This is an important update to the post here at the Rebel earlier this week.
For those of you that saw this important post on April 2 about the German satirical program where a poem was read about Erdogan as a reaction to his demand that a satirical song be removed from German TV, the actor in the program who read the poem may face a FIVE YEAR JAIL TERM for his comic bit mocking Turlish leader Erdogan.
This was a skit that was about as harsh or criminal as anything CBC aired about Stephen Harper, but in Merkel's Germany, and against a Muslim increasingly totalitarian leader, those japes can land you serious jail time.
Jan Böhmermann, a satirical comedian, is being investigated by German authorities under defamation laws for a poem in which he calls the Turkish premier a "goat f*****" and other insults.
He could face up to five years in prison if Turkey's foreign ministers, who were reportedly angered by the programme, decide to press charges and he is convicted, according to Der Tagesspiegel.
The Independant article also posts the video where Erdogan, Turkey's leader and some say, setting himself up as an Ottoman Sultan or Caliph, claims that the Nazi period of German history was the right way to run a state.
Here is the poem again for those who haven't seen it: