A Clash of Cultures in Wuppertal, Germany as PEGIDA and Salafist Muslims Collide

“We’re here for justice,” said an attendee at the Salafist rally – one of three different public protests on Saturday in the small city of Wuppertal in western Germany. Salafists adhere to a radical sect of Islam that posits being rooted in an original and unadulterated interpretation of the faith.

“We’re here for our country. Don’t mess it up!” urged PEGIDA head Lutz Bachmann at a competing demonstration. The organization he founded, whose name translates to “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident” (PEGIDA), is now known well beyond Germany for its anti-Islam demonstrations.

Meanwhile, a group of locals came out to oppose extremism and neo-Nazi thinking with a message one demonstrator summed up as, “Our city is colorful”…

(Several videos at the link)

PEGIDA-GermanyPEGIDA in Dresden