The Federal office for the protection of the Constitution, announced stronger engagement with the AfD pushes in the case of all other parties a large measure of support. The Deputy Chairman of Bundestag Thomas Oppermann called it “overdue, that the constitutional protection observed the interaction of AfD and neo-Nazis”.
The AfD had radicalised without a doubt, in recent months,” said the SPD politician of the “world”. Bavaria’s interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) welcomed the decision of the constitutional protection as a “plausible and comprehensible”. “You must now be rigorously implemented,” said the “editorial network Germany” (Wednesday).
The Federal office for the protection of the Constitution (BfV) had explained to the party on Tuesday, as a Whole, to the test case, but the threshold of the observation with a V-people and phone monitoring is not yet reached. Still more specifically, the domestic intelligence service at the national “wings” and the youth organization Young Alternative (JA) want to look. These were declared to be a suspected case, such as the BfV-in-chief Thomas Haldenwang explained. The AfD wants to fight back legally.
It is important continuing to give that “wing” and “extremist aspirations” were to be classified, argued, Haldenwang. From the BfV said it was the first Time that a in the Bundestag represented party will be classified as a test case.
A party may be, if the authorities recognize the first signs of extremist tendencies. In a test case, an observation V is not allowed to people or other intelligence means. An organization is explained, however, the suspected case, such as the “wings” of the Thuringian party – and-group-in-chief Björn Höcke, the use of intelligence resources is possible, but only to a very limited extent.
“So harmless citizens, such as the AfD is trying to be again and again, is not them,” said Green party parliamentary leader Anton Hofreiter in the “Augsburger Allgemeine” (Wednesday).
The Chairman of the interior Committee of the Bundestag, Andrea Lindholz, welcomed the decision, but warned of a political instrumentalization of the constitutional protection in respect of the AfD. “It is not a question of party politics, but the protection of our free democratic basic order,” said the CSU politician of the “Rheinische Post” (Wednesday). It is of crucial importance that the procedure will be carried out safely and on solid facts and based.
Saxony-Anhalt interior Minister Holger Stahlknecht praised, “that the protection of the Constitution has not succumbed to the many politically motivated Call to observe the AfD”. The CDU-politician said the German press Agency: “This shows that we have no politically-driven intelligence.” The AfD in Saxony-Anhalt is assigned to the right of the national party spectrum.
The CDU-interior expert Armin Schuster said: “It is politically painful when a in the German Bundestag, represented party testing, or suspected case, for the protection of the Constitution.” Schuster added: “But from a legal point of view, parts of the AfD have provided so many clues for anti-constitutional activities, the decision could hardly be different.”
Also, offices for the protection of the Constitution want to take the AfD is now under the microscope. The announced, for example, NRW-Minister of the interior, Herbert Reul (CDU) in Düsseldorf, Germany, and lower Saxony Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) in Hannover.
The former President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, said the editorial network Germany (Wednesday) with a view to the BfV’s decision: “This gives me hope that we no longer need to speak in three or four years on the AfD.” Parts of the AfD enemy of the Constitution “clearly”.
The Green inner politician Konstantin von Notz, warned in the “Rheinische Post” (Wednesday): “first of all, the existing Connections of the Parts of the AfD to the extreme right until the terrorist spectrum must have a high hazard potential.”
The FDP MEP Alexander Graf Lambsdorff said the “world”, the AfD will stay in the parliaments, “where we do have to fight their mixture of “Fake News,” and panic continue with arguments”.