PEGIDA UK, based on the German “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamicisation of the West” movement held its official launch at a pub in Bedfordshire with an appeal to “middle England” to resist what it described as the rise of Islam in the UK.
The group is being launched by former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson, who claimed it would be different from its predecessor…
“Our political leaders and our European leaders are working against the interests of the people with the refugee influx – which is a migrant invasion – and we want to replicate the resistance of PEGIDA in Germany in the UK. It will be very different to how the English Defence League used to do things,” Robinson added.
“I’m opposed to Islam as a fascist ideology … We are not an anti-Muslim group. We feel Muslims are victims of Islam.”