Anti-Immigrant AfD Says Muslims Not Welcome in Germany

By Tina Bellon STUTTGART, Germany, May 1  – Delegates from Germany’s anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Sunday backed an election manifesto that says Islam is not compatible with the country’s constitution and calls for a ban on minarets and the burqa. The AfD, set up just three years ago, has been buoyed by

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Merkel Slams Anti-Immigrant AfD, Defends Her Refugee Policy

BERLIN, March 6 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticized the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, saying it stirs up prejudice and polarizes society. Her comments, made in an interview with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, reflect growing unease among Germany’s mainstream parties amid rising popular support for the right-wing AfD and its fierce

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