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Singer praised neo-Nazi immigrant murders

The Local · 21 Feb 2012, 11:48

Published: 21 Feb 2012 11:48 GMT+01:00

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Authorities in the northwestern German city of Osnabrück said they had charged the 42-year-old lead singer of the band "Gigi and the Brown Town Musicians" with incitement to racial hatred.

Prosecutors are also investigating two other songs on a CD entitled "Adolf Hitler Lives." One calls for all Turks in Germany to be deported to Istanbul, the other denies any Jews died in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Alexander Retemeyer, a spokesman for prosecutors, told AFP: "We have pressed charges of incitement to racial hatred at the local court in Meppen."

So far, only the singer, who has not been named by authorities, is under suspicion because he wrote the lyrics.

Germans have been shocked at the recent discovery of a small far-right group believed responsible for the unsolved murders of eight men of Turkish origin and a Greek between 2000 and 2006 as well as a German policewoman in 2007.

The killings had long been called the "kebab murders" because some victims ran snack shops.

Two members of the so-called National Socialist Underground claimed responsibility for the 10 deaths as well as a 2004 bombing in predominantly Turkish district of Cologne which wounded more than 20 people.

The two were found dead in November in an apparent suicide.

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On Thursday, Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to lead a service commemorating the murders.


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Your comments about this article

16:27 February 21, 2012 by henry1544
I don't agree with what the singer of this band did. But should he be arrested for it?

If so, when are they going to arrest all the imams that preach hate and intolerance from every basement-mosque throughout Germany?
19:39 February 21, 2012 by raandy
I think this is a little over reaction,this sounds more like a civil law suit rather than criminal,so I liked it and you didn't where does that leave us if they are only stating an opinion. Now you can be arrested for your views not just for your criminal activity. Citizens of the World beware!!
21:31 February 21, 2012 by MaKo
Let's not confuse "I dislike x people" with "I believe it was appropriate to kill x people, and encourage you to do it more often." One of those variables is perfectly legal.

I'm pleased to be in a country where incitement and Holocaust denial are against the law.
22:01 February 21, 2012 by Englishted
Most national anthem have words that are not p.c. .

God Save Queen contains a verse about hammering the Scots.
02:43 February 22, 2012 by dregstudios
Hitler was just a misunderstood artist. Rejection is the most brutal of human conditions and young Adolf underwent the metamorphosis into the monster of our historical lore by his rejection from art school. See him his happiest and read all about it at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-little-hitler.html
10:45 February 22, 2012 by raandy
MaKa, do you listen to rap, you know "kill your mother" and all that mindless crap they call rap, so where is the big difference here?
17:25 February 22, 2012 by Englishted
I heard a song on normal daytime German radio that had the line

" burn mother f##k#r burn" over and over again but thats O.K. ,and on the voice of Germany the f word is used often on a show aimed at children and young people.

Strange ways the Germans act sometimes baffles me.
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