The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Monday sacked its former spokesman Christian Lüth for reportedly inhumane comments about migrants.
Meeting the Youtube influencer Lisa Licentia in Berlin’s Newton Bar on February 23, Lüth is reported to have told her that the AfD used provocative tactics.
"The worse it goes for Germany, the better for the AfD," Lüth is quoted as saying, adding the party would otherwise be polling just 3%.
Asked by Licentia, whether it was in the AfD interest that more migrants came, Lüth is reported to have replied: "Yes, because the AfD does better."
"We could later shoot them all. That’s not at all the issue. Or, gassing, or whatever you want. It’s the same to me," Lüth is quoted as saying.
ProSieben did not identify the "high-ranking AfD functionary," it secretly recorded in its documentary "[Far]-Right, German, Radical."
However, Zeit said it had decided, based on its further research, to reveal the name because of the "special public interest."