According to the background story, a Muslim and a leftist accused a German man of being a “nationalist.” To call somebody a “nationist” in Germany is basically the equivalent of an American liberal calling somebody he doesn’t like a “racist.” The man responded by insulting them both back, and that was when the violence happened:
On the 21st of June around 12:37 P.M. a struggle between multiple men broke out at a bus stop in the German city of Kiel near the “Kieler Week” sailing event. The fight started when a German man was accused of being a Nationalist by a Muslim and his (presumably left-wing) friend. The German man demonstratively made a Nazi salute which provoked them to team up on him, beat and kick him while he was on the ground while ultimately fleeing from the police that was quick to intervene, yet unable to stop the attackers in time.
He will likely face a hate speech lawsuit as publicly displaying the salute is a criminal offense according to § 86a StGB “Dissemination of Means of Propaganda of Unconstitutional Organizations”.
It can be punished with prison of up to three years or a a fine for (1) use of signs and logos in public, assemblies or in print or items with these signs and logos and (2) banners, flags, uniform pieces, slogans and greetings.
Hate speech salutes have been fined with up to 2000€ or the prison equivalent.
If you look at the “Nazi solute” the man gave, it appears that he was not serious, and he made it as an intentional insult to rub in the face of this Muslim and his accomplice. Nevertheless, what is serious is that man was violently beaten and the police are totally unable to do anything about it but are looking at prosecuting him instead of the Muslim.
While the laws governing socially offensive speech vary by country, the fact is that even if this man actually believed in what he was doing, it was the Muslim who clearly was trying to provoke violence and was the first one to attack.
This is the future of Germany, Western Europe, and yes, America if these Muslims are not dealt with swiftly and unwaveringly. The barbarians are no longer knocking at the door- they are running amok in the house and if we are not careful, they will kill the homeowner but not before gang raping his wife and children before his eyes.