Friday, 28 August 2009

Censorship in Germany: Multicultural Center removes panels showing Grand Mufti's role in the Holocaust

Hmmmmmm I wonder what would prompt them to do that?

Piening [Berlins' commissioner for integration and migration] told the large daily Tagesspiegel that, "We need, in a community like Neukölln, a differentiated presentation of the involvement of the Arabic world in the Second World War."
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Zehden [spokeswoman for the Berlin Jewish community] termed his statement "an appeasement attempt" to ignore the fact that "there was no official resistance from the Arabic world against the persecution of Jews" during the Shoah.
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Read the full story in the Jerusalem Post.
Heinz Buschkowsky, the district mayor in Neukölln, where the exhibit was originally planned, wrote, it is a sign of "anticipatory obedience to avoid probable protests. I do not consider this position to be good."

An uncensored version of the exhibit is now being shown at another gallery.