Christian Luet, of the far-right German party, is recording comments in an undercover documentary, the report said.
Berlin, Germany – A longtime member of the far-right political party Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) was fired amid reports of his inflammatory comments, in which he claimed that refugees and migrants could be “gassed”.
Christian Luet, who has been with the AfD since its inception in 2013, has already been removed as a speaker of parliament after declaring himself a fascist in April.
The latest revelations date back to February, when he met a right-wing social media influencer in what he said was a confidential meeting at a bar in Berlin.
However, the conversation was secretly filmed for a documentary on the far right in Germany, aired last week.
During the conversation, Luet reported that the AfD was deliberately using provocative tactics.
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Lueth was not identified in the documentary, but his name was published yesterday by the German newspaper Zeit after further investigations and what they called a “special public interest”. Lueth has not yet commented.
The AfD, which advocated an anti-immigrant, nationalist program and is currently the largest opposition party in the German parliament, quickly distanced itself from the comments.
Alexander Gauland, co-leader of the AfD parliamentary group, said: “Comments attributed to Christian [Lueth] are completely unacceptable and incompatible with the goals and policies of the AfD. “
Activists said shocking, such comments from the AfD were not surprising.
Aycha, who did not want to give her real name for security reasons, is a Berlin-based activist for the anti-fascist organization Migrantifa.
She said: “I am not surprised because the policies of the AfD and other political parties moving to the right are already killing people. The Nazis regularly attack people in our communities and neighborhoods. “
The development comes amid ongoing right-wing violence in the country, including arson against minority businesses in Berlin in the summer and six months after racist attacks in Hanau in which nine people were killed by a right-wing attacker.
“I think communities need to start protecting themselves from these threats, because I don’t think the state will be there to provide that protection, as it has proven in recent decades.
“Since our parents were in Germany, we have been the object of murder, degradation and exploitation. And although some of us are no longer in the same position in society, we see new people coming who take this position in society, “Aicha said.