The Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München and Oberbayern (IKG) [Jewish religious community Munich and upper Bavaria] is the second largest Jewish community in Germany, with around 9500 members. Like the municipalities of Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin, it forms an independent state association within the Central Council of Jews in Germany and is one of the two state associations in Bavaria.
"In particular," said Knobloch [president of the IKG], "the fight against right-wing extremism in Germany has not been conducted with the necessary rigor and consistency for decades. This must finally change! Pegida and Co. have advanced the brutalization of political culture. With the AfD, a NPD-light has established itself. In their ranks the theses and tirades, which are hostile to constitution and democracy, prevail. Neo-Nazis, historical misunderstanding, anti-Semitism, racism, ethnic nationalism, and a twisted version of history are approved. [...] All the more painful is the failed NPD ban. The AfD has the potency that the NPD is supposed to lack. The entire right-wing scene was underestimated for years, played down. [...]"
The Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München supports the anti-Pegida protests in Munich organised by "München ist bunt" (Munich is colourful).
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