German parliament approves joint motion against Grey Wolves
The German government is having a ban on the right-wing extremist organization "Grey Wolves" considered. A joint motion by CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP and the Greens has been approved in the Bundestag.
The German government is considering a ban on the right-wing extremist organization "Grey Wolves". A joint motion by CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP and the Greens was approved by the parliamentary majority in the German Parliament on Wednesday. A possible ban of the associations of the so-called Ülkücü (Idealist] movement will now be examined by the Federal Ministry of the Interior as the responsible authority.
The reason given for the examination request was that the ultra-nationalistic ideology of the "idealists is inhuman and a threat to the free democratic basic order in Germany and the "Grey Wolves" are racist, fascist and anti-Semitic.
Two weeks ago France had dissolved the "Grey Wolves" in country. The government of Emmanuel Macron said that the movement fueled discrimination and hatred and were involved in violent actions and public provocations, most recently in the context of the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict over Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). At the end of October, several hundred Turks organized a hunt for Armenians in Décines-Charpieu in eastern Lyon and further south in Vienne. In Décines, even the memorial to the Armenian genocide of 1915 was smeared. In the motion approved today, the French action is expressly welcomed by the German parliament.