• Arbustin

    Maybe there’s a difference with foreign press organizations like Reuters, but in the US, “so-called” carries a certain kind of judgment, like the “‘so-called’ religious-freedom bills.” AfD is the abbreviation of the actual name of the party in German (Alternative fur Deutschland).
    You do have to wonder, though, how the AfD can say with a straight face that banning certain religions is compatible with the German constitution. If the BfV is looking at anyone, it’s not some random Muslim woman wearing a burka.

  • PBHayes

    Why do people always say Hitler was right wing when he was a socialist leftists much like Stalin. Because a majority of German’s and Europeans in general want to preserve their way of life doesn’t make them radical, left wing or right wing. The French want to remain French with all that entails as well as the German’s, Dutch, Swedes, Norwegians etc. Islam has proven itself to be incompatible with every other form of societal structure.

  • Spuddie

    Because he and fellow fascists WERE right wing/reactionary. They used the kind of nostalgia common to ultraconservative rhetoric, extolled religious and social structures and we’re ultra capitalist. These European nativists today are the literal successors to the Nazis. You sir, are repeating the same nonsense one expects from David Duke and Donald Trump. That the only real people to care about are white Christians.

    Muslims thrive as a minority in the US because our culture or politics isn’t tied to race, ethnicity, or religion. Most of Europe stinks at immigration. The idea that a given faith is allegedly “incompatible” with a modern democracy, tells me more about that nations notion of religious freedom than the faith being criticized.

  • Spuddie

    How can the AfD say such things with a straight face? They are extremists. No different from the KKK here except they have a larger audience.

  • Liutgard

    “Islam is not a religion like Catholic or Protestant Christianity, but
    rather intellectually always associated with the takeover of the state,”

    The idea that Catholic or Protestant Christianity isn’t associated with a takeover of the state tells me that Mr Gauland’s history education extends no further back than, oh, the 18th century. Possibly the 17th- or 19th- depending on where the discussion is centered…

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