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Source: CDU CSU

Dear Madam President! Dear colleagues! The AfD convened a current hour today to react to the attacks in France and to learn from them. Dear Mr. Curio, what you have presented here really cuts the bottom of the barrel. Because you didn’t think of the victims in France or Dresden with a single syllable.

(Applause from BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN as well as from members of the CDU / CSU, the SPD and the FDP – Karsten Hilse [AfD]: The victims thought!)

– And now you’re complaining about how that is pronounced. It is unbelievable, even with the rhetoric with which you came back here.

(Shouts from the AfD)

– Listen to! – You are not at all interested in drawing lessons from it. Because if that was your concern, you would have offered a few solutions. But you did not do that in your speech.

I’ll add one more thing: When we talk about the attacks in France now, I’ll ask you a very specific question: What about the assassin in Avignon, who was shot? That was a right-wing extremist, dear Mr. Curio.

(Applause from the FDP and BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN as well as from members of the CDU / CSU and the SPD – Dr. Harald Weyel [AfD]: Do you want to offset that, or what? – Dr. Konstantin von Notz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GREENS]: double standards!)

And if you stand here and again give the impression that all Muslims – and you said that in your speech – are a potential danger,

(Karsten Hilse [AfD]: Nobody said that!)

then that’s just plain wrong.

(Karsten Hilse [AfD]: You weren’t listening!)

I would like to tell you – maybe write it down -: Any Islamist who quotes the Koran represents just as little Islam as a right-wing extremist Germany when he waves the black, red and gold flag.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU, the SPD and the BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN as well as from members of the FDP)

And how to really grieve without setting up such a polemical current hour on Friday afternoon,

(Dr. Bernd Baumann [AfD]: What does “polemical” mean? People die there!)

Yesterday, our colleague Konstantin Kuhle showed with his call for a spontaneous devotion at the French embassy. And for that I would like to take this opportunity to thank him very much.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU, the SPD, the FDP, the LEFT and the BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN)

When we talk about Islamism, we are undoubtedly talking about an absolutely real danger. I would like to single out two figures from current reports: We are talking about 28020 people who belong to the Islamist spectrum and – for comparison, so that the numbers can be classified – we have about 230,000 people who we assign to the right-wing extremist spectrum have to. In other words, it is by no means a marginal problem, and by no means something that we do not need to pay as much attention to when it comes to protecting our people.

(Dr. Harald Weyel [AfD]: Then name the number of victims!)

But now I would like to point out a specific problem because it is mentioned again and again in the debate: If we look deeper into the figures, we can assume that we have around 600 Islamist threats in our country. If you want to guard them around the clock, you need 30 officers per person who is threatening them; I hope you can still follow. Then there are about 18,000 officers that we would need to guard these threats around the clock. I think it is clear to everyone here that this is not possible.

(Karsten Hilse [AfD]: Get on the plane and fly away!)

And that’s exactly why we start at the point where modern technology provides us with possibilities: That is telecommunications monitoring. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our coalition partner, the SPD, for having finally overcome your resistance and for agreeing to this weighty amendment to the Constitutional Protection Act, which enables this source TKÜ, as it is also known, to be used in low-threshold suspected cases. Only in this way can we act efficiently and with the methods of the 21st century against threats on the Internet and also in real life on the street.

(Applause from members of the CDU / CSU)

– Yes, you can clap; the SPD deserves that.

And then we are accused of doing too little against Islamism. That’s just plain wrong. That’s not true. I had just mentioned the amendment to the Constitutional Protection Act, which only went through the cabinet last week. We passed the ban on Hezbollah operations in Germany back in March. We have the Joint Counter Terrorism Center. The Common Internet Center has existed since 2007 and deals with the crime and radicalization on the Internet that I mentioned. And since 2012 there has been an advice center in the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees that deals with deradicalization, well before your 2015 warning mark, which you repeatedly propagate up and down in the media. So this government is doing something.

(Karsten Hilse [AfD]: Nothing has happened since then!)

But I would like to add one point that is always a little too little emphasized in the debates and gets lost: A current example here from Berlin: An acquaintance of mine, an entrepreneur, was in a hotel near Breitscheidplatz. He was visited during the night by people of Arab origin who knocked on his door and said: “Allahu akbar” and “Allah will judge you all”. He then reported this incident to the Berlin police.

(Karsten Hilse [AfD]: It’s good that he did that!)

The moved immediately, but did not want to hear anything about terrorist suspicion. The ad only mentioned threats. And when repeatedly asked why this was not followed up, data protection was argued. In the end, this report was not associated with any suspicion of terrorism.

Ladies and gentlemen, such cases do not work. And if we want to recognize threats more quickly in future in order to prevent acts, then we have to take such cases seriously. I will pursue this point. Dear AfD, you can be sure that the subject of fighting Islamism is just as well taken care of with us as the subject of right-wing and left-wing extremism.

Many many thanks.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU)


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