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After the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) beat Angela Merkel’s CDU into third place in a state election on Sunday, the Chancellor has said that she takes some of the blame…
Since the results were announced, minority groups have also been reacting with concern over the far-right party’s success.
“That an extreme-right party which blatantly incites hatred against minorities in a disgusting way can rise unhindered in our country is a nightmare come true,” Charlotte Knobloch, President of the Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria (IKG), said on Monday.
“The AfD is an openly far-right party. It is pathetic when a party – in which xenophobia, antisemitism, racism, homophobia, historical denialism and conspiracy theories are the basis for argument – can become such a strong social and political influence,” she said.
Knobloch warned that, in collaboration with other far-right parties, the AfD had the strength to threaten Germany’s democratic foundations.
Josef Schuster, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, also expressed concern at the result.
“Clearly many voters are not aware or play down the fact that the AfD do not clearly distance themselves from right-wing extremists, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania or anywhere else in the country,” he said.