It was not the arrival of the leader of the Austrian New Right and the Identitarian Movement, Martin Sellner, at the end of 2023 that revived the idea of mass deportations of migrants in part of the Alternative for Germany. Right-wing extremists had already considered an international plan to send Syrians back to their country […]
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It was not the arrival of the party's leader at the end of 2023 New law he was born Identity movement Austrian, Martin Sellnerto wake up in one piece Alternatives for Germany the idea of mass deportations of Migrants. An international return plan Syrians The right-wing extremists in their country had already thought about this in 2018. And in order to implement this, as ZDF reported in one of its investigations, they contacted the government Bashar al-Assad and with that Russia.
The revelations on German television come all at once in weeks of great tension Germany where the party is at the top of the polls and over 1.5 million people have taken to the streets Berlin protest against it rightmost. According to the publications, five MPs were out in 2018 AfD They wrote to Assad requesting an audience and organized the “orderly return” of Syrian migrants, the same ones welcomed by the government of Angela Merkel three years earlier with his Open door policy from that Balkan route. The extremists' plan should be implemented with the support of Russia.
Specifically, according to the politicians' project, the migrants should have been brought to Russia in order to be “trained for some”. jobs That would be necessary in Syria.” In October 2018, then-MP Waldemar Herdt he also traveled to Moscow to speak with members of the duma and with representatives of the Syrian regime and in return offered to found a Russian-German organization that would report on human rights in the interests of Moscow Crimea attached. In addition, collaboration was offered Reduce Western sanctions against Syria and Russia.
These are new findings that help to outline the strategies of at least part of the German far right, which has now been leading in the polls since at least 2018. Not just in recent months, according to a previous Corrective Investigation report that reported a November 25, 2023 meeting at a nearby hotel Potsdamwhere Sellner presented a plan for expulsion from Germany and deportation to an unspecified area North Africawhereby the so-called “Return migration“, three categories of people: Asylum seekersimmigrants with residency permit And “unassimilated citizens“, i.e. Germans of the second and third generation who are not considered integrated.
After the investigation was published, Sellner himself was targeted by the German authorities, who, according to the Tagesschau, are considering taking action against him entry ban in Germany. The Austrian is not the only right-wing extremist to be targeted by the authorities. Only there on Tuesday Constitutional Court Germans banned that public financing a small neo-Nazi group as the successor to the better-known NPD: A regulation that some also want to apply to the AfD. The judgment concerns Hometown (home), name under which the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD), which, although it reached a nostalgic peak of 4.3% in 1969, was elected by only 0.5% of voters in the last elections.