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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Germany Declares War! -- On Christianity

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: It pains me to write this. It's a story I've known about for some time, but I've kept quiet to await a hopeful outcome, that has not materialized. I had originally hoped that my ancestral homeland would rise from the ashes of World War II as a shining new leader of the European Union. Sadly, however, the spectre of an evil spirit is alive and well in the fatherland. Germany has declared war on Christianity -- conservative Christianity that is. The nation has embarked on a policy of zero tolerance for Christan homeschooling parents, and resorted to gestapo-like tactics to enforce it. As it stands today, it is illegal for Christian parents to educate their children at home, and as punishment for this "crime," the state reserves the "right" to seize the children of any who try.

A little more than six weeks ago, 15 German policemen stormed into the home of 15 year old Melissa Busekros, taking her from her parents against her will, and admitting her to a psychiatric hospital in Nuremberg for "treatment" in what many believe to be a government indoctrination program disguised as mental health care. Her only 'crime' was homeschooling, and she is now a ward of the state, allowed to see her parents no more than once a week. International human rights groups are outraged at this blatant violation, and yet the German government does nothing to correct the matter. Wolfgang Drautz, consul general for the Federal Republic of Germany, responding to criticism said the government "has a legitimate interest in countering the rise of parallel societies that are based on religion or motivated by different world views and in integrating minorities into the population as a whole." Further comments by other German officials are even more chilling. In response to a complaint filed by concerned citizens, one government letter said: "You complain about the forced school escort of primary school children by the responsible local police officers… In order to avoid this in future, the education authority is in conversation with the affected family in order to look for possibilities to bring the religious convictions of the family into line with the unalterable school attendance requirement."

The move is reminiscent of Adolf Hitler's reign in which homeschooling was banned. In his own words, the German dictator said in 1937: "The Youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled. This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing."

March, 12 2007

Dear Sir or Madam,

I was taken away from my family on the first February 2007 and brought with more than 15 police men to the psychiatry in Nuremberg. There I was 2 weeks. I was brought there, because I was homeschooled 2 1/2 years. Now I am in a foster-family and I am allowed to see my parents only once a week. I want to ask you for help, to get my right to go back to my family, as I wish. I am not sick as the doctor said and my family is the best place for me to live.

Yours Sincerely,

Anima Melissa Falona Busekros

To express concerns:

President of the Federal Republic of Germany
11010 Berlin
Telefon: +49 30 20 00-0
Fax: +49 030 20 00-19 99

Angela Merkel
Willy-Brandt-Straße 1
10557 Berlin
Telefon: +49 180 272-0000
Fax: +49 1888 272-2555

Prime Minister of Bavaria
Dr. Edmund Stoiber
Postfach 220011
80535 München
Tel.: +49 89 / 2165-0
Fax: +49 89 / 29 40 44

Minister for Family Affairs
Christa Stewens
80792 München
Telefon +49 89 12 61-01
Telefax +49 89 12 61-11 22

Secretary of the Interior
Dr. Günther Beckstein
Odeonsplatz 3
80539 München
Telefon +49 89 2192-2101
Telefax +49 89 2192-12100

Politician Joachim Herrmann
Chief of the CSU Party, knows the Busekros family personally
Joachim Herrmann
Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 9 a
91052 Erlangen
Telefon: +49 9131- 53 45 38
Telefax: +49 9131- 61 18 40