And Germany – a nation that is particularly sensitive when it comes to racial discrimination, for obvious historical reasons – should contemplate the implications with shame.
AfD leader Frauke Petry said “What should we make of the campaign ‘Germany is colourful’? A compost heap is colourful, too.”
But compost is also an aid to creation; it nurtures new growth and makes it strong.
What kind of Germany would Frauke Petry have? Monochrome, drab… sterile?
As a UK citizen, it concerns me that this attitude was being expressed at the same time as similar anti-immigrant sentiments were being flaunted at the Conservative Party Conference..
Is there some kind of co-ordinated plot against immigration taking place here?
Or did the bigots just randomly decide to come out at the same time?
Let’s just have a visual reality check, to remind ourselves of the good work that immigrants do, here in the UK:
Politicians across Germany’s political spectrum have condemned the leader of the anti-immigration Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party after she was reported to have compared societies including migrants to compost heaps.
Frauke Petry, whose party has made big regional gains this year and is expected to win federal parliamentary seats in 2017, made the comments in a speech in Stuttgart on Monday, according to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).
Pouring scorn on the idea that migrants made societies more diverse, she said: “What should we make of the campaign ‘Germany is colourful’? A compost heap is colourful, too,” according to the report.
No one at Petry’s office was available to comment on the quotes or confirm she said them.
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