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Germany: AfD's Petry links illegal immigration with increase in terror threats02:53

Germany: AfD's Petry links illegal immigration with increase in terror threats

Germany, Hannover
November 28, 2015 at 13:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chairperson of the Eurosceptic and anti-immigration Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD, English: Alternative for Germany) party Frauke Petry said that "there is a correlation between illegal and uncontrolled immigration and the increase of terror," while referring to the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks in Hannover on Saturday.

Speaking at the party convention, Petry also claimed that "64 percent of Germans support an asylum limit," and argued that "they are not listened to" as it has happened before "with the Euro or the voting of bailout packages." Furthermore, Petry stressed that the party's idea of Europe is not "a political union with more integration but a common free market."

Since the last German elections in 2103, the AfD, which was founded in the same year just before the elections, has become the third most popular party in Germany with some polls giving it more than 10 percent of the vote in the upcoming national elections. Compared to the 2013 elections, where AfD only won 4.9 percent of the votes, the current predicted result would grant the party access to the German Parliament in 2017.

Germany: AfD's Petry links illegal immigration with increase in terror threats02:53
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Chairperson of the Eurosceptic and anti-immigration Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD, English: Alternative for Germany) party Frauke Petry said that "there is a correlation between illegal and uncontrolled immigration and the increase of terror," while referring to the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks in Hannover on Saturday.

Speaking at the party convention, Petry also claimed that "64 percent of Germans support an asylum limit," and argued that "they are not listened to" as it has happened before "with the Euro or the voting of bailout packages." Furthermore, Petry stressed that the party's idea of Europe is not "a political union with more integration but a common free market."

Since the last German elections in 2103, the AfD, which was founded in the same year just before the elections, has become the third most popular party in Germany with some polls giving it more than 10 percent of the vote in the upcoming national elections. Compared to the 2013 elections, where AfD only won 4.9 percent of the votes, the current predicted result would grant the party access to the German Parliament in 2017.

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