German justice minister condemns anti-Islam protest in Dresden: ’There are limits to the political battle of ideas‘

Protest in Dresden. Source.

Berlin (dpa) – German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has called for cross-party condemnation of a mass anti-Islam protest that drew more than 10,000 people in the eastern city of Dresden late on Monday.

“There are limits to the political battle of ideas. All political parties should clearly distance themselves from these protests,” he told Spiegel Online on Tuesday.

The demonstration, organized by anti-Islam group Pegida – an acronym that loosely translates as Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West – passed off relatively peacefully, despite the presence of 9,000 counter-demonstrators.

“We can‘t be silent if a xenophobic atmosphere is being built on the backs of people who have lost everything and come to us for help,” he added. “We have to be clear that the demonstrators are not the majority”…

  • Liberal politicians are fools. How bad does it have to get before they will admit the reality of Islam?

    Ignore 10,000 people at your own risk.

  • Jay Currie

    I suspect the German (As well as the Danish, Swedish, French and English) Establishment is about to find out that it’s people have had more than enough of Safalism and Muslims in general. The long suppressed conversation is beginning.

    • Etobicoke Gladiator (EG)

      Let’s hope you’re right that multiCULTuralism is becoming an extinct notion, and the numerous dangers of the cult of Islam become common knowledge among every citizen in North America, Europe, and elsewhere.

  • Xavier


  • Jan Morrissy

    Limits? We can’t afford limits; There are no limits anymore.

  • Alain

    “There are limits to the political battle of ideas”, spoken like a true totalitarian. Salin, Mao, Castro, Hitler and several others felt the same way.

    • Frau Katze

      Indeed. Questioning mass immigration is NOT PERMITTED.

  • Solo712

    If the German economy goes into the tank, the numbers will swell to 100,000 and more. Note that this is Dresden, formerly East Germany, where unemployment is twice as high than in the West (~12%).

    • Etobicoke Gladiator (EG)

      Islam is Islam is Islam. Maybe, therefore, people simply have more time and energy to do in Deutschland Ost what Germans should have been doing in the west all along!