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Religious extremists advocate murdering gay Polish politician


Harry
7 Jul 2016  #1
This utterly sickening but not in the slightest bit surprising.

A news portal in Poland has called for the country's first openly gay city mayor to be burned at the stake - after he posthumously "rehabilitated" a Polish Catholic woman who herself suffered such a death for witchcraft.

Under the headline "To the stake with Biedroń", Fronda.pl said that the Słupsk city mayor had served a "truly sick" idea to residents - by naming a roundabout after Trina Papisten (also known as Katarzyna Zimmermann), burned as witch in 1701.

Full article here: inside-poland/t/burn-the-mayor-portal-calls-for-execution-of-city-boss-in-poland-who-rehabilitated-catholic-woman-killed-for-being-a-witch/
jon357 63 | 14,121
7 Jul 2016  #2
Should be possible to prosecute whoever published that.
OP Harry
7 Jul 2016  #3
Should be, but isn't, apparently. Last year the same publication called for a prominent award-winning author to be murdered and nothing happened to them.
GLostEmail
7 Jul 2016  #4
Though the call- out by that portal is bad, That trash rag should really have looked up who she was before getting all glaze eyed and foamy-mouthed over it. They are probably the Polish Stormfromt or Huffpo quality news. Seem they are trying to get public opinion hostile to the mayor

I do have to ask Who T F does this Mayor think he is naming a street after

1) unimportant historical figure (tragic yes, but there are far more deserving tragic figures over centuries than this; its not like she died fighting for the freedom of ...well anyone but herself.)

2)and dare do so (name a street/library/anything he did-not-fund-himself after ANY person) without a local vetting and vote

And BTW she was killed by the Prussian Govt for being a Papist and slavic? Everyone goes on about the Inquisition, but forget the murders of Catholics under Protestant court.

Burned at stake. No. FIRED? YES. Not so much for who he chose, since she should be considered a lesser martyr, but how he implemented it. He meant well but bad judgement on his part.
jon357 63 | 14,121
7 Jul 2016  #5
Should be, but isn't, apparently. Last year the same publication called for a prominent award-winning author to be murdered and nothing happened to them

Maybe there'll be some progress this time.

Respect to the Mayor for naming the roundabout after a historical figure who deserves to be better remembered.
Ziemowit 12 | 3,399
7 Jul 2016  #6
"Religious extremists advocate murdering gay Polish politician"
I very much hope Polly of the PF has nothing to do with this whatsoever ...

And BTW she was killed by the Prussian Govt for being a Papist and slavic?

That's an interesting question. Słupsk (Stolp) was under Prussian rule at that time. Ethnicly she may have been Slavic (Pomeranian/Kashubian) or Prussian (surname: Zimmermann). Her first name in 1701 definitely was not "Katarzyna" .
Tictactoe
7 Jul 2016  #7
To be fair they're entitled to their opinion.
jon357 63 | 14,121
7 Jul 2016  #8
They express it loudly and often. Calling for a very popular (or any) politician to be murdered is somewhat different.
Ziemowit 12 | 3,399
7 Jul 2016  #9
Calling for a very popular (or any) politician to be murdered

It goes under the penalty code ...
mafketis 20 | 7,049
7 Jul 2016  #10
they're entitled to their opinion.

I don't know about Polish law, but calling for violence against an identifiable person (like the current mayor of Słupsk) is not protected speech and is actionable should the current mayor Słupsk choose to pursue that avenue.
jon357 63 | 14,121
7 Jul 2016  #11
Normal he publishes copies of the death threats he receives (or some of them) on Facebook.
TheOther 5 | 3,643
7 Jul 2016  #12
And BTW she was killed by the Prussian Govt for being a Papist and slavic?

Don't try to construct some Prussian anti-slavic BS out of this. They couldn't care less at that time whether you were slavic or not. She was burned because they considered her a witch. Equally stupid reason, though.


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