An original translation from Berliner Zeitung:
“Hordes Of Muslim Men”
“Hate Content” – Twitter temporarily bans von Storch
January 01., 2018
Berlin – Twitter banned the deputy chairman of the AfD Bundestag fraction and caused indignation among AfD leadership.
On Silvester evening, von Storch had a take on a New Year’s Greetings tweet by the Cologne Police in several languages, Arabic being one of them1.
Twitter blocked Beatrix von Storch for twelve hours.
“What the hell is going on in this country? Why does a public police page in North Rhine Westphalia tweet in Arabic? Do you want to appease the barbaric Muslim, gang-raping hordes this way?”,
wrote von Storch.
Upon this, Twitter blocked her account for twelve hours, referring to a „violation of their rules against hate content“.
Von Storch’s tweet was not to be found on Twitter anymore on Monday. But von Storch published a screenshot on Facebook.
Alice Weidel on “knife-stabbing migrant mob”
There, AfD fraction leader Alice Weidel commented on Monday:
“The year begins with the censorship law2 and with our authorities’ submission under the imported, marauding, groping, battering, knife-stabbing migrant mobs that we kindly got to get used to. German police in the meantime communicate in Arabic, even though the official language in our country is German.”
Cologne police filed charges against von Storch: An investigation for the suspicion of incitement (Volksverhetzung) is opened, a police spokesman said to the portal “faz.net”.
Late Monday evening, Storch announced on her, in the meantime again accessible, twitter account, that Facebook, too, had deleted her message with the original content. She published a screenshot with the statement: “We blocked access to the following content for the following reason: Incitement (paragraph 130 of German Criminal Code).”
Von Storch criticized that Facebook took action, long before the investigation found any results, let alone a judge had found a verdict2: “This is the end of the rule of law.”
1 Police Cologne had tweeted out the text in English, French, Arabic and German.
2 As of January 1, a new law by the Social Democratic Justice Minister Heiko Maas has come into effect, the Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz, by which the non-immediate removal of statements that might (!) fall under “Incitement of the people”, Volksverhetzung, is punishable by 50 million Euros for social media companies, without due process.