Interview With Michael Stürzenberger About His Trial

Earlier today we posted a report about the German journalist Michael Stürzenberger, who has just been sentenced to six months in jail for posting a photo on Facebook of a Nazi shaking hands with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

This afternoon Mr. Stürzenberger was interviewed by Vlad Tepes about the trial. He explained the absurdity of the actions of the judge and the prosecution, and said that he plans to appeal the verdict, if necessary all the way to the European Court of Human Rights.

For links to previous posts about Michael Stürzenberger and Die Freiheit in Munich, see the Michael Stürzenberger Archives.

22 thoughts on “Interview With Michael Stürzenberger About His Trial

  1. I’m trying to spread this far and wide. Germany has become a totalitarian state again. All western countries need to watch and avoid this.

    • Also trying.. the internet is heavily censored everywhere.. near impossible to get the message out.

  2. I try to parse what the reasoning of the German court was. By posting a photo he’s showing the historical link between the Muslim authority in Jerusalem in the 1930’s, and the Nazi civil authority in Germany at the time. Thus he’s simply posting a historical photo of the political reality at the time. Presumably the court opined that this was an attempt to equate the Muslim and Nazi authority, thus making it hatespeech, Islamophobia, and a criticism of religion. However to make such a commentary is simply expressing an unpopular opinion.

    Thus what the court is really doing is criminalizing expressing proscribed opinions and the thought behind it. The totalitarian impulse is when the state deploys means to control speech and thought, with punishments attached to ensure compliance.

    Moreover, the German government has also started imposing its will through the EU against other countries that violate its official opinion on Islam, the Nazis, Israel, and who is allowed to say what. It is textbook totalitarianism creeping into what was a civilized state. Most other governments in Europe share the German government’s delusions.

    How did such a blatant violation of the West’s traditions of freedom and accountability get so far so fast?

  3. Michael Stürzenberge is a great citizen of Germany.
    May other citizens support him, and recognize the truths that he speaks.

    “There is nothing so fretting and vexatious, nothing so justly terrible to tyrants, and their tools and abettors, as a free press.” —Samuel Adams, Boston Gazette

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F Kennedy
    resistance to islam or subjugation, is always with violence any way.

    “If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” – – – “The Second World War”, “Milestones to Disaster 1919-May 10th 1940 page 145” written by Winston Churchill.
    This was said about the many minor appeasements to Hitler, then annexation of Austria, then breaking the Munich Agreement where Czechoslovakia was annexed and divided. A stand then was made over Poland, but Germany had build up a lot more power.
    It is the small sacrifices, right now of time, effort that lead people to better understanding of dangers, and so timely “heed the call to arms”.

    “All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words ‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’ [“I am a Berliner]”” John F. Kennedy.
    Some may see, many Germans as “jelly doughnuts” 😉 , now that they seem to side with islam.

    “The best road of progress, is freedom’s road”
    John F Kennedy
    free speech is a key sign post to ‘freedom’s road’. It must be fought for and kept highly visible.

    “We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people”.
    John F. Kennedy
    by the actions of many institutions and bureaucracies, it is clear they do not entrust the ‘people’.

    “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic”.
    John F Kennedy
    myths seem like tar babies, so out spoken strong speech formed from truth and with wit, is needed to cut through the nonsense, particularly of politically correct, diversity, etc., koran, hadith, etc..

    Read more at:

    Many thanks to Vlads, and B&D’s dedication in keeping truth and principles alive, and spreading this to many.
    So we must do what we can.

  4. I thought the Nazis were defeated in WWII yet here they are running Germany, the E.U and waging war against the Confederacy in the United States. Better to go down swinging than endure the fate they have in mind for us.

    • Don’t forget the most important paragraph about the 13th SS:

      “While it achieved successes and proved itself competent in counter-insurgency operations against the Partisans in eastern Bosnia,[124] the division earned a reputation for brutality and savagery, not only during combat operations,[31] but also through atrocities committed against Serb[125][126] and Jewish civilians[127] in the security zone. Its reprisal attacks in northern and eastern Bosnia left many hundreds and possibly as many as several thousand Serb civilians dead by the spring and summer of 1944.[128]”

  5. I suggest you change the title to something more postable….like:

    German Man Sentenced to 6 Mos Jail for Posting Historical Truth about Nazis and Islam

    Some ppl may not know this person by name, yet.

    • I was one of those people who didn’t know his name until I watched this video. He is an admirable and courageous man. He also has a delightful sense of humour. I hope we hear a lot more of him in the future. Germany needs him. Europe needs him and we, on this side of the Atlantic, need him.

      Michael, may you succeed in your appeal. May you become a leader in
      Germany. I applaud your commitment to always tell the truth.

      May G-d bless you and give you the strength to face your tribulations.

  6. itchy8me on August 19, 2017 at 5:45 am said:

    “Also trying.. the internet is heavily censored everywhere.. near impossible to get the message out.”

    Yes, so it seems. My comment to this article which was posted at August 19, 2017 at 5:08 has not yet shown up. I hope it is a mistake.
    Balder on August 19, 2017 at 5:08 am said:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    • I deleted your comment. I won’t allow any more Jew fights to start here. I’m sick of them. Especially on a post that is not specifically and directly about Jews.

      I’m curious about your use of Jerry Garcia as an avatar. I would think that his political views were widely divergent from your own!

      • I see now, that you also didn’t approve my complaint about my comment not showing up, so I’ll regard this as a private conversation.

        You know very well that your censoring wouldn’t look good in a thread about this subject, but because I am a nice guy, I’ll let you of the hook this time, although there is nothing like censorship that can make my blood boil. It would have been nice to engage in a friendly conversation about Jerry Garcia, but I sense your animosity. Good luck my friend, but be cautious when you present yourself as a defender of free speech; some people might take you at your word.

