Interview with PEGIDA Founder Lutz Bachmann

“Is Islam compatible with Europe?”


This was PEGIDA founder Lutz Bachmann’s succinct answer, as he reclined back into the booth in a darkened corner of the Standard Bearer pub in Coventry. I could have thought of no better named boozer in which to sit down with a man like Bachmann, who has himself become the standard bearer for the anti-mass-migration, anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement across Europe.

He is a big chap – standing at over 6 ft 2 inches tall, with the weight of a man who may have enjoyed a few pints, as well as a fair few workouts in his day.