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Nürnberg, Mittelfranken, 2006-06-24 - 4:41 a.m.

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Kentucky fried news..

Since a week I'm reading occasionially, since Alison gave me that adress, mentioning that there were reports of the world cup here in Germany.

So while I looked there I found this article:

German Jews protest Iranian president
Associated Press
NUREMBERG, Germany - Iran's first World Cup game provided the backdrop Sunday for a protest of its Holocaust-denying president by German Jews and politicians.

The protest was peaceful, and so were the three cities hosting games - between them, police reported just seven fan arrests for minor offenses.

In the eastern city of Leipzig, where the Netherlands beat Serbia-Montenegro 1-0 in the first match, no one was arrested. Past hooliganism by Dutch fans had raised concerns, as had several attacks on nonwhites in Germany's formerly communist east ahead of the tournament.

The day ended with a 1-0 Portugal win over Angola in Cologne, where police said their only problems were a pick pocket and two drunks trying to tussle.

Across Germany in Frankfurt, English fans with a reputation for rowdiness lingered the day after their team beat Paraguay. They were well behaved: Police reported no World Cup-related incidents.

In Nuremberg, the most action police saw was two men fighting near one of the jumbo screens where fans without tickets gather to watch games.

"People were happy and peaceful, we had almost nothing to do," said police spokesman Franz Stiegelbauer.

The protest against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began well before Iran's late afternoon 3-1 loss to Mexico. Ahmadinejad has generated international consternation by dismissing the Holocaust as a myth and calling for Israel's destruction.

Police estimated 1,200 people gathered in a downtown square. Many waved Israeli flags and were joined by Iranian dissidents.

Ahmadinejad has suggested he might visit his nation's team, but has announced no specific plans. With no U.N. or European Union travel ban in place, German officials say they couldn't turn him away.

"It is our job, not just that of us Jews but of all Germans, to tell Ahmadinejad he is an unwelcome person in Germany," said Michel Friedman, a former deputy leader of Germany's Central Council of Jews. He called the Iranian president "the Hitler of the 21st century."

I see it a good sign that in that town where 65 years ago Hitler held his big parades & where the draft laws of the 'Nürnberger Gesetze' (Nurembergian Laws) - these disgustable laws of racial segregation - were built & signed - now Israelian flags are waved. - Also I liked it that Iranian dissidents were joining to show, that not everybody from Iran is poisoned by the ant-Israel Iranian propaganda.

These days I also read in German press that the Bavarian minister of the interior ("Beckstein") said about Ahmadinejad: "We don't want this criminal here!". Some other German politicians had similar harsh rejecting word for the Iranian president.

& I totally agree in this with Friedmann & Beckmann - & I refuse to say I told you so - but I told you so - see my older entry here - They all got it from me..

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