The leader of Germany’s populist political party reportedly said that Arabs have overrun her country in a leaked email just two weeks before general election, True Pundit reports.
Alice Weidel is one of the leading candidates for the Alternative for Germany (AfD), a party accused of racism.
In a report published by Die Welt, the email was written in 2013, before the party was even created. In the email, Weidel described Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government as “pigs” and questioned the sovereignty of the German nation.
“These pigs are nothing other than puppets of the WWII Allied Powers tasked with keeping the German people down by instigating civil wars in the metropolitan areas by flooding them with foreigners,” Weidel reportedly wrote in an email to a confidant.
“Reason why we are overrun by culturally different people like Arabs… is that our civil society… is systematically destroyed by the enemies of the constitution that rule over us,” she adds.
Political opponents have called for her to drop her candidacy if the email was proven authentic. A spokesman for the AfD said the email was fake and Weidel had reassured him that she didn’t write it.