Angela Merkel says PEGIDA are Racists, Here’s Why She’s Wrong

Angela Merkel has stepped up the rhetoric against Pegida, a political movement against the Islamisation of Europe, accusing its supporters of being motivated by “prejudice” and “hate”, demonstrating her to be blind to the fact that if Pegida’s message is ignored by Europe’s elite, the continent’s liberalism and tolerance will be forever lost.

Progressive Europe, which has sought to protect minorities, has seen in recent years Sharia zones where people are handed fliers warning that homosexuality will not be tolerated, women attacked for wearing un-Islamic dress, and people physically assaulted for drinking alcohol.