epa05078240 Hundreds of people gather to rally under the motto 'Herz statt Hetze' (lit. Heart instead of Hate) to counter a rally of Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident) which takes place on the same day in Dresden, Germany, 21 December 2015. Some protesters carry signs which read 'Your stupid Occident doesn't even stretch out beyond the rim of your plates' and 'Deport Arabic numerals until MMXVI'. EPA/SEBASTIAN KAHNERT

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A mayoral candidate for the far-right, anti-immigrant NPD party promised to get rid of Arabic numerals if elected, German media reported Friday.
Otfried Best, who is hoping to become mayor of Völklingen, near the French border, was asked by a member of Die Partei, a satirical party, during a debate earlier this week what he thought of Arabic numerals used in the town, Stern magazine reported.
“Mr. Best … I find …