Press Release

Islamic community welcomes surveillance of the AfD

04. March 2021
Pressemitteilung/press release

“The Islamic community welcomes the nationwide surveillance of the AfD by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. That was long overdue”, IGMG’s secretary general Bekir Altaş. “A political party which blatantly stirs up hostility and prejudice against religious minorities and certain parts of the population, is a danger to the free democratic order. The announced surveillance is a consequential step that has been long overdue”, Altaş continued.

“The list of incidents where AfD members made headlines with anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic statements and activities, is long. Behind the party’s civic façade lurk racist convictions. It is high time to warn the people of it. Security services must look closely and expose the AfD as a party dominated by Nazis who aim to undermine democratic structures and leverage the constitutional order. We can only hope that the Office for the Protection of the Constitution has learned its lesson from the NPD surveillance and will not repeat them.”