The epithets were unwise but really and truly, what is going on here?
A Dresden court has found Patriotic Europeans Against The Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) founder Lutz Bachmann guilty of hate speech against migrants and sentenced him to a €9,600 fine.
The trial of Lutz Bachmann has come to an end. The PEGIDA founder was accused of inciting hate speech or “sedition” against migrants back in 2014.
Bachmann made a post on Facebook in which he called some migrants “brutes” and “scum.” The Dresden court ultimately found Bachmann guilty of inciting hatred toward the migrants and decided to forgo a prison sentence and fine him instead reports Frankfurter Rundschau.
Let’s look at that again though – he called “some” migrants those names:
The charge was “sedition”:
How is calling those on that car scum sedition against the state?
Does this not, in Europe, get us back to a North Korean and Turkish situation where not only can one not criticize [especially with back up data] a “leader” but one cannot criticize his/her favourites either.
And that is not most people’s perception of how Europe works. Despite the EU being totalitarian in itself, most Europeans feel they can express an opinion on their leaders.
Apparently not, so collude the courts.