How the Far Right Is Shaking Germany’s Political Order

GERMANY - Every Friday in Chemnitz, Germany, a crowd of far-right activists gather to denounce immigrants.  “What do we with foreigners?” a man calls into a megaphone.  “Out out out!” the protesters reply.  We went to Chemnitz to witness the weekly demonstrations, which began last August when two refugees from Syria and Iraq allegedly stabbed a German man to death. The crime became a rallying cry for the far right and others who oppose migrants. And it has resulted in real violence, including numerous attacks on immigrant businesses. 

Migrants have been a political flashpoint for Germany since 2015. That’s when Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed nearly a million asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. The decision infuriated many Germans. And it divided a country that, after reckoning with its Nazi past, had long seemed immune to the rise of populist movements.  Now, Germany’s political system faces a watershed moment.

A far-right party that openly calls for deporting immigrants is the third-largest in Parliament. And Merkel, a pillar of German stability for 13 years, announced this week that she would not seek re-election in 2021. Her retreat from the political stage marks the end of an era, and has left people wondering whether the political center in Germany is starting to cave.

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Today we find the Church of God in a “wilderness of religious confusion!”

The confusion is not merely around the Church – within the religions of the world outside – but WITHIN the very heart of The True Church itself!

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