AfD: What is going on in the radical discourse of the parliamentary bloc

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What is going on in the radical discourse of the AfD party’s parliamentary bloc

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40,000 posts from the AfD’s parliamentary group chat group from the years 2017 to 2021 were passed on to the public media. Representatives denigrate politicians from other parties in an extreme way. Some people also pull leather around their own party.

aOn May 18, 2019, a Member of Parliament wrote in the WhatsApp chat group of the AfD parliamentary group: “The entire content of this group will one day end in the press. Always remember!”

This statement was later confirmed. More than 40,000 posts by the alleged “chatter group” were leaked to NDR and WDR TV stations. It depicts the communication of 76 out of 92 members of the AfD in the Bundestag from the last legislative period.

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In reality, top-secret chat messages from 2017 to 2021 are sometimes very explosive: many MPs were very radical.

She denounced Merkel as a “rat”, and scolded her party as a “chaos shop”.

According to research by NDR and WDR, a member of the parliamentary group wrote on August 25, 2019: “There is a possibility of a SiegerTribunal (‘Nuremberg 2.0’), post-revolution Romanian dissolution or constitutional dissolution, i.e. AM & Company that will never be responsible for their ‘crimes’. (The quotation marks, because I mean political offenses, not criminal offenses under applicable law.) “AM stands for then-Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).

On July 10, 2019, the group said about her: “The rat Merkel is on top! This traitor to the people belongs to life imprisonment!” And on September 10, 2018: “The good thing today is Merkel’s dead eyes.”

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When Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) was elected EU Commission President in July 2019, when the Ministry of Defense was reappointed and the media initially reported an alleged move from Jens Spahn to the department, two AfD members in the Bundestag reacted In the chat group with anti-gay perverts: “Well, again the Minister of Defense,” one wrote – “With Spahn, the Bundeswehr was back in stern loaders,” and another.

Other politicians in the MPs chat group were also denounced. For example, MPs from other factions have been described as “radically sinister anus” and “little miserable”. On September 11, 2018, she said: “Separate waste. First FDP, then SPD, then CDU.”

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Alternative for Germany (AfD) President in Thuringia, Bjorn Höck (left), and Federal President Tino Shrupala

Several AfD deputies in the “chatter group” also complained about the lack of strategy in the parliamentary group and the party, painting a disastrous self-portrait. “In terms of being shy about others, the party made me very resilient,” she said on June 3, 2019. A month ago: “And the shop of chaos wants to save Germany?”

On December 19, 2019, a member of the Bundestag wrote: “Politics is a dirty business and it seems to be the dirtiest in our ranks.”

What does Fidel say about it?

When asked about extremist publications, including those with ouster speech, AfD leader Alice Fidel told NDR and WDR: “Of course, things like that don’t work at all. And if I had known about that, it would have been Action has been taken.” And about the dissatisfied members of the faction, she says: “They should think about whether they will look for another hobby instead of wasting their time constantly writing in conversations. I hope to participate more in parliamentary work.”

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Tino Shrupala - German politician - direct candidate for the Görlitz constituency - Member of the German Bundestag - Chair of the AfD parliamentary group and Federal Spokesman for the AfD - In his office in the Bundestag and in the conference room

In December 2021, Bayerischer Rundfunk reported on the Telegram chat group “Alternative Nachrichtengruppe Bayern”, which included 16 out of 18 Bavarian AfD members in the state parliament and 11 out of 12 Bavarian AfD members in the Bundestag. Parliamentarians and officials imagined civil war, coup, and revolution.

In March of this year, the Cologne Administrative Court ruled that the Office for the Protection of the Constitution could monitor the entire AfD as a suspected right-wing extremist.

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