Merkel slams ‘mud-slinging’ anti-Islam demo

A weekly “Europeans Against Islamization of the Occident” (Pegida) march is expected to draw more participants than ever before on Monday night as politicians dither over how to deal with the growing movement.

“Of course there’s freedom to demonstrate in Germany,” Merkel said in Berlin on Monday. “But it’s no place for agitation and mud-slinging against people who come to us from other countries.

unnamed-9Counter-demonstrators: One sign in English reads “refugees welcome”. The sign at the upper left in German says “I am not a Nazi, but… but what?”

“That’s why everyone should watch out that they aren’t being instrumentalized by the initiators of an event like this.”

The march has grown in numbers from around 500 to 10,000 since October. Monday night’s demonstration comes against the backdrop of the ongoing apparent Islamist hostage situation in Sydney, Australia, which is attracting global media attention.

Pegida organizers gave notice to the police of their plans for a follow-up to last week’s 10,000-strong rally.

They will be met by counter-demonstrators from “Dresden for all”, who brought 9,000 onto the streets calling for more tolerance at the same time last Monday…

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  • winniec

    Merkel surely realizes we don’t want to live in fear. Merkel surely realizes we the people have a right to instruct the government when we think immigration is ENOUGH. So stop it now. No one wants Germany to become like Saudi Arabia, does she?

    • Frau Katze

      It’s mass suicide. Don’t ask me how they rationalize it to themselves.

      • Martin B

        It’s mass murder too. Adults at Jonestown committed mass suicide when they drank their cyanide, but the infants and little kids (and some recalcitrant adults) were murdered. Likewise, the “Dresden for all” crowd aren’t merely suicidal, they’re responsible for the unborn & the children & everyone unwilling to drink the poison of Islam.

  • Petr

    Dresden is about 150 Km from where I live, you would think the media are supposed to, I dont know, REPORT or something like that. 🙂

  • chayisun

    Did anyone see the following in the blurb: ” The demonstration comes against the backdrop of the ongoing APPARENT Islamist hostage situation in Sydney, Australia, which is attracting global media attention.”

    APPARENT??? Who writes this stuff, Achmed the dead terrorist? I forgot, the hostage taker wasn’t really a muslim, not a real imam and pigs can fly. AND the religion of peace is not violent……