The President of the Central Council of (leftist) Jews, Josef Schuster, considers the most recent statements about Islam by leading representatives of the AfD (anti-Islamization Alternative for Germany) party and the passages from their draft party programme that have become public to be “completely unacceptable.”
DMF In an opinion published in Berlin on Tuesday it says: “To claim that Islam is generally not compatible with the constitution is untrue, derogatory and discriminates against an entire religious community.
I also protest against the statement of the AfD deputy leader von Storch that antisemitic attacks mainly have an Islamic background today.”
With her statement Ms. von Storch deliberately wants to cast general suspicion on millions of people for attacks carried out by radical groups or extremists in the name of their religion, continues Schuster.
It is especially infamous that a party such as the AfD, which tolerates far-right thinking in its own ranks, now accuses other people of antisemitism, said the Central Council President. “Most antisemitic attacks in Germany are still carried out by right-wing extremists.” (No, they are increasingly carried out by Muslims)