Anti-Semitism officer demands evidence of Neubauer Meissen’s accusation
In an interview with Ann Weil, climate activist Louisa Newbauer accused former constitution protection chief Meissen of posting anti-Semitic content. So far, it has not provided any evidence – but that is exactly what the antisemitism commissioner is claiming in the federal government.
aIn light of the case of climate activist Luisa Neubauer, the anti-Semitism commissioner in the federal government has warned of sweeping allegations of anti-Semitism.
The Greens involved in Fridays for the Future accused former president of Constitutional Protection and current legal translator for CDU, Hans-George Mason, of posting anti-Semitic blog content – however, without providing evidence or answering questions about it.
Government Commissioner Felix Klein said “The New Osnabrück Newspaper” (NOZ): “The accusation of anti-Semitism is a sharp sword and requires clear and unambiguous evidence. Anyone citing this accusation must be aware of his responsibility for German history.” And: “To be clear and precise here, we as citizens of this country must fulfill it unequivocally.”
Mason had rejected these allegations. He told WELT: “What Mrs. Newbauer said about me on” Ann Weil “are baseless and paperless statements that I reject.”
The CDU president and candidate for the union’s advisor, Armin Laschet, who sat like Neubauer on the Ann Weil Commission on Sunday evening, responded to the climate activist’s comments with questions. “Anti-Semitism will not be tolerated,” Lachit said on the program. “I tell them that he is not anti-Semitic and does not distribute any anti-Semitic texts, and if he does, that would be grounds for exclusion from the party.” Said the leader of the Christian Democratic Union. “If that is it, then I’ll act, I don’t know the lyrics.”
The former head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution was nominated by four CDU district assemblies as a direct candidate for the Bundestag in Southern Thuringia at the end of April. This has been criticized partially within the federation, but also by other parties.