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German AfD leader Petry steps up rhetoric ahead of meeting with Muslim Council
by Elizabeth Schumacher
Frauke Petry, of the nationalist AfD party, has accused Muslims of preferring Shariah law to state legislation. A leader of Germany's Muslim community says the AfD's rhetoric is reminiscent of Nazi speech.
The leader of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party turned heads once again on Sunday by upping her anti-Islam rhetoric just one day ahead of a planned meeting with the leader of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZMD).
Speaking with the "Bild am Sonntag" newspaper, Frauke Petry warned that Muslim immigration to Germany was threatening everything Europe had accomplished over the last two centuries.
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