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German court rules term ‘gold nugget’ hate speech against migrants

The German district court in Bremen has dismissed the complaint of a Facebook user who had been banned because of the use of the term "gold nugget" for asylum seekers.

Published: June 23, 2019, 1:40 pm

    Bremen

    “It is known by the court that supporters of the right-wing scene refer refugees as ‘gold nuggets’,” the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland reported on the court’s verdict.

    Facebook had blocked the user from Bremen in August 2018 for 30 days, because he had commented on the murder of a German doctor in Offenburg by a Somali asylum seeker. The doctor and his medical assistant was stabbed by the migrant. The doctor died shortly after the attack, and the woman was seriously injured.

    The police searched for the perpetrator by deploying a helicopter squadron, the dog squadron and forces of the Federal Police. In just over an hour, the 26-year-old asylum seeker from Somalia was arrested.

    The banned Facebook poster said: “Well, therefore a ‘man’ … stabbing… gold nuggets …?” He had expressed his anger at the recommendation of the Press Council not to mention the ethnic origin of suspects.

    The judges agreed with Facebook’s assessment that this was a case of “hate speech”. The user’s contribution was likened to an “attack on a group of people” because it linked all asylum seekers with the murder.

    The term “gold nuggets” as a synonym for asylum seekers refers back to a quote from the former SPD Chancellor candidate Martin Schulz. He said in 2016, “What refugees bring us is more valuable than gold. It is the unwavering faith in the dream of Europe.”

    Meanwhile in Osnabrück, the police arrested a 33-year-old asylum seeker from Lebanon, who wanted to blow himself up in Berlin. The violent perpetrator, known to law enforcement, had announced that he wanted to die in martyrdom in Germany, said Lower Saxony’s Interior Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) on Friday morning in the state parliament, according to NDR.

    Pistorius said the man had already been arrested on Wednesday. He had threatened to harm his family. “He was considered a high-risk case of domestic violence and was released from custody in February.”

    The suspect was initially held in preventative detention for 14 days. The new Lower Saxony Police Law, adopted in May, allows such measures to be taken to combat terrorism.

    The suspect is currently not considered an Islamist threat because it has not yet been established whether he had acted for political or religious reasons, according to police sources.

    The state of Lower Saxony is currently trying to obtain replacement papers for the asylum seeker in order to deport him. If that does not succeed, there must be another court date set in Germany.

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    • RL, Vallentuna

      Go to Hell Germany !! The county is destroyed

      • kjf

        Germany has not been a independent State since the nsdap lost the war for global freedom

    • usduygsdfuygsduygysdug

      Germans thought they would find more cheap bank accounts for their factories….

    • kjf

      The 2 groups you go to jail for speaking the truth, moslims and ((())). It speaks volumes on who is in (((charge)))

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