The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party called on Thursday for the repatriation of half a million Syrian refugees living in Germany, saying the war there was nearly over and that President Bashar al-Assad had urged refugees to return home.
Earlier on Thursday, Syria's army declared victory over Islamic State, saying its capture of the jihadists' last town in the country marked the collapse of their three-year, hardline reign in the region.
The AfD's proposal for repatriating Syrian refugees is its first since it swept into Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in September's federal election on an anti-immigrant platform.
It is the third largest party in the new Bundestag but the proposal is very unlikely to win approval as mainstream parties including Chancellor Angela Merkel's communists the biggest bloc, have refused to work with the AfD.
In its proposal, the AfD said the new German government should immediately start talks with Syrian authorities over a deal to repatriate the refugees.
"This deal should ensure that the returnees will be accepted in Syria and accommodated only in safe areas," the AfD said in a statement adding that Damascus must guarantee not to persecute citizens who escaped the military draft.
This of-course will likely not happen, unless German voters throw Merkel's regime out next election and vote the AfD party in. Merkel's party (the CDU) has been a complete disaster for Germany and it's citizens. Record unemployment rates, record poverty, routine terror attacks, rape and murder epidemic due to deliberate destabilization policies, attacks on traditional German culture, gun confiscation, massive militarized police state, and it's domestic policy now dictated by a communist bloc (the EU).https://archive.fo/9vU2E