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Shouts of 'Heil Hitler' in Greek parliament

2013-05-17 14:03

Athens - Greece's parliament on Friday ejected a neo-Nazi lawmaker and shouts of 'Heil Hitler' were heard in the chamber in the latest incident involving the aggressive Golden Dawn far-right party.

Golden Dawn MP Panagiotis Iliopoulos was ordered out by the acting speaker after he poked fun at the leader of the main leftist opposition Syriza party.

The acting speaker is also from Syriza.

As Iliopoulos was leaving the chamber with fellow Golden Dawn lawmakers, he called MPs applauding in approval "goats" and "pathetic" and amid the mayhem, someone shouted "Heil Hitler" three times.

State-run Athens News Agency said the shouts came from Golden Dawn parliament spokesperson Christos Pappas, who is considered a senior party ideologue. Golden Dawn denied this.

Earlier this week, Pappas admitted in parliament that he had written a tract several years ago praising Adolf Hitler as a "visionary".

Rise in social tensions


"Thank you for bringing up writings from our youth," Pappas told the chamber. "Nationalism is the youth of the world and its future belongs to nationalism."

Golden Dawn was elected to parliament in June, winning nearly 7% of the vote and 18 seats out of an overall 300.

The party has benefitted from a rise in social tensions as Greece experiences a fourth year of strict austerity policies.

Many Golden Dawn supporters have been implicated in violent assaults against immigrants and the party is known for its anti-Semitic and xenophobic discourse.

A number of its lawmakers have also been implicated in aggressive behaviour incidents - one of them recently attempting to punch the Athens mayor - and have had their parliamentary immunity lifted to enable their prosecution.

Comments
  • Joy Moloi - 2013-05-17 14:16

    7 % of greeks love hitler. Africans should get the hell out of that poverty hit country.

      Joe Soap - 2013-07-24 14:09

      The Peee-Ceeee media always make out like anti-Semitism arbitrarily pops up anywhere like a disease. But there is a reason for everything, ne? Of course they don't give you the reason because if they did you would learn something they don't want you to know. The fact is that many Greeks know WHO the bankers are and WHAT these people have done to their economy and country. THATS why you read about behaviour like this. THINK people, think for yourselves, don't just accept what the media spoonfeeds you.

      Joe Soap - 2013-07-24 14:11

      By the way Joy, why don't you go to youtube and search for "IDI AMIN" and "HITLER" and/or "ISRAEL". You'll learn some interesting facts. Maybe you'll begin to understand why Idi Amin was demonised by the media. He KNEW things and he didn't hold his tongue.

  • Themba Mazibuko - 2013-05-17 14:36

    Hitler liked it " Greek Styleā€¯ - and therefore he still has fans there.

      Joe Soap - 2013-07-24 14:18

      Idi Amin was a Hitler fan. Gee, I wonder why???

  • Linda Karlsson - 2013-05-17 19:49

    For the true story and other news about Golden dawn read. http://golden-dawn-international-newsroom.blogspot.se/2013/05/lies-on-behalf-of-antiracist-law.html#comment-form This story as all stories from multicultural media is a lie and a smear, multiculturalist are the nazists of our time, no white people anywhere can do anything for their own people without being called nazist by anti-white multiculturalist, these multiculturalist ironically support the fascist anti-white racist totalitarian dictatorship of EU, and support racial discrimination against whites(affirmative action), as well as ethnic cleansing and population replacement by mass-immigration. But by now I think most people, even the most ignorant, are well aware that leftist are lying racist themselves, and when they accuse all white people of being racist, it is just to hide their own extreme bigotry. For those who can read Greece the transcripit of this lie can be read here. It is actually a leftist screaming Heil Hitler to mock Golden dawn. Golden dawn btw reject nazism. http://tvxs.gr/news/%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%AC%CE%B4%CE%B1/%CF%83%CE%AC%CE%BB%CE%BF%CF%82-%CE%B3%CE%B9%CE%B1-%CF%84%CE%BF-%C2%ABheil-hitler%C2%BB-%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B7-%CE%B2%CE%BF%CF%85%CE%BB%CE%AE

      Joe Soap - 2013-07-24 14:15

      Well said Linda.

  • Linda Karlsson - 2013-05-17 19:49

    For the true story and other news about Golden dawn read. http://golden-dawn-international-newsroom.blogspot.se/2013/05/lies-on-behalf-of-antiracist-law.html#comment-form This story as all stories from multicultural media is a lie and a smear, multiculturalist are the nazists of our time, no white people anywhere can do anything for their own people without being called nazist by anti-white multiculturalist, these multiculturalist ironically support the fascist anti-white racist totalitarian dictatorship of EU, and support racial discrimination against whites(affirmative action), as well as ethnic cleansing and population replacement by mass-immigration. But by now I think most people, even the most ignorant, are well aware that leftist are lying racist themselves, and when they accuse all white people of being racist, it is just to hide their own extreme bigotry. For those who can read Greece the transcripit of this lie can be read here. It is actually a leftist screaming Heil Hitler to mock Golden dawn. Golden dawn btw reject nazism. http://tvxs.gr/news/%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%AC%CE%B4%CE%B1/%CF%83%CE%AC%CE%BB%CE%BF%CF%82-%CE%B3%CE%B9%CE%B1-%CF%84%CE%BF-%C2%ABheil-hitler%C2%BB-%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B7-%CE%B2%CE%BF%CF%85%CE%BB%CE%AE

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