Alternative für Deutschland

Why are these people becoming German citizens when Germany is already overcrowded?

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2018-05-23 14:35

A record number of Britons are switching their citizenship to Germany in the wake of Brexit. Some left Germany during the Third Reich period so are not the type Germany needs today.


By Carolyn Yeager

IN 2017, 14,984 TURKS BECAME CITIZENS OF GERMANY. Because of Brexit, the next highest number was Britons at 7,500 (half the number of Turks). After that comes those darn Poles (6,613), Italians (4,256) and Romanians (4,238).

That adds up to 112,200 new German citizens in 2017 alone. Note I did not say new Germans for they are not.

Erika Steinbach objects to the reference to AfD as "brown dirt" in Bavaria; returns award

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2018-05-18 00:02

Remember Erika Steinbach? For more than 40 years a Christian Democratic Union  (CDU) member and friend of Angela Merkel, she was also a recipient of the Bavarian Order of Merit for her tireless efforts on behalf of the cause of the German expellees. She has returned her award to Bavaria.

She did this in response to the General Secretary of "sister party" Christian Social Union (CSU) publicly describing the AfD as "brown dirt." (One may deduce a reference to 'Nazism' in it.)

Alice Weidel, leader of the AfD parliamentary faction, said:

I pay tribute to Mrs Steinbach for this step and thank her for her solidarity.

New German antisemitism minister attacks AfD straight away

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2018-05-05 14:08

World Jewish Congress panel on antisemitism in June 2017, with Felix Klein expounding at far right.


By Carolyn Yeager

FELIX KLEIN, THE JEW WHO HOLDS A NEWLY CREATED GOVERNMENT POST tasked with fighting antisemitism, said in remarks to online newsite watson.de on Thursday that the AfD (Alternative fuer Deutschland) tolerated party members calling for a new “culture of remembrance”.

“I don’t want to say the AfD is antisemitic, per se, but it tolerates representatives who are demanding a new policy of remembrance,” Klein said. “They initiated this discussion about drawing a line (under the Holocaust) and that is very dangerous because it helps make anti-semitism presentable again.”

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AfD seeks protection under Paragraph 130 for Germans too!

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2018-04-27 15:09

By Carolyn Yeager

A MEMBER OF THE ALTERNATIVE FUER DEUTSCHLAND PARTY  INTRODUCED A BILL TODAY IN THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG calling for the notorious Paragraph 130 of the German Criminal Code to be amended to include Germans under its protection.

"The AfD wants just one thing," said fraction member Jens Maier, presenting the bill to the parliament. "Namely that Germans are also protected from hate speech and mockery. Our draft bill is supposed to close a gap in the criminal code."

Here is a longer explanation that Maier posted on his Facebook page in German (automatically translated):

AfD questions disabilities in migrant children; accused of bringing back Nazism

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2018-04-13 23:54

The AfD faction in the Bundestag with leaders Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland seated in front.


By Carolyn Yeager

Deutsche Welle has reported on a question raised by the opposition Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party as if it were the return of Adolf Hitler in the flesh. Their article is interjected with old stories and pictures representing euthanasia during the Third Reich and warnings of its resurrection by the AfD!

Parliamentary questions are a routine method of gaining information for lawmakers. In this instance, the query was broken down into five questions to Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government, asking for data on disability by age, migratory background, and main cause, and for statistics on disabled children born to parents, "especially those resulting from [incestual] marriage within the family."

Leftist Minister in Merkel's cabinet whines that Germany no long recognizes "our America"

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2018-02-17 20:42

FOREIGN MINISTER AND VICE-CHANCELLOR SIGMAR GABRIEL of the failing left-wing Social Democrat party, the governing coalition partner to Angela Merkel's ruling center Christian Democrat party, made this strange statement at the Munich Security Conference attended by national defense representatives—including Trump security adviser H.R. McMasters from the United States.

Gabriel, in his speech to the gathering, emphasized how the established order put in place by the Americans following the end of WWII is in great favor with long-ruling political parties and they don't want anything to change. Unless it would be more U.S. involvement in subsidizing Germany and Europe, not less.

Landmark: AfD presents its first bill in German parliament

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2018-01-18 18:23

The 92 Alternative for Deutschland delegates are seated on the far-right end of the delegate seating. It is the first time since 1933 that a "far-right" party has offered legislation in the Prussian-era edifice.


THE ALTERNATIVE FOR GERMANY PARTY HAS INTRODUCED A BILL aimed at permanently banning refugees from bringing their close relatives over from 'war-stricken' countries. The move sparked a spirited, sometimes impolite debate in the Bundestag. From Deutsche Welle:

Thursday marked a historical moment for the Reichstag. It was the first time since the old parliament building burned down in 1933 that a far-right party has been able to present a draft law in the venerable Prussian-era edifice, a building revamped and reopened for the new democratic age in reunified Germany during the 1990s.

Getting public statements correct

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2017-09-29 13:43

By Carolyn Yeager

EVERYWHERE I AM READING THAT Alexander Gauland (above), a leader of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party in Germany, has said that Germany should be proud of what its military did in WWII. This gives quite a different impression than what Gauland actually said, which was that he specified 'soldiers'.

A current article by a Jew for the Australia Israel & Jewish Affairs Council is one of the few who gets it right and actually uses quotes rather than paraphrasing and twisting the meaning of what Gauland said. Shmuel Levin writes:

News from Germany/Europe

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2017-09-08 12:58

Switzerland voted to ban the construction of minarets in 2009 via a referendum. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas says such a move would be unconstitutional in Germany as he seeks to scare voters away from AfD candidates.


Justice Minister Heiko (the mouse that roars) Maas warns that AfD's "election manifesto" may contain unconstitutional goals. He WARNS in an article in a Frankfurter newspaper that “for the first time since 1949, a party is likely to clear what's known as the 5 percent hurdle to be represented in the Bundestag with an election manifesto that is partly unconstitutional.” What is unconstitutional? He points to the AfD call for a ban on minarets in Germany – those high towers on mosques that call the faithful to prayer. Such a ban is based on the fact that it changes the characteristic and historic look of German towns which are dotted with modest Christian church towers. Maas cites Germany's Basic Law that permits "freedom of religion" and prohibits "discrimination on the grounds of faith or religious beliefs." He omits to say that such a measure would have to be voted on by the Bundestag.

AfD stays the course amid Petry-Pretzell “realpolitic” split

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2017-04-23 13:29

Germany's anti-immigrant AfD party has picked nationalist Alexander Gauland (left) and economist Alice Weidel as its top candidates for Germany's federal election. Notably missing is Frauke Petry.


By Carolyn Yeager

FAR FEWER DEMONSTRATORS AGAINST THE AFD PARTY CONGRESS' 2-day meeting in Cologne actually showed up than the 50,000 claimed to be expected. Only 8 to 10,000 filled the streets, which were easily controlled by the 4,000 well-prepared police on hand, even though two police officers were injured and a police car was set ablaze before things calmed down. Hateful comments from Church leaders brought push back from AfD co-chairman Frauke Petry in her speech on Saturday against their "ugly, deprecating and polarizing remarks." (See more on that below)

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