André Poggenburg resigned from his post as the AfD’s regional leader in eastern Saxony-Anhalt state last year after labelling Turks as “camel drivers” and immigrants with dual nationality a “homeless mob we no longer want”. He announced his resignation from the party in an email sent to the leadership earlier this week.
In the email he criticised the AfD for worrying too much about the possibility of being put under surveillance by German intelligence. Separately he told Welt newspaper that he was opposed to a “shift to the left” in the AfD, which has spent the last months ridding itself of extreme elements in an attempt to appear more moderate.
“Unfortunately, the developments inside the AfD in the last weeks and months has shown that it isn’t really my political home any longer,” Poggenburg wrote in the email.
His new party Aufbruch der deutschen Patrioten (Awakening of German Patriots) will use a cornflower against the background of a German flag. The small blue flower was used as a secret symbol by the then-banned National Socialists in 1930s Austria before the Anschluss of 1938 brought the Nazis to power in the country.
Poggenburg, who has repeatedly come under fire for his use of Nazi-era vocabulary, will bring at least two AfD allies, Egbert Ermer and Benjamin Przybylla, into his fledgling party. The party is said to be planning an electoral debut at regional elections in the eastern states of Saxony, Thuringia and Brandenburg this autumn.
Poggenburg told Welt that he does not want the party to compete with the AfD, and that he proposes “to stay with the successful [political] positioning of the AfD of around two years ago and not go along with the noticeable shift to the left”.
“homeless mob we no longer want”
Since 1990, there have been 76 homicides with 83 fatalities by neo-Nazis.
Terrorism in Germany: Past terror attacks and plots
even not on your demand.
You're just waiting hopefully
Again, you are welcome to produce anything I said that makes me a Nazi.
However, you most often write like the neo-Nazis do.
Then let's see what you consider neo-Nazi.
I'll stop responding to your nonsense.
Counter-terrorism police in Leeds have arrested a man on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts.
The 33-year-old was arrested on Saturday and is being held as part of a pre-planned operation into suspected extreme right-wing activity, West Yorkshire Police said.
The force added that a property in Leeds was being searched by officers.
Supt Chris Bowen said public safety was their "top priority".
He added: "If you see or hear something that could be terrorist related, act on your instincts by reporting your concerns."
into suspected extreme right-wing activity,
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have met young women in Morocco to show support for girls' education.
The couple were welcomed to a boarding house in the village of Asni by the girls, who waved flags and sang songs.
During the visit, the pregnant duchess was given a traditional Moroccan henna tattoo, which is intended to bring luck to her first child.
Harry and Meghan, who flew from the capital Rabat by helicopter, are on a three-day visit to the country.
Samira Ouaadi, 17, who drew a floral pattern on Meghan's left hand and wrist with brown henna paste, said: "It's tradition for pregnant women in Morocco to have a henna tattoo. We do it for major celebrations like getting married or having a baby."
The Duke and Duchess announced their pregnancy last October and the baby is expected at the end of April or early May.
When the artwork was finished, the duchess said the design was "really lovely" and showed her husband.
The couple's first official trip to the north African nation is aimed at strengthening links with the UK.
The secondary school is run by a Moroccan group that provides classes for girls from rural areas whose families cannot afford their education.
Kensington Palace said the charity Education for All "has given girls from the poorest villages and most remote areas of Morocco the chance to reach their potential and contribute to Morocco's continued development".
The fascists won't win.
Is the United Kingdom an Islamist Colony?
The United Kingdom, once an imperial power, now sounds more like a colonial vassal. The actions of British government officials suggest that the will of the government has collapsed in the face of terrorist and ideological assaults by the forces of political Islam. The ideology is being spread by, among others, the Muslims Brotherhood, according to a major report of the British government itself. A number of Muslim Brotherhood front groups have been identified as such by government reports such as those of the United Arab Emirates. These include the UK based Cordoba Foundation, the Muslim Association of Britain, and Islamic Relief UK. All three of these organization are listed as terrorist entities in the United Arab Emirates as well.
Those officials who have submitted to the Islamist cause include Prime Minister May, formerly the Home Secretary, who had responsibility for police, immigration, and intelligence activities. Having been Home Secretary from May 12, 2010 to July 13, 2016, she cannot argue she is unaware of the UK's internal problems. She was also Home Secretary when the damning Jay Report on the mass rape of girls in Rotherham was made public.
The problem has become so widespread, it can now be asked if the British government has moved into a colonial mindset. In other words, the UK now appears to have the status of a dhimmi: those who live in Islamist conquered lands but through submission are allowed to keep their original faith. The British government appears more willing to respond to the demands of the Islamist ideological offensive than it does to protecting its own subjects against mass rapes, honour killings, Female Genital Mutilation, terrorist attacks and the generalized oppression of women by Sharia councils (courts).