism and violent threats against any religious group seriously. Of all countries, Germany knows where that path leads and takes strong steps to prevent it ever happening again. Many UN countries could take a lesson from them.

    LM

  • Morty Mooze

    Some of these hate-message senders get a kick out of just agitating Jews.
    They suddenly remain silent, though, when they get an Uzi up their ass!

    Fight Jew-hate with a show of strength.

    A thought from the Moozer.

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