A record 17,000 anti-Islamic protesters rallied for their tenth demonstration in as many weeks Monday in eastern Germany, celebrating the rise of their far-right movement by singing Christmas carols.
Germany has for weeks grappled with the emergence of the “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident” or PEGIDA, whose ranks in the city of Dresden have swelled rapidly from just a few hundred in October.
About 4,000 counter-demonstrators marched through the city under the slogan “Dresden Nazi-free”, warning that there was no room for racism and xenophobia in the country that perpetrated the Holocaust.
Most PEGIDA followers insist they are not Nazis but patriots who worry about the “watering down” of their Christian-rooted culture and traditions. They often accuse mainstream political parties of betraying them, and the media of lying.
Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, of the centre-left Social Democrats, called for concerned citizens to launch a “rebellion of the decent” against the anti-foreigner movement, saying “that’s the kind of public reaction we need now”…
The news report (ADP) is completely biased, of course. I have removed the scare from the ‘Islamization’ in the title. Half of the report is devoted to assorted idiotic politicians and Christian clerics saying the protesters are ‘exploiting Christian symbols’ and are more or less Nazis.
But it all I have for now. I am hoping to buy a printer that will assist me in doing more German translations from Poltically Incorrect.
The German elites are having a harder time finding dhimmis in Dresden, part of former East Germany and thus not subjected to relentless pro-Islam indoctrination.