The AfD, the largest opposition party in Germany, has been designated a right-wing extremist entity, allowing the country’s domestic security service to place it under surveillance.
“We can still shoot them all afterwards or gas them, whichever you like. I don’t care either way.”
Twenty-thousand people were expected to gather in Berlin on Saturday, but city officials blocked the march. Now, the far-right want to see those officials publicly executed.
The Brandenburg branch of the party is still led by the influential extremist Andreas Kalbitz, despite national party members voting to expel him over former ties to a now-banned neo-Nazi youth group.
But the political party many blame for fueling the climate of xenophobia is trying to paint itself as the real victim.
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“The debate shows how widespread anti-Muslim racism is, and how openly hatred is now being articulated”
“A lot of people think that if a country like the U.K. can’t make it work, then they won’t be able to either.”
VICE News obtained a copy of the latest threat sent to two pro-immigration German mayors.
“These are people who believe themselves to be in a permanent state of war.”
The AfD is pushing to downplay the crimes of the Nazi era, amid fears of a new wave of German nationalism.
“This so-called Alternative for Germany bases its policies on hate and exclusion