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This warning shot has earned the AfD

Who does not believe that radicalized the Alternative for Germany (AfD) since its inception in 2013, becoming stronger, you need to compare. Five years ago, a General hate campaign against minorities, and public proximity to extreme right-wing splinter groups were still regarded as grounds for Exclusion. Today, you are in the AfD Mainstream and openly accepted, welcomed, or at least a shrug of the shoulder.

only, who shows the public understanding of Holocaust-deniers, Chats Hitler-pictures sent or anti-Semitic comment. And even then, the party line is usually only if the Public urges them to do so.

In the late summer of last year, the threat, the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution could classify the AfD as an anti-constitutional party and watch the party leaders woke up now. They formed a working group to clarify how such a decision to turn away yet.

by Using the lawyers, the party submitted a 41-page manual for internal use, in detail, what terms and what are the extreme right-wing groups, AfD members and members of the Public should avoid. It is mostly folk and neo-Nazi signal words such as "Umvolkung" and "Volkstod" as synonyms for immigration and Integration, to blanket Vilification of ethnic groups or religions, especially Islam, and to the protection of the Constitution watched groups such as the Identitarian movement, or Pegida.

An AfD, which rests reins, for many would-be followers is a contradiction in itself.

the top of The AfD has become under this influence last more careful, at least in Public. Some of the radicals were step pushed to the exit, or, like André Poggenburg – yourself. In principle, to moderate, however, would be contrary to the instincts and the strategy of the party is fundamental.

party leader Alexander Gauland knows that he needs the raw power, the Björn Höckes radical "wing" or the "Young Alternative" of the AfD. Without the disinhibition of racial resentment, the strength of the party threatened to weaken, especially in the East. An AfD, which rests reins, for many would-be followers is a contradiction in itself.

Now, the protection of the Constitution has warned of the AfD for the last Time prior to further radicalisation. It checks whether the party as a Whole is still firmly on the ground of the basic law. The "wings" and the "young Alternative" doubts of the domestic intelligence service already, and has now launched the first stage of the observation of these groupings.

The political conflict with the positions of the AfD can be removed to the parties and to the Public no one.

The AfD standing "at a crossroads", said the protection of the Constitution chief Thomas Haldenwang. Now must show whether it contributes to the Constitution of the enemies in their ranks, grant, leave, or fight.

What is extremist, is at its core a political question, accordingly, split Haldenwangs decision the opinions. The AfD responded indignant, left-wing parties criticised the move as too timid. He was just at the right time. In moderation, because of the secret service monitoring of parties ' legal high legal hurdles stand in the way. Necessary, because the protection of the Constitution is obliged to guarantee the respect for human dignity.

of Course, this applies on both sides of the political spectrum. The same in the Bundestag seated on the left of the party was observed after its incorporation in 2007 by the domestic intelligence service for years, as extremist. Some of your revolutionary-minded sub-groups there are today. Their followers represent about 5 percent of today's left party, the radical wing, in contrast, a third of the AfD supported even after Gaulands evaluation at least. In this respect, a stricter supervision of the party is not only consistent, but also, certainly, politically proportionate.

nevertheless, the Constitution is not to be used for protection as a weapon in the political battle of Opinions. The political confrontation with the often inhuman positions of the Alternative for Germany, could take the German parties and the Public, no one. Not even the guardian of the basic law.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 16.01.2019, 18:59 PM

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