SYRIZA MP Yelled “Heil Hitler!” In Parliament

SYRIZA MP Yelled “Heil Hitler!” In Parliament

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Panayiotis Iliopoulos ejected from Parliament
Panayiotis Iliopoulos ejected from Parliament

After a contentious confrontation in the Greek Parliament that led to a member of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party being ejected for violating rules against insulting colleagues, it was reported that it was a leftist MP who yelled “Heil Hitler!” in mockery.

Panayiotis Iliopoulos, was removed from a session on May 17 after using derogatory language and as he was escorted from the chamber the Hitler shout was heard three times.

Golden Dawn denied it was any of its members who said it and after a day of confusion, Greek media reported that it was Giorgos Pantzas, a former film actor who now belongs to the major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) who yelled the reference to the Nazi leader in an apparent attempt to ridicule Golden Dawn.

The incident sparked a vehement exchange between conservative New Democracy, which leads the coalition government, and SYRIZA. ND said in a statement that it would not allow “democracy to become a subject of dispute between the two extremes of the political spectrum.”

It had also been reported earlier by Greek media that it was Golden Dawn’s parliamentary spokesman Christos Pappas who was responsible but that proved wrong as well.

The incident came after Iliopoulos had ignored warnings from the Parliament’s presiding head, Ioannis Dragasakis, to stop insults, aimed primarily at SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, but also at all other MP’s who weren’t from Golden Dawn.

Iliopoulos was standing and talking but quickly became engaged in an argument with Dragasakis, who was sitting in for the Parliament’s President Evangelos Meimarakis.

Dragasakis, who is a SYRIZA lawmaker, gave him some leeway to talk but became upset when Iliopoulos started calling Parliamentarians “goats,” and “filthy, scurrilous” people.

“Go away before we send you away,” Dragasakis said, obviously offended at the verbal assault on the Parliament, which often is engaged in by Golden Dawn MP’s whose leader he despises the body. Golden Dawn won 18 seats in last year’s elections after rising from obscurity.

Lawmakers are not allowed to engage in personal attacks against each other but Golden Dawn MP’s routinely ignore the body’s rules and a number of them have had their immunity from prosecution lifted pending prosecution on a number of criminal charges.

Iliopoulos said Tsipras, who has often criticized Golden Dawn, is “sleeping the sleep of the just,” and was in denial about what the extremists believe are the country’s problems, and that the Leftist is dreaming of becoming Prime Minister.

After Dragasakis warned he would expel him, Iliopoulos kept up his barrage of insults and wouldn’t be silenced, calling other MP’s “scoundrels.” The 46-year-old lawmaker shouted, “You are goats. You are jokers,” before the leaving the chamber.

Iliopoulos’ Golden Dawn colleagues protested by walking out on the proceedings.   Golden Dawn said that SYRIZA MP Stavros Kontonis was the one who shouted “Heil Hitler” at them.

Speaking to enet.gr, Kontonis firmly denied saying these words, explaining that “we heard them say ‘Heil Hitler’ and complained. Some of us may have repeated it in an ironic way.”

Golden Dawn described Iliopoulos’ expulsion as an act of “unprecedented censorship.” The incident occurred during a discussion on the hate speech bill which is expected to be tabled in parliament in the coming days.

  • Alex

    The communists you so admire didn’t free our country you degenerate. All they did was engage in terrorism for the sake of protecting their own hides and for COMMUNISM. They had no interest in Greek nationalism because their ideology was implicitely anti-nationalist extremist. Communists are effectively ethnic cleansers like the Nazis but their approach to ethnic cleansing was far more subtle (by casually throwing around ethnic identities and borders like playing cards – see their invasion of Poland with their allies… the NAZIS)

    It was the Americans that saved Greece…including helping us fight the communists (the same Americans you previously slandered as “Nazis”)

    You go on and on about GD, but you yourself are a crazed far leftist fanatic.

  • Alex

    Andy isn’t a reporter. He’s a manipulative slanderous leftist propagandist.

    This isn’t the first time he resorts to deception to push his politics. He has repeatedly tried to dishonestly insinuate on Greek Reporter that those illegal migrants that were recently shot was due to far right extremism… when in fact it was LEFTISTS that shot them. He even tries to slander Samaras as racist. He basically slanders everyone not a slobbering far leftist extremist like himself as racist.

    Virtually every day now Dablis lobbies for illegals rather than condemn them. And rather than condemn the patronizing leftist NGOS and foreign media BIGOTS (that now try to downplay the Skopians change into “ancient macedonians” to hide their embarrassment for supporting them)… .the coward doesn’t say a peep.

    Treasonous far leftist cowards like Andy are clearly far more interested in inappropriately earning paychecks to write stories for US military funded setimes.com then reporting (much less defend our homeland)

    ,.,,,,,

    I am an AMERICAN journalist living in Athens, working as a correspondent for Southeast European Times, GreekReporter.com and The National Herald.” – Andy Dablis describing himself on his twitter page.
    https://twitter.com/AndyDabilis

  • AussieGreek

    Proven Photoshops, just goes to show what low iQ left wing idiots the likes of thes8niki are, thet just keep beating the same dead horse.

  • Alex

    “The annoying part is that I have to defend a far right party to prove that the far left much, much worse.”

    That basically sums up own my position. Foreigners (especially illegals) obviously see GD as threat because they are nationalists. Unfortunately they aren’t believable anymore because they destroyed their morally credibility when they started to demonize Greeks for expecting our borders respected (like everyone else expects) as well as downplay the Skopians turning into “ancient Macedonians” right before their eyes. (i.e. they are racist towards Greek but pawn off their prejudices as “human rights”).

