While the Hizballah-loving Jeremy Corbyn has won the leadership of Britain’s Labor party, Sahra Wagenknecht, one of two leaders of Germany’s hard-left die Linke party, recently made headlines by equating the aerial bombing campaign against Islamic State with the group’s own barbaric deeds. Her opinions are shared by her fellow party members, as Benjamin Weinthal reports:
Die Linke is a formidable force in German politics. . . . This amalgam of West German leftists, trade unionists, and East German communists (including many former Stasi officers) catapulted itself into the largest opposition bloc in the 2013 national election. . . .
Die Linke’s foreign-policy spokesman, the Bundestag deputy Wolfgang Gehrcke, has attended pro-Hizballah and pro-Hamas demonstrations in Germany. He participated in a 2006 rally where “We are all Hizballah” blared from the loudspeakers. Many of the party’s parliamentarians hold views from a catalogue of horrors. Christine Buchhloz, [for instance], supports the “legitimate resistance” of Hamas and Hizballah. . . .
Wagenknecht and Buchholz’s refusal to participate in the standing ovation for . . . Shimon Peres during his Holocaust remembrance speech in the Bundestag was praised by Germany’s neo-Nazi NPD party. [Furthermore], die Linke has a peculiar obsession with fanning the flames of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement in Germany.