Germany’s Angela Merkel not happy about anti-Islam protests

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German Chancellor has condemned the anti-Islamic protests, saying its leaders have ?prejudice, coldness and hatred in their hearts? and called on people not to follow them. However, one in eight Germans say they would join such rallies, a poll showed.

Angela Merkel has accused leaders of Pegida anti-Islamic movement, which is gaining popularity in Germany, of hijacking the slogan of 1989 Berlin Wall demonstrations, ?Wir sind das Volk? (?We are the people?) for their xenophobic purposes.

Of all countries in the world, Germany should have a deep understanding of the need for nationalism in the face of a threat by a people they don’t want to live with. ? Except there was a huge difference: ?the Jews didn’t want to kill people and turn Germany into a Jewish-only state. ?

?Today many people are again shouting on Mondays: ‘We are the people?. But what they really mean is: you are not one of us, because of your skin color or your religion,? Merkel said in her New Year?s address.

A right-wing populist movement, the so-called ?Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident?, or Pegida has been staging weekly rallies since late October, the month when it was formed.

With affiliates across Germany – in Dresden, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Kassel, Wurzburg – Pegida protests gathered many supporters.

…the anti-Pegida movement is also growing in Germany – a recent petition against the group has been signed by over 250,000 people.

Despite Merkel?s appeal, one in eight Germans would join an anti-Muslim march if Pegida organized a protest in their home towns, according to a recent opinion poll by Forsa polling institute for Germany’s Stern magazine published on Thursday.

The survey that involved over 1,000 people showed that 13 percent would attend an anti-Muslim march nearby and 29 percent of people said anti-Islamic marches were justified given the influence that Islam has on life in Germany.

One third of Germans polled think the Islamification of Germany is a genuine concern.

The politicians aren’t providing solutions, so the citizens are starting to rise up.

What a mess.

We can prevent it from happening here by not making the same immigration mistakes that other countries have made.

 

– RT

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