Germany’s AfD leader wants failed asylum seekers housed on islands

The leader of Germany’s right-wing populist AfD party has called for failed asylum seekers to be housed on islands outside Europe.

Frauke Petry also told Germany’s Bild newspaper that the country’s refugee office should be turned into an emigration bureau.

German media believe she meant the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus, used by Australia for asylum camps.

Her controversial new party has grown during Germany’s migrant crisis.