I was expecting public poetry readings in Berlin once the prosecution got going, but Douglas Murray at the Spectator is jumping that particular gun, and good for him:
At the end of last month, during a late-night comedy programme, a young German comedian called Jan Böhmermann included a poem that was rude about Erdogan. Incidentally the point of Mr Böhmermann’s skit was to highlight the obscenity of Turkey already trying to censor satire in Germany.
What happened next happened in swift order. First of all the Turks complained to their German counterparts. Within a few days the programme had been pulled. A few more days and it was whitewashed out of existence altogether. In the meantime Mr Böhmermann himself was forced to go under police protection. The worst blow then came late last week when Chancellor Merkel allowed the prosecution of Mr Böhmermann to go ahead in Germany. Strangely enough, Chancellor Merkel is currently pretending that the trial of a German comedian in Germany for insulting a foreign despot is a liberal act. Don’t we all understand, she asks, that the courts will decide? Well no – the very possibility of putting someone on trial for being rude about Erdogan is as illiberal or rather anti-liberal as these things come. It will be hardly more of a relief if he is found ‘not guilty’ than if he is found ‘guilty’. The fact such a trial could even be contemplated demonstrates that Germany is becoming little more than a satrapy of Erdogan’s.
Well I’m a free-born British man, and we don’t live under the blasphemy laws of such despots. So in honour of this fact I have spent the weekend writing rude limericks about Mr Erdogan. And I would hereby like to invite all readers to join me in a grand Erdogan limerick competition.
Unfortunately, my parents left me lacking in the poetry gene department, so I will not be joining this competition. However, I beg that, despite my well known abhorrence of casual abuse and obscenities in both the postings and commentary here at CCiZ, all visitors to this site heap all the abuse and ordure onto the head of Cunty McCuntface Erdogan that this lying, intolerant and totalitarian Islamist caprine fornicating* unwashed excretory orifice deserves. Likewise, that fat, festering, foetid, fly blown blob of sycophantic STASI shit, Angela Merkel. Give her your all. For, as Mark Steyn put it, “You can take the girl out of East Germany, but you can’t take East Germany out of the girl”.
Just as jihad covers many types of behaviour, so also does crusade. These suppurating pustules of venereal infection are on a jihad, fine, I’m on a crusade.
Join the crusade to take back our civilisation from the Quislings and preemptive dhimmis, and please invite your friends to do the same. While I suspect these vile and vicious dick-cheese thugs are unaware of the meaning of the Streisand effect, I also suspect that they will achieve enlightenment in the not too distant future.
While I would certainly prefer elegance and subtlety to graphic bluntness, all contributions will nonetheless be welcome. Remember, points will be awarded for wit and originality, and what do points mean?
POINTS MEAN PRIZES.
At least, so I am informed by a normally very reliable source, a Mrs Trellis of North Wales.
* for those lacking Latin, goat fucking.