Welcome to EastBound88.com!

Heading toward to the East

To start the journey, please log in and start posting!

Member Login

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

  • Or
  • Forgotten password? Help!

  • South Korea Is Going Crazy Over a Handful of Refugees

    The Yemeni refugees who entered South Korea earlier this year should have been a nonstory. read on

    Oregon official leaves GOP over 'racism,' 'misogyny' of Trump administration

    An elected official in Oregon who has been a Republican for four decades announced that she is read on

    Russia, China to Act Against U.S. Defenses in Asia

    Russia and China plan to take retaliatory measures against the deployment of U.S. missile read on

    Anti-Korean Facebook posts expose simmering racial tensions in Palisades Park

    Korean-Americans have lived alongside white residents in Palisades Park for decades without read on

    China is waging a 'cold war' against the U.S., says CIA Asia expert

    LONDON China is waging a cold war against the United States in an effort to take its place read on

    2 more sentenced in 2014 beating death of USC grad student

    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two additional people have been sentenced in connection with the read on

    Shanghai's crashing stock market has lost $2 trillion more than the value of all Ge

    China's stock collapse in the last couple of weeks has been as dramatic as its previous surge read on

    Third Official in Philippines Killed in One Week

    Philippine Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan was shot dead on Saturday by two gunmen in a van, the read on

    D-Day Perilous Cave Rescue Has Begun

    By Jintamas Saksornchai and Todd Ruiz CHIANG RAI Today is the day, the head of the rescue read on

    Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read on
  • German politician says Turks are camel drivers & should go back to where they belong

    German Turks Plan to Sue Far-Right AfD for 'Camel Driver' Slur
    By REUTERS FEB 15, 2018, 1:09 P.M. E.S.T.

    BERLIN Germany's Turkish community plans to bring criminal charges against a senior member of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) for calling Turks "camel drivers" who should return to their "mud huts and polygamy".

    Andre Poggenburg, AfD head in the state of Saxony Anhalt who was reprimanded by his party last year for using neo-Nazi slogans, made the comments on Ash Wednesday, when German politicians traditionally hold fiery speeches.

    "These camel drivers should go off to where they belong: far, far beyond the Bospurus to their mud huts and polygamy," Poggenburg told party members, calling Turks living in Germany "camel traders" and an "unpatriotic rabble".

    The association representing Germany's Turkish community said it would bring charges against Poggenburg for inciting hatred, with its leader Gokay Sofuoglu noting that the constitution prohibits incitement, defamation and discrimination.

    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier also accused Poggenburg of stirring hatred.

    "What I see are politicians, who make a strategy out of excessive language, and their recklessness and hatred," he said in a speech on Thursday. "I only hope that citizens of this country do not allowed themselves to be carried along."

    Poggenburg defended his comments, saying they were in line with the centuries-old Ash Wednesday tradition, which marks the end of carnival season, saying he had not meant to insult other nationalities, and warning against political correctness that could limit freedom of opinion.

    His comments were a response to the Turkish community's criticism of a plan to set up a "Heimat" or homeland ministry as part of a coalition deal between Chancellor Angela Merkels conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD).

    Poggenburg referred to the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces, saying: "And they want to tell us something about history and homeland."

    Last year, Poggenburg shocked many Germans by sending messages in a WhatsApp group of AfD members saying "Germany for the Germans", a slogan often used by the ultra-rightist National Democratic Party (NPD).


    This article was originally published in forum thread: German politician says Turks are camel drivers & should go back to where they belong started by EB88 News View original post

About Us

    "EastBound88.com is your premier portal for news and discussion on Asian traditions, contemporary culture, history and politics. Catch up on current events, chat with friends, watch a movie, have a serious debate or hang out in the arcade! Thank you for visiting and enjoy your stay."

Quick Links

Follow Us on