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
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 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.)