The right-wing AfD broke off talks with Germany's Central Council of Muslims on Monday. DW's Jaafar Abdul Karim explains why the incident could negatively impact German Muslims.
Alexander Gauland, the top candidate for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany, has told DW there should be a clear path for repatriating migrants. Accepting refugees is not in Germany's interest, he said.
The Central Council of Muslims in Germany will discuss Islam with officials from Alternative for Germany. Since AfD switched focus from Euroskepticism to immigration, Islam has become the party's top grievance.
Mosque construction projects in two eastern German cities have broad community support despite far-right hostility, according to Ahmadi Muslims. Their German chairman describes radical Islam as a "common enemy."
A keenly-anticipated meeting between Germany's Alternative for Germany and the head of the country's main Muslim organization has ended in acrimony. The Muslim community leader said the AfD broke off the discussion.
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