Germany AfD conference: party adopts anti-Islam policy

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Source: BBC

The German right-wing party Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) has adopted an explicitly anti-Islam policy.

Delegates at a party conference adopted a ban on minarets, the call to prayer and the full-face veil, saying Islam was “not part of Germany”.

A delegate who called for more local dialogue with Muslim groups was booed.

The start of the conference in Stuttgart on Saturday was disrupted by clashes andhundreds of left-wing protesters were detained.

Meanwhile, hackers published the addresses of more than 2,000 AfD members on a left-wing website.

Formed three years ago, AfD achieved gains in three state elections in March, after campaigning against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to accept a million migrants in 2015.

Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and other established parties have ruled out going into coalition with AfD.

AfD’s other proposals include withdrawal from the euro and the reintroduction of conscription, but there are splits within the party, including between its less hardline wing and the leadership.


More on AfD

  • Founded in 2013 by Bernd Lucke, Alexander Gauland and Konrad Adam to oppose German-backed bailouts for poorer southern European countries
  • Mr Lucke, seen as a moderate, wanted Germany out of the euro but his colleagues were unhappy that he wanted to focus exclusively on euro-related issues
  • He quit the party in early July 2015, arguing it was becoming increasingly xenophobic

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1 reply

  1. Wrong choice. The Quran is transcripts from the Jews scriptures, recent observation of the Quran has revealed an oversight regarding a predated connection to the Jews, (quote:”we killed Jesus Christ the son of Allah). A similar observation of the Bible has revealed that it is not what it is generally accepted (in ignorance), to be, quite the reverse, (Matthew 15, 2nd half.

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