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”…

  • Oslo

    Go with your inner voice Oslo. It’s correct. Start a political party and vote Apartheid

  • mauser 98

    will immigration policies change? i doubt it

    • Frau Katze

      They show some resistance. It may already have the stopped the EU from carrying out one proposal I read about: to stop boat deaths, people should be allowed to apply for asylum closer to (their) home. Presumably the accepted ones would have been flown over free.

      The more street resistance there is, the less chance of the EU getting even worse than it already is.

  • eMan14

    I wish them all the best.

  • bob e

    these marches are .. illuminating ? profound ? i don’t know ..
    but what they are sure works .. the ones in germany
    were breathtaking .. the one’s in france will be pretty amazing too.
    better enjoy the peaceful silence, because ‘a hard rain is gonna’ fall’ ..