Leader resigns from Pegida movement

Germany’s anti-Islam Pegida movement was in disarray Thursday after its public face, Lutz Bachmann, resigned over a selfie in which he posed in an Adolf Hitler moustache and hairstyle. Pegida, which denies that it opposes Islam or refugees per se, has staged weekly rallies since October against alleged “Islamization.” On[…]

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Important not to ostracize Muslims: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out strongly on Thursday against ostracism of Muslims following last week’s attacks in France, but said it is also urgent for clerics to draw a clear line between Islam and terrorism. Merkel spoke after the German Parliament paid tribute to the 17 terrorist attack victims,[…]

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Anti-Islam protests to be held across Germany

Anti-Islam and anti-refugee protesters are expected to take to the streets across Germany on Monday, hoping to boost their ranks after last week’s attacks in Paris. The weekly demonstrations organized by Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, have been steadily swelling since they were launched about[…]

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German anti-racism rally draws thousands

A rally against racism and xenophobia has drawn tens of thousands of people in the eastern German city of Dresden, which has become the centre of anti-immigration protests. Organisers said about 35,000 people attended the rally on Saturday, nearly double the 18,000 counter-demonstrators who protested last Monday against the weekly[…]

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Germans protest against anti-Islam rallies

A record 18,000 people have turned out for an anti-immigrant rally by a right-wing populist movement in eastern German city of Desden, prompting thousands to join counter-demonstrations in several cities. The movement that began with just a few hundred in October against percieved “Islamisation of Europe” drew huge crowds on[…]

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German anti-Islam rally hits record numbers

At least 18,000 people in the eastern German city of Dresden have taken part in rallies opposing Islamic influence in Western nations, prompting massive counter-protests in several cities. The record number of people that took to streets in support of the right-wing populist movement known as the “Patriotic Europeans Against[…]

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Merkel tells Germans not to attend anti-Islam rallies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned the country’s citizens not to participate in weekly anti-Islam rallies that have attracted growing numbers of supporters in the eastern German city of Dresden. Merkel condemned the organizers of the protests and said they were driven by prejudices and hatred against foreigners. The[…]

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German intelligence warns of extremist threat

More than 400 people have left Germany to join militant groups in Iraq and Syria, and at least five have died in suicide bombings, the chief of Germany’s domestic security agency said Sunday. “We have to expect that these people will return and commit attacks here,” Hans-Georg Maassen, the chief[…]

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Disaster for Brazil

Even for an 84-year-old tournament drenched in history, Germany 7, Brazil 1 – you read that right – will be remembered as one of the craziest World Cup matches ever. Because of the humiliation it inflicted on a great footballing nation, as one of the most painful to watch, too.[…]

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