Anti-Islam Protesters March in Dresden, Germany

Rick Noack, CNN, January 12, 2015

Anti-Islam protesters gathered Monday in the German city of Dresden, with some carrying banners with the names of those killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.

It is the 12th march in Dresden called by the protest group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, or PEGIDA, since October. Dresden police say the number of people attending these rallies has increased from an estimated 350 protesters on October 20 to 18,000 on January 5 and 25,000 people on Monday.

The PEGIDA movement emerged last year in the eastern German city. About 2% of Dresden’s inhabitants are foreigners.

On its Facebook page, PEGIDA says citizens should “wake from their slumber” and recognize the “danger in the Islamic ideology.” “Stop the radical Salfists’ Islamization,” it urges. “As a society, we should give people the chance to integrate, but we should not allow ourselves to be Islamized thereby losing our freedom and democracy!”

The group claims to have supporters in more than 30 German cities and 18 countries in Europe. A PEGIDA group in Norway has also called for demonstrators to gather outside the Town Hall in the capital, Oslo, to show support for the French and demonstrate opposition to what it calls the “Islamification of Norway.”

In Dresden, organizers earlier announced that Monday’s rally would commemorate the victims of last week’s attacks in Paris.


German Justice Minister Heiko Maas called upon the organizers to cancel the protests. In an interview with German newspaper Bild, he said, “The victims do not deserve to be abused by such agitators.”

The head of Germany’s CSU party, Horst Seehofer, told ARD Television: “I want to request those responsible . . . that they cancel their demonstrations for the foreseeable future, especially at a time when the whole world is shocked about the events in Paris.”


A representative for PEGIDA in Dresden told CNN that the march would not be canceled.

“They are putting us on the same level as radical extremists,” said Kathrin Oertel, one of PEGIDA’s leaders. “We have the right to express our condolences to the victims of Friday’s terror attack.”


“Muslims are only a tiny fraction of the population, but they’re so dominant in pushing for their demands that German culture is being pushed back,” said Oertel. “We want to live peacefully with all immigrants here in Germany, but we as Germans demand that they assimilate themselves into our culture and that they live in accordance with our laws and don’t build up parallel societies.”

At a planned protest in nearby Leipzig–organized by a group similar to PEGIDA–protest organizers had agreed to a city ban on showing anti-Mohammed cartoons, but city authorities revoked their ban Monday following criticism that it limited free speech.


On Saturday, 35,000 people assembled in front of Dresden’s landmark site, the Frauenkirche, to advocate for tolerance. Local politicians emphasized that they were open for a dialogue with PEGIDA protesters.


A poll by German newspaper Der Spiegel in December found that 34% of respondents believed their country was becoming “increasingly Islamicized.”


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  • james AZ

    That good to start to sweep muslims out of Europe now!!!!!! Next Australia then Canada/USA… FRENCH President wanted to unity.””……..WHAT. There no UNITY because there have 751 NO-GO ZONES ..”……NO harmony PERIOD!!!!!!! GERMANY’s Merkel told us that multicultural are FAILED.”….. NOW she told that Islam belong to GERMANY??????? NUTHEAD!!!”!

  • Reynardine

    Don’t they know? Haven’t they heard? Islam belongs to Germany now, and by the symmetric property of liberalism, Germany belongs to Islam.

    Go home, it is the will of our prophet Al-Merkel!

  • Easyrhino

    Has the sleeping German giant been awakened? Let’s hope so and that his message spreads across Europe.

    • MBlanc46

      And then across the Atlantic.

      • See The Future

        America still has a chance and hopefully seeing the fall of Europe will provide the motivation for political change. Or an economic collapse may be the other trigger.

    • See The Future

      There is no sleeping giant, only castrated Europeans. They lack the will and the resources to fight any more. They have allowed themselves to be disarmed. They are in fact impotent and at the mercy of the elites.

    • Caucasoid88

      The sleeping German giant has probably awakened. Germans are very sane, logical people. But I’m doubting the world follows suit. You know, because Germans are racist Nazis who hate Jews and Mexicans ‘n’ stuff.

  • D.B. Cooper

    25,000? Not good enough. Add at least two more zeroes, and I might get my hopes up.

    • See The Future


  • DaveMed

    As Merkel herself said, “der ansatz fur multikulti ist gescheitert, absolut gescheitert!”

    • propagandaoftruth

      Ich bien ein grosse sheisekopf!

      • Anglokraut

        Sie sind?

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Sie ist.

  • james AZ


    • Mary

      Much more than the lives of native Europeans, apparently.

