Do you remember last year when the Swedish Post office refused to deliver the party newspaper of Sverigedemokraterna, Sweden’s right-wing “racist” (i.e. anti-immigration) political party?
Well, the same thing seems to be happening in Germany. The German postal carrier, Deutsche Post, has refused to deliver mail to the anti-Islamization group Pro-Köln.
And it’s not just the post office: the ban on Pro-Köln cuts across a number of institutions in both the private and public sectors. KGS at Tundra Tabloids has translated a Finnish-language news report:
According to a YLE radio broadcast, I have yet to find a link to it online, the Finnish state TV and Radio YLE reports:
YLE: “The German postal carrier has refused to deliver the mail of what is considered to be a nationalist far right-wing group. The incident has awakened debate about the borders for the freedom of expression and the postal department’s choice to deliver based on the content of the sender’s mail.
“Their hotel reservations and convention halls are canceled, restaurants refuse to wait on them, taxis drive on by and right now the German postal service refuse to deliver their magazines. There is no end to what the Germans think about the far Right-wing party and those who are known who run it. The latest round was achieved in Köln, when the post refused to deliver Pro-Köln magazines to five elected members of the city hall.
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“The reason given was that the contents of the mail were, according to Deutsche Post, anti-Islamic and insulting of the mayor of Köln. Pro-Köln, which is labeled as ‘far Right-wing’ are well known to be sharply against the building of the Great Mosque in Köln, and the Christian Democrat mayor as a great supporter of it.
“The incident has created a lively discussion of the right of the Postal service to deliver or not to deliver according to the political content. Many are asking about the ramifications, such as whether telecommunications will cut off the phone service if the conversations do not conform to their view of the world. There have been many different kinds of boycotts taken against far Right-wing groups in Germany.”
Read the rest at Tundra Tabloids.