‘No more Middle Eastern immigrants’: AfD
Published: 28 Jan 2015 11:12 GMT+01:00
“We should no longer support immigration by people who are totally foreign to our cultural tradition, in fact we ought to block it,” Alexander Gauland told Berlin’s Tagesspiegel newspaper.
“There are cultural traditions that have a very hard time integrating here … those cultural traditions are at home in the Middle East,” Gauland said.
He added that there was a danger of “parallel societies” developing in Germany “with which we won’t be able to cope with in the end.”
And he continued his push to bring AfD closer to anti-Islam movement Pegida by describing it as a “people’s movement” comparable with the early anti-nuclear demonstrations that helped launch the Green party.
The majority of Pegida participants were not racists, but “completely normal people,” he said.