Buzz about guest post
Faeser: Wouldn’t write for “antifa” anymore today
2/13/2022, 4:11 am
As leader of the parliamentary group in Hesse, Nancy Faeser writes a guest article for a left-wing association that is monitored by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Today she would not write again for the publication, says the SPD politician. Because as Federal Minister of the Interior she now has “a different role”.
In her office as Federal Minister of the Interior, the SPD politician Nancy Faeser would no longer write an article for the magazine “antifa” – a publication of a left-wing organization in which the Office for the Protection of the Constitution is interested. “Today I have a different role,” she told the “Bild am Sonntag”.
Last year – before taking office as federal minister – she did this in Hesse as SPD parliamentary group leader and victim of the “NSU 2.0” death threats. Union and AfD politicians heavily criticized Faeser for the post last week. The CDU interior expert Christoph de Vries told the “Bild” newspaper: “How should the employees of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, whose job it is to defend the free-democratic basic order, feel when their top employer gets in touch with enemies of the constitution?”
Faeser had published a guest article in “antifa” in which she wrote about the large numbers of right-wing extremist threatening letters signed “NSU 2.0” that were sent out at the time, two of which she herself had received. “antifa” is the magazine of the “Association of the Persecuted of the Nazi Regime – Bund der Antifaschisten”, which was described in 2020 in the Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution as the “nationwide largest left-wing extremist-influenced organization in the field of anti-fascism”.
Faeser told the newspaper that she could understand “if some are wondering about the place of publication”. She wrote the post after she herself had received two death threats from the so-called “NSU 2.0”. “And no one criticized the content either.”