Germany Cracks Down on Terry Jones and Innocence of Muslims

Germany's Interior Ministry Sunday banned the entry into the country of internationally-known Koran burner Terry Jones upon the invitation of the "fringe right-wing party" (Deutsche Welle) B├╝rgerbewegung Pro Deutschland (Civil Movement Pro Germany), as against the "interest in maintaining public order."  Jones was to travel to Germany in conjunction with a Berlin screening by Pro Deutschland of the film promoted by Jones, Innocence of Muslims, whose trailer on the internet has caused an international uproar in recent days in conjunction with often violent Islamic unrest around the world.  German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, whose ministry had proposed the entry ban to the Interior Ministry, commented that "preachers of hate have nothing to seek in Germany."  Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich in turn condemned the screening intention of Pro Deutschland as a provocation of Islamist groups in Germany akin to "pouring oil into the fire with gross negligence"...(Read Full Article)

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