Islam, Turkish neo-fascists are two sides of the same scimitar…
If one listens to the words of the Green politician Cem Özdemir, the “Grey Wolves” could be the largest anti-constitutional movement in Germany: he estimates the number of Turkish ultra-nationalists at up to 20,000 members. The Office for the Protection of the Constitution assumes that the umbrella organisation ADÜTDF alone has 7,000 members, but puts the total number at around 11,000. “
It cannot be that Turkish right-wing extremists intimidate, beat up or threaten the lives of peaceful citizens in the middle of Berlin, Dortmund or Hamburg,” Özdemir said in an interview with the “Welt” newspaper on the occasion of a motion in the Bundestag aimed at trying to rein in and possibly ban the movement.
Almost a month has passed since then. The initiative, which was supported by the Christian Democratic Union, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens, also came in the wake of a decree by French President Emmanuel Macron banning the Grey Wolves on November 4th. The parties had not only demanded to consider bans against parts of the groups officially called the “Ülkücü” movement, but also to show “solidarity with persons and groups persecuted by the Grey Wolves”.
There is little sign of this today. Instead, the extremists, who dream of a racially pure Turkic empire in Central Asia, threaten Armenian Christians in their German exile. The television programme ARD-Mittagsmagazin on December 2nd featured a report on the parish priest Gnel Gabrielyan, who reported that threatening letters from the Grey Wolves had appeared in the mailboxes of his parishioners. “You dirty children of Armenia, we will find you all and your children will stand at your graves before they fall into their own graves it reads. The shadow of Nagorno-Karabakh falls as far as Hanau in Hesse.