  • propagandaoftruth

    German Justice Minister Heiko Maas

    Horst Seehofer

    Angela Merkel

    The list of traitors and quislings will ultimately be much bigger.

  • MekongDelta69


  • propagandaoftruth

    A poll by German newspaper Der Spiegel in December found that 34% of respondents believed their country was becoming “increasingly Islamicized.”
    Wonder what that number looks like now. Be afraid you treacherous bloviating bovine, Angela Merkel. The winds of Karma blow thine way and they will reap you and all your treacherous friends.

  • Chip Carver

    Slowly but surely things are picking up steam. Our enemies are tripling their efforts, so it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Politicians across the Western world will have to pay in some fashion, as they sold us because of greed and cowardice.

    • See The Future

      The equivalent of the Nuremburg trials would be great entertainment.

      • anony

        Well, they would have to be done in a legally sufficient manner to have meaning, not kangaroo courts.

    • Sick of it

      We must treat them as we treated the loyalists in this country a few centuries back.

      • Anglokraut

        Canada doesn’t need more Muslims, or the politicians who enabled their presence in the U.S.

        • Sick of it

          I did not realize we carted so many corpses of folks up there after hanging them. My apologies.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    To all German people: I love you all for this slap-down to this evil woman who doesn’t give a flip about any of you. She’s an anti-German bigot. Remove her from office.

    • Amen! May the German people cause Angela Merkel to publicly swing from a large tree. I really long for the day when each and every western leader who was complicit in the multicultural agenda and the third-world invasion will be publicly executed so that we NEVER forget what they have done to us.

      • newscomments70

        Her ugliness would kill the tree.

    • BulgAryan

      vote AfD!

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        Er, no.


  • Extropico

    Imam Merkel is gonna issue a fatwah on those PEGIDA infidels!

    • See The Future

      Her equivalent of the IRS will investigate them.

  • Bossman

    Turks are Muslims and the Germans invited thousands of them to Germany to do all the dirty work.

    • Drago Lord

      USA forced Germany to welcome them. Germany had only invited greeks and spaniards up to that point

      • Luca

        Plus the population of Germany was downsized quite a bit between the war and the millions who were marched off to the Soviet Gulags. The Turks were considered moderate non-Arab muslims and were an ally of Germany at one time.

        • SentryattheGate

          Good thing that Turkey has been kept out of the EU, so far, as Turkey is becoming more of an Islamist state. That would open the door wide to massive Muslim migration into Europe, when there are too many there already!

    • newscomments70

      It wasn’t the “Germans”. It was there political elite that wanted cheap labor.

    • The Dude

      They should’ve gone back home once their work was done.

      • newscomments70

        Exactly, thus the meaning of “Guest worker”.

  • dd121

    Here’s hoping this movement picks up momentum.

  • Ron Cheaters

    German Justice Minister Heiko Maas called upon the organizers to cancel
    the protests. In an interview with German newspaper Bild, he said, “The
    victims do not deserve to be abused by such agitators.”

    Confusion… Who are the victims Mr. Heiko Maas?
    If that is your real name

    • Sick of it

      The victims, according to Mr. Maas, were Jewish lawyers persecuted by the Nazis.

  • “Muslims are only a tiny fraction of the population, but they’re so dominant in pushing for their demands that German culture is being pushed back,” said Oertel. “We want to live peacefully with all immigrants here in Germany, but we as Germans demand that they assimilate themselves into our culture and that they live in accordance with our laws and don’t build up parallel societies.”

    It should enrage any thinking person that this statement has become shocking and taboo in Germany or any other Western country. We need a reset, now. Throw them out, start the trials for their crimes against our people, and rebuild sans the primitives.

    • See The Future

      Yes agree, but the bottom line is that it is too late. There are multi-millions of muslims already in the country. I will be impossible to politically solve this problem.

      The problem has been allowed to escalate to the point where it cannot be fixed.

      Germany and the rest of Europe are done. Not of matter of if, only when.

      For those of us that really see the future, there is nothing to do except let it play out and hope we can escape the carnage to come.

      • I disagree utterly and completely. History has shown us that Germans in particular are very good at rounding up large numbers of people. The United States booted out over a million Mexicans during Operation Wetback during the Eisenhower administration, and we contained the Japanese who lived in America during WWII.

        All we lack is the will. But with the continued growth of nationalism and “far right” movements across the West, I believe it’s only a matter of time. With all due respect, defeatism, to me, reeks of cowardice. Not everyone will give up so easily.

        • See The Future

          I understand your point very well, and historically what you say is true, but we are living in different times with media that is in step with the enemy. In the good old days the media was nationalistic at least. In the good old days there was not political correctness. In the good old days people went through hard times and were not so soft. Many factors that make today a totally different environment for change.