        • The devil is always in the details…

          …a re-reading of the First Amendment would show you that “free” speech is not an absolute. Those 18th century Enlightenment philosophers whose ideas lie behind our Founders’ Document believed that each natural freedom, emanating from our Creator’s Law, carried with it commensurate duties.

          We will continue to defend free speech while limiting what may be said on our own website, for which we are also responsible to our donors and contributors. Read our Commenting Guidelines after you finish that First Amendment. Our rules are coherent, plain, and reasonable. They may not be rules you would have; that’s your choice. Just as you have to abide by the publican’s rules whilst drinking his beer or find yourself suddenly on the sidewalk, so it is here.

          • “The Devil is always in the detail.”

            Exactly, that must be why there seems to be a difference between sponsored “(((Freedom of Speech)))” and plain “Freedom of Speech” – ohne wenn und aber.

            Thanks for pointing that out. I really don’t like causing controversy, I am very much a “live and let live person”, on the other hand, I’m only human and when somebody throws a golden opportunity to make a point into my lap, sometimes I cannot resist the temptation.

            I let the Baron off the Hook,
            ‘Cause he is just friendly Cook,
            Whose Donors won’t allow,
            Most of what I’m telling Thou,

            Oh I love these Conversations,
            Black and White and Race Relations!
            Islam = Terror it’s so True
            But don’t ya talk about the You Know Who!

            Censorship creates confusion, and discussing while knowing that your opponent may decide to publish or not publish your reply(s) selectively is not a very good basis, some mutual trust is needed to be able to communicate. Already this discussion becomes muddy because the public does not know what was in my first comment. It may have been an awful neo-nazi rant, or it may have been just to the point and just accidentally involve “Jews”. After all it cannot be denied that Jews have to do with a lot of things throughout our history and culture.

            I tried to back out for the sake of peace, but now it’s public even though I said I would regard this as private, which was meant as a gesture of good will on my part. So much confusion for the risk of “another discussion about Jews”. I am aware of the problem of hysterically zealous Jew-basher posters, who are never satisfied if you don’t “mention the Jew” on every occasion, I often criticize them and their behavior. So I kind of understand your position, I don’t blame you too much. On the other hand it is clear from the ever recurring and ever controversial subject, that just doesn’t seem to want to go away, that we are dealing with an incredibly central issue here.

        • I most certainly did approve your second comment. I’m sitting here looking at it, and my reply immediately underneath it.

          This blog is NOT a free speech zone, as I’ve said many times before. You must not have been paying attention.

          This is a private space, not a public forum. We decide what will appear, at our discretion. It’s the digital equivalent of our living room.

          And I’m not having any more Jew fights. Been there, done that. It’s a spent scene.

          • Excuse for suggesting you did not approve my comment nr.2. I tried while logged out, but apparently made a mistake.

            For the rest see my reply to Dymphna,

            and I’ll rest my case there if I can help myself, for all the numerous possible [smarty pants] replies that I could come up with.

  7. As A GOP 2020 POTUS CANDIDATE Am Shocked In 21st Century That Any Court Not Just Germany That A Judge Could Believe Let Alone Sentence Any Individual Over Historical Photo!

    Elected With God’s Grace & America Citizenry the EU & UK Will Be Told “Democracy Dies In Darkness” (WAPO Motto)

    Europe like United States has Reached a Defining Moment. By allowing Demagoguery I.e. Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Somalia, Nigeria, Phillipines, Poland & Other African Nations to Exist Torture & Enslave their Citizenry!

    Free World Leadership has Denied Reality. Out of Sight Out of Mind!

    Both May & Merkel have failed to realise incestuous turmoil raging in their midst! Judaic Christianity Unfortunately Rightfully or Wrongly Does Not Work Nor Can It Live Side by Side With Islamic Fundamentalists.

    This statement Is Not Islamic Phobia! The EU & USA Fact Have No Adequate Govermental System In Place To Read Mindsets! Worse Our Children Suffer Most on all Religious Sides. Between 2 & 10 Children Form 90% of All Future Values. Unfortunately We Cannot Separate Children from Parents.

    The Former Soviet Union for Decades Separated Children To Instill Leninism, Marxism & Alberto Gramsci Communism No Different Than Hitler 1930’s ’40’s Germany.

    How Often Must We Relive Our Past Throughout History To Learn Our Mistakes & Errors?

    Had The Free World More Often Than Not Removed Demagoguery Problems Faced Today Wouldn’t Exist.

    Until Free World Unites Stabilizing Middle East Those Fleeing & Who Have Fled Terrorism Cannot Return Home!

    I do not Believe That by Time POTUS 46 Is Elected Anything Will Have Changed.

    POTUS Assuming Strong Leadership Today Could Unite All 500,000 plus NATO Forces in Conjunction With EU & UK Law Enforcement Eliminate ISIS & Such Other Groups to include Slavery Trade from Greater Europe! Terrorism is not going to Stop Until Terrorist Know Their Endeavors Are Fruitless & That They Will Die Before They Can Act!

    Europe You Must Stop Killings Like Spain & Finland Yesterday

  8. For the whole historical video on the Mufti and the Nazis, including his help in recruiting Balkan Muslims to hunt down partisans, enter Turban and Swastika inDuckduckgo or some other engine. You will get the full video with English subtitles on Youtube.

  9. Roland Freisler lives. Tell us the name of the judge and the address of the court so we can shame her.

  10. It is of paramount Importance .. to PUBLISH the NAMES , POSITION and WHEREABOUTS of the JUDGES who made this Ruling !
    This so RIGHTEOUS CITICENS will have the opportunity to seek REDRESS vis a vis these Judges .. should Opportunity for such arise .. at some later time

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