Note the hollow, dumb, awkward use of 'neo-Nazi' thoroughout the article.
Be sure to catch "The NPD's rise, against a background of rising unemployment ...", which is meant to distract from the NPD's efforts at demanding a voice for all Germans, not just those that bow to the judeo-supremacists.
Also see that there is no mention of the NPD's specifc platform. Nope, the yellow journalists wouldn't dare do that, they don't want the average reader to see an agenda that may well be attractive and sensible. Smear, smear is the only tactic left to the desperate.
Catch the Coventry canard. Fact: Coventry was only bombed by the Germans in retaliation; months & months after the British began their intentional, illegal bombing of German civilian population centers.
Then there's the racist counter demonstration, "No Tears for Krauts". Ofcourse, it's illegal to say "No more lies from judeo-supremacists".
Read on, comments invited.
Schröder races to halt neo-Nazi 'funeral march' in Dresden
Luke Harding in Berlin
Friday February 11, 2005
Germany's chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, said yesterday he would explore "every possibility" to ban the neo-Nazi National Democratic party, which plans to demonstrate in Dresden on Sunday during the 60th anniversary of the city's destruction.
In an interview with a Jewish newspaper, Mr Schröder said his government was now considering a fresh attempt to ban the party following the failure of a similar effort three years ago.
"I want my government to use every possibility to go down the road of a ban," he said. "But it must have a good chance of success."
The party, known by the initials NPD, stunned Germany's mainstream political establishment last year when it won 9.2% of the vote during state elections in Saxony. Since then the NPD's 12 new MPs have staged a series of stunts in the state parliament in Dresden - walking out last month during a minute's silence for victims of the Holocaust.
On Sunday around 5,000 NPD supporters are expected to hold a "funeral march" in Dresden to commemorate the 35,000 Germans killed during the destruction of the city on February 13-14 1945 by British and American bombers.
The NPD's 33-year-old leader, Holger Apfel, has described the allied attack as a "bombing-Holocaust" and "an act of gangster politics". The NPD's rise, against a background of rising unemployment, appears to have caught Germany's Social Democrat-led government unawares.
It has provoked a bitter dispute between Mr Schröder and the man he beat during Germany's last general election in 2002, Edmund Stoiber. Mr Stoiber, the minister president of Bavaria, this week accused the chancellor of failing to bring down unemployment, and driving voters towards the far right. Mr Schröder hit back angrily, describing Mr Stoiber as "malicious".
The chancellor is now urgently considering ways of preventing the NPD from marching through the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin's most famous monument, on May 8 - the 60th anniversary of the end of the second world war, and Berlin's liberation from the Nazis by the Red Army. The demonstration would take place only metres from a new Holocaust memorial.
"I am one of those who don't want to accept that people can demonstrate with far-right slogans at memorials for the victims of the Holocaust," Mr Schröder told the Jüdische Allgemeine, a Jewish weekly.
"I hope all the parties in parliament can unite on a change to the law," he said. His government has already tried to ban the NPD once, arguing that it incited hate crimes against foreigners and Jews. But in 2003, Germany's highest court refused to hear the case because the government cited inflammatory statements and writings by party members who were later unmasked as paid informers for the state.
"Another court defeat would only help the NPD," Mr Schröder admitted.
As well as the demonstration on Sunday by the neo-Nazi NPD, thousands of anti-fascists are expected to stage their own rival demonstration under the slogan "No Tears for Krauts".
Also in Dresden, the British ambassador in Germany, Sir Peter Torry, will attend a memorial ceremony in which representatives from Coventry will hand over a cross of nails to the people of Dresden.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/germany/artic ... 07,00.html