Germany's populist right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, known for its harsh anti-Islam rhetoric, has repeatedly claimed that Islam does not belong to Germany.
"The party has no problem with it", said Daniel Friese, a spokesman for the Brandenburg branch of the AfD.
'Only afterwards was it known that he had converted to Islam, ' Friese said.
Founded in February 2013, the AfD focuses on so-called "soft" Euroscepticism, generally supporting Germany's membership in the European Union but slamming further European integration, unchecked immigration and the existence of the euro.
He was a leading member in the eastern German state of Brandenburg since 2015.
AfD's basic program, which was adopted a year ago, claimed that "Islam does not belong to Germany".
Making plain that he hadn't stepped down because of his new religious affiliation, Wagner said that "there was no pressure" and that "it has not changed anything". But he insisted that the AfD had not pressured him to leave its ranks. That regional committee occupies a particularly influential role; it is headed by Alexander Gauland, a major party figure who heads the AfD's delegation in Parliament. He left the party on January 11, AfD chairman Andreas Kalbitz wrote in a, adding the decision came as a surprise. "The AfD (views Islam) as a great threat to our state, our society and our values, due to its spreading and the steadily growing number of Muslims", it reads.
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The new development at Mayon comes after Legazpi residents were allowed to return to their homes on Thursday. Monday's explosion was the most powerful since the volcano began spewing smoke and lava a week ago.
Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year. Gallup's poll found countries across the world seem most confident in Germany, which scored a 41 percent approval rating.
Now, the SPD aims to negotiate an improved coalition deal it can sell to members wary of acting as junior partner to Merkel. The case for another four years of CDU/CSU-SPD government is further strengthened by Germany's current economic fortunes.
More than 10,000 people have been killed by coalition airstrikes and by fighting on the ground, Reuters said. Only in the third financial quarter of 2017, German arms sale to Saudi Arabia accounted for US$550 million.
Her reward is a match against Belgium's Elise Mertens, who beat struggling Alize Cornet of France in two tough sets 7-5, 6-4. Nadal was out in front early with a set and a break but the diminutive Argentine kept pushing and pushing the action.
BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said , "It is a decision of the Election Commission (EC) and the President has accepted it". The move also is a massive blow for the AAP which has a massive majority in the 70-member Delhi assembly with 65 seats.
In late August a USA intelligence report says with "high confidence" that Syria's government carried out the attacks. Russian Federation had vetoed renewing the JIM mandate and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Wenger confirmed in his pre-match press conference the swap deal involving Sanchez and Mkhitaryan is likely to be completed. Wenger also said "nothing is happening" with his side's interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
A delegation of 150 North Korean athletes and supporters will attend the Paralympics, Seoul's Unification Ministry said. North and South Korea remain technically at war since the Korean war ended with armistice, not a peace treaty, in 1953.
One man was in custody and two suspects were on the run after the shooting, which resulted from a call to an assualt in progress . According to KMGH, deputies were in pursuit of a man linked to the assault report when he opened fire, hitting one of them.
To check whether your system may have a problem, check the full list of processors at the Intel Product Security center . And, hopefully, those left out in the cold by Intel should soon ( Intel promises!) have a fix coming their way.
The New York City event will take place on February 2 and 3, while the San Francisco event will take place on March 2, 3, and 4. All will launch on April 20th, the company has announced, though United Kingdom pricing has not yet been confirmed.
Next Kansas governor seeks to patch up legislator relations
One Democratic senator, Robert Menendez, said he believes Brownback will also focus only on protecting Christian minorities. During a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in October, Brownback refused to answer Sen.
Earth Wars Is About $25 Cheaper On The Nintendo Switch
Asked to explain their positions on VR, one respondent wrote, "it might not seem like it's going far fast, but it's steady". More developers were now working on games for mobile than any home console - although PC was the most popular platform.
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Meanwhile, Snapchat has reported lower-than-expected 178 million daily active users in the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. What should be stressed about the new feature is that is that only certain Snapchat stories are shareable outside of the app .
Ellis County School Shooting Results in One Injured
A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized Monday morning after a shooting was reported at a school in the Ellis County town of Italy. The Ellis County Sheriff's Office tweeted , "The kids are being moved, under guard to the dome as the investigation continues".
IMF Raises Global Growth Forecasts
The group now projects GDP will increase by 2.7 percent in 2018 and by 2.5 percent in 2019. The region continues to account for over half of world growth.
Turkish army says 153 terror targets hit in Afrin op
The operation also includes airstrikes on the district, threatening to create another humanitarian disaster in the region. Russian Federation pulled back troops that had been deployed near Afrin after it was briefed on the operation by Turkey.