MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Dear Madam President! Dear colleagues! What we have now seen again – I would like to put that in front of the brackets – is that the AfD and you, Mr Curio, are trying to abuse the terrible attacks of the last few weeks for your political purposes.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU and the SPD – Dr. Alexander Gauland [AfD]: What does “abuse” mean? – Dr. Bernd Baumann [AfD]: We are the opposition!)
That is reprehensible and in no way does it justice.
Dear colleagues, Islamist terror has struck cruelly several times in recent weeks. The deeds of Nice, but also of Paris and Dresden fill us with sadness, disgust and anger. We mourn the victims and feel for the bereaved, especially the parish whose church was attacked yesterday by Islamist fanaticism. But above all, we stand firmly with our French friends, who have been hit particularly hard by terror in recent weeks.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU and the SPD)
The more fuel is poured into the fire from outside, from other countries, and the more people are incited, the more France is attacked, the closer our ranks are. Germany shows full solidarity with the French nation.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU as well as from MPs of the SPD and Dr. Franziska Brantner [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN])
That means: Our common values are immovable. We have freedom of religion for everyone. But this also means respect and recognition of the religion of the other. We have freedom of expression and freedom of the press. These fundamental rights and values also apply to religious communities. Of course we have equality between women and men. We demand all this and much more from everyone, at any time, who wants to live here in Germany and in Europe. That is the basis of our life, dear colleagues.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU)
But we also have to realize that it is not always easy and that Islamist terror is back. Basically he was never gone, the danger has not diminished; the last days and weeks have shown that.
In view of the situation in the world and in view of increasing radicalization, the fight against Islamist terror will be with us for a long time, perhaps even permanently. That is why it is important that we do not lapse into actionism after such acts, but remain permanently vigilant and consistent: with our police forces, our security authorities, the intelligence services, but also in the immigration authorities and in schools, wherever state action occurs. We, as legislators, are constantly required to look for ever better solutions in this struggle for better protection of our population.
We do that in the CDU and CSU. We have been drilling thick boards there for years. The Quellen-TKÜ, for example, is such a thick board that we hope to have drilled through in the next few weeks, so that our intelligence services can all work better with one another and also have the legal basis to be up to date in the digital world to be.
(Applause from members of the CDU / CSU)
We also need to talk about how we deal with threats like the perpetrator in Dresden and how we can get better control over threats.
(Karsten Hilse [AfD]: No! Just deport!)
He was in a prevention program, he was observed – unfortunately both unsuccessful. The perpetrator was refused, required to leave the country,
(Karsten Hilse [AfD]: Right!)
but because of the ban on deportation to Syria, this deportation was not feasible.
(Dr. Alexander Gauland [AfD]: Then you would have had to pick it up! Then it would not have happened! – Dr. Bernd Baumann [AfD]: You are responsible for that! It’s your fault!)
– Dear colleagues, now wait and see and listen! – We therefore expect the Federal Foreign Office to examine the situation in Syria without reservation,
(Dr. Bernd Baumann [AfD]: That’s great!)
an examination of whether it is not possible, at least also for such endangers, corresponding returns
(Dr. Bernd Baumann [AfD]: How long do you need that?)
To carry out deportations again. Because anyone who seeks protection in Germany, but is avowed to be an enemy of this country and a danger to our population, must be aware that this has consequences for which he is responsible.
(Thomas Ehrhorn [AfD]: Which one? – Dr. Alexander Gauland [AfD]: That helps a lot!)
That is why we have to be more consistent in these areas, in protecting our population and then also in deportation to our home countries, especially when it comes to endangered people.
(Dr. Bernd Baumann [AfD]: That’s great!)
I think we should all think about this together, dear colleagues, over the next few days and weeks.
Thank you very much.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU – Dr. Alexander Gauland [AfD]: They’ll be terribly afraid of you, Mr. Throm!)
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.