Berlin House of Representatives After a dispute over Chemnitz Tweet Chebli leaves the hall
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After the riots in Chemnitz, State Secretary Sawsan Chebli (SPD) called for "more radicalism" in the fight against law. When she was criticized in the Berlin House of Representatives, she left the room, crying.
So many (thoughtless) remote Tweet has brought the sender a lot of trouble. Now a well-known SPD politician is also feeling this: Sawsan Chebli, parliamentary state secretary for civil engagement in Berlin. She was criticized by members of the Berlin parliament in a debate over xenophobia and Islamophobia because of their social media contributions, as the Berlin local newspaper "B.Z." reports. Then she left the room with tears in her eyes.
The daughter of a family from Palestine had expressed several concerns after the right-wing national demonstrations in Chemnitz, also because hostility had increased against her. Last time she wrote: "Go to bed with a bad feeling, get up with a bad feeling. Have never received so many hate mail and death threats. The calls are getting louder, Muslims should go away. And I can not even rely on our home minister. "
The tweets, which were now but specifically in a debate of the Berlin House of Representatives, had Chebli already written in late August, under the impression of the disputes in the Saxon Chemnitz. One of them is no longer available because the politician had extinguished it himself. The 40-year-old wrote after the Chemnitzer concert against right (#Wirsindmehr) first: "We are more (yet), but too quiet, too comfortable, too divided, too disorganized, too timid … We are too little radical".
But she clearly did not want to stop that and stated: "Tweeted today that we have to become more radical. My radically in the commitment to democracy u. Rule of law. In view of the disgusting right-wing violence, I do not want to continue using the word because it could be understood as violent. "And in the second Tweet it said then:" There must be only one force, the rule of law. So I deleted the tweet. "
Just one day after contributions, the CDU leader, Burkard Dregger, had reprimanded Chebli for using the word "radical," the paper said. At the meeting on Thursday he repeated, according to "B.Z." His criticism, which apparently joined other parliamentarians.
"It hailed criticism," writes the newspaper. Michael Müller, Berlin's governing mayor (SPD), intervened and defended Chebli. However, she left the room "in tears," as the news agency dpa notes in her photos. Chebli himself has not commented on her reaction in the House of Representatives. On Twitter, the SPD politician recently shared excerpts from a speech by Michael Müller.