A Santa Claus in Germany working a Christmas-time market area was fired after his employers learned he shared a post online that called for law enforcement action to stop child marriages in the country.
The main message he was sharing was a slogan that stated, “child marriage – child abuse.”
And it came in response to the growing number of marriages of Muslims to young girls in the country, a statistic that’s been on the rise in recent months because of the inflow of refugees of Islam faith. In Islam, men are allowed to marry young girls.
Breitbart has the story:
“The Bavarian town of Mühldorf has fired the man who has dressed up as Father Christmas for over 30 years because of the social media post he shared on his Facebook page. Peter Mück has been a staple of the annual Christkindlmarkt, or Christmas market, in the town for over a generation, handing out sweets to local children, The Telegraph reports.
“Mr. Mück was fired because he supported the action of the anti-mass migration hipster-right Identitarian youth movement who were campaigning against the growing trend of child marriages among migrants in Germany. The post which he shared had the slogan, ‘Child marriage = child abuse’ of which he commented, ‘the core message of which is correct and justifiable for me.’”
“Mayor of Mühldorf, and Socialist party member, Marianne Zollner explained the reasoning behind getting rid of Mr. Mück, saying: ‘I explained to him that this movement, in my view, does not respect the equality and dignity of all people, or our democratic values, and that this attitude was not compatible with the work of portraying Santa Claus.’”
The mayor also said he’s received death threats since firing Santa, and that many have accused her of supporting or protecting pedophiles.
Muck, meanwhile, said he hadn’t been aware of the background of the group whose message he shared.
As Breitbart said:
“Mück claimed for his defence that he had not known about the background of the group who many in the German media have accused of being “undemocratic” and even “neo-Nazi” despite their repeated claims that their peaceful protests are a part of the democratic process.
“A prominent figure in the German-speaking Identitarian movement is Martin Sellner who leads the Austrian branch of the organisation. He expressed bafflement as to why the Socialist mayor would punish Mr. Mück for spreading a message the vast majority of Germans agree with including the Federal Justice Minister Heiko Maas.”