Anti-Democratic Tendencies Germany Considers Monitoring Right-Wing AfD

Germany's domestic intelligence agency is wary of officially monitoring the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party. But there is plenty of cause for concern. Extremist ideas are present at all levels within the AfD. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
AfD co-leaders Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel

AfD co-leaders Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel

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Image shared by AfD youth group: "Fastest asylum hearing in Germany. Rejects up to 1,400 asylum applications per minute!"

Image shared by AfD youth group: "Fastest asylum hearing in Germany. Rejects up to 1,400 asylum applications per minute!"

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"Do you miss me?" Photo from an AfD youth group chat.

"Do you miss me?" Photo from an AfD youth group chat.