Lutz Bachmann, Pegida

Pegida starting political party as authorities mull ban over extremism

Germany’s anti-Islamic, anti-immigrant Pegida movement has announced that it is seeking to found a political party but stressed it would not seek to draw votes from populist far-right group AfD.

The new grouping would be called the Popular Party for Freedom and Direct Democracy, or the FDDV by its German acronym, movement head Lutz Bachmann said at a meeting in Dresden, Pegida’s eastern stronghold.

  • pdxnag

    Extremism: Allowing any Muslim entry into any free western nation.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This is only the beginning of the public’s response to an intolerable situation created by political know-it-alls.