Nel quartiere Kreuzberg di Berlino quest’anno saranno vietate le “Feste di Natale”

bzA Berlino, le autorità del distretto di Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg  hanno abolito la celebrazione del prossimo Natale. La notizia arriva dal  blog “Indexexpurgatorius” che riporta  la storia di copertina della settimana del “Berliner Zeitung”. Era il 2009, quattro anni sono trascorsi da quando l’ influente studioso islamico Yusuf al-Qaradawi incitava all’odio contro i cristiani affermando che bisognava proibire i festeggiamenti del Natale.
 Oggi è il 2013 e i politici di Berlino hanno pensato bene di vietare veramente il Natale  in nome della “neutralità religiosa”.  Il tutto per evitare che i cittadini musulmani si sentono discriminati . Saranno, dunque, bandite dai luoghi pubblici del distretto di Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg  qualsiasi tipo di manifestazione o decorazione natalizia.  Il tutto, come sempre, in nome dell’ambiguo principio di non-discriminazione.

 

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Berlin-Kreuzberg: Weihnachten abgeschafft

Die vorauseilende Unterwerfung der linksgrünen Volksverräter schreitet immer drastischer voran. Im Berliner Stadtteil Halbmondberg – früher als Kreuzberg bekannt – ist nun das Weihnachtsfest auf öffentlichen Plätzen verboten worden. Verantwortlich für diesen rückgratlosen Kniefall vor den orientalischen Invasoren sind die Islamspeichellecker von Grünen, Linken und Piraten. Anti-patriotische Deutschland- und Christenhasser erweisen sich als willige Steigbügelhalter der Islamisierung. Der Ausverkauf mitteleuropäisch-christlicher Werte hat begonnen, die Machtübernahme des Islams wird vorbereitet.

(Von Michael Stürzenberger)

Indexexpurgatorius’s Blog berichtet über die Titelgeschichte der Berliner Zeitung vom vergangenen Freitag:

Der einflussreiche islamische Gelehrte Yussuf al-Qaradawi hetzt gegen die Christen. Man müsse allen Christen die Feier des Weihnachtsfestes verbieten, forderte der 83 Jährige.
Das war 2009.

Heute schreiben wir das Jahr 2013 und da die westlichen Politiker etwas langsam sind, aber dennoch gerne auf Forderungen aus dem Orient eingehen und diese unterwürfigst erfüllen, haben nun die Berliner Politiker Weihnachten einfach verboten. Und damit sich die Moslems nicht diskriminiert fühlen, darf auch keine Dekoration aufgehängt werden und andere christliche Feste werden auch gestrichen. Bislang zwar nur aus dem öffentlichen Raum, denn in diesem hat die christliche Kultur nichts zu suchen, so die Politiker.

Kein verspäteter Aprilscherz: Das Bezirksamt Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg schafft Weihnachten ab. Die Behörden erlauben keine Weihnachtsfeiern mehr auf öffentlichen Plätzen oder Straßen. Ein Tannenbaum darf nur noch an einem zentralen, vorher von den Behörden zugewiesenen Platz aufgestellt werden – das berichtet die “Berliner Zeitung”. Das Festverbot wurde von Grünen, Linken und Piraten beschlossen.

Der zuständige Stadtrat Peter Beckers (SPD) beantwortet den Protest gegen das öffentliche Weihnachtsverbot gegenüber der BZ so: “Warum müssen religiöse Feste in der Öffentlichkeit gefeiert werden?“

Linke Anti-Patrioten zerstören die Wertebasis unseres Landes und bereiten den Boden für einen islamischen Gottesstaat. Die Anklageliste von Nürnberg 2.0 dürfte um einige Namen erweitert werden.

Jetzt wird es nicht mehr lange dauern und Weihnachten verschwindet auch aus dem Kalender. Egal wie man zu Weihnachten steht oder es als Fest des Kommerzes ansieht, es hat aber eine Tradition in der christlichen Welt, und wenn Politiker Traditionen und Kultur verbieten, nur um einer anderen Religion zu gefallen, dann ist dies Hochverrat am Volk.

Und da nun ein freier Raum entsteht, kann man darauf warten, dass muslimische Feste in aller Öffentlichkeit gefeiert werden und das alles Christliche in naher Zukunft verboten und dessen Ausführung unter Strafe gestellt wird.

