Anti-Semitism and paranoia from a Turkish publication in Germany. From the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
The debate on how to curb Islamic radicalism in Germany has been exacerbated by the recent banning of a Turkish newspaper in Germany for anti-Semitic and anti-Western propaganda.
Turkish Interior Minister Abdulkadir Aksu, in a meeting with his German counterpart Otto Schily on Monday in Berlin, called the Anadoluda Vakit newspaper disgraceful for publishing the propaganda, but said no legal action could be taken against the paper in Turkey because no law exists to prosecute the owners.
In February, Schily closed Yeni Akit GmbH, a publishing house headquartered in Moerfelden-Walldorf, Germany, that had been publishing the European edition of Vakit since December 2001. Schily accused the paper of spreading “systematic incitement of hatred and violence” against Jews, the State of Israel, and the Western social order in general.
In explaining his decision, Schily said, “Under the cover of purportedly ‘serious reporting,’ Yeni Akit GmbH disseminated anti-Jewish and anti-Western propaganda. For a democracy that is willing to defend its values, it is unacceptable that an organization such as Yeni Akit GmbH should incite its Turkish-speaking readership in Germany through this kind of ‘reporting’ characterized by anti-Jewish and anti-Western propaganda.”
“Freedom of opinion and freedom of the press, which are guaranteed by our constitution, are values of outstanding importance; nevertheless, the ban is necessary and appropriate, given the repeated attacks against the human dignity of individual nationalities that were contained in Anadoluda Vakit articles.”
However, the Turkey edition of the paper, which continues to be published, has expressed its anger at the ban by comparing Schily to Hitler and declaring German politicians to be in the hands of the “Jewish lobby.”
“After Adolf Hitler, who wanted to create his own race and soaked the world in blood and fire, the German interior minister reintroduces these Hitler methods again and announces the ban of the newspaper Vakit without a court order.”