Comments on: A dirty – not particularly funny – poem just turned into an ‘international crisis’ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: mark99 Sun, 17 Apr 2016 02:02:47 +0000 I am Canadian — and i am IN TOTAL DISBELIEF Germany would stifle FREEDOM of EXPRESSION.
Because LEGAL RIGHTS and LEGAL PROTECTIONS are the ONLY THINGS that separate us from the backwards World where religions still reign — Sharia Law for example —
This is very scary.
you want to become like the violent backwards hellholes of Middle East and Africa? Merkel has taken a HUGE STEP . She should resign immediately.

By: mnemos Thu, 14 Apr 2016 23:14:51 +0000 So Merkel got exactly what she asked for. Where is the news?

And as far as “bravery” – if you really think the comedian is hiding out simply because he is worried about a fine you should take a moment to google “Theo van Gogh”. The fact is that he HAS put himself on the line to keep the Turkish attack on freedom of speech from coming to Germany.

Personally, if I were working on the legal defense for Boehmermann I would call as witnesses a list of journalists recently killed by Erdogan’s government.

By: Benny27 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:35:21 +0000 This petty tyrant wants to use his own country’s standards to intimidate citizens of foreign nations. I suppose suppressing press and free speech freedoms in Turkey was not enough for him.

He is the one bringing shame to turkey, not some obscure comedian.

This journo is particularly craven in bowing and scraping before the tyrant. No apologies for free speech! The problem originates with Erdogan

By: worldscan Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:05:50 +0000 Erdogan has blackmailed Germany and extorted several billion Euros using the refugee crisis (which he created by helping destroy Syria in supporting radical Islam with arms and free passage to fight the secular leader of that wretched country). Chancellor Merkel has gone along with every step like a willing 15 year old girl infatuated by the school bully.

By: surf609nj Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:49:00 +0000 He must understand German, the poem rhymed beautiful and the text was hilarious. Don’t defend Erdogan for the sake of political correctness