|Maria Frank in white, gathering signatures to protest against construction of a mosque|
Maria Frank, a 74-year-old woman, who leads an organisation called "Association for the Future of Germany" peacefully gathers signatures calling for a referendum on whether an "Islam in Europe" centre should be built in Munich. She is constantly mobbed by antifa, green and trade union activists, so her placards are hardly visible. Despite that, she is prosecuted for incitement to hatred.
In Rotkreuzplatz the 74-year-old pensioner exhibited a placard on this day, which among other thing said that after the siege of Vienna by the Ottoman empire in 1683 now "the arrogant Turks and Muslims ... [are threatening] Europe again". The accused thus established and suggested the reference to a war of aggression, at least "implicitly accepting" that fear of Islam and Turks would be generated, argued the state prosecutor. She thus disturbed the public peace.Source: Süddeutsche.de
She was placed under caution and ordered to pay 1000 euros to Amnesty International! She said she had nothing to do with this organisation and asked to be allowed to pay the money to a charity for persecuted Christians instead. The judge said no, it had to go to Amnesty International!
In addition he warned Frank, who has made numerous negative statements about Turks and Muslims on the internet, sometimes in a much more drastic way than on the placard.
"You need to stop that and become aware of what is acceptable and what isn't."
If she commits a similar "offence" within the next three years, she has to pay a fine of 3,600 euros.