Riddle: They don't like Nazis but they act like Nazis
BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official reportedly wants authorities to prosecute anti-Semitic hate speech posted online, even if the material is hosted abroad.
Bavaria's justice minister told weekly Welt am Sonntag that he plans to propose a change in the law when he meets with counterparts from Germany's other 15 states next month.
Winfried Bausback said in an interview published Sunday that German law currently contains "dangerous gaps" when it comes to punishing those who spread anti-Semitism and other forms of hate speech online.
German law, in response to the historic anti-Semitism of the country's Nazi regime, allows authorities to prosecute people for incitement to hatred. But some far-right groups host their websites in the United States, beyond the reach of German prosecutors.
It is unclear how Bausback's proposal would work in practice.
If Germany copied the US "long-arm statute", German prosecutors could prosecute ANYONE in any country, for disliking Jews and saying so. So the real danger is that they crush dissent in Germany first, then the rest of the world later. They may even try to get a UN resolution to assist them, but Israel violated so many UN resolutions already that it seems unlikely that UN members would do Israeli Jews any favors.
So it's a German pipedream, a Bavarian fairytale. It may not be polite, but it's legal to hate.
Hate is a human right.
If there was no hate, no nation could mobilize its population to go to war.
So the elite who run the world are not about to give that valuable right away.