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AfD rejects calls that it should be surveilled by secret service

The AfD has rejected renewed demands that the party should be monitored by the German secret service.

Published: March 8, 2018, 6:41 am

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    “That is completely absurd,” said AfD boss Jörg Meuthen. “The AfD is a constitutional state party, which is based on a liberal democratic basic order and we have denounced the abuses and legal transgressions, for which the ruling parties have to answer.”

    There is increasing pressure from the establishment on the head of the secret service, Hans George Maaßen to collect surveillance on the AfD. The Bavarian State Office for the Protection of the Constitution presented a confidential analysis to the head of the domestic intelligence service on January 15, the Editorial Network of Germany reported on Wednesday.

    The analysis shows that parts of the AfD together with the Identitarian Movement and the initiative Ein Prozent had formed a close network reaching as far as Austria. The danger potential is classified as “significant” in the report. “An exchange of information makes sense,” the analysis concluded.

    Meuthen suspects political reasons behind it. “The fact that such demands are now being voiced by the Bavarian State Office for the Protection of the Constitution leaves much room for speculation in view of the fact that there will be state elections in a few months’ time.”

    Already last year, several German federal states had asked Maaßen several times – unsuccessfully – to agree to surveillance. According to information from the Editorial Network, he has not yet responded to the renewed demands by state leaders.

    Greens party leader Robert Habeck has called on the federal government to look into whether the AfD should be permanently monitored by the state’s secret service. The limits “on which the foundations of the state is questioned, is exceeded in many instances,” Habeck told the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday.

    “Confident racists or cosy right-wing extremists” are “no longer part of the democratic consensus,” he said. It is about “not letting this right-wing extremist fringe, which will probably always be there, grow larger.”

    In Germany there are also people who feel injustice in society. “And we must be careful that they do not become the authoritarian Pied Piper.”

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