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German Public Broadcasters Promote Newspaper of Controversial Muslim Publisher

Abu Bakr Rieger regretted lack of “thoroughness” of Holocaust, defends “justified doubts” about the “official version” of 9/11 attacks.

4:13 PM, Nov 4, 2010 • By JOHN ROSENTHAL
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Whereas Rieger emphasizes the Islamische Zeitung’s explicit rejection of terrorism in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, he is notably ambiguous when it comes to assigning responsibility for the attacks. Thus in an interview with his own paper that appeared on the eve of the 9th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, Rieger explained:

The question of who profited from that senseless attack was also naturally in the air. It is beyond doubt that 9/11 made possible a geopolitical strategy that was disadvantageous for Muslims, but to the advantage of the armaments and oil industries. Nowadays, due to the branding of all justified doubt about the official account of the attack as “conspiracy theory,” it would appear that a rational scientific elucidation of the attack in New York is impossible. Like so many other things, whether one believes the official version or not is nowadays a matter of faith.

The German public television networks ARD and ZDF are financed by taxes on so-called “broadcast reception devices.” Persons who possess only a radio currently pay a “basic tax” of €5.76 per month. Possessors of televisions pay a “full tax” of €17.98 per month. Last month, Germany’s Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig ruled that computer-owners without radio or television must also pay the “basic tax,” regardless of whether they use their computers to receive radio or television programming.

(Hat tip: Die Achse des Guten.)

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