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21 Sep, 2013

German Far-right party calls on immigrants to “go home” – DW.DE

Heimwandern statt einwandern,” which translates to “go home instead of immigrating,” read the headline of a recent letter sent out by the German right-wing extremist party National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD). The letter was sent to candidates for German parliament who have a migration background as a means of intimidation.

“Your political influence on the German ethnic group might even be considered punishable from a human rights perspective,” the letter read, which included a self-made, one-way ticket back to “the homeland.”

Özcan Mutlu was one of the candidates who received the letter. He has Turkish roots and has represented the Green party in Berlin since 1999. His goal for this year is to gain a seat in the Bundestag, the lower house of German parliament. Mutlu was outraged by the NPD’s letter. “I reported an offence against the disgusting NPD letter. Our home is Berlin and Nazis aren’t welcome here!” he wrote on Twitter.

Read the rest: Far-right party calls on immigrants to emigrate DW.DE