Far-Right German Politician Resigns from Islamophobic Party and Converts to Islam Politics Far-Right German Politician Resigns from Islamophobic Party and Converts to Islam

GettyImages-884449208In Germany, there is a far-right political party that has drawn many comparisons to another far-right party from the country’s past. The AfD, or Alternative for Germany (Deutschland) is known for their anti-refugee, anti-Muslim, and all-around awful positions, and in the most recent German election they made giant strides toward the mainstream by actually winning 90 seats in Parliament. This is a party that has had leaders like Björn Höcke, who complained about the Holocaust memorial in Berlin saying: “We Germans are the only nation in the world to have planted a monument of shame in the heart of their capital.” That remark caused controversy, and the AfD said they would expel Höcke for it…but then they just didn’t. Oh, not scary enough for you? Well, how about the fact that they’ve taken to using Nazi buzzwords like lügenpresse (lying press) and völkisch (a term used by the Nazis for people they deemed truly German).

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