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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:24 am 
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Palestinian terror group allowed to run in German parliament elections

A Palestinian terrorist organization – officially on the terror lists of the European Union and the United States – has been cleared to field candidates in Germany's upcoming parliamentary election.

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), an Iran-backed terror group, was given a green light this week to campaign as a political party in September’s parliamentary election, the Jerusalem Post reported.

A German Interior Ministry spokeswoman told the Post that the ministry will not comment n whether it plans to ultimately ban the PFLP, which intends to run with the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany.

The PFLP has been linked to numerous terror incidents, including a series of multiple-plane hijackings in the 1970s and the killings of numerous Israelis over the years. In 1997, according to Legal Insurrection, the group also hijacked a Lufthansa plane in an unsuccessful attempt to liberate Germany’s left-wing Baader-Meinhof terrorists.

More recently, the group was linked to the Juen death of a female Israeli police officer in Jerusalem, German newspaper Die Welt reported.

Volker Beck, a Green Party member of Parliament, slammed the reluctance to tackle the group’s activities in Germany.

“The problem is that a terrorist organization [such as the] PFLP can do what it wants and how it wants because it is not banned,” he told the Post, adding that this allows the group to campaign during elections.

“The Interior Minister must finally issue a ban of the PFLP in Germany,” Beck urged. He also signed a letter demanding that Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière ban Hezbollah and the PFLP in the country.

The German Interior Ministry recently shut down the most influential website of Germany’s militant left and raided the properties of the site owners over its incitement to violence, Fox News reported.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:30 pm 
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Well, it brings them into the open, subjects them to election rules etc etc.

Pass the pop-corn...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:19 am 
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Nik_SpeakerToCats wrote:
Well, it brings them into the open, subjects them to election rules etc etc.

Pass the pop-corn...


The PFLP candidates seem to be on the list of the Marxist-Leninist Party which wants to govern based upon the successful example of Stalian and Mao. They're completely bonkers.

Their candidates won't be really out in the open since nearly nobody listens to them (or could endure more than a few minutes if they tried).


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:37 am 
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Righty-ho . . . question:

If Germany is a founder member of the EEC/EC/EU . . . . .

If the PFLP are on the EUs list of banned terrorist organisations . . . . .

. . . erm . . . ummmm . . . ah, so then . . . um no . . . . erm . . . OK I'm lost . . . so who's on what and who's a member of which and how does this work and who gets the blame and what happens if/when BrexitUK complains and who's running Germany right now and what does France think and how does this affect the Italian mafia's political ambitions and who's in line to write the screenplay and will Dames Mirren and Dench be playing May and Merkel respectively and who will the love interest be and will Ridley Scott be directing it?

Pop corn? Hotdogs, Icecream, big foam hands and commentary by Gary Owens and Seth MacFarlane, and a big TV screen for those wishing to propose on the Bleechers.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:42 am 
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Andy L wrote:
Righty-ho . . . question:

If Germany is a founder member of the EEC/EC/EU . . . . .

If the PFLP are on the EUs list of banned terrorist organisations . . . . .

. . . erm . . . ummmm . . . ah, so then . . . um no . . . . erm . . . OK I'm lost . . . so who's on what and who's a member of which and how does this work and who gets the blame and what happens if/when BrexitUK complains and who's running Germany right now and what does France think and how does this affect the Italian mafia's political ambitions and who's in line to write the screenplay and will Dames Mirren and Dench be playing May and Merkel respectively and who will the love interest be and will Ridley Scott be directing it?

Pop corn? Hotdogs, Icecream, big foam hands and commentary by Gary Owens and Seth MacFarlane, and a big TV screen for those wishing to propose on the Bleechers.




. . . I've just been informed Gary Owens is dead. Here's a special report from beautiful downtown Burbank . . .

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:53 pm 
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Andy L wrote:
Righty-ho . . . question:

If Germany is a founder member of the EEC/EC/EU . . . . .

If the PFLP are on the EUs list of banned terrorist organisations . . . . .

. . . erm . . . ummmm . . . ah, so then . . . um no . . . . erm . . . OK I'm lost . . . so who's on what and who's a member of which and how does this work and who gets the blame and what happens if/when BrexitUK complains and who's running Germany right now and what does France think and how does this affect the Italian mafia's political ambitions and who's in line to write the screenplay and will Dames Mirren and Dench be playing May and Merkel respectively and who will the love interest be and will Ridley Scott be directing it?

Pop corn? Hotdogs, Icecream, big foam hands and commentary by Gary Owens and Seth MacFarlane, and a big TV screen for those wishing to propose on the Bleechers.


Everything in the EU is complicated.

From the point of view of the German security organizations, they probably could go for the MLPD which provides a platform for the PLFP if they really wanted to. But trying to forbid a political party in Germany is really difficult, will take some years and most important, will require to possibly publish and retract the informants they maintain at a high level of the party.

If they manage to forbid the party, the people involved will found it again with a different name and the Verfassungsschutz will need a decade to establish the same number of informants.

The alternative is to consider them a nuisance party which gets about a few thousand votes and keep an eye on all the people who are involved using the established net of informants.


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