    The ones that lose sleep over GD are treasonous far leftist extremists that collude with Skopians or apologize for illegals. (ala Dablis and Tsipiras who are far more concerned about their image in foreign press and shamelessly whining for handouts than protecting the sovereignty of our homeland)

    My own tact is when foreigners that claim to stand for “human rights”…. bother to start noticing FYROM… I will bother to concern myself with GD. Until then, like most Greeks although I don’t agree with the party (two wrongs don’t make I right) I am largely apathetic to it. There is zero chance of GD invading some country or starting some holocaust. All they fundamentally want is illegals out of Greece and frankly I completely sympathize with that.

    I have first hand experienced foreigners (and far leftist Greek extremists) slandering any Greek that demands our borders and identity be respected as “racist”. Since when did illegal immigration and colluding with Skopian extremists trying to ethnically erase Greeks become “human rights”?

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  • Alex

    Greeks are not without flaw. Our debt is our own fault but there is only so many times a person can be criticized for the same mistake before they start feeling hostility towards those obsessively criticizing them.

    For instance , there is no way for a Hreek to argue against illegal immigration without immediately being slandered as “racist” by foreign NGOs, foreign press, and even Greek leftist extremists. Some people have seemingly talked themselves into bizarrely believing lawlessly and disrespectfully violating our borders is a “human right”. Every country in the world deports ilegals and decides who they let in yet we are treated differently. People wonder why we are hostile towards illegals?

    Even the minority of legitimate refugees need to understand any sanctuary we offer them is voluntary not a “human right” just because some unelected pretentious twit that works at some NGO said we should. I don’t care that some people pretentiously put “human rights’ in their
    sentences. Their hostile attitudes towards Greeks that demand our
    borders be respected indicate they are RACIST towards Greeks

    We are a sovereign country not a colony of another country. The people in other country would be (rightfully) extremely hostile if we started to disrespect their borders by the millions. Immigrants ask first. If they start their journey by lawlessly sneaking in than ranting racism when locals object, they are terrible candidates for citizenship.

    Anti-Greek hysteria by some foreigners, coupled with years of patronizing lectures about FYROM (while today these same pretentious foreign “human rights” clowns desperately try pretend they don’t notice FYROM’s change into “ancient Macedonians) is precisely what has lead to extreme nationalist groups like GD.

    There is such a thing as racism towards Greeks — including some of those that claim to be against racism.

  • ProudAngloWarrior

    Cool insults, bro. Doesn’t change the fact that it’s a lousy photoshop.

  • ProudAngloWarrior

    Lousy photoshop. You mad, bro?

  • ProudAngloWarrior

    That photoshop is so bad it’s laughable.

  • AussieGreek

    The clown whose daughter is allegedly in prison for gun and drug trafficking is the Syriza MP Dragasaki was the Parliament President

  • Communist

    Still mad your idol mass murderer Stalin and Greek communists terrorists lost the cold war? That’s what I thought.

  • rida.katsarida

    You changed the article’s title from Golden Dawn to Syriza? How professional is that?

  • thes8niki

    Thank you for proving that you are not Greek. You are an American nazi. And no I never called America nazi just low lifes like you posing as Greeks. Any true Greek would know that it was the Greeks that saved Greece. I don’t admire commies you scumbag. I admire Greeks who killed nazis regardless of their political beliefs. Go do yourself a favor and learn about the resistance in crete and the rest of Greece which many historians signal out as a reason your German nazis lost the war. You seem to have no problem with the xa precursosrs in the security battalions who aided the german nazis who killed over 1 million greeks. You seem incapable of separating ww2 from th civil war, which was a result the power vacuum left when the royal family fled to Egypt. These so Americans you so admire, something which you would never admire in Greece being the nazi coward you are who has never been there, are the reasons for Greece’s massive illegal problem from their nonstop imperialism. It is the american banks, with the help of course of traitors like your germanotsolia samaras, that have plundered Greece into this situation that they are currently in with 350 bln in debt and never ending bailouts that go to no one other than insolvent kinorthern European banks.

  • thes8niki
  • thes8niki

    No they aren’t you paranoid little girl. But please continue to wet your thong worrying about these pathetic low lifes much like yourself. What’s worse than foreign enemies are traitors like yourself who support nazis, other prodotes like samaras, and act like sheep of the banks.

  • thes8niki

    You belong in a grave next to your leader hitler. Actually scratch that prodotes like yourself aren’t even worthy of a funeral. Please continue to push the agenda of the Ecb Wall Street Germany and American interests your prodoti

  • thes8niki

    Nope glad they did. I’m against commies and nazis unlike your sorry holocaust denying kolo who admires nazis.

  • Savas

    Alex the biggest diasporic godendawn fascist pig has spoken!
    NA FATE SKATA VRE PALIO FASISTES THS XPISIS AVFIS!!!

    GOUROUNIA< MOUNOPANA!!!

  • anglosaxoncelt

    Your ad hominems suck. Looks like you ran out of constructive things to say years ago,

  • anglosaxoncelt

    Photoshops.

  • anglosaxoncelt

    No one cares about your attempts to smear Golden Dawn.

  • anglosaxoncelt

    Still posting these? No one cares. People are aware that these are lousy photoshops. You’re not convincing anyone but your own small mind.

  • anglosaxoncelt

    Love how you put words into everyone’s mouth.