Germany: Jewish community upset over mocking video

Expatica brings us a new definition for 'mocking'. Burning a Jew alive must be hilarious for some.

Jewish body to sue YouTube over video mocking late leader

A video clip that showed a late president of the Central Council, Paul Spiegel, being burned alive.


Germany's national Jewish body said Thursday it has filed suit against YouTube and its parent company Google, demanding a court order for the site to be permanently purged of anti-Semitic videos.


Stephan Kramer, secretary general of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said in Hamburg, "we charge Google with aiding and abetting racial hatred and discrimination on its YouTube video- platform subsidiary.


"We applied this week for an injunction from a court in Hamburg."


He said one example was a video clip that showed a late president of the Central Council, Paul Spiegel, being burned alive. He charged that it had been available for download for months on end.



YouTube allows users to flag videos as inappropriate, leading to a review by YouTube editors who can delete videos that breach the platform's terms of use.



Source: Expatica (English)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is definitely wrong,
but what does it have to do with Islam?

Esther said...

Hi anonymous,

1. 'Mocking religion' is a hot topic at the moment, specifically relating to Islam. When i first saw the headline, I assumed the Jews were upset over something like the Mohammed cartoons.

2. this log reserves the right to sometimes write things which are not directly related to either Islam or Europe.

svenskamerikan said...

It might also serve an example on how to address a grievance without threats, violence, bloodshed, and flag burning.