News Item: German judges allow Raelians to display swastikas. Shakira should not have apologized for using hers!
(Category: Press Release)
Posted by felix
Friday 13 July 2018
LAS VEGAS, July 16 – “On July 3rd, three German judges restated that the public display of the Raelian symbol—which includes a swastika—was not considered anti-constitutional and therefore Raelians were allowed to continue to show their poster displaying several ancient religious swastikas and explaining the origins of this ancient symbol,” said Marcel Hoffmann, leader of the Raelian Movement in Germany.
The three judges involved in the retrial included two High Court judges and one District Court judge, and all concluded that, “considering the way the [Raelian] symbol is used, it appears clearly that there is a recognizable/identifiable link with the religious message of the Movement, so that the general statement of the content doesn't generate associations to the ideas or links to national socialism, and doesn't contain an advertising effect for them either. Insofar, this Court doesn't see a risk that the whole poster, as it was used with all ancient swastikas, could be used to promote the objectives of the neo-Nazis and that it would revive national socialism."
According to Hoffmann, the conclusions of this trial is a major victory for Raelians worldwide who have been demonized for years for wearing their ancient symbol that depicts a star of David intertwined with a swastika.
“It is also a major step forward for the Proswastika Movement, which includes members of many religions for whom the swastika is a symbol of well being and good fortune, and which is displayed on most temples in Japan and other countries in Asia,” he added.
Spokesperson of the Proswastika Association and Raelian Guide, Upendra Singh, explained that different tribes of the American continent, such as the Hopis, have also used this symbol. “Even Shakira used a PreColumbian version of it during her recent tour and was harshly criticized by German fans for allegedly promoting a Nazi symbol while she was only displaying a beautiful ancient American symbol. She should not have had to apologize for displaying the beauty of her culture,” he explained.
It is high time to fully rehabilitate this symbol of peace and well being—one that predates Nazism and was hijacked by the Nazis for only a few years. It can be found on every continent and has been associated with beauty and peace for millennia.
Raelians describe the swastika as a symbol representing infinity in time, as explained by the Extraterrestrial scientists who created us in their image—the Elohim—and who started all major religions with it as part of their heritage.
This news item is from Raelian Press Site
( http://www.raelpress.org/news.php?extend.481 )