German far-right party branded Nazis after saying Islam not compatible with ‘basic law’. Beatrix von Storch, a leader in the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, who is also a European Parliament member, has called for a ban on full veils for Muslim women, on minarets (towers where people are called to pray typically found near mosques), and on muezzins (men who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque). She also called for tighter control on Islamic teachings in schools.
“Islam is in itself a political ideology that is not compatible with the basic law [i.e. the German constitution].”
AfD deputy Alexander Gauland said:
Islam is not a religion like Catholic or Protestant Christianity, but rather intellectually always associated with the takeover of the state.
That is why the Islamisation of Germany is a danger.
Islam is a religion and a totalitarian political ideology. While the politically correct pretend that it is only a religion, they leave our societies wide open to the predations of the totalitarian political ideology.
Naturally, the Council of Muslims in Germany branded the statements as “Nazi.” Naturally, they pretend they are only a religion:
It is the first time since Hitler’s Germany that there is a party which discredits and existentially threatens an entire religious community.
hat-tip Stephen Neil