The Federal office for the protection of the Constitution (BfV) has a working group made up of 17 political scientists and jurists with the question of whether, and if so, which parts of the AfD should be monitored by the service. All of the land offices – as a last-Saxons – have not submitted their respective findings. At the latest, by January, the working group wants to create a summary report about it. Thomas Haldenwang, at least, the new head of the office, set up to ensure that the party will in future be monitored news service, reported the Focus just relying on a non-closer-called security circles. But it looks as if the whole party become the object of observation.

If, then, it will probably go only to parts of the AfD, especially to the young organization of Young Alternative (JA). In its most radical squad are gathering in several provinces. The country offices in Bremen and lower Saxony have begun, therefore, to observe in their countries.

And the state office for the protection of the Constitution of lower Saxony wrote, according to the süddeutsche Zeitung, in its to the Federal office submitted material collection to the YES: “The dissemination of historical revisionist patterns and qualifying Statements as well as conspiracy theory suggests a spiritual closeness to classical right-wing extremist Arguments and strategies.”

Patriotic platform and wings

Second observation of the object could be the Patriotic platform (PP). Although not an official part of the AfD, but only people who are political party members. The Süddeutsche Zeitung quoted from the evaluation of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, it is important continued existence of “points of anti-constitutional efforts”.

third observation of the object is the Union Of the wings is discussed. Also in this AfD members with extreme views. One of the leading figures Björn Höcke. In Thuringia, where Höcke group, is the Chairman of the AfD in the Parliament, to be observed in his Remarks from the state office.

Ethnopluralism = extremism?

In the decision of the BfV-working group, it is now mainly a question of how closely the contacts of AfD-people with the neo-Nazi scene, and also to the Identitarian movement can be assessed. The anti-refugee and right-wing Identitarians in Germany-approximately 600 members and is assigned to the environment of the party of independent Rights. Just to you it could be in the protection of the Constitution but a debate. Because there are in the Federal office analysts are of the opinion that the so-called Ethnopluralism, the Identity had to be classified necessarily as extremist.

The Ethnopluralism is the core of racism, and the world image of the New Right. Some offices keep, therefore, a dangerous development. You’re wondering how to extremis watch tables efforts, if the basis will wegdefiniert.

Kevin Chung studied literature in Seoul. He is interested in various areas. He can be reached at or 82-2-6956-6698.