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(Web Desk) - A police investigation is undergoing after a German politician tweeted inflammatory anti-Muslim comments on the eve of the New Year. The tweet did not obviously please the German MP who replied: "What the hell is happening in this country?"

Also the Twitter account of party leader Alice Weidel was blocked, after she posted on Monday a "solidarity" tweet in support of von Storch: "The year begins with the censorship law and the submission of our authorities to the imported, marauding, groping, beating, knife stabbing migrant mobs. Do you think that you are going to appease the barbaric, muslim, gang-raping hordes of men?"

Twitter account of Deputy leader of Germany's far-right AfD party, Beatrix von Storch, was suspended on Monday following anti-Muslim remarks.

Police said on Tuesday they filed a criminal complaint with prosecutors over suspected incitement. "Why does an official police site tweet in Arabic", she wrote. "Why is an official police site from North Rhine-Westphalia tweeting in Arabic?" she wrote.

Twitter and Facebook's tough stance came as an anti-online hate speech law went into effect in Germany on January 1.

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In December, the social network booted Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, who famously posted three bigoted anti-Muslim videos that were later shared by President Donald Trump, as well as least two other accounts tied to the United Kingdom -based group in what became known as the #TwitterPurge.

Von Storch told Breitbart that the NetzDG "is a direct attack on freedom of speech in the social media", adding that the German Government "introduced this law to purge the social media of undesired opinions, in particular criticism of Merkel's immigration and refugee policy".

But they are not alone in criticizing a law that requires companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google to remove content that advocates violence or slander or face fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million).

The police department had posted the message on its Twitter account in a variety of languages including English, French and German.

In 2016, the party published a manifesto declaring Islam as "not welcome" in Germany.


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