‘We Don’t Like Islamic Invasion’: The Leader of Germany’s Rising Right Speaks Out

In the raw hours after the recent German election, politicians struggled to process one result in particular. Alternative for Germany (AfD)—an upstart populist party incensed by the influx of Muslim refugees and migrants into Germany since 2015—had finished in third place, with nearly 13 percent of the vote, and was poised to enter the legislature for the first time. Angela Merkel, who won a fourth term as chancellor, promised to conduct a “thorough analysis” of why so many of her voters had flocked to the AfD. Her main challenger, Martin Schulz, noted that German democracy had “survived” despite “an extreme far-right party showing its ugly face.” Others were more alarmed. Once again, the leaders of the Greens lamented, there are “Nazis in parliament.”

  • Dana Garcia

    I don’t know how being anti-muslim can get the AfD tarred as being Nazis. Anyone vaguely familiar with history knows the real Nazis were allied with Muslims — Hitler and Haj Amin al-Husseini were great pals.


    • Tooth&Claw

      Hitler admired Islam, and there was an SS division populated by Muslims. 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) was a mountain infantry division of the Waffen-SS, an armed branch of the German Nazi Party that served alongside but was never formally part of the Wehrmacht during World War II.

  • Oh, the Atlantic. Always so good at being so clueless. Of course being against people who want to stone women for being out of hijabs means you are a Nazi. LOL.

  • PaulW

    OT (slightly) new documentary about leftist-islamic takeover of Europe:


  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Who knew “the Nazis” were actually civil libertarians who believed in small government, minimum taxation, and freedoms of association and speech?
    Like, who knew?