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Alice Weidel

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Alice Weidel (1979–) is the xenophobic[1], transphobic[2], Eurosceptic[3], hypocritical, and Islamophobic[3] token lesbian leader of the Nazi party's spiritual successor in Germany, Alternative for Germany. She used to be a banker for Goldman Sachs,[3] giving her a bit of actual credibility in the realm of economics but must have made the mistake of reading Mein Kampf and Ayn Rand's novels, falling into the rabbit hole of the far-right.[citation NOT needed] All jokes aside, she may actually have read something that convinced her to move to the right, though; her old colleagues and friends at Goldman Sachs have said that they are shocked at her transformation from banker to right-wing political leader.

Personal life[edit]

Alice Weidel is openly homosexual and raised two sons with her partner, who was born in Sri Lanka[4]. She is registered at her parent's house in Baden-Württemberg, but pays her taxes in Switzerland.[3] According to German newspaper Die Zeit, Weidel hired an Islamic studies student in 2015 , and later (possibly illegaly) employed a Syrian refugee, to do housework at her Swiss home. Weidel herself stated that the Syrian was a friend of hers who did not work for her.[5]

Islamophobia and xenophobia[edit]

Burqas, headscarf girls and alimented knife men and other good-for-nothings will not secure our wealth, the economic growth and, above all, the welfare state.
—Alice Weidel in a speech to the federal parliament, 2018

Weidel stays consistently on the official AfD party line against Islam and migration, although she is generally considered relatively liberal in public, compared to ethnic nationalists like Björn Höcke. An email leaked in 2017 conflicts with this viewpoint. In it, Alice Weidel describes Arabs, Sinti and Roma as "cultural alien people" and endorses the Great replacement conspiracy theory.[6] In an interview with Die Welt, she also claimed that Islam in general is not only a religion, but a political system that is not compatible with the German constitution nor with European secularism and is abusing religious freedom.[7] Weidel wants to ban all types of headscarves in public spaces.[8]

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