Monday, October 1, 2018 9:51:51 PM
Far-Right German Party Attacks Muslims to Recruit Jews

Germany's most prominent right-wing nationalist party is trying to attract Jewish voters by stoking the flames of anti-Islamic sentiment.

The Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) claims it's not anti-Semitic. But in May, the party confirmed that some of its local politicians exchanged anti-Semitic messages in a WhatsApp group chat.

In June, AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland downplayed the Nazi era, claiming that "Hitler and the Nazis are just a speck of birdshit in over 1,000 years of successful German history.

But like many nationalist parties, AfD tends to back Israel. And now it's trying to appeal to Jews by arguing that the two groups share a common enemy: Islam. In the town of Offenbach, the AfD is launching a new association called Juden in der AfD, or Jews in the AfD.

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