Germany's Muslim community is voicing concern over the surge of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Sunday's federal election.

Aiman Mazyek, who chairs the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZMD), said they feared increased discrimination and violence after the AfD became the third-biggest party.

"The AfD have changed the political climate, and now it is poisoning it," he told Anadolu Agency.

"Of course we have some fears. We worry about attacks targeting Muslims, which has already risen to alarming levels in Germany," he said.

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