Mosque construction projects in two eastern German cities have broad community support despite far-right hostility, according to Ahmadi Muslims. Their German chairman describes radical Islam as a "common enemy."

The chairman of 45,000 Ahmadi Muslims in Germany, Abdullah Uwe Wagishauser, told "Die Welt" newspaper Wednesday that "all democratic parties are on our side - except the AfD."

His remarks followed a verbal clash in the media on Monday between leaders of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which has an anti-Islam manifesto, and Germany's Central Council of Muslims.

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