The third-largest party in the German parliament after the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union, Alternative for Germany, has repeatedly hit the headlines with its anti-immigration messages.
Andre Poggenburg, head of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, is accused of inciting racial hatred with respect to the Turkish community in his country, according to Deutsche Welle.
Speaking at an Ash Wednesday get-together, Poggenburg specifically referred to the 1915 massacre of the Armenian population in Ottoman Turkey.
“These caraway traders have the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians weighing them down… and they want to tell us something about history and homeland? They’re nuts. These camel drivers should go off to where they belong: far, far beyond the Bosphorus to their mud huts and multiple wives,” he said.
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