AfD courts Assad in Syria in bid to send migrants home

Angela Merkel and other leading German politicians have criticised the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party for taking a “disgusting” trip to Syria designed to prove the country is safe enough to send home migrants.

The trip has come under heavy scrutiny as the AfD members met wit officials close to President Bashar al-Assad as Syria continues its bombardment of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta in the suburbs of the capital Damascus.

“Whoever pays court to this regime disqualifies themselves,” Steffen Seibert, Mrs Merkel’s spokesman said on Wednesday.

Merkel’s government was all hepped up at the prospect of reopening trade with Iran… seems an odd double standard when all the AfD is doing is trying to get Germany free of Mutti’s migrant mess.