Alexander Müller, a Zurich politician from the right wing Swiss People’s Party has caused outrage by appearing to call for “another Kristallnacht” in a hateful anti-Islamic tweet.
The Local The offending message has since been taken down from Müller’s @DailyTalk account.
Kristallnacht, or the Night of the Broken Glass, refers to the night in November 1938 when the Nazis burned down Jewish synagogues, houses and shops in a coordinated attack across Germany and parts of Austria.
Over 7,000 shops were destroyed and an estimated 30,000 people were arrested and put into concentration camps.
The Zurich prosecutor is considering whether to launch a formal criminal investigation into Müller, who also works as a school nurse. “It is possible that the Twitter post breached the criminal provisions on racism,” Corinne Bouvard, spokeswoman for the Zurich prosecutor’s office, told the website.
Maybe he was reacting to the widespread support that Muslims show for Nazis back then and even today?
Müller denies writing the post, and has alleged that someone forged it, newspaper Tages Anzeiger reported. In other tweets, he has previously been seen to make fun of beauty contests in Saudi Arabia, voiced his opposition to integration and the “Islamization” of the country, and accused Muslims of trying to litter the country with mosques and minarets. Should he be found to have written the tweet, he will be excluded from the Swiss People’s Party.