24hoursworld

Extremism: Office for the Protection of the Constitution Thuringia: AfD youth is right-wing extremist

Extremism: Office for the Protection of the Constitution Thuringia: AfD youth is right-wing extremist

Their positions are said to be incompatible with the Basic Law: The Thuringian Office for the Protection of the Constitution is targeting the AfD youth organization Junge Alternative Thuringia.

Thuringia’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution has classified the state association of the AfD youth organization Junge Alternative as definitely right-wing extremist. The authority announced this. The classification had already taken place on March 28th.

“The positions represented by the JA Thuringia are incompatible with the Basic Law and the Thuringian state constitution,” the authority said in a statement. The Thuringian AfD with its state party leader Björn Höcke has been classified as right-wing extremist and monitored since March 2021.

The JA had been listed as a suspected case since 2021. Since then, she has not become politically moderate, according to the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. “The current Thuringia correctional institution regularly refers to an ethnically homogeneous German state and a community of German descent,” the statement said. Such an idea formulates biological assumptions about who can be German and who cannot. This contradicts the Basic Law.

Demand for “remigration” as a JA narrative

The JA is not just limited to political expressions of opinion. “She works in an action-oriented and experience-oriented manner in order to give the impression that her anti-constitutional positions are capable of gaining public support.” The central narrative of the Young Alternative is the demand for “remigration”. When right-wing extremists use the term, they usually mean that large numbers of people of foreign origin should leave the country – even under duress.

At the federal level, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution has also upgraded the Junge Alternative to a proven extremist effort. The AfD and JA are currently defending themselves against this in an urgent procedure that is still ongoing before the Higher Administrative Court of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Thuringia’s head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Stephan Kramer, explained that the JA was supporting the Thuringian AfD in “radicalizing young people with the promise of community and togetherness.” The JA Thuringia had gradually marginalized and voted out those people, especially among its top personnel, who advocated more moderate positions. In doing so, it had “completely aligned itself with Björn Höcke.” “There is now sufficiently solid, concrete evidence of violations of human dignity, the principles of democracy and the rule of law,” said Kramer.

Höcke had repeatedly supported the JA

According to the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, “the glorification of state spokesman Björn Höcke by the JA” is also significant. Höcke regularly uses National Socialist slogans. The 52-year-old, who was born in North Rhine-Westphalia, was sentenced to a fine by the Halle regional court because he is said to have knowingly used a National Socialist slogan. The verdict is not yet legally binding.

“The Thuringian Youth Party describes itself as ‘part of the Höcke system’,” the statement said. Höcke, in turn, has repeatedly supported the youth organization. The Youth Party is also regularly represented with its own stand at Thuringian AfD party conferences.

The JA uses the freedoms of the democratic basic order to spread positions aimed at overcoming them. There is a danger that these positions could become a reason for violence against those who think differently.

Source: Stern

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts