Last week, RAIR Foundation USA reported on the NGO migrant trafficking vessel, Sea-Watch 4″, that flew an Antifa flag from its bow while in a Spanish port. After our article, AfD politician Thorsten Weiß demanded their non-for-profit status be revoked due to their ties to a left-wing terrorist organization.
The so-called sea rescue in the Mediterranean, through which people from Africa get into the EU illegally, is taking place under the flag of the radical left “Antifa.”
Weiß has petitioned the taxation authorities to withdraw the tax-exempt status of Sea-Watch. The politician also applied to the Berlin Senate Department for Finance, to inspect all monies coming into the organization. Along with whether taxpayer money is being given to the radical, and often the violent organization.
Watch the following exclusively translated video of Thorsten Weiß:
Despite the overwhelming public outrage, Sea Watch doubled down on its support of the terrorist group via Twitter. Their antagonistic tweet stated:
Because of the popular vote by AfD and other right-wingers against a flag of the anti-fascist action on our bow, we decided to remove it. It now hangs a little more visible. You are welcome.
The NGO Sea-Watch has a long history of openly supporting Antifa. Pia Klemp, who was a captain for the NGO Sea-Watch several times, said: “ I don’t see sea rescue as a humanitarian action, rather than part of an anti-fascist struggle.”
Human Trafficker, Sea Watch Captain Carola Rackete, tweeted on February 22nd, 2021: “If #SophieScholl was alive today, I am pretty sure she would be part of a local #Antifa organizing.”
In August 2020, Sea-Watch tweeted: “#Antifa work is also right & important on land, it is also criminalized, and it also needs money, that’s why there is now the #Antifascist auction.” The preceding statement by the self-proclaimed sea rescuer is not just an expression of solidarity with Antifa; it is an admission that they are Antifa on the sea.
For years, Chancellor Angela Merkel, left-wing parties, and their media have financially and politically supported Antifa. The government-funded terrorist group is often deployed to shut down the AfD, the country’s only avowedly conservative, pro-border, anti-illegal immigration party.
The AfD has experienced thousands of criminal attacks against their institutions and members by Antifa. The attacks range from arson, harassment, intimidation, doxing, major acts of vandalism, incidences at their homes, burglary, assassination attempts to canceling major political AfD conventions. Last year, an Antifa website, “Indymedia,” even published “assassination instructions” for AfD members’ attacks.
As previously reported at RAIR, the Democratic party is following the lead of their German allies by supporting and using this subversive organization to further its far-left agenda.
The American franchise of Antifa is duplicating the violent tactics, goals, and ideology of Antifa in Germany. This terrorist group has already infiltrated and dominated Europe’s political systems, America must not accept the same fate. It is time we contact our state lawmakers and demand they designate Antifa a domestic terrorist organization.
Yesterday pictures appeared on the internet that show the Sea-Watch 4, a ship of the NGO smuggling organization Sea-Watch, an organization that helps illegal migrants unlawfully enter Europe “legally”. That ship is now sailing under the flag of the left-wing terrorist organization Antifa. In the past, too, there have always been references and commitments between Sea-Watch and this extremist organization. Against the background that Sea-Watch is a registered association, to which the NON-PROFIT STATUS is granted. The question now arises to what extent an association that is clearly committed to an extremist organization can be non-profit at all? Legally they cannot do that, and I say NO, Sea-Watch must not be considered non-profit. Therefore, today I submitted the application to the responsible tax office here in Berlin, to re-examine the non-profit status of Sea-Watch and to revoke their status as a non-profit association. Furthermore, I submitted an application for inspection of files to the Berlin tax authorities. To take a closer look at which money is flowing from whom to where and whether our tax money is also flowing to this organization. And, above all, HOW MUCH of it flows. Because during 2017 Sea-Watch received, for example, almost €2 million in donations, during 2018 still €1.5 million. And of course the question arises, also for us taxpayers, to what extent do we support an organization with our money which through its mandate brings illegal migrants to Europe, which disqualifies them already, but also makes no secret of the fact that they support extremist organizations. Associations like Sea-Watch, which openly defy law and order and which have no problem at all supporting extremist organizations or working together with them, need to be stopped.