Deutschland schafft sich ab und das mit Freudentänzen über die eigene Dummheit.

Die Linken sind die Totengräber Deutschlands..

Fonte: http://www.pi-news.net

 

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No more Christmas? Berlin tries neutrality

Will Berlin cancel Christmas this year? Germany’s multicultural capital is experimenting with religious neutrality to make all its residents feel more at home. DW’s Louise Osborne is all for it.

It may be too early to start talking about Christmas in August unless you work in the chocolate industry, but as summer slowly eases into fall, it is already cropping up in casual conversation as plans are being made.

That’s not because people are particularly looking forward to the festive season. Personally, I’m hoping to stave of winter as long as possible with an Indian summer. But it is, nevertheless, now occupying the thoughts of Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain’s district officials due to a row over religious terms – such as “Christmas” – when referring to the annual, um, winter markets that are legendary well beyond Germany’s borders.

It seems that some in Berlin’s more alternative district have chosen to refer to the Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas markets) taking place in the neighborhood under the more neutral and non-religious term Winterfest (winter festival).
Emmauskirche on Lausitzerplatz in Berlin Copyright: Harald Franzen The Emmauskirche in Berlin-Kreuzberg suffered severe damage during World War II

In fact, according to an article in Tagesspiegel this week, this has already been done in the past in a bid to take religion out of the equation and make sure everyone living in the district, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or atheist, can personally identify with the rows of stands that sell handmade trinkets and mulled wine.

An even playing field

But the Christmas market is not the only event that has seen its title changed. The paper also reports the transformation of the feast marking the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, to Sommerfest (summer festival), with the Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain district apparently saying that religion has no place in public places. Apparently the district has also removed the word “religion” from the official criteria for its awards for citizen engagement.

While some think this equates to an anti-religious sentiment, I don’t think that’s the case.

It’s not about having a negative attitude toward faith – but rather providing an even playing field and promoting equality for those of every religion, as well as for non-believers aiding integration in a multicultural neighborhood.

Living close to the Landwehrkanal – the canal that straddles the multicultural districts of Kreuzberg and Neukölln – I can see the diversity in the way people live, their religions and traditions, ranging from my Christian Syrian flat mate to the Muslim Turks running the snack bar on Kottbusser Dam that serves my favorite takeaway food.
Omar ibn Al-Khattab Mosque in Berlin Copyright: Harald Franzen The Omar ibn Al-Khattab Mosque in Berlin-Kreuzberg opened in 2008

Walking down Skalitzerstrasse toward Görlitzer Park, you pass a modern-looking mosque with its decorative turrets and glass dome almost opposite Lausitzer Platz, where there is a church with a towering spire and red façade.

Meanwhile, religious buildings dedicated to Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and many other religions are scattered around Berlin’s leafy streets creating a feeling of diversity and color in the cosmopolitan city.

No threat to Christmas

While it is wonderful to live in a place surrounded by so many cultures and religions, it can be difficult to ensure everyone feels like they’re valued equally regardless of their religion – or, as in my case, non-religion.

One way of trying to achieve this, and the way the Kreuzberg district seems to favor, is by looking to the US, which has long focused on politically correct terms and tried to achieve inclusion by promoting secularism.

In the way Americans say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” Kreuzberg is saying Winterfest to mean Christmas market. In countries as deeply Christian as both the US and Germany, the name of the holiday itself will continue to refer to the celebration of Jesus’ birth, but the change of related terminology at least makes the festivities more inclusive.

It is a concept that appears to have been lost on the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Church, both of which have expressed concern over this way of thinking in Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain. The deputy superintendent of the Protestant Church in the Mitte district, Peter Storck, even went so far as to call religious neutrality a hallmark of “dictatorial states,” according to Tagesspiegel.

Indeed, Germany did experience two dictatorships in the 20th century – the Nazis and the communists in East Germany – which suppressed religious freedom. But suppression and neutrality are two entirely different situations that cannot be compared.

I come from a country that is far from secular, with the state and the Church of England intertwined, and there, as well as in Berlin, I think changes need to be made to help everyone feel as if they are respected and equal – regardless of religion.

Fonte: http://www.dw.de

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