British Extinction Rebellion founder arouses anger by referring to Holocaust as & # 39; just another dick & # 39; https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ "Daily Mail Online
The British co-founder of Extinction Rebellion today caused indignation in Germany by referring to the Holocaust as & # 39; just another jerk in human history & # 39 ;.
Roger Hallam compared the murder of six million Jews at the hands of the Nazis with other historical massacres and claimed that the memory of the Shoah stopped Germany.
The 53-year-old former organic farmer was soon convicted by Extinction Rebellion groups in Germany after his interview with a newspaper in the country.
He told me in an English-language interview That Zeit: & # 39; The extremity of a trauma … can cause paralysis by learning its lessons.
& # 39; Fact is that millions of people have been regularly killed in vicious circumstances throughout history. & # 39;
Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, is arrested while setting up a toy drone in the exclusion zone of London Heathrow airport during a protest in September
Hallam was convicted by Extinction Rebellion groups in Germany after his newspaper interview in which he said that the memory of the Holocaust stopped the country
The headline of the German newspaper Bild, which shows indignation about Roger Hallam & # 39; s comments about the Holocaust
He quoted the Belgian colonialists who went to the Congo in the late 19th century and decimated & # 39 ;.
Hallam went on to say that he considers the German attitude to the Holocaust harmful.
He warned in the interview: & # 39; The extent of this trauma can paralyze. That prevents you from learning. & # 39;
Extinction groups in Germany quickly condemned the comments.
& # 39; We distance ourselves from Roger Hallam's trivial and relativistic comments about the Holocaust, & # 39; tweet Extinction Rebellion Germany.
& # 39; Roger has violated the principles of XR and is no longer welcome at XR Germany, & # 39; said the group with an abbreviation for Extinction Rebellion.
The Berlin branch of the organization tweeted: & # 39; The systematic eradication of millions cannot be normalized. Never. Zero tolerance for anti-Semitism. & # 39;
The German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tweets his outrage at Hallam's comments.
He wrote: & # 39; The Holocaust led to millions of deaths and cruel torture methods. To kill and destroy Jews industrially is unique inhumane. We must always be aware of that, to be sure: never again! & # 39;
Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany, although several politicians have caused controversy with comments about the Nazi era in recent years.
Roger Hallam (photo), a former organic farmer whose climate change movement brought large parts of London, claimed & # 39; irritated & # 39; to be so many of his followers & # 39; made up excuses & # 39; not to be arrested
In 2018, co-leader of the far-right AfD party, Alexander Gauland, referred to the Nazi era as a & # 39; dot of bird droppings & # 39; in the history of Germany.
His party colleague Bjoern Hoecke also caused indignation a year earlier when he referred to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin as a & # 39; memorial of shame & # 39 ;.
Hallam's climate change has brought large parts of London to a halt through large-scale protests against the saw roads in the center of the capital.
The former PhD student was arrested twice in 24 hours last month and spent six weeks in pre-trial detention with Wormwood Scrubs.
He turned out to be in breach of his bail conditions by entering the five-mile exclusion zone and trying to cause inconvenience by attempting to fly a drone near Heathrow airport.
The founder of XR has been detained in Wormwood Scrubs since 16 September after his arrest for attempting to cause a nuisance by attempting to fly a drone near Heathrow Airport (shown during his arrest on 19 September)
On his release, Hallam was slammed by supporters after bragging that the prison was "good" & # 39 ;.
He was also branded as an & # 39; arrogant liability & # 39; because he claimed & # 39; irritated & # 39; to be so many of his followers & # 39; made up excuses & # 39; not to be arrested.
Hallam told his 4,500 followers on Facebook: & # 39; I was fine and if something was (it) annoying, it was there thinking that so many people make excuses for not taking this step that is so necessary now. & # 39;
During the 10-day fall uprising of Extinction Rebellion, 1,832 people were arrested and more than 150 were charged with violations.
During the April protests of the group, activists stuck to DLR trains and broke windows at Shell's London headquarters. More than 1,100 people were arrested.
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