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Re: Pegida marches against Islamisation of Europe

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I think at present they are. Especially if the far right use them.
Ok, they are used by the far right to provoke and we could now forever discuss "what makes a symbol a symbol"... but the bottom line is that Germany takes civil rights rather seriously and you cannot ban whatever roughly resembles some muslim guy that could be mistaken as mohammed - a ban is only allowed for very clearly and narrowly defined symbols. That's why the neo nazis find a ton of stuff to put on their jackets that leave no question what they are trying to say but isn't technically a swastica. You can ban the ISIS flag, but you cannot ban any black flag with some arabic on it...
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