Lars Patrick Berg, a member of Alternative für Deutschland (Germany) party, known for his radical right-wing views. He was the only member of the European parliament who congratulated the so-called "winner of the presidential election" held in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
He has long and close relations with the criminal regime. Lars Patrick Berg visited the occupied territories of Azerbaijan in November 2017 as a member of the Baden-Württemberg Landtag, and in November 2019 as a member of the EP. Therefore, his name was included in the ‘List of foreign citizens illegally visited the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan’.
It is interesting that Lars Patrick Berg, who is a member of several committees in the EP is also a substitute member of the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. At the same time, he is a substitute member of the committees acting on Armenia and Georgia.
During his visit to Armenia in November 2019, Berg called Nagorno-Karabakh "the cradle of Christianity" and ‘the tower of the Christian faith’ in an interview to armenpress.am. Besides, he also made absurd remarks during the interview, such as ‘Western Europe must contribute to peace negotiations to resolve the conflict in the Artsakh region and end tensions with Turkey.’ Those remarks clearly show that Lars Patrick Berg is also Islamophobic.
His islamophobic and anti-Turk stance is not surprising, because it has been reported thaat since his young age he actively been involved in various harmful groups promoting Islamophobia and Turkish hostility.
In response to idea of calling conservatives as Muslim-hating Nazis, Berg said that conservative groups in the European Parliament are not Nazis who hate Muslims. On the other hand, in one of his interviews on May 2017, he stated that Islamic ideology and propaganda were a serious threat to democracy and that it was important for the state to counter consistently this danger.
MP Berg's congratulatory letter to the criminal regime which is inspired by the ideas of Garegin Njde, who collaborated with the Nazis can also be understood as his acquittal of occupation, separatism, war crimes and ethnic cleansing.
As it is known, the AfD party, which is prone to radical right-wing tendencies such as neo-Nazism and is constantly criticized by local German media, is known as a populist, racist, and anti-Semitic and Islamophobic force in the country. The party is often accused of pursuing policies contrary to Germany's constitutional order. It is no coincidence that during the party's 2016 congress, held under the slogan "Islam is not part of Germany," the party called for a ban on Islamic symbols in Germany.
According to some information leaked to the media, the AfD was created by foreign special services. For this reason, sane people periodically organize protests against the political line of this party, which is ruled by various forces.
It is very symbolic that a representative of such a party sends a letter to the winner of the "election" held by the criminal regime in Karabakh: In fact, one fascist congratulates another fascist.