Anti-Islam march to go ahead in Oslo

Organizer Max Hermansen (right) leads a Pegida march in Oslo, January 12th. Photo: Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix

Anti-Islam protesters are set to go ahead with a planned march on Monday despite death threats made against the Pegida movement’s organizers in Germany.

Officials in Dresden ordered the cancellation of the weekly march by the so-called Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (Pegida) after Isis jihadists threatened to kill its organizers.

“The cancellation in Germany affects all of us,” Norwegian Pegida spokesman Max Hermansen told news agency NTB.

“It’s tragic that we lose some of our freedom of expression because someone doesn’t like what we say.”

Police said 190 people took part in last Monday’s march in Oslo, with Hermansen hoping for more this time.

“I’ll be glad if 250 people come but I’m hoping for 400. We’re ready to go out every Monday for a long time”…

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