And why are they “far right” for wanting to ban fascism? Just strange how people come up with these twisted interpretations. When the left wants to destroy entire cultures and socieities they pretend they are “open” and “accepting”. It’s all in the deceptive terminology.
German Far right party calls for bans on mosque minarets and women wearing burkas in public
- The far right’s Beatrix von Storch wants to crack down on Islamic practices
- Her party Alternative for Germany made sweeping gains in local elections
- It is believed to be a response to unpopularity of Merkel’s migrants stance
- The party wants to ban burqas in public and end male circumcision
The far right party which made huge gains in Germany’s regional elections is planning broad new policies designed to crack down on Islamic practices.
Among the measures Alternative for Germany (AfD) hopes to ratify are bans on mosque minarets, women wearing burqas in public and the Jewish and Muslim practice of male circumcision.
The strong gains made by the anti-immigration party in three German state elections last Sunday stunned Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party.
Beatrix von Storch, a leading party member who is helping write the manifesto, now says she hopes its sudden popularity will translate into votes in next year’s federal elections.
She told The Sunday Times: ‘We address problems that affect people: migration, internal security, Islam… we are the only ones that want to stop this.
‘Must we give up our culture because people from other cultures come to us? I think not – we think not.’
It emerged last week that German magazine Compact, which espouses the AfD views, has seen a rise in popularity as it shares the party’s ideology.
This is despite accusations from the establishment centre-left and centre-right politicians that AfD harbours members with xenophobic and anti-democratic views.
Some of its recent headlines include Asylum Chaos, Dictatorship Merkel, Vote Her Out, The Better Chancellor – a reference to AfD co-leader Frauke Petry – and Fair Game Woman, an allusion to sexual assaults by North African migrants.
Compact’s February edition landed two policemen in hot water after a citizen posted a picture online showing a copy on the dashboard of a police van and asking whether this showed officers were no longer politically neutral.
Compact editor-in-chief Juergen Elsaesser, an outspoken fan of Russian President Vladimir Putin, argues that Petry would make a better chancellor than Merkel for a simple reason: ‘In contrast to “Mutti”, Petry has real children, four in fact.’
Germans use the nickname ‘Mutti’ to refer to Merkel’s image as the maternal guardian of German interests. The AfD and far-right groups say she is the ‘worst chancellor ever’.
In response to sexual attacks on women blamed on migrants on New Year’s Eve, Compact featured a close-up of a blue-eyed woman trying to free herself from a dark-skinned hand pressing her mouth and nose. The headline read: Fair Game Woman.
The AfD says it wants to end the ‘asylum chaos’ in Germany by shutting the country’s borders, tightening asylum rules and sending people with genuine claims to safe third countries.