German anti-immigrant party adopts anti-Islam manifesto
- The manifesto from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) states Islam is incompatible with the German Constitution and calls for bans on minarets, full-body veils, and calls to prayer.
- The AfD holds no seats in the German Parliament, but has members in half of Germany’s state assemblies and polls as high as 14% nationally, causing concern ahead of the country’s 2017 federal elections.
- Some 2,000 protesters descended on Stuttgart to disrupt the AfD conference, clashing with police during demonstrations.
“Anti-immigrant AfD says Muslims not welcome in Germany” (Reuters)
“Germany’s AfD party adopts anti-Islam manifesto” (euronews)
“AfD manifesto criticized as ‘unconstitutional’ for statements on Islam” (Deutsche Welle)
(Image Credit: F. von Erichsen/picture-alliance/dpa, via Deutsche Welle)