“German Television station Tele5 has changed its logo today to a German flag emblazoned with the Islamic star and crescent, just weeks after the New Year’s Eve migrant sex attacks in Cologne.
Tele5 justified the move on Twitter this afternoon, saying that it was a symbol ‘expressing our sympathy to the victims of yesterday’s attack,’ on German tourists in Istanbul. The attack in Istanbul took the lives of 10 tourists, mostly Germans, in Sultanahmet square, a tourist location near the Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia.”
“The Islamic crescent and star has long been a symbol associated with Islamic countries and the Pan-Arab movement. The symbol itself is meant to convey the rule of Islam and Islamic laws and traditions. Many countries from Turkey to Pakistan include the symbol on their flags and it has grown to become the defacto symbol of the Islamic faith.
Since tweeting their justification for their actions the Tele5 twitter has been full of mixed reactions and with outright criticism, leading user @EberhardFuchs to comment, ‘is it not inappropriate to to put an Islamic symbol on the German flag after an Islamist attack?’”
The response from Tele5 stated, ‘we find it rather unfortunate that the half moon crescent has become a symbol of fear. The hilal [crescent] is not a sign of terror.’” http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/01/13/germanys-tele5-tv-channel/