Frauke Petry, head of the Alternative for Germany party (AfD), which has campaigned on an anti-immigration platform and won seats in state parliaments across the country, is in the headlines for likening nations full of Third World immigrants and refugees to piles of compost.
The Independent reports:
The leader of Germany’s main right-wing party is facing a backlash after comparing multicultural societies with migrants and refugees to a “compost heap”.
…Speaking in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg for German Unity Day on Monday, Ms Petry attacked calls for diversity from other German political parties, in comments which have been labelled by some local media as arguing for an ethically homogenous nation.
According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung she said: “What are we to think of these ‘Germany is colourful campaigns?’ A compost heap is also colourful.”
…Set up three years ago, the AfD has been buoyed by Europe’s migrant crisis and the party’s success has been attributed to its hard anti-immigration stance in contrast to Ms Merkel’s refugee-friendly policy which has inspired widespread opposition.
In other news an Uzbek immigrant has been arrested in Sweden for the recent terrorist attack in Stockholm which killed 4 people and injured 15 others. Compost heap? You bet.