|Supporters of the PEGIDA movement, or "Patriotic Europeans Against |
the Islamification of the Occident," during a rally in Dresden, Germany
on December 8, 2014 (AFP Photo/Arno Burgi)
Open Borders "Conservatives" Attack The People
- I love this article below. Every possible buzz word was thrown in by the corrupt media to attack those against open borders: far right, neo-Nazi, skinheads, mob, hate, racism, swastika and xenophobic etc.
- Meanwhile we see open borders "Conservatives" like Chancellor Angela Merke condemn people who dare to question their Masters in government.
- Note that the open borders "Conservatives" in Europe are no different from the open borders "Conservatives" in America. The GOP is falling all over itself to import as many legal and illegal new workers as possible to drive down wages.
Berlin (AFP News) - They march in their thousands every Monday evening, wave German national flags and angrily protest against "criminal asylum seekers" and the "Islamization" of their home country.
In recent months, Germany has witnessed the emergence of a far-right populist movement that has drawn support from hardcore neo-Nazis and also a small but growing anti-euro party, the AfD.
Germany was rattled this week when the latest in a series of marches in the eastern city of Dresden by the "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the Occident", or PEGIDA, drew over 10,000 people.
The group's name is in itself "a veritable call to arms by far-right populists", evoking echoes of Christian crusaders and Nazi propaganda, said Hajo Funke of Berlin's Free University.
|Lutz Bachmann, leader of the PEGIDA |
movement, or "Patriotic Europeans against
the Islamisation of the Occident".
"It's about the mobilisation of resentment, about establishing an enemy. It becomes dangerous if it turns into contemptuous aggression and the awakening of mob instincts," the political scientist told AFP.
PEGIDA, launched in October, has grown and spawned smaller copycat groups nationwide, provoking much soul-searching in a country haunted by its history of Nazi terror and the Holocaust.
A spokeswoman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that the government condemned the anti-Islam marches "in the strongest terms".
"There is no place in Germany for Islamophobia or anti-Semitism, hatred of foreigners or racism," she told reporters, pledging decisive government action against "any form of hatred".
- 'Can't stay silent' -
The protests have been fuelled by a sharp rise in refugees seeking political asylum in Germany, which is scrambling to house them in converted schools, office blocks and container villages.
In a further sign of backlash, three buildings reserved to house asylum seekers were set ablaze in the southern town of Vorra late Thursday, with Nazi swastikas and xenophobic slogans scrawled on the walls at one site, police said. No one was hurt.
Germany has received more than 180,000 asylum applications since January, a 57-percent spike from last year, mostly from war-torn Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea and Somalia but also from several Balkan countries.
Experts on Germany's far-right have noted a new mainstream character to PEGIDA, likening it to anti-foreigner movements in France, the Netherlands, Austria and Greece.
The home city of the protests, Dresden, was part of communist East Germany, and the Saxony region in which it lies still lags western Germany in prosperity.
It is also here where the AfD has won seats in three state parliaments, spelling a growing challenge on the right of Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats.
Most of the marchers are not jackbooted skinheads but disgruntled citizens.
The protesters' stated aim is to prevent their country from being overrun by dangerous jihadists and foreigners who refuse to "integrate".
But they also cheer speakers who voice broader grievances -- against the "political elite", EU bureaucrats and the mainstream media they blame for allowing multiculturalism to "water down" their national culture.
"We are the people," they regularly chant, co-opting the phrase of the original "Monday demonstrations" that helped bring down the Berlin Wall in 1989.
|Remember, You are a "racist" if you dare to believe that your country, language, religion and culture have a right to exist.|