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After the Islamist demonstration: make calling for a caliphate a felony offense?

More than 1,000 participants took part in a demonstration organized by Islamists in Hamburg last weekend

More than 1,000 individuals took half in an illustration organized by Islamists in Hamburg final weekend. picture

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A demo in Hamburg lately triggered outrage past the town state – amongst different issues due to posters with the inscription “Caliphate is the solution”. What follows from this?

After the demonstration in Hamburg organized by Islamists, there are additional requires clear penalties. According to the Union politician Christoph de Vries, anybody who publicly requires the institution of a caliphate in Germany must be punished sooner or later.

The Hamburg member of the Bundestag advised the German Press Agency that cross-party solidarity was wanted, that demonstrations just like the one in Hamburg weren’t tolerated and that they wished to take felony motion in opposition to them. “Even if this is sensitive to fundamental rights and means an interference with freedom of expression, we have to have this debate seriously,” mentioned the CDU politician. The Federal Government's Commissioner for Religion, Frank Schwabe (SPD), referred to the boundaries of non secular freedom with regard to such demonstrations.

De Vries emphasised that Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) and Federal Justice Minister Marco Buschmann (FDP) ought to submit a legislative proposal. From his perspective, it might be conceivable, for instance, to create a regulation in accordance with which anybody who publicly requires the institution of a state order in Germany that’s incompatible with the free, democratic primary order could be liable to prosecution. A change that might be linked to the offense of excessive treason or denigration of the state would even be doable.

Islamist demo with greater than 1000 individuals

Last weekend, an illustration organized by Islamists in Hamburg triggered outrage. The greater than 1,000 individuals aggressively denounced allegedly Islamophobic insurance policies and media reporting. In addition, a caliphate was known as for as an answer to social issues – even when just for Islamic states. The rally was organized by the group Muslim Interaktiv, which is assessed as positively extremist by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.

North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Henrik Wüst is now additionally urging penalties. “Demands for a caliphate in Germany, hatred and agitation brought to the streets are absolutely unacceptable,” the CDU politician advised “Stern”. “The Federal Minister of the Interior should finally ban the organizations that are behind such caliphate fantasies.”

Schwabe: Hatred and agitation don’t have anything to do with non secular freedom

The non secular consultant Schwabe advised the “Rheinische Post” with regard to the demonstration: “Hate and agitation and an undermining of the free democratic basic order obviously have nothing to do with religious freedom. On the contrary, they undermine the idea of ​​respect for human rights – and thus also Freedom of religion and belief – in a democratic pluralistic political system.” A venture that questions the free, democratic primary order can’t declare non secular freedom, even when it repeatedly refers to a faith. “This has just as little to do with religious freedom as right-wing extremists who supposedly want to defend Christianity.”

The caliphate as a type of rule dates from the time after the dying of the Prophet of Islam, Mohammed, in 632 AD and names a system based mostly on Islamic regulation (Sharia). As Muhammad's deputy, the caliph was each a non secular and secular ruler. Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) had already warned of penalties on Monday: “It is very clear: all the Islamist activities that are taking place must be dealt with using the possibilities and options for action of our constitutional state.” We need to take an in depth have a look at “what concrete consequences can now be drawn from the things we saw there.”