November 15, 2015 - San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In the first PEGIDA demonstration since the 11/13 terrorist attacks in Paris, over 10,000 turned out on a brisk Monday evening in Dresden to express opposition to Chancellor Merkel’s policy of accepting hundreds of thousands of Syrian “refugees.”
“Monday's rally by the group, whose name stands for "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident" in German, took place in front of one of Dresden's major landmarks, the Semperoper….Durchgezählt, a student research group that estimates attendance at large events, put the number of participants at between 9,000 and 12,000” [source, Anti-immigration group PEGIDA holds first rally since Paris attacks, Deutsche Welle]
Indicating that Durchgezählt’s crowd estimate might be on the low side, the UK Daily Mail called the gathering, “a huge rally,” though it couldn’t refrain from its usual characterization of the movement as being “Islamophobic.”
While Merkel is pretending that Germany in opening its doors to the “migrants,” has severed its ties with its horrific past she is busy using Gestapo tactics, investigating and prosecuting PEGIDA leaders under the country’s “hate speech” regulations.
“…prosecutors said a leading member of PEGIDA, Tatjana Festerling, was being investigated on charges of defamation and incitement…PEGIDA's founder, Lutz Bachmann, is already facing charges of incitement…after he described refugees and asylum seekers as "garbage" and "cattle" on his Facebook page.” [source, DW]
In establishing such a ridiculously low bar for defining what is acceptable speech in a so-called Western democracy, Germany’s leaders have demonstrated they have something in common with many of the new arrivals, a fondness for total suppression of dissent.
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