In this Jan. 31, 2018 photo Arthur Wagner, member of the Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party addresses the media during a press conference in Potsdam, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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POTSDAM, Germany: Arthur Wagner has been many things in life: a child in the Soviet Union, a migrant in Germany, a devout Christian, an alcoholic, a truck driver and a committed member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party. Earlier this month, Wagner surprised his party colleagues by announcing that he'd converted to Islam. Last week AfD's leader in the state of Thuringia, Bjoern Hoecke, was caught on camera telling supporters that when the party takes power it would ensure that what he referred to as the "three Ms" of Islam – the Prophet Mohammad, the muezzins' call to prayer and mosque minarets – "stop at the Bosphorus".
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