Lutheran migrant rescue ship hoists Antifa flag
The regional bishop of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony, Tobias Bilz, has taken on the sponsorship of a ship of the migrant aid organization Mission Lifeline. The chairman of Mission Lifeline, Axel Steiner, told the dpa news agency on Thursday that he would christen another ship from the Dresden association on Friday, thereby showing the Protestant Church's willingness to support human trafficking.
Published: April 10, 2021, 11:33 am
A former torpedo boat of the German Navy, which the association bought and converted, is said to be named Rise Above. The christening of the ship will take place near Hamburg. In the coming weeks, the boat will be transferred to the Mediterranean and used there to rescue shipwrecked migrants who want to come to Europe.
Usually the protector of a ship is always a woman. According to seafaring superstitions, she must not be red-haired and not wear green clothes at the ceremony, as this is supposed to bring bad luck. The same applies to a Friday as the baptism date.
The Dresden Association is one of several German organizations that take in migrants in the Mediterranean and bring them to Europe. They are accused of supporting the work of human traffickers. In 2019 a smuggler reported to Italian journalists that his group had been in contact with Sea-Watch, another German “refugee” aid organization.
Thus, the tugs know the places where vessels of such criminals are waiting. If there were any problems, they simply contact the church’s aid organization. The former Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini (Lega) had referred to the sea rescue associations as “support smugglers”.
In March, the public prosecutor in the Sicilian city of Trapani charged several migrant aid workers. Initially, the investigation initiated in 2017 concerned the German organization Jugend Rettet and its ship Iuventa, then Save the Children from Berlin and Doctors Without Borders were also targeted. Accordingly, 21 people have been charged. They are suspected of not rescuing migrants but rather taking them on board their ships in cooperation with smugglers from Libya.
In response, the ship Sea-Watch4, of the “United4Rescue” alliance co-founded by the Evangelical Church in Germany, has hoisted the Antifa flag on its mast. The EKD had collected donations for the purchase of the ship.
Press spokesman Oliver Kulikowski insisted when questioned by the Protestant news agency about this that the organization was “naturally” anti-fascist. Such a basic understanding is also expected from the crew members, “because fascism, as well as racism, sexism, anti-Semitism and other inhuman ideologies have no place on our ships”.
The EKD also commented on the process. “The EKD is resolutely against right-wing populist, right-wing extremist, racist, anti-minority and ethnic-nationalist attitudes,” said a spokeswoman. The EKD is expressly committed to non-violent solutions.
A religious educator Andreas Späth, accused the EKD of hypocrisy regarding violence. “Those who finance something are of course partly responsible and cannot pretend that they are not affected.”
Aufgrund der Stimmungsmache von AfD und anderen Rechten gegen eine Flagge der Antifaschistischen Aktion an unserem Bug haben wir uns entschieden, diese zu entfernen. Sie hängt jetzt etwas sichtbarer weiter oben. Gern geschehen. pic.twitter.com/wdp4LUIP9d
— Sea-Watch (@seawatchcrew) April 8, 2021
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.
CLIMATEThe United States' government scientific organization, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), predicts zero sunspots from 2031 to 2040. This is an extreme situation that has not occurred in as long as humanity has been counting sunspots, and it leads us into uncharted territory in terms of our solar system. However, this prediction aligns with the warnings of the world-renowned solar researcher Valentina Zharkova for many years, who indicated in 2019 various signs of this catastrophic phenomenon, including the extreme hailstorms we have seen in Europe and the world this summer. The forecast and various observations this year give cause for very significant concern. In this unique analysis, Free West Media explains why.
EUROPEAN ELECTIONSOn Saturday, August 26, representatives of six European nationalist parties gathered in Budapest. The meeting was initiated by the Hungarian party Mi Hazánk and took place in the national parliament. Representatives of the parties signed a joint declaration that not only reaffirms the parties' friendship but also their unity on a range of complex political issues. A surprisingly clear and radical manifesto was established. The hope is that this cooperation will lead to success in the EU elections and eventually result in the formation of a group in the European Parliament. For Swedish nationalism, this meeting marks a success as Sweden, for the first time, has a party represented in a leading nationalist cooperation in Europe. Free West Media was present at this historic event.
Sweden will have to wait a bit longer for NATO membership, according to Turkey's Justice Minister Jilmaz Tunc. First, Sweden must extradite the "terrorists" Turkey wants and stop the desecration of the Quran.
The Russian attack helicopter Ka-52 is considered one of the world's best and has struck fear in Ukraine, where it has hunted down tanks and other armored vehicles, often beyond the range of many light anti-aircraft systems. However, it has met its match in the Swedish air defense missile system RBS 70, which has quickly led to significant losses for the Russian helicopter forces.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) held a party conference on July 29-30 to select candidates for the upcoming EU election next year. EU Parliament member Maximilian Krah, belonging to the party's more radical, ethnonationalist faction, was appointed as the top candidate. The party's two spokespersons delivered powerful speeches criticizing the EU's failed migration policy and trade sanctions that isolate Europe and Germany from the rest of the world. They argued that it's time for the EU to return a significant portion of its power to national parliaments. However, they have dropped the demand for Germany to exit the EU.
The rising popularity of AfD has raised strong concerns within the establishment. Despite lies and demonization in the media and isolation from the overall political establishment, the party continues to grow. Certain representatives of the party are accused of becoming increasingly "extreme," and in an unusual move, the influential weekly newspaper Der Spiegel demanded that AfD be "banned."
What is happening in the Netherlands? It is often difficult to follow events in other countries, especially when distorted by system media. We give Forum for Democracy (FvD) the opportunity to speak out on the political situation in the Netherlands and the staunch resistance they face in trying to save the country.
After a criminal complaint in Belgium against the President of the European Commission, the so-called SMS-case, now takes a new turn. The judge responsible for the investigation will likely gain access to the secret messages exchanged between Ursula von der Leyen and Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, at least if they haven't been deleted.
Arktos has distinguished itself by publishing groundbreaking philosophers and social critics. Now, the publisher's international distributor has abruptly terminated the cooperation, and more than 400 already printed titles cannot reach their audience. There is strong evidence that the distributor has been under pressure, something that has also happened in Sweden. We have spoken with Arktos founder Daniel Friberg about the ongoing struggle for freedom of speech in a shrinking cultural corridor.
The Catholic bishops of the Scandinavian countries presented an open five-page letter criticizing transgender ideology on March 21, just before Easter. The document primarily expresses care and advice and was read aloud in Catholic churches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. Cardinal Anders Arborelius, Bishop of Stockholm, is one of the signatories of the document.