German Integration politician denounces anti-immigration video by immigrant
The German Federal Government's integration commissioner, Annette Widmann-Mauz (CDU), has strongly condemned the migration-critical statements by the singer Xavier Naidoo. Naidoo happens to be from an immigrant family himself.
Published: March 13, 2020, 7:02 am
“Such a video is extremely dangerous given the current threat of right-wing extremism,” said the politician to the Funke media group.
In a video, Naidoo sang, among other things: “I love almost everyone. But what if a murder happens almost every day, in which the guest steals a life from the host.”
The musician took a position on his website on the video from 2018. He has long stood against exclusion and xenophobia, he says, but it is important to be vigilant towards attacks on peaceful coexistence, “no matter from which political direction” they come and “regardless of their origin”.
Widmann-Mauz focused on the Hanau shooting however, urging all to “stand up against racism and strengthen cohesion in our country, instead of generally devaluing people because of their origin, family history, their appearance or religion”.
The musician has Indian, South African, Irish and German roots. He says that his parents came to Germany as guest workers. Adapting to the “right and moral standards of the host” must be a matter of course, he argued.
The private broadcaster RTL has since fired Naidoo from the jury for the show Deutschland sucht den Superstar. “We are advocates of freedom of expression,” said RTL managing director Jörg Graf in a statement. “But that also means that we firmly reject any form of racism and extremism. The videos of Xavier Naidoo that have now surfaced have massively irritated us.”
The music group Die Söhne Mannheims, to which Naidoo had previously belonged, used the occasion to say: “Xavier and we have been going separate ways for some time and as a musicians collective we are clearly and specifically against hatred, violence and racism!” The director and actor Til Schweiger, on the other hand, expressed his solidarity on Instagram.
In a petition, some 38 508 signatories are currently demanding from RTL that the singer be included in the jury again. Naidoo has shaped “German-language soul music like no other”. The “campaign against him and the expulsion” is an “attack on freedom of expression”.
All rights reserved. You have permission to quote freely from the articles provided that the source (www.freewestmedia.com) is given. Photos may not be used without our consent.
Consider donating to support our work
Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.
Keep your language polite. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in, for example, Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.
If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violations of any law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.
If your comments are subject to preview by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.
We reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.
LondonWhite Britons no longer form a majority in the two largest English cities for the first time in history.
MunichAround one million Ukrainians have left their homeland due to the war in recent months and sought refuge in Germany. Among the refugees are tens of thousands of children who are now going to school in Germany. But there are simply too many and the problems are mounting.
KievThe Ukrainian government is teaming up with American investment firm BlackRock to "reboot its economy". A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on November 10, the Ukrainian Economy Ministry announced the next day. This agreement concerns the creation of a platform to attract private capital.
BerlinThe climate fanatics of the Last Generation are no longer an annoying nuisance but have become a danger to life and limb due to the benevolent approval of Germany's spy chief Thomas Haldenwang. Their actions are increasingly radical, on the verge of terrorism aimed at airports and concert halls.
BrusselsVictory turned into a riot on Sunday 27 November, as violence broke out in Brussels after the victory of the Moroccan team against Belgium in the football World Cup. The Atlas Lions won by two goals to nil and thus triumphed over the Belgian team.
TraiskirchenAgainst the background of the continuing mass influx of asylum seekers, the Austrian FPÖ presents itself again with a winning campaign to deal with the crisis. At a press conference on Wednesday, three leading FPÖ politicians gave more details – in Traiskirchen, Lower Austria, of all places, which is the seat of a large first reception center and has been a "hot spot" for the mass influx for months.
BrusselsThe move by Elon Musk to rid the online platform of "woke" ideologues, has sparked EU concern over online content control. With Twitter dismantling its entire Brussels office, some EU officials claim the platform will no longer comply with their new rules on controlling online content.
ParisPrisoners convicted of terrorism-related offences are monitored by the judiciary and intelligence services upon their release. This has been a huge cost to French taxpayers.
BerlinAnyone who dares to complain about gas prices, which have increased at least six fold in the last year, is denounced as a traitor in Germany. In reality, many families do not know how they will stay warm since they are no longer able to afford heating.
BrusselsIn 2022, the Flemish government will pay €175 763.87 in membership fees to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and 27 000 Swiss francs (about €27 300) as participation fees to the annual meeting of the WEF in Davos. This is according to Flemish minister-president Jan Jambon's response to a parliamentary question by Flemish MP Sam van Rooy.