Leadership wrangle inside AfD conference, major protests outside

Delegates at a barricaded congress in Cologne of Germany’s right-wing populist AfD party have rejected a motion from leader Frauke Petry. Outside the venue are thousands of anti-AfD protestors and large police squads.

Six hundred delegates of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party rejected a late agenda item from Petry, billed by her as a decision to offer voters pragmatic civic policies instead of nationalism tending toward far-right ideology.

Initially, it remained unclear whether the AfD would use its weekend conference to pick lead candidates for its campaign when Germany holds its federal election on September 24.

What the hell was Petry up to?

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  • Alain

    Petry sold out.

    • FactsWillOut

      So did Trump, Harper, etc.

      • Alain

        Harper sold out his base. When he only had a minority, one could perhaps justify his actions, but once he had a majority there could be justification other than a sell out. As for Trump I remain unclear if he has immediately sold out or if he is guilty of following the wrong advice. Time will tell.

    • PaulW

      Everyone has a price, I guess. I wonder what hers was.

  • FactsWillOut

    Will Black Mamba ban me if I say “Final Solution”?
    The longer we wait, the worse its gonna taste, but the bigger our appetite will be.
    The nightmare that Islam and the left (and I include feminized males as among the left) are awakening will make the 20th century holocausts look like a cake walk.

    • FactsWillOut

      I also include folk who think that killing civilians in a war should never be done as among the left.
      Remember when Trump said he’d bomb the women and children? Well, he was right.

    • john700

      After reaching the tipping point (25% Muslims), people in the West will start adapting and converting on a massive scale. Those who don’t want to do that will move to Eastern Europe. No need for a Holocaust.

      • FactsWillOut

        So you prefer surrender to a holocaust?

        • PaulW

          The majority of people are secular, having very few if any strong beliefs or values, certainly not strong enough for them to fight and risk their lives over So going through the motions and converting and carrying on with their hedonistic self-absorbed lifestyles more or less unchanged would be the easier route to take, and therefore I fear many will choose it. I *hope* otherwise.

          • FactsWillOut

            I disagree.
            The option to convert and carry on with their hedonistic lifestyles doesn’t exist, and I think that eventually, folk will realize that.

          • PaulW

            Maybe, maybe not. For the powerful in society, they will probably be able to bribe different people – in this case the mullahs and religious leaders – to turn a blind eye to them. Look at the elite in Saudia Arabia or even Pakistan, for that matter. I doubt that they bang their heads 5 times a day like the regular rank and file, and they certainly don’t deny themselves such haram stuff as booze, drugs, etc. I think the powerful will remain powerful but life for the average folk – especially women – will become very harsh indeed under Islam. Unbearable for those who have previously lived with a certain degree of societal freedom.

          • FactsWillOut

            Indeed.
            We will become like North Korea. No wonder the UN loves them so.

          • El Martyachi

            I must denounce myself for feeling anticipatory schadenfreude when ie. Toronto libs meet full-on sharia.

          • FactsWillOut

            Wouldn’t you rather see the place nuked?

          • El Martyachi

            It doesn’t have to be an either/or thing.

          • FactsWillOut

            You do realize that the elite gets kicked out by angry villagers from time to time? At least among us white folk.

          • El Martyachi

            Not in Canada.

          • Alain

            They won’t discover that until it is too late.

        • john700

          I am just telling you how it’s gonna be.