With a racist commentary on the new Nuremberg Christ Child triggered an AfD district association quickly indignation. Now Bavarian leaders have also reported on the incident - with sharp criticism.
"Here we encounter the sardonic face of racism, which the AfD always wants to deny as their attitude of mind," said Home Affairs Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU). Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) criticized Twitter a shabby behavior of individual AfD officials and warned: "We must not allow this hate."
Congratulations to Benigna Munsi on her election as a new Nuremberg Christ Child. I am very happy for you. The shabbier is the behavior of individual AfD officials. We must not allow this hate. #Christ child- Markus Söder (@Markus_Soeder) November 1, 2019
The AfD district association Munich country had published on Thursday a picture of 17-year-old Benigna Munsi on Facebook and apparently in allusion to the extermination of the indigenous Americans wrote: "Nuremberg has a new Christ child One day it will be like the Indians. "
AfD district association has deleted the post
Munsi was previously unanimously elected by a jury as the new Christ Child of Nuremberg for the next two years. She is a native of Nuremberg, her father is Indian, her mother German. Your most important task as a Christ child will be to open the world-famous Nuremberg Christmas Market on November 29th.
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Benigna Munsi: New Christ Child for two years
Hundreds of Internet users defended the young woman with comments on social networks. The AfD district association later put out the controversial post and apologized.
The AFD district chairwoman Munich country, Christina woodpecker, said on request, the comment does not correspond to the values of the party and was posted by an editor of the district association arbitrarily. This has now resigned. In the district association Iranians and Chinese are members. As a consequence of the posting, the four-eye principle now applies to comments in social networks in a district association, she said.