German Police Ban Anti-Islamic Rally Citing Terror Threat

Frank Zeller, AFP, January 18, 2015

German police banned a planned rally by the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden Monday, citing a terrorist threat.

Dresden police said Sunday they had received information from federal and state counterparts indicating a “concrete threat” against the right-wing populist group “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident”.

There had been calls for would-be “assassins to mingle among the protesters . . . and to murder an individual member of the organising team of the PEGIDA demonstrations”, police said in a notice on the 24-hour ban.


Top-circulation daily Bild said online that the threat targeted PEGIDA’s most prominent leader Lutz Bachmann.

A PEGIDA spokeswoman, Kathrin Oertel, confirmed on German television that Bachmann was the target.

Oertel had already said in an earlier statement it would have been “irresponsible to expose our sympathisers and our city to incalculable risks”.

The PEGIDA marches–which have voiced anger against Islam and “criminal asylum seekers” and vented a host of other grievances–began in Dresden in October with several hundred supporters and have since steadily grown.

They drew a record 25,000 people last Monday, in the wake of the attacks by radical Islamists in Paris in which 17 people were killed.

Also last Monday, some 100,000 Germans marched in nationwide counter-demonstrations against PEGIDA.

Dresden police said that after the latest information “and given the characteristics of terrorist attacks, we must assume the use of homicidal means and an immediate threat to life and limb of all participants of the demonstrations”.

Because there were no individual suspects, Dresden police said it saw no alternative to the temporary suspension of the constitutional right to free assembly within city limits.

‘Concrete death threat’

PEGIDA earlier told its followers on Facebook that its 13th planned rally had been scrapped, citing a threat from the Islamic State jihadist group, and portraying the cancellation as its own decision.

“What in police jargon is called an ‘abstract threat’ has changed to a ‘concrete death threat’ against a member of the organising team. IS terrorists have ordered his assassination,” it said in a statement.

It had decided to call off the Dresden event as it could not guarantee the security of marchers and feared “collateral damage”.

Germany’s Der Spiegel news weekly reported Friday that foreign intelligence services had picked up communications by some “known international jihadists” indicating they had discussed possible attacks on PEGIDA rallies.


On Friday, around 250 police raided 11 premises linked to Islamists in Berlin, arresting two men of Turkish origin suspected of planning violence in Syria.

One of the men was suspected of “leading an Islamist extremist group made up of Turkish and Russian nationals from Chechnya and Dagestan,” police said.

Germany’s internal security service has placed around 100 Islamist groups, each comprising 10 to 80 people, under observation since last year, another news report said Sunday.


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  • Easyrhino

    “citing a terrorist threat.”

    I’d wager my house this is a complete BS false-flag op waged by the government or agents of the government hired to slow down the momentum of this German nationalist movement.

    The last thing the powers that be want is for this movement to spread across Europe then across the Atlantic.

    • Sick of it

      Sadly, the best thing that could have happened for our cause would be such a martyr at a massive gathering like the PEGIDA protests. The protestors would have torn the thugs to shreds and it would begin.

    • Awakened Saxon

      There are nationalists in the crowd, but PEGIDA itself is not nationalist. The leaders seek assimilation of non-Germans.

  • Luca

    If there truly was a threat, then the police should provide security. Anytime there are opposing views there is bound be threats of some kind and many public gatherings. Either this is a shallow tactic of the jihadists to phone in false threats, or it is a shallow tactic of the left to shut down opposing free speech.

    • Henry Higgins

      Yeah, look at how the jews in Europe, and NYC, etc., are getting constant police protection, the special right to bear arms, and censor power. This is definitely a false flag.


        Funny, since these Jews were the ones that brought all these problems into Europe. People wonder why they’ve been expelled so many times!

  • MekongDelta69

    They ban anti-Islamic rallies, but they don’t ban Islamic terrorists.

    Yep – makes perfect sense to me…

    • ThatWhiteGuy

      Lefty logic for ya….smh.

      • BillMiller66

        The heckler’s veto.


        I hate the leftists in our race FAR more than I do the muslims, Africans, Mexicans, etc. There’s a saying that if you had a gun and only one bullet and you had to choose between your enemy and a traitor, use it on the traitor.

  • Ludwig

    By banning PEGIDA protests the Dresden Police are essentially handing the Charlie Hebdo attackers and other terrorists a great victory. Germans are being told that it is to dangerous to exercise their right to protest against islamisation due to the dangers of islamisation. There is no doubt that the German gov. will continue this tactic to attempt to crush the PEGIDA movement altogether.


      Push the Germans too far and we know what happens.

  • anony

    Here’s how you spell false flag: F.a.l.s.e. F.l.a.g. .

    That’s how you strangle a movement in it’s cradle.

    Spell defeat now.

  • dmxinc

    They must remove foreigners until it is safe for Germans to do as they please.

  • dd121

    While patriotic Germans attempt to save themselves from the moose lum hordes, their marxist leaders order their hands tied behind their backs. There is evil in the world.

  • Albert

    The threat is all the more reason for protest. If we knuckle and surrender every thing they find offensive, then we may as well slit our own throats because they find our very existence to be offensive to them.

  • IstvanIN

    Who phoned in the threat, Merkel?

    • B.A_2014

      If there is any justice in the world, that woman will be swinging from the street lights. Not that I’m encouraging violence against women.

  • Awaken The Heroes of Old

    I’m disgusted that the Pegida supporters are allowing themselves to be silenced this way.

  • Winston_Jack

    “Also last Monday, some 100,000 Germans marched in
    nationwide counter-demonstrations against PEGIDA.’

    Although Germany, like every other White nation has its fair
    share of traitors, I’m certain their ranks in these government sanctioned and
    organized “counter protests” were swelled by the numerous life-forms of local

  • MartelsGhost

    The only European retaliation so far has been to arrest 54 people on speech violations and to outlaw a protest deigned to voice displeasure with the rising tide of exactly those islamic scumbag goat rapers who attacked Hebdo in the first place.

    I’d say between this and the James Taylor sing-a-long, the terrorists are indeed winning…….

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    All lies. Just start the rally and show the muslim world that Germany does not care.

  • Zimriel

    If PEGIDA slows down now, if it stops just because Tah Authoritahhhs tell it to stop – it will peter out. The rank and file will decide PEGIDA isn’t strong enough.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Send muslims and blacks to live with Merkel. She will join the protests.

  • KenelmDigby

    Apparently, this threat was not from German leftists, as one might expect, but emanated from Al Qaeda itself.
    This is a new development. Basically what is happening is that All Qaeda is now seeking to establish Muslim dominance in Christian states, rather than seeking to protect Muslim states, as it claims.
    But I still maintain that if black and brown were excluded from Germany on purely racially discriminatory grounds, then none of this would have happened.


    I can tell sooner or later that European nations are going to break out into civil wars against the muslims, the blacks and the communists scum who enable them. The growth of national parties, the defiance of Europeans to be ruled by Marxism anymore, the mosques getting burned (even in Sweden mind you). I’m not so worried about Eastern Europe (like Russia or Poland or Bulgaria, etc) because they are already and will continue to be nationalistic, anti muslim, anti communist. I’m optimistic!

    • LHathaway

      lol, you could also name yourself, DawnoftheDead. We shall arise, my brother.