Thousands expected to attend anti-Islam protest in German city

BERLIN – The eastern German city of Dresden is bracing itself for one of the biggest far-right marches the country has seen in years.

City officials say organizers have told them 8,000 will take part in the protest Monday, billed as a march against Islamic extremism.

The protest is organized by a group called PEGIDA, a German acronym for ‘Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West.’

Over the past two months it has organized seven protests in Dresden, growing from 200 at the first march to 7,500 people last Monday.

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  • lil-echoes

    Once they’re on your earth in ur country, they’ll be like ticks… be mighty hard to remove them.

    • Justin

      I wish this is a wake up call for Germany.

    • Girón

      Wonderfully said.

  • Girón

    Add another, I will attend!

  • David Murrell

    One wishes we had the Germans’ skill in organizing large-scale protests, on this side of the ocean. Impressive work they are doing over there.

    • barb

      We may learn as our problems grow.

  • YesWeCan

    I hope they differentiate between Muslim immigrants who nothing but a leech to the society and non-muslim immigratns who are hard working contributing members of the society.

  • Blacksmith

    Hopefully this will awaken the rest that are living with their heads in the sand. I have numerous German friends and most of them are pretty oblivious to what is happening. It is sad but they are successful working class and don’t see what their country is becoming. I hope it changes for their sakes.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Far-rightness is apparently in the eye of the beholder.

  • Gary

    The push-back has finally started and more people need to say $crew-it to the islamophobe and Racist Labels these weasels try to put on people as a Psychological Jihad terrorism that silences those exposing the real islam and quran.
    Imams don’t have the guts to respond to the demands for them to show everyone all those Peaceful verses in the quran to love the unbelievers and be kind to jews and gays. Imams don’t dare try to deny the ISIS/Hamas verses they cite to justify their terrorism and beheading sprees because they ARE in the quran.
    If only the brain-dead liberal progressive will wake up and stop giving a death-cult the equal status to a religion .