When Björn Höcke from Germany’s far-right AfD party held a town hall meeting in Bavaria's Peiting, locals showed their opposition by raising red cards. But not everyone disagreed with Höcke's message.
Hamburg teachers in a letter have labelled a complaints portal set up by the opposition AfD as a public call to "denunciation." Local far-right parliamentarians claim "political neutrality" in classrooms is endangered.
A co-leader of the AfD has admitted that some members who hold particularly extreme views have been persuaded to leave. This comes as the far-right party seeks to avoid monitoring by the domestic intelligence agency.
A small Jewish group has set itself up within Germany's far-right AfD party despite scorn from 17 Jewish organizations. Critics say the AfD remains anti-democratic and harbors hatred to the point of Holocaust denial.
Professed Christians within Germany's far-right AfD disqualify themselves if they utter racist views, according to Hanover's Protestant bishop. Still, dialogue, although risky, must be kept open, Ralf Meister says.
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