Jacob Rees-Mogg sparks outrage by quoting far-right anti-Muslim German party in tweet

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been roundly lambasted after quoting a far-right anti-Muslim German party in a tweet.

The prominent Brexiteer tweeted a video of a speech by the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) parliamentary leader Alice Weidel.

Her party has been described by Labour MP David Lammy as being “overtly racist”, while Stella Creasy pointed out that one of their representatives claimed “Muslims in Europe are seeking to kill all Germans”.

But that didn’t stop Rees-Mogg quoting a section of Weidel’s speech which attacked the EU, in which she said “Is it any wonder the British see bad faith behind every manoeuvre from Brussels?”

The AfD have repeatedly run anti-Muslim adverts in elections with posters promising to “Stop Islamisation” and promote “Islam-free schools”.

In January, the party was banned from attending Holocaust remembrance services in Thuringia, Germany, over comments which undermined the significance of the Holocaust.

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