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Leftwing foundation calls for social ostracism of AfD

The Amadeu Antonio Foundation has warned against associating with the "right-wing populist" AfD.

Published: August 14, 2019, 10:00 am

    Berlin

    The AfD is allegedly not only right-wing, but it attacked democracy and represented the contents of the NPD. “The AfD has become the parliamentary arm of the extreme right, which attacks democracy as never before in its foundations. The AfD is the successful NPD. It has ample financial resources and trained cadres to lead its campaign against democracy,” Timo Reinfranken, managing director of the foundation, complained on Tuesday presenting an anti-AfD brochure.

    The AfD no longer made any secret of their democratic despondency, lamented Reinfranken. “Whether politics, media, schools, associations, artists” – the AfD fights those who embodied democracy.

    “Those who now call the AfD a right-wing populist or democratic party, downplay how democracy is really in danger,” warned Reinfranken. “It is high time for a general social consensus on the proscription of the right-wing extremists. Part of this is the nonpartisan agreement that joining the AfD only strengthens it.”

    In the handout, the Amadeu Antonio Foundation makes various suggestions on how the AfD can be successfully addressed, for example, at school. The school must ensure that invitations do not favor or discriminate against a democratic party. “The AfD is a democratically elected party, but it represents undemocratic positions of inequality that the school does not need to provide a stage for,” the brochure says.

    For dealing with the AFD in the parliaments, the authors advise not to form alliances with the party or to hope for their votes. Also, politicians of the other parties should not appear at discussion events, especially if they are organised by the AfD.

    The AfD dismissed the allegations and criticized the foundation sharply. “The Amadeu Antonio Foundation is a government-funded non-governmental organisation run by former Stasi unofficial Anetta Kahane. If such an organisation can act as a moral authority to criminalize the largest opposition party in the country, then it is clear that something has basically gotten out of hand,” said the parliamentary leader of the AFD in the Bundestag, Alice Weidel.

    Ironically, on the anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, a democratic party, which is supported and elected by more and more citizens, is the most vilified, Weidel told Berlin weekly Junge Freiheit. “The citizens are but watchful and see through this game. This will be made clear in the three state elections this year,” said the AfD politician.

    The leftwing foundation was established in 1998, against extreme-right-wing parties, racism and anti-Semitism. Its founder, Anetta Kahane, is an ex-Stasi agent. The Stasi was the official state security service of the German Democratic Republic in the former East Germany.

    It has been described as one of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies ever to have existed – not quite a beacon of democracy.

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