German AfD leader Petry lays out stance on Islam in plain language ahead of meeting with Muslim Council

The leader of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party turned heads once again on Sunday by upping her anti-Islam rhetoric just one day ahead of a planned meeting with the leader of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZMD).

Speaking with the “Bild am Sonntag” newspaper, Frauke Petry warned that Muslim immigration to Germany was threatening everything Europe had accomplished over the last two centuries.

“We can see that the significant achievements of the Enlightenment are in danger, as long as we continue to pursue this path of unregulated migration connected to promoting the importance of a religious radicalism,” Petry told the paper.