Sympathy for Identitarian?: German army's investigating officer, because of Likes for right-wing posts

In the Ministry of defence has been entrusted to an officer in the area of "Social Media" first of all, with a different task. He should have shown according

Sympathy for Identitarian?: German army's investigating officer, because of Likes for right-wing posts

In the Ministry of defence has been entrusted to an officer in the area of "Social Media" first of all, with a different task. He should have shown according to research by the ARD television magazine "Panorama" sympathy for the contributions of a trailer of the extreme right "Identitarian movement" (IB). As a "head of Social Media Department" in the Ministry designated officer had provided the images and contributions of a former Paratrooper with the Internet user name "incredible bramborska" Likes, as a sign that the Shown well-liked. This can be interpreted as a political statement.

Peter Carstens

Political correspondent in Berlin

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The spokesman of the Ministry, in the Department of Lieutenant-Colonel in the works, said the Question was "a speaker without an Executive function". Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU), pursued an "absolute Zero-tolerance line, in particular as regards the rights of tendencies." Violations would not be tolerated.

Against the officer who had referred to websites before, as a "head of social media", now run vordisziplinare investigation. The person Concerned admits to negligence claims, but claims to have no sympathies for right-wing extremism and to be a through and through Democrat.

The one and only personal encounter with the later to the Extreme sliding use veteran had been in a coffee with a friend from school, because he had been as chief of a combat company in 2011/2012, in the then competitive Kunduz in Afghanistan. Commenting on the Likes for this man that he must think about would have, as he did so.

The protection of the Constitution, the "Identitarian movement scales" as a "right extreme". You will be roughly attributed to 600 people throughout Germany.

Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 17:19

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