          I further accept your comment regarding defeatism. Not cowardly in the least, a gentle kind person to boot, but you would not want me as your enemy when the crunch comes.

          Any movement by the populace for change has to be huge, in the multi-millions, so large that it cannot be ignored or shot at.

          • I think we’re in agreement, for the most part. I just don’t see it as a lost cause yet. Not even close to one, actually. Remember that in the days of the USSR, political correctness was the state religion, just like now. The media were entirely controlled, like now, and criticizing the true architects of the horror was a capital offense. We haven’t quite descended to that last outrage yet, but it seems to be on the menu if the globalists have their way.

            And yet the USSR folded like a Chinese laundry once the people stopped taking it seriously. White people everywhere have stopped taking this madness seriously. A sea change is underway and it cannot be stopped–won’t be stopped–until the monsters that have done this to us are brought to justice.

            Europe is far from lost, though our enemies would have us think otherwise. Take heart, and fight back. Fight! Their power over us is built purely on a confidence trick. They’re outnumbered, outgunned, and outclassed.


          • See The Future

            Yes Fight when the time comes.

          • anony

            There are many ways to “fight” before an actual blood conflict. Use your imagination. Surely you’ve heard of “monkey-wrenching”.

            Heck, posting pro-White statements on other venues is “fighting”.


          • Jeff

            I think you are mistakenly marginalizing the magnitude of 25K protesters. Keep in mind, these are most likely people who work and pay a significant amount of taxes. They live in a media environment where identifying yourself as a “nationalist” is fraught with personal risk. This same media actively suppresses events and numbers related to tbeir beliefs. 25K is a stunning number. Others who hold the same views are going to be emboldened as they realize the sheer numbers of people who believe as they do. When things hit critical mass, people will be stunned and shocked at the potential ferocity of “change”. Frankly, I’m more than a bit frightened at the possibility of what’s coming. Our leadership as it were may be eunuchs, but that in no way means that the average saxon on the street has forgotten the beserker rage that can be unleashed at a moments notice. We are a ling way from being a beaten people. The saxon potential for blood lust should never be dismissed or minimized. Many an enemy in the past has done so, much to their collective regret. Some of the things “they” say about us are all to true.

          • anony

            “When the Saxon began to hate…” R. Kipling.

            To bolster your point, the 25K who actually march is truly a small fraction of those who support the position of the marchers.

        • LHathaway

          If the Algerians can kick the French out of Algeria, because of their negative influence, and the world applaud, why can’t the French kick the Algerians out of France, despite all the good they are doing there?

          • See The Future

            Because the Algerian’s don’t care what anyone thinks.
            The French are politically correct.

    • SentryattheGate

      After 9/11, Germans set up secret cameras in mosques within their nation; the results were eye-opening, with the virulent anti-German hate-speech recorded.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Islam in Germany or any other western nation is like urine in the water cooler. Any amount is too much.

  • Luca

    The way the propaganda leftist press is portraying PEGIDA is criminally insane, slanderous and libel.

    They want peace and quite in Europe and they openly state on their Facebook page that everyone of every religion and nationality is welcome. They are specifically against “Holy Warriors” jihadists, etc. They are against hatemongers like ISIS, al Qaeda etc trying to start trouble in Europe. They are all for immigrants who assimilate.

    And for this they are labeled “anti-Islam”, leading people to believe that they are against everyone of that particular religion. A perfect example of the propaganda being spewed into the mainstream.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Good, now stage a coup and get rid of Merkel and her traitorous fat butt.

  • OyVey00

    The 25000 figure comes from the German police. The organizers themselves spoke of 40000 attendees.

    • anony

      Either number is but a small fraction of the sympathizers.

  • Greg Thomas

    Yes, because the truth is that islam and those who subscribe to it are the Nazis of the 21st century. Our “leaders” continue to create degrees of islam, referring to those who engage in spontaneous acts of islam as “terrorists and extremists.”

    In 1930-40 Germany, they did not create degrees of Nazism. If you subscribed to the ideology, you were guilty and dealt with accordingly. It did not matter if you personally never harmed a Jew; you were still guilty because you believed in the Nazi ideology.

    Why are we not adopting the same approach for every single mulsim squatting on European soil now?

  • Magician

    This was taken in Milan, Italy a few days ago.

    What a juxtaposition of contrasting identities

    Incredibly beautiful city with amazing traditions and fashion industry

    Extremely incompatible culture

    • Magician

      And another case of a young non-white male sexually assaulting a senior woman, 80 years old


    • See The Future

      There ought